Waxahachie Dentist Shares Tips for a Whiter Smile During Wedding Season
With the change of the seasons behind us, and warmer weather just around the corner, it’s that time of year where almost everybody plans their weddings for. And, for everyone, from the bride and groom, to grandma and grandpa, wedding season can be a rather stressful time of the year.
On top of having to keep ourselves in optimal physical shape, we’ve got to pick out the perfect clothes to wear, and at this point, many of us start wondering what we can do to keep our smiles looking their best. After all, there will likely be cameras snapping picture in every direction and you’re bound to end up in at least one or two.
Therefore, we’ve put together a couple tips that will have your smile dazzling at its whitest and brightest for wedding season.
Make use of the right color of makeup
For centuries, it’s been known that wearing red lipstick is an effective way to make your teeth look like they are brighter than they are. Therefore, if possible, try to wear a cherry colored lipstick or anything with a rosy tint to it. The main thing to remember is to use warmer tones. Cooler colors such as blues or purples, can create a contrasting effect against the stains on your teeth and can make them look darker.
Talk to your Waxahachie dentist about having your teeth whitened
A traditional tooth whitening procedure is both a quick and effective way to whiten your teeth and get them looking several shades brighter. By using a combination of technology and experience, your dentist will perform the procedure, often in less than 30 minutes, and by the time you walk out, you’ll be feeling like a completely new person!
Furthermore, a professional whitening procedure is guaranteed to be more efficient and last longer than wasting money of a whitening kit from your local pharmacy.
Stay on top of the stains
Any time that you drink a dark colored beverage such as coffee, soda or even red wine, try to quickly wipe the stains away from your teeth. Simply use a napkin and gently scrub your teeth to remove any coloring leftover from the beverage.
As always, a proper oral health routine is crucial
It’s always important to remember to stay on top of your brushing and flossing routines to help keep your smile looking its best. Make sure that you are brushing at least twice a day and flossing once. It’s also a good idea to rinse with mouthwash afterwards to kill off any remaining bacteria that your brush may have missed.
While these tips can be effective at masking and reducing the appearance of stained teeth, they are not a replacement for regular visits to your dentist or hygienist for routine cleanings and checkups. Furthermore, while you’re there for a routine visit, you can ask to have your teeth whitened at the same time. You’re going to be doing a lot of smiling during the big day, so it’s best to have your smile looking its best. Just remember to relax, have a good time and, most of all, smile!