White Wedding Teeth

Posted on: 13 January 2020

Preparing for your wedding day can be a huge stress and every bride will want to look her best. After all, the limelight is on them at all times. Whilst hair and makeup can all be done on the day, what takes a little more time is whitening your teeth. When you pose for the cameras or speak to your guests, you want to know that your smile is lighting up the room in order to allow you to enjoy the day and feel as confident as you possibly can. 

Teeth Whitening

Going to the dentist to have your teeth whitened is one of the best things you can do. Try to organise it close to the wedding date, during the week before so that your teeth remain white for the day itself. The cleaning can, at times, be a little uncomfortable and cause bleeding in the gums which may be unsightly. However this usually goes away after a day or so. The dentist will check your teeth and scrape away any plaque. This is calcified bacteria which can leave a hard, yellow, chalky looking substance on the teeth. Regular brushing will remove this, however, if it builds up it can cause discolouration. After this has been scraped away, the dentist will use a saline solution to power wash your teeth. The high-pressure water gun has pinpoint accuracy and can shift even more plague and stains from the enamel. It also helps to remove stains on the main parts of the teeth as it's slightly abrasive. 

Maintaining the Smile Naturally

Once you've had your teeth whitened, you'll want to maintain them for the time leading up to the wedding. Using regular brushing, along with a teeth whitening paste or a paste made from coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda works well. The coconut oil works especially well as it's anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and helps to apply the mildly abrasive bicarb. You should also avoid dark-coloured liquids such as red wine and coffee, and rinse your mouth with water if you do consume them. Foods like celery and strawberries are great to eat because the fibres and seeds actually help to scrub the teeth. If for some reason your teeth do begin to dull down (which is unlikely), you can buy teeth whitening strips that are placed over the teeth like a gum shield and left to clean. They are then removed and prove a temporary solution. 

Speak to a dentist to learn more.