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Teeth Whitening for Your Wedding Day

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On her wedding day, a bride wants everything to be perfect. From her dress and the ceremony to the cake served at the reception, everything should be flawless.

This includes your teeth most of all!

On the day that special knot is tied, a bride wants to be at her most beautiful, and one vital part of that beauty is having a confident, radiant smile.

Fortunately, today there are various ways to get that much-desired, wedding day smile, and in the next few paragraphs, we’ll explain some of the steps you can take for teeth whitening for your wedding.

A blonde-haired bridge stands in front of a wall of white roses while smiling at the camera

Good Dental Hygiene

To get that beautiful smile you want so much, you first need to have healthy teeth and gums, and that means practicing good dental hygiene. You need to brush at least twice a day, for a minimum of two minutes, and floss at least once daily.

In addition, you need to schedule a twice-year appointment for cleanings and a thorough check-up by your dentist to detect and treat any problem areas you may not have noticed.

Over-the-counter Options

At your pharmacy, there are treatments you can purchase to help brighten your smile.

  • Whitening toothpaste – This is by far the cheapest option, but it will probably take 3-4 weeks of brushing to see any noticeable whitening effects, and those effects may not last very long because of the low concentration of whitening agents in the toothpaste.
  • Whitening gels and strips – Gels to whiten your teeth are applied using gel-filled trays that are worn for one to two hours a day. The results could last 6-12 months. Strips are a somewhat better OTC option because the whitening agent, usually low amounts of hydrogen peroxide, tends to penetrate the pores of your teeth. Typically, the whitening effect of strips tends to last about 12 months.

The effectiveness of the OTC remedies can, of course, vary, depending on a number of factors. These include how stained your teeth were initially, your daily dental hygiene, and how well the gel trays and whitening strips fit in your mouth.

Professional Whitening and Cosmetic Dentistry in Highland Park

We may be accused of being a bit prejudiced, and we probably are, but we feel that by far the best way to achieve the teeth whitening that you want for your wedding day is through professional whitening. In the end, professional treatment is much better than the results you can achieve at home. It’s fast, efficient, and long lasting.

At Chicago Beautiful Smiles we offer KOR Deep Bleaching, the latest advancement in teeth whitening. The KOR process combines in-office treatment with home bleaching that can often whiten your teeth up to 16 shades or more.

Time is of the essence, however, and you need to start your professional whitening treatment at least two weeks before the big event. So, whatever ever the occasion may be – your wedding, a bar mitzvah, birthday, or any other special event – contact us today at Chicago Beautiful Smiles to schedule your initial appointment and let us give you a dazzling smile that will light up the room!

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