Wedding Season is Upon Us: Is Your Smile Camera Ready?

imagesAt Mitchell Dentistry, we get a special thrill out of helping wedding couples and their families ensure that they feel great about their smiles as they lead up to the big day. We start hearing the wedding bell buzz as the summer months approach, but we always advise our patients to get a head start in case they want to proceed with any special treatments or procedures. We have had a lot of experience with brides, grooms, their families, and their wedding parties, so we’ve put together a few suggestions here along with some recommendations from the American Dental Academy:

Schedule a Dental Appointment Early On 
Regular dental appointments go a long way to making sure you have a healthy smile in time for the wedding. Schedule an appointment a few months out to see if you might require any restorative or cosmetic dentistry. We also want to check wisdom teeth, any indication of infection, or trouble spots to avoid a dental emergency at the last minute.

Wearing White

Many couples want to make sure they have sparkling white smiles to accompany the white dress. We provide several options for sparkling smiles and would be happy to share all the details. For some, teeth whitening may cause sensitivity, so we recommend getting that done about one month before the wedding day. If patients prefer to whiten more gradually, we have a tray system that can be done at home.

Worry-Free Wedding Day

We recommend that if your wedding party is putting together an emergency kit that they include dental floss, a compact mirror and travel toothpaste/toothbrush. That way you can rest assured no one has anything in his/her teeth, and that you can keep your breath fresh. Some sugarless gum can also give you a boost, as well as avoiding onions or garlic on that day.

Say” I Do” to a Daily Dental Routine

Even after your wedding, you will want keep your smile white and bright. Commit to a lifelong dental routine that includes brushing and flossing at least twice a day.  It’s also nice to have someone to remind you to schedule your regular dental appointments and cleanings.

Let us know if a wedding is in your near future – there may be some surprises in store for our patients. And as always, please contact us with any questions about caring for your teeth, mouth, and gums.

All the best from our family to yours,

Dr. Jim

 

 

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