In case you didn't know you are the center of attention on your wedding day! Duh.
From the pre-ceremony selfie to the final few snaps at the end of a long day, you’re going to have your picture taken hundreds if not thousands of times. That’s a lot of smiling! a.k.a. a lot of time in which you will be showing your teeth.
So, one of the most important things you can do to make sure you are wedding ready is to get your teeth cleaned, whitened and fully checked over. That way, by the time your big day comes around you’ll have the confidence to smile throughout, and you’ll look great in each and every one of the photos.
1. Book a Consultation with your Dentist
The first thing you need to do is make sure there are no signs of gum disease, no cavities and no other issues that can put a damper on your big day.
Book an appointment with your dentist as soon as you can, because some procedures can take weeks to complete and heal and if you need veneers it may take several months.
If you need any none-cosmetic work done, make sure you do that first. This includes fillings, root canals, extractions, and gum care. Once your teeth have been given the all clear, you can focus on making them look whiter!
2. Get Cleaned
The next step is to get a professional clean and polish––something your dentist can do and something that is essential if you want perfect teeth. You can also do this at home with a vigorous brushing regime, but it’s something that will only take your dentist a few minutes and will not cost a lot of money.
They will begin by cleaning around the gum line, scraping away any plaque that has become ingrained on the enamel or in the gaps between your teeth.
They will then apply a polish to your teeth, buffering them individually in the same way you would buff your car, albeit on a much smaller scale!
Once they have finished, you’ll feel like a million dollars and as soon as you run your tongue across your teeth and take a peek in the mirror for the first time, you’ll understand just why we called this process essential.
3. Whiten Your Teeth
Your dentist will probably offer you a professional teeth whitening service in addition to the scale and polish, but this can set you back as much as $2,000 and it’s simply not worth it.
The scale and polish will help to bring out the natural whiteness of your enamel, but you still need something that can bleach the dentin underneath (the reason your teeth are still discolored no matter how much you brush or polish).
For that, you need an at-home teeth whitening kit like the SNOW Teeth Whitening system. This is cheap, easy-to-apply, 100% safe and incredibly effective. It will bleach your teeth to give you a whiteness that will match the majesty of your wedding dress.
4. Improve Your Dental Hygiene
Whether you have days, weeks or months until the wedding, you need to take your oral hygiene to the next level in order to keep your teeth as white as can be. The last thing you want is for those beautiful pearly whites to become stained and yellowed before your big day.
So, make sure you:
- - Brush at least twice a day and for at least 2 minutes at a time
- - Use a teeth whitening toothpaste at least once a day
- - Use mouthwash and make sure you floss every time you brush
- - Use an electric toothbrush for better results and a deeper clean
- - Don’t forget to brush your gums lightly and to scrape your tongue as well
- - Stop smoking and drinking wine, soda and other strongly colored drinks through a straw
- - Cut down on your consumption of tea and coffee
- - Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
And, of course, try Snow!