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Getting Married? Prep Yourself for a Brighter Smile

Camera-ready bride smiling for the cameraLooking your best in a major event — such as your wedding — involves more than just finding the perfect dress or hairstyle. Weddings, particularly if it's yours, are one of those occasions where you'll find yourself being prompted to smile the entire time. So, making sure that your pearly whites are sparkling and picture-perfect is just as important as discovering that enchanting gown.

Foods and Beverages to Avoid

Months before the big day, you need to avoid staining your teeth. It is best to stay away from dark-coloured beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, cola, and fizzy drinks. You must also avoid other foods like heavily pigmented soy sauce, tomatoes, cherries, and blueberries. These foods and beverages can stain your teeth and make them appear yellow and dull.

Over-the-Counter Whitening Products                                          

If your teeth are noticeably yellow, you may be tempted to use over-the-counter products to whiten them. Such products are available in the form of whitening toothpaste, DIY kits, gels, and trays. Birmingham dentists such as Euro Dental Care note that while some of the items may whiten your teeth, there is always the danger of below-par products irritating your gums and making your teeth more sensitive.

Choose a Dentist-Supervised Procedure

The best way to brighten your dull smile is visiting the dentist. A professional whitening treatment is the most effective and the safest way to whiten your teeth. A single session can make your teeth two to three shades brighter. It is best to see a dental professional one to three months before the big day. You can also ask your dentist for customised home whitening trays.

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Find Flattering Poses and Angles

Your wedding day is likely the most photographed day of your entire life. Apart from having a bright smile, it is also important to find your best angle. In most people, one angle or pose is more flattering or attractive than others. You may want to look at your old and recent photos to see which poses or angles work in your favour.

A teeth whitening procedure is safe, but it is best to consult a dentist before trying any product. It is also important to keep up with proper oral hygiene and drink more water.

You must ask or encourage your groom to undergo a professional whitening treatment, as well. After all, this is also his wedding. 

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