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Pre-Wedding Dental Treatments

Your smile on your wedding day is almost as important as the dress. Not only will everyone there see it, but you’ll be looking at it in photos for years to come. While it can be hard to remember everything that needs to be done before the big day, one thing you definitely shouldn’t neglect is getting your teeth ready for your wedding.

While you should certainly have a professional teeth cleaning and dental checkup several months before your wedding day, there are several other procedures that can help make sure your smile is perfect. Keep reading to learn more about the top three pre-wedding dental treatments the dentists at Salling & Tate General Dentistry offer!

Pre-Wedding Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments for brides and grooms prior to the wedding day. Why? It’s a simple and cost-effective way to ensure a bright, white wedding day smile without having to mess around with white strips and toothpastes.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Whether you have just a few brown spots or your teeth are yellow and stained, an in-office whitening procedure can help. At Salling & Tate, we take a mold of your teeth to create a whitening tray that fits just right. Next, we fill the trays with a bleaching gel that contains carbamide peroxide. Finally, we let the product work its magic by lifting those stains off your teeth in no time.

When to Have Your Teeth Whitened Before Your Wedding
Teeth whitening is convenient in that it’s a relatively quick procedure. While it can be done up to a few days before your wedding, we highly recommend you schedule it around two months before the ceremony. That way, if you do experience any hot or cold sensitivity after your teeth whitening, it won’t interfere with your special day. 

Pre-Wedding Teeth Straightening

While traditional braces are always an option, most adults prefer a teeth-straightening method that’s a little more discreet. Invisalign is the perfect way to straighten your teeth before your wedding, without having to deal with clunky, metal braces.
How Invisalign Works
Using a special computer program, we take a mold of your teeth and turn it into a series of clear aligners. Most patients wear each set for a couple of weeks before switching to the next one. Before you know it, your teeth will be perfectly lined up to create a flawless smile.

When to Have Your Teeth Straightened Before Your Wedding
The length of time needed for a successful Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your misalignment. We recommend scheduling an appointment at Salling & Tate at least 18 months before your wedding in order to make sure we have enough time to achieve your desired look. 

Pre-Wedding Veneers

Veneers are a great way to achieve the same aesthetics as you would with whitening and straightening, without having to go through either of those treatments. They’re ideal for brides and grooms with chipped, discolored, or gapped teeth.
How Veneers Work
Veneers are made of a very thin layer of porcelain that’s perfectly fitted to your teeth. We begin the process by making a mold of your teeth. Once the veneers have been created, we polish your teeth to create a surface they’ll be able to adhere to. We use special bonding material to attach the veneers to your teeth and suddenly all those little imperfections are hidden behind a beautiful, new smile.

When to Get Veneers Before Your Wedding
While getting veneers doesn’t take as long as teeth straightening, it does require more planning and forethought than teeth whitening. If you’re getting veneers before your wedding, it’s best to visit your dentist three to four months in advance of your big day. That way there’s plenty of time to create the perfect veneers and ensure your teeth are healthy.

Fresh Breath Tips for Your Wedding Day

Avoid bad breath on your wedding day with these quick and easy tips:
  • Don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth before the ceremony
  • A tongue scraper can help remove stinky bacteria
  • Choose an alcohol-free mouthwash to rinse with
  • Stay hydrated
  • Chew sugar-free gum to increase saliva production and wash away bacteria
  • Avoid smoking

We hope these tips will help you achieve the flawless smile you’ve been dreaming of and make your wedding day that much more perfect! If you’re interested in straightening, whitening, or veneers for your big day, we’d love to help! Just contact us or give us a call at 910-256-9040 to start the process of improving your smile.
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