I can hardly believe wedding season is already here. The year is going by so fast!
Wedding season normally goes from about April to October. If you or someone you know is about to get married, it’s a great time to think about a teeth whitening. After all, you should have a dazzling smile for all those wedding pictures!
I’ll go over a little about what teeth whitening is all about and what we can do for you here at Marea White DDS.
What is the Teeth Whitening Process Like?
There are many different methods of professional teeth whitening used in dental offices. Here at my practice I prefer the method that gives my patients the most possible control over their teeth whitening experience.
I prefer to make you custom fitted trays that you then take home. I will provide you with a teeth whitening solution as well. This whitening solution has the highest percentage of carbamide peroxide (32%) available.
You simply use this solution in your custom fitted trays for 3 minutes per day at home for about 2 weeks. This allows you to control how white you want your teeth to be!
One important thing to note is that anything that naturally stains the teeth should be avoided during your bleaching regimen daily especially the first hour after whitening.
Other Things to Know
There are a few other helpful hints about whitening that can make your experience smooth and pain-free in preparation for the big day.
Timing Is Everything
For you brides-to-be, teeth whitening is best done about a month before your wedding. This is because your teeth can be a little sensitive after the procedure sometimes.
Two to three weeks is doable as well, but you want to strike a balance. If you get it done right before the wedding, your teeth might still be sensitive, but starting too far in advance and you’ll lose some of the brilliant white you were looking for. We don’t want that!
Watch Your Food and Drink
In the time between the procedure and your wedding, avoid things like red wine, coffee, smoking, or anything that could stain your teeth. If you can’t avoid beverages that could stain, use a straw. It sounds silly, but it works well!
Don’t forget the value of a professional dental cleaning in making your teeth whiter and healthier. Keep on brushing and flossing to keep your gums and teeth healthy.
Lastly, you should know you’re not alone. Nearly half of all brides (and more grooms than you’d guess!) get some kind of teeth whitening done before they walk down the aisle.
So what are you waiting for? Come see us and take the next step toward a radiant smile for the most important day of your life!
~Dr. Marea White