Now is the perfect time to start planning your upcoming nuptials now that you are engaged. Among all of the typical planning, such as catering, shopping for a gown, writing vows, booking venues, and so forth, you also should be planning your own self-care. You may have already started that through diet and exercise. Another thing you may want to begin thinking about is your smile. You will be smiling for hours on your big day, so it is ideal to have a bright, white smile. Here are some things you can begin doing now in order to have a brilliant smile for your wedding day:
Brush Weekly With Baking Soda
Baking soda is a great way to get your teeth whiter on a budget. Baking soda acts as an abrasive as well as a stain remover that can help brighten the teeth. The easiest way to brush with baking soda is to wet your toothbrush and dip it into the powder. You should know, however, that baking soda is not very palatable and can be quite sour. If you can't handle the natural flavor, you can also mix some baking soda with your toothpaste. Only do this once or twice a week so you do not irritate your gums.
Use At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
You have probably seen the at-home teeth bleaching kits at big box stores. These are a great option, again, if you are on a budget. They come in a variety of strengths and price points so that you can choose what is best for you. They range in format, from whitening strips that you wear up to an hour to those that come with a mouthpiece that you have to form to fit your teeth. If you have sensitive teeth, however, understand that these can cause some irritation. If you are unsure, you may want to ask your dentist for a sample of different whitening products before you make a purchase.
Try Professional Bleaching
A professional tooth bleaching is going to yield you the best benefits the fastest. If you are on a time crunch, professional bleaching is the way to go. You will need to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist for this process. You may need more than one visit, depending on your needs. This is the most expensive option, but you will have maximum results in the shortest amount of time.