Congratulations! You’ve made it official. Now the wedding planning you’ve secretly been doing on Pinterest can begin. Once you check the major items; dress, venue, the photographer doesn’t forget your number one accessory. Your teeth! Getting them sparkly white for your wedding day isn’t hard, but you’ll want to start the process early, so those pearly whites really shine on your big day. Read on for Dr. Fisher’s top five tips to get your teeth as white as your wedding gown.
1. Schedule a consultation exam
In this exam, we’ll give your teeth cleaning and take some x-rays. This initial exam helps us to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening services. We don’t want to start any whitening treatments without making sure your teeth are in good condition first. Dentists or salons who don’t do an initial consult can cause more home than good. You can read more about the dangers of teeth whitening in salons here.
2. Get a whitening treatment
We offer free whitening treatments after an initial exam. This process will help eliminate any staining and bring your teeth to the perfect shade of white. Make sure you start this process early, as it does take several weeks to see the full results. If your teeth need multiple treatments, we recommend starting the whitening process as early as 6-8 months before your big day.
3. Consider a white smile diet
Did you know certain foods are good for your oral health? Try incorporating more fibrous foods like apples or celery into your diet. These can be just as effective as brushing if you can’t fit in an afternoon brushing. Avoid things that can stain your teeth like barbeque sauce, balsamic vinegar, and red wines.
4. Choose the right toothpaste
After your whitening treatment in the months leading up to your wedding, you’ll want to protect your teeth at home too. Choosing the right toothpaste will help maintain all the hard work you’ve been doing to get those teeth healthy and white. Not all toothpaste is created equal, so check the label and avoid things like Alicia, an abrasive ingredient that could be too hard on your newly whitened teeth.
5. Invest in a reusable metal straw
The easiest way to stain your teeth is through your favourite beverages. We’re not suggested you give up coffee. We are in Seattle here! But drinking through a straw will help prevent staining. We recommend getting a reusable metal straw that’s compatible with hot and cold drinks. You’ll be protecting your teeth, and they’re good for the environment. It’s a win-win!
Call us today to schedule your bridal consultation and let us help you get your smile ready for the happiest day of your life!