On your wedding day you’ll be smiling. A whole lot. So it’s only natural for you to want a beaming white smile. It’s something that will shine in photos, and allow you to kiss, laugh and smile to your hearts content without feeling self conscious. I caught up with Dr. Luke Cronin, Philips Zoom Ambassador and cosmetic dentist at Quality Dental offers to get his inside scoop for top tips for brides to achieve a healthy, white smile on their wedding day.
Your smile will be working hard on your wedding day, conveying joy and happiness to those around you. To ensure your smile looks it’s best I would recommend in-chair teeth whitening 2-3 weeks before your wedding day. Whitening will instantly brighten your smile and the Philips Zoom In-Chair treatment can whiten teeth up to eight shades in one hour. If you are considering other cosmetic dental treatments, such as porcelain veneers, plan ahead and book a cosmetic consultation as part of your wedding day preparations.
It’s advisable to have your teeth examined and professionally cleaned every six months. A professional clean will remove the build-up of unsightly plaque and tartar deposits and reduce staining and discolouration on your teeth. Brides should schedule at least one professional clean before their wedding day.
Oral Health Routine
Part of a good oral health routine is cleaning and flossing your teeth twice a day. This is particularly important in the lead up to your wedding day and for pre-wedding events. Invest in an electric toothbrush as they will remove more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean delivers a consistently better clean and will help build your oral health as part of your wedding day preparations. Regular flossing such as with Philips AirFloss will do wonders to improve the health of your gums and prevent redness and bleeding in the long term.
Making lifestyle changes in preparation for your wedding day should include choices that benefit the health and appearance of your teeth. Give up smoking – even if you only consider yourself a social smoker the effects of nicotine on your teeth are noticeable and are ageing your smile. If you are reviewing your diet stay away from foods and drink that can stain the enamel on the teeth. The big culprits are caffeine, red wine, curries and tobacco products. If you do indulge make sure you rinse your mouth with water as soon as possible to remove any residue on your teeth.
On The Day
Ask your bridesmaid to carry a mini-floss and breath freshener for you. You don’t want to worry about food in between your teeth when finally have a bite to eat. It goes without saying that fresh breath is a must for any romantic occasion!
Head to the Philips Zoom website to check out how you can transform your smile in an hour.
Photos from my recent shoot with Katie Grant Photo
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