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Hollywood White Teeth Shades

Updated: Jan 24

The hollywood white teeth shades are extremely white colored teeth that are highly prized by hollywood celebrities, hence the name. The level of their teeth whiteness is not what is naturally attainable. These hollywood stars use a combination of teeth whitening and dental veneers in order to achieve that color.


Our purpose today is to show you what the color of these hollywood white teeth look like and also explain how you can go about getting them.


Hollywood white teeth color

The hollywood white teeth shades are also known as the bleached shades by dentists. There are many tooth shade guides out there but a popular one is the VITA toothguide 3D master with bleached shades.


VITA 3D master shade guide
3D masters guide

The extremely white hollywood colors are a part of the 0M family of tooth colors and it comes in 3 shades. We've listed them below in descending order from whitest to darkest.

  • 0M1 (whitest)

  • 0M2

  • 0M3 (darkest)



0M1 0M2 0M3 teeth colors
0M3, 0M2, 0M1 bleached colors

As you can tell from the image above, they all look snow white. Can you even see any yellow in there? We sure can't. If you wanted a reference as to how white they actually are you can compare them to one of the darkest and yellowest tooth shades, A4, shown below.


Bleached shades 0M1 0M2 0M3 vs A4
Bleached shades vs A4 (darkest natural color)

These colors can be used for veneers, crowns, fillings, and even denture teeth.


BL tooth shades

A different hollywood white tooth shade would be the BL shade guide by Ivoclar. These come in four different colors: BL1 (whitest), BL2, BL3, BL4 (darkest)


Below is an image comparing the BL colors with the whitest natural color B1.


BL shades vs B1

The BL shades and the 0M shades are both considered hollywood white and one isn't whiter than the other. Below is a photo comparing the two.


0M shades vs BL shades
0M shades vs BL shades

How to get teeth that white

The only way to get your teeth into the hollywood white colors would be if you used a combination of teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Yes, both are required especially if your teeth are naturally very yellow.


The reason is because dental veneers are a very thin piece of porcelain so the color of your underlying tooth will show through it.

  • If your teeth are average or decently white, just getting veneers may be sufficient in achieving the 0M1, 0M2, or 0M3 tooth shades.

  • However, if your teeth are very yellow, even if you get the 0M1 tooth color, the yellowness from your teeth may show through to the veneer.


In our opinion, for best results you should whiten your teeth as much as you can prior to getting the veneers. This minimizes the show through of dark or yellow teeth through the porcelain laminates.


Maintaining the whiteness

After you finish your whitening and getting the veneers, the overall color still needs to be maintained in order to remain that white. The given thing to do is to brush them, floss them, and also get your biannual dental check ups.


However what most people don't realize is that even if you have veneers, your teeth can still darken very slowly over a long period of time. Yes, veneers do not change colors but your natural tooth underneath of it can darken.


Don't forget that veneers only cover the front half of your teeth but it leaves the back half exposed. Over time, the back part of your teeth can darken and if it darkens enough, the color can start to show through the veneer.


Therefore the solution proposed by us is to periodically whiten the back part of your teeth. This is very non-traditional because most whitening products whiten only the front half of your teeth while leaving the back half untouched.


How to maintain hollywood white veneers:

  • Periodically whiten the back half of your teeth.

  • Keep them clean by brushing and flossing them.

  • Get your dental check ups and cleanings.


Which color is best for me?

As a general rule of thumb, if you were picking a veneer color, we highly recommend going about 2-3 shades lighter than your natural teeth. If you choose one that is much whiter than 2-3 shades it may stand out too much.


Below is the veneer color chart just to give you an idea of the increasing levels of whiteness.


Veneer color chart of 0M1-0M3 A1-A4 B1
Veneer color chart

Well there is also the alternative option of just getting veneers on all of your teeth and not just the front ones. If you do decide to veneer your entire mouth, you can literally choose whatever color that you want.


Takeaway

The hollywood white teeth shades are very white teeth that can be achieved through a combination of whitening and veneers. Teeth don't naturally come this white but the aesthetics are highly desired by A-list celebrities.


If you're interested in getting teeth this color, you should schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Long Island City.

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About the author: Dr David Chen, DDS

Hello, I'm Dr Chen and I'm an actively practicing dentist in Long Island City, NY. I graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2016 but prior to going to dental school I was already working in the dental field. It's been more than a decade since I first got to know dentistry and let me tell you, time flies by quickly. Since then I've developed a fondness for writing, which is how this all got started!

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Medical Disclaimer:

This blog is purely meant for information purposes and should not be used as medical advice. Each situation in your mouth is unique and complex. It is not possible to give advice nor diagnose any oral conditions based on text nor virtual consultations. The best thing to do is to go in person to see your dentist for an examination and consultation so that you can receive the best care possible.

The purpose of all of this oral health information is to encourage you to see your dentist and to inform you of what you may expect during your visit. Due to the unfortunate nature of dentistry, there isn't really any true home remedies that will get rid of dental problems. Roughly 99.99% of them require in-person intervention by a healthcare professional.

Hint: That is the reason why you can't eliminate seeing dentists in your life!

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