How To Get Pearly Whites For Your Wedding
Throughout your wedding you will be grinning from ear to ear. Here are 8 simple ways to whiten your teeth have the confidence to smile all day long.
1 / Get a Whitening Treatment at Your Dentist
Getting your teeth whitened at the Dentist is a quick fix for those pesky yellow stains. Although it is more expensive than doing the treatment at home, you have the peace of mind knowing your teeth are in the hands of the professionals.
2 / Invest In Whitening Strips
Whitening strips are one of many at home remedies. They are fairly non-invasive and are a good first step before starting more expensive or timely treatments, they are also great for people with only minor discolouration. These are available from your local supermarket from brands such as Oral-B.
3 / Use Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpaste is a great treatment to start a few months out from the big day, as generally they take up to 4 weeks for a dramatic difference to be seen.
4 / Try Out A Whitening Gel
At home whitening kits and gels are all the rage at the moment. Popular varieties include HiSmile or Hello Smile and use gels along with a LED light to deliver 8 shades whiter teeth, all from the comfort of home #winning!
5 / Start Oil Pulling
This remedy is old school and has a long standing reputation for fabulous results. The oil is swirled around in the mouth for 15-20 minutes to remove stains, prevent gum disease and remove decay.When starting, try Coconut Oil, as it is the most palatable taste!
6 / Eat the Right Foods
We have all heard it before but it's true, stick to fruit and vegetables! Apple, celery and carrots keep teeth strong and are natural stain removers and strawberries contain stain-removing enzymes. Dairy protects decay and hard cheeses are also great for whitening.
7 / Avoid the Wrong Foods
Stay away from dark staining foods and drinks before your big day. Big no-nos include coffee and tea, wine, coloured soft drinks and juices, plus red meat, soy sauce, blueberries, chocolate and rich sauces like Bolognese.
6 / Use Activated Charcoal Treatments
Products like Carbon Coco and Get White promise a 100% natural remedy to a sparkling smile. This black powder is said to remove toxins, stains and plaque from the mouth. Just be careful as it can get seriously messy!
7 / Avoid Certain Toothpaste Ingredients
Next time your buying your toothpaste, purchase a brand that doesn't contain toxic ingredients such as silica, artificial sweeteners, triclosan or propylene glycol. And look for those containing active ingredients for teeth whitening hydrogen peroxide and carbamide perioxide.
8 / Brush and Floss!
You've heard this one time and time before, but it works. Brush your teeth twice a day, everyday and floss!
Now you have your dental routine down pat, you need the rest of your bridal beauty routine right? Click here for beauty routines to start before your big day!