Considering how many times your photographer will be shouting “Smile!” at you on your wedding day, it’s only natural to want to ensure that your teeth look their absolute best. Chipped, cracked, discoloured and stained teeth are some of the most common issues we deal with prior to a bride’s wedding. There are plenty of things you can do throughout your engagement to ensure that a near-perfect smile is possible. Whether you need a few months of at-home following a careful oral hygiene routine or a full professional overhaul, Gwynne Dental can help you achieve that perfect smile. A few tips:
- Come in for a Consultation
Go for it and get an appointment booked in. It’s important to get the process started early, so you’re not hurrying right before the wedding. Veneers can take two to three months, and orthodontic treatments like straightening and realignment can take up to a year. Ideally give it about a year before the big day if you can.
- A visit to the Hygienist
The first part of brightening your smile is giving them a professional clean. This may be the only treatment you require. Our hygienist will not only give them a thorough clean but give your sound advice on how to keep them super clean at home to prevent dental problems and keep them looking great.
- Start Whitening
Don’t leave whitening until the last minute! The whitening process generally takes at least two to three weeks, depending on your desired results, so it’s important not to try to rush it. Our recommended whitening procedure is highly effective and long lasting and has no harmful effects o your teeth. Kits bought in the shops and over the internet have been found to cause harm to teeth and are not recommended.
- Maintain Your Oral Health at Home
There’s a lot to think about in the months leading up to your wedding, but treating your teeth the right way should be a priority. At Gwynne Dental we follow the best evidence based advice we can find. Using a good electric tooth brush such as a rechargeable Braun Oral B in the correct way will maintain your oral hygiene to a very good standard. Tooth brush instruction is given at all our consultations.
- Use a good Flouride toothpaste for prevention of decay.
Most toothpastes on the market have the recommended concentration of fluoride, 1450ppm.
- Keep your sugar intake low to prevent unsightly decay.
Frequency rather than amount is the key to sugar intake, keep sugary snacks and drinks to mealtimes.