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bride-white-teeth-smile-lakeway-center-cosmetic-dentistry-texasWedding dresses these days don’t always have to be white as snow, but the one thing that will always want to be pearly white is a bride’s smile. Some say that you aren’t fully dressed until you’re wearing a smile, and it’s true; a smile is one of the most important and essential accessories for anyone but a bride in particular. Here is a quick and easy guide for getting that wedding worthy smile during the month before the big day.

One month before is a good time to have your time professionally cleaned. Professional cleanings make a huge difference; they fortify your teeth so that they look healthy, and it removes hardened tartar deposits. Tartar deposits are made up of hardened, neglected plaque that can no longer be removed by a regular toothbrush. Tartar discolors and stains the teeth, so your teeth will automatically brighten up when these deposits are cleaned off by your dentist, who has special deep cleaning tools for the job. Visiting your dentist can also be a good opportunity to discuss with him or her your specific situation and what options you have for improving your smile.

During the month before the date, it’s also a good idea to start looking into teeth whitening regimens. Different methods involve different amounts of time and effort, so find out that information sooner rather than later. There are some at-home kits that can whiten your teeth; these usually work pretty quickly, though they are not as effective as professional whitening treatments. You can also ask your dentist about professional treatments and plan those out in advance to get the perfect timing with the wedding.

You don’t want to leave either of these for the couple of weeks before the wedding because they take valuable time away from the inevitable last-minute tasks and planning that goes on then. Additionally, your teeth will be a little sensitive for a while after completing a whitening treatment, so you don’t want that to be something you’re worrying about right before or during the wedding.

If you have any questions or want a more personalized opinion for your specific situation, contact the Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today to set up an appointment.