After saying ‘Yes’, it’s time to think about many things before you finally say ‘I do’. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out before your big day, but you don’t want to forget anything important such as your smile. Your wedding day is going to be one of the happiest days of your life and you’ll be smiling left and right, taking a million photos, and have the time of your life, and the last thing you need is worrying about your teeth.
If you’re worried about the colour of your teeth, know that there are several natural ways to make them brighter. One of these methods includes activated charcoal, much to everyone’s surprise, as the activated charcoal powder has a tendency to stain surfaces rather than to whiten them. On the other hand, charcoal is incredibly absorbent and it’s able to pull stains from your teeth. Still, it will temporarily stain your teeth so prepare to have black mouth while brushing. After you finish brushing your teeth with charcoal powder, simply brush them again with toothpaste, clean the sink, and voila – you’ll have whiter and brighter teeth.
We can’t stress enough how important it is to brush your teeth at least twice a day (in the morning and in the evening), but you should also try adopting another habit and start brushing your teeth after every meal. The toothbrush you have also plays an important role in your oral health. Using special ones like Caredent toothbrushes with bristles of different sizes or toothbrushes with rubber parts used for polishing your teeth is of major importance. Such brushes are great if you’re hoping to make your teeth even more clean and healthy, but you shouldn’t forget to floss too!
If you’re happy with the health and colour of your teeth but not so much with their shape, you might want to consider getting braces. A lot of people hesitate to wear braces when they’re older because it makes them self-conscious and they can be tricky to clean after meals. This is where clear aligner braces step in – these are braces made of transparent plastic which makes them virtually invisible in your mouth. The best thing is they’re custom made for you, they are a tight fit, and they should be worn almost all day long. What is more, you should also get several versions over time because your teeth will slowly straighten and you’ll need a new pair.
We already mentioned how good activated charcoal is for your teeth, but there is another natural ingredient that’s able to make your teeth healthier and improve your oral health – His Majesty the coconut oil. People have been using coconut oil for cooking and as a beauty product, but only recently have we discovered how good it can be for our teeth. This oil is extracted from coconut meat and it contains very high levels of lauric acid, an ingredient well-known for its ability to kill harmful bacteria and fungi in the body. When you brush your teeth with coconut oil, the process is called ‘oil-pulling’ and it helps remove stains from your teeth. The best thing is that the oil is edible so you don’t have to worry about swallowing it accidentally when you brush.
Book a consultation
In the end, we can’t help but point out the obvious: before you make a big decision concerning your teeth, you should first book an appointment with your dentist. Depending on what you want to achieve, it might take a while, that’s why it’s best if you visit them as soon as you start planning your wedding so that you have enough time to achieve the desired results. Some orthodontic treatments can take up to a year, and you don’t want a job that’s half-finished on your big day, do you?
You will remember your big day for the rest of your life, and you naturally want these memories to be happy ones. Remember, no matter what tooth-trouble you’re facing at the moment, know that it can all be better on your wedding day if you start preparing in advance, so don’t hesitate to book an appointment with your dentist along with your wedding dress salon appointment. When you’ve got a set of pearly-whites, you won’t find it hard to smile all day long.
Many thanks to Helen Bradford for this article.