Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, anniversary or vow renewal. Dr. Robert Harrell and the exceptional team at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne are here to get your smile camera ready for the pictures you’ll be taking. Book a ZOOM! teeth whitening session with them today. A radiant, fresh smile looks beautiful and is extra kissable. You want to be at your very best on your special day. Our caring and committed dental team can help rejuvenate your smile.
Here are a few tips you may want to consider:
1. Go for a Consultation
First things first: Get your butt into the dentist’s chair. Depending on what you want to do to your teeth, it’s important to get the process started early, so you’re not scrambling right before the wedding. Veneers can take two to three months, and orthodontic treatments like straightening and realignment can take up to a year. “At least give it about a year before the big day,” says Timothy Chase, D.M.D., of SmilesNY. “Touch base with a cosmetic dentist early on and see what your options are.” Check in first with your regular dentist, who may refer you to a specialist.
2. Get a Cleaning
“You wouldn’t wax a car without cleaning it. You shouldn’t whiten your teeth without cleaning them either,” says Dr. Chase. This will also help you see what, exactly, you need to do professionally and what you can take care of at home.
3. Start Whitening
Don’t leave whitening until the last minute! The whitening process generally takes takes at least one to two weeks, depending on your desired results, so it’s important not to try to cram it in. “One of the biggest mistakes a bride can make before her big day is professional whitening the day or night before,” says Sarah Coleman, a dental hygienist and Arm & Hammer Oral Care Product Specialist. “This is generally not recommended in case of accidental exposure to the gum tissue, which can cause gingival irritation.” If you want to whiten at home, Dr. Apa suggests The Apa White Duo, which is the closest thing to a professional treatment on the market. Read more pre-wedding tips from Brides
Is Your Smile Honeymoon Ready?
Dr. Harrell has been named one of Charlotte’s best dentists for many years running. He is thrilled to put smiles on his patients’ faces every day. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but don’t let it distract you from your oral hygiene routine. Be mindful of any new symptoms, tender spots, bleeding gums, grinding or Bruxism issues that arise. Simply making time to floss every day will help with your smile. Ensuring your oral health is top notch prior to your wedding or occasion is vital. You don’t want to miss any honeymoon time because you’re stuck in an emergency dental office someplace. Get everything in order beforehand and feel confident in your smile.
Book Your Whitening Consultation at ADOB Today!
The caring staff at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne understands how vital your smile is for your everyday happiness and your upcoming keepsake photos. Many clients undergo ZOOM! teeth whitening for the first time in preparation for their big day. We would love to help you put your best smile forward.
Foods & Beverages To Avoid For a Brighter Smile
Once you’ve achieved a brilliant gleam, you need to maintain your new glowing grin. Being mindful of the foods and beverages you consume can help you keep a healthy smile. Some items can cause significant staining on your teeth. Carrying a travel toothbrush with you or even getting into the habit of simply swishing with water after eating and drinking can help. Let’s take a look at some common items that can create stains:
Balsamic vinegar is a healthy salad dressing, but it can also darken your teeth. The reason? Its dark natural color, of course. It also sticks to your teeth, which can lead to staining if it’s not quickly brushed away. You don’t have to give up on this light salad dressing. Whenever you have a salad with balsamic vinegar, be sure to include a crunchy lettuce; chewing the lettuce will help clean the staining balsamic vinegar from your teeth as you eat.
Berries provide health benefits, such as antioxidants, but they also have the potential to stain your teeth. The deep hue in blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and blackberries in particular can cause staining, regardless of whether they are eaten whole, drunk as juice or processed as jelly and jam. Don’t let them linger in your mouth for too long, and drink water to combat their staining effect. Finish with a glass of milk or a serving of hard cheese, both of which neutralize acid and strengthen teeth.
A number of different drinks, including coffee, tea, sodas, sports drinks and wine, can cause stains due to their acidity. Teas of all colors, even white tea, have been shown to stain teeth and erode enamel. Sports drinks also damage tooth enamel and discolor teeth. Both light and dark sodas, because of their acidity, also cause discoloration and even encourage further staining from foods. Not only can red wine stain teeth; white wine can as well. Believe it or not, white wine is more acidic than red, which may cause more damage and discoloration to the teeth. Limiting your intake of all of these beverages will benefit both your oral and overall health. Read more from Colgate
If you are unhappy with the color of your smile, schedule a ZOOM! whitening appointment today. With just one session your smile can become as much as seven shades lighter. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.