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Lackluster Smile? It Could Be Your Lip Color

John A. Garza | Phoenix, AZValentine’s Day is a time of new romances, rekindling love and celebrating the years of being together. Men and women alike take some extra time to plan the affectionate evening for two, and one’s appearance is at the top of the list. If you smile in the mirror and wonder if you should have a teeth whitening treatment for the upcoming special night, you should first consider how your lip color affects the color of your teeth.

Color Correction

You may be familiar with the concept of color correction from playing with photos on your phone, but what exactly is color correction? The idea behind color correction is that you can counteract certain hues by using an opposing hue. So, what does this have to do with the color of your lips and teeth? The color of your lip shade can make your teeth look whiter, more yellow or even bluish.

Going Nude

A nude lip color with a peach or tan hue, whether it is created with lipstick or your natural lip color, can make your teeth look yellow. Softer, cooler pinks make your lips look whiter.

Think Pink

Not everyone can pull off a pink lip shade, but if you are going to use this color, stay in the range of cooler pinks or close to a berry color.

Everyone Loves Red

Red lip color is popular at Valentine’s Day, but you should choose carefully if you want a brilliant smile. Avoid red shades that have an orange hue, and stick with cooler colors to make your teeth look white.

Dark Shades Dull Your Smile

Purples, browns, oranges and other high-impact colors should be avoided if you want your teeth to look white. If you prefer these shades, try to stay with the colors that tend more toward pink.

The Whitest Teeth

Lip color can make subtle changes to how your teeth look, but professional teeth whitening is the best way to achieve a dramatic white smile. The best results take a few sessions, but even just one treatment will make a difference.

Interested in Teeth Whitening Treatments? Contact Dr. John A. Garza.

To learn more about teeth whitening, cosmetic orthodontics, onlays and our other services, contact Dr. John A. Garza. Our office is located in Gilbert, Arizona, and you can call us directly at (480) 539-7979.

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