As we all know it’s not just the photographer, venue and outfits that we enjoy getting sorted for the special day. One of the main things that the happy excited couples most often overlook is their own teeth. This is because the spotlight shines on them and they would want to look their best.
It’s advised that before the wedding, to start cutting down on coffee, tea or fizzy drinks, strong coloured foods like soy sauce, cherries and blueberries as these promote the thinning of the enamel and, inevitably, the yellowing of the teeth. As these food and drinks can stain your teeth, the best advice is to sip these drinks through a straw as this will reduce contact with the teeth and also to avoid the high staining foods.
Smoking is also a risk factor for staining teeth as well as being bad for your health. There are two types of chemicals found in tobacco which create stubborn stains; Tar which is naturally dark and nicotine which is colourless until mixed with oxygen, which can lead into a yellowish surface staining substance.
Everyone has an existing oral care routine that they use daily. We all know that we want our teeth dazzling for the special day. Be consistent with brushing twice a day and try to ensure your doing interdental brushing using tepees , floss, tapes etc.
If you’re committed to a brighter whiter smile for your wedding, it’s time you get a whitening treatment. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaches break stains into small pieces, which makes the colour less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
In some cases, whitening doesn’t work, and therefore it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding whether to whiten your teeth. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.
Some people who use teeth whiteners may experience slight tooth sensitivity. That happens when the peroxide in the whitener gets through the enamel to the soft layer of dentin and irritates the nerve of your tooth. In most cases the sensitivity is temporary.
Overuse of whiteners can also damage the tooth enamel or gums, so be sure to follow directions and talk to your dentist.
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If your big day is fastly approaching and you would like to improve your smile, whether it be through whitening or teeth straightening, or even just small perfections of those slight imperfections, please do not hesitate to call us and book your dental assessment today.