After dancing the night away and making their big escape there is a common complaint brides and grooms share, that their cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Between the joy that fills the wedding day and posing for photos, the bride and groom spend a large portion of their day grinning from ear to ear.
Is your smile ready for your wedding day?
When the big day arrives you want to look your best, after-all, you will be looking at these photos until death do us part. The health of your smile is a big part of looking your best. A healthy smile will ensure that every photo, be it professional or posted on Facebook, looks perfect.
Steps to a Better Wedding Smile
- Start Early
Begin thinking about your smile in advance. Last minute solutions for whiter teeth can be harmful to the long-term health of your teeth.
- Start at Home
This is not the time to skip brushings or flossing, this is also not the time to explore store purchased in-home whitening solutions. Every try dry brushing? Dry brushing (brushing your teeth without toothpaste) before your normal brushing routine can help remove minor surface stains, tartar, and plaque. After dry brushing, make sure you brush with a quality toothpaste - speak to your dentist for recommendations.
- Avoid Stains
If possible avoid drinking beverages known to stain teeth like coffees, teas, red wine, and soda. If you have had whitening procedures done, this step is even more important for the 48-72 hours following.
- Practice, Practice, Practice
Get in front of the mirror and practice your wedding faces. This fun exercise is even more fun when performed with your soon-to-be spouse. Think of milestones in the ceremony and the face you will make. Consider which angle looks best and practice your pretend smile for when your crazy uncle will embarrass you with his "dancing skills".
Want Some Expert Help?
The team at Seven Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Wesley Chapel are smile experts and have had the pleasure of helping many brides and grooms reach their smile goals. We look forward to the opportunity of helping you regardless if you need a little or a lot of help. Our friendly dentist and office team can answer your questions and help with a plan that enables you to have the whitest, brightest smile on your wedding day.