Part of planning your wedding is to make sure that you have a healthy, beautiful smile by the time you walk down the aisle. According to the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners, pre-wedding dental work should be part of the planning stage. It’s important to pay attention to your oral health because your day of the union will be a day of mingling, photographs, and videos. If you want to find out everything about pre-wedding dental work, here’s what you should know.
Your dentist will check your gums and teeth first. This will determine what treatments you need before you smile on your big day. You should count this as one of the first things you need to do during your wedding planning. If you need elaborate treatments like teeth straightening and veneers, you should start months ahead.
What you want is a gleaming smile by the time the pre-wedding and wedding pictorials happen. Get your teeth whitening treatment about four to six weeks before these days. You can have either full in-office whitening treatments or one in-office whitening treatment combined with at-home teeth whitening trays.
Begin crunching on celery or apples. Doing so is as effective as brushing your teeth. The fiber in raw fruits and vegetables is an all-natural abrasive that can help whiten and clean your teeth. You should start avoiding food and drinks that are dark and sticky. Some examples are balsamic vinegar, soda, red wine, barbecue sauce, and coffee.
Tobacco is notorious for staining your teeth. If you are serious about getting white teeth on your wedding day, you should stop smoking. Doing so will also help make your breath fresher, especially when you spend an entire day around people close to you and your spouse-to-be.
If you have misaligned teeth, you should start your teeth straightening process at least eight months before your wedding. The process takes more time because your teeth cannot be hurried to move into a straight line. There is a set schedule for your aligners.
Regular professional teeth cleaning can help enhance your teeth whitening treatment. You should have your teeth cleaned regularly to make sure that nothing stains or deteriorates them. Combine this with your personal dental care at home.
To make sure that you get the results that you want from your veneers, start the process three or even four months before your wedding. Your dentist might see some dental issues that need to be addressed first. This means several treatments before your veneers are bonded to your teeth.
Pre-wedding dental work is vital for your wedding celebration. You should start as early as possible to get optimal results. At Castro Valley Dentistry, we aim to help your special occasions become more memorable by giving you a sensational smile. Please visit our clinic in Castro Valley, California, for an in-person consultation. You can also call us at 510-674-0900 for appointment scheduling or inquiries about our pre-wedding dental work packages.