Your wedding photos will be one of the most poignant memories of your special day. You’ll share them with friends and family, with people who couldn’t attend, and in years to come, with your children and grandchildren. So, it’s not a surprise that you want to look gorgeous in them. And of course, you want to look spectacular on the day. Yet not only do you want to look good, you want to feel confident too. When it all comes together – your makeup, your hair, your dress – you’ll feel great, and look great too.
But have you thought about all aspects of your appearance? The most important part of your wedding is your smile. Everyone wants to see it – and no doubt you’ll spend the whole day grinning. But if you’re not confident about your smile, it might hold you back. You might not show off in your wedding photos as much as you would otherwise.
- Thinking about cosmetic procedures?
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You might have been thinking about getting your teeth straightened or whitened for a while, and just never got around to it. So, if this is something you want to get done, decide as soon as possible so you can have it done with as much time to spare as possible before the big day. Spend time doing research first: pick a reputable dentist, like the dentists used by the stars. If you have a good dentist, you can relax knowing that the end results are going to be exactly as you expect. If you’ve decided to have your teeth professionally whitened, you could also look at investing in a home treatment too. Some of the top-up treatments work well – ask your dentist for any recommendations.
- Watch what you eat and drink
Coffee, red wine and cigarettes can stain your teeth quite severely. And while sometimes it’s possible to reverse the damage, if you’re a long-term smoker, you might struggle to revert your teeth back to pearly white. If you can cut down on drinks like red wine, tea and coffee, you’ll be able to keep your teeth shiny and sparkling for longer. Drinking through a straw is a great way to enjoy your drinks without worrying about staining.
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Similarly, try to cut down on super sugary foods. The deposits they leave on your teeth aren’t good for them at all, and increase the buildup of plaque. However, cheese is safe! Eating aged cheese after a meal can help to remove any nasties from between your teeth.
- Keep up good dental hygiene
No amount of surgical intervention can make up for good, healthy teeth and gums. So, to keep them looking their best before the big day, make sure you brush properly, floss, and use mouthwash. There are some great tips in this article from the American Dental Association. Try to fit in a visit to the dentist too, and ask for a professional clean. Your mouth will feel so healthy afterwards.
And to top it off, read this article on how to choose the right colour lipstick for your smile and your skin tone.
Follow these tips, and you’ll be flashing your smile all day!