A wedding day is a big day, not only for the bride, but for the groom as well. As the center of all the attention, you’ll both want to have your best, brightest, pearly white smiles. Photographers will be capturing the memories while you celebrate and you’ll want them to appear as bright and beautiful as possible. In just three steps, you can be on your way to your ideal wedding smiles.
- The primary way to begin is by making an appointment for each of you for a consultation with the dentist, as soon as possible. This is the time to discuss any concerns such as discolored, cracked, chipped, crooked or missing teeth. Teeth straightening or restorations can take some months to complete, so try to leave yourselves plenty of time to be able to complete any desired treatments.
- Set a date for a professional cleaning to get not only your cleanest, brightest smile, but also for your freshest breath. This will also allow you both to see if additional whitening is needed. You may simply need to use an over-the-counter treatment or you may want the dentist to whiten them. Although tooth whitening is very safe, if you have any tooth pain or sensitivity, you’ll want to ask the dentist about the best solutions for you.
- Maintain your bright smiles by avoiding food and drinks that can stain teeth. While it’s unnecessary to refrain from eating and drinking these items, drinking water along with them can reduce the risk for staining. Additionally, drinking through a straw can help to reduce their contact with your teeth. Beware of beverages such as red wine, tea, coffee, and soda. Deep colored fruits such as raspberries and blueberries, along with soy sauce and tomato sauce can also cause staining.
Then, make certain to keep up your dental hygiene at home by brushing and flossing daily. The dentist can advise you about the best ways to have your healthiest, whitest, freshest teeth and how to maintain them, not only for your wedding, but your lifetimes.
If would like more information about how you can achieve your best wedding smiles, Dr. Heidi Finkelstein and her caring staff at My Plantation Dentist can help. To schedule your appointment, please contact us today at 954-584-1030.