Let Your Smile Stand Out: Makeup Colors That Help Teeth Shine

December 15, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
woman with brighter whiter teeth

Choosing the right patterns and colors can help or hinder your overall appearance, so if you’re looking to stand out at your next event, select those that make a statement. This is especially true with your smile. Certain shades can dull or brighten your pearly whites, so before you start planning, consider which colors are best and which ones you should avoid, and don’t forget to think about teeth whitening or veneers, as they can take away any level of concern.

Choosing Colors: Which Ones Are Best & Worst for Smiles?

No matter where you are going, you want to look your best, right? Making a good first impression is important, so choosing the right shades is essential. To do this, it’s important to know which ones will boost your smile. You’ll always want to know which ones to avoid, as various colors are known to dull teeth.

The ones to stay away from include:

  • Anything that has an orange or yellow base (warm undertones).
  • Neon shades, as they can cause your teeth to look darker.
  • Brown colors, as your teeth will tend to look more yellow.
  • Frosty or shimmery glosses because of how they can make your teeth look discolored.

Instead, you’ll want to choose colors that make your teeth look their brightest. These might include:

  • Reds that have a blue base can help to enhance the brightness of your teeth almost instantly. These include wine colors, cherry reds, and neutral reds.
  • Deep purple and pink shades allow your teeth to stand out (just be careful to stay away from dark brown shades).
  • Berry colors like pale pink or mauve.
  • Nudes that contain a shade of pink, as it helps to lighten the warmer tone.

What Other Ways Can Teeth Appear Whiter?

If you’d rather stick with a shade you’re familiar with but worry that it will cause problems with the look of your teeth, there is always the option of cosmetic dentistry.

Meeting with a skilled professional can be just what you need to identify the best way to brighten your smile. Most often, patients choose teeth whitening or veneers, as they are most effective in producing truly transformational smiles.

If you prefer to change not only the shade but also the size and shape of your teeth, you might consider customized veneers; however, if you only want to rid your teeth of stains, teeth whitening is a great option.

When using take-home whitening kits provided by your dentist, you can rest easier knowing that your teeth are safe because of the detailed instructions you will receive.

Within two weeks of regular wear, you can expect your pearly whites to be several shades brighter, making your smile one that will stand out no matter who is around. This is because the professional-grade bleaching gel penetrates the enamel and removes stains easily above and below the surface.

Take the stress out of getting ready and talk to your dentist about cosmetic dental treatments. As a result, you’ll enjoy a brighter smile no matter which shade of lipstick you choose.

About the McCarl Dental Group
McCarl Dental Group wants to make it easy for patients to feel good about their smiles. This is why they offer cosmetic dental treatments in their Greenbelt office. With teeth whitening and veneers being two of the most popular options for patients looking to enhance their appearances, dentists can establish personalized treatment plans that are safe and highly effective. Call our dental office to learn what we can do to boost your smile for your next event.