Congrats, soon-to-be bride or groom. If your significant other proposed over the holiday season, you are not alone. A recent WeddingWire survey found that nearly 40% of engagements in the U.S. happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. And December is the most popular month to get engaged.
Now that you’ve popped the bubbly and celebrated your love, it’s time to start thinking about the big day. Make sure your smile is ready for all the photos to come. Here are 5 things you can start doing now to get a whiter smile in time for your wedding.
Just 5 minutes in the morning and evening for 1 week will get your teeth to their whitest white – and the results last up to 6 months. Our teeth whitening will get you the same results as the pros, for half the cost. Pair the no-mess gel whitening pens with our LED accelerator light for maximum results. Continue to touch up your whitening throughout your engagement, and watch as your smile sparkles just as much as that new bling on your ring finger.
We hate to break it to you, but your daily cup of coffee or glass of red wine isn’t doing your pearly whites any favors. Try a cup of green tea instead. According to a 2012 study, green tea can improve your tooth and gum health. Plus, green tea can help with weight loss, lowering your cholesterol, and anti-aging. Win-win-win.
And if you simply must have that coffee or wine as you plan your wedding (and we wouldn’t blame you at all), make sure you’re using bright on teeth whitening to get your smile back to its brightest bright. Cheers to that.
Want to boost your dental hygiene? Brush at least twice a day and floss every night. Your teeth and gums will thank you. If you like using mouthwash, look for one that will reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis, and stick to a clear or whitening rinse to avoid staining your teeth. You’ll be looking at a brighter, healthier smile by the time you say “I do.”
The next time you need a snack break, go for some strawberries. The red berries might look staining, but they contain malic acid, an enzyme that can help naturally whiten your teeth. Apples are another great choice – the crunchy fruit works to scrub your teeth and remove stains while you eat it.
Wearing the right lipstick will enhance your bright smile even more. Deep reds and berry-like pink and plum colors with blue undertones will make your white smile pop most. Avoid colors with yellow undertones, like coral or orange-reds, that will bring out yellow in your teeth. The same goes for your wedding day. Schedule a makeup trial before the big day to test out any colors and find the best fit for you.
Don’t forget to keep whitening with bright on in the days leading up to your wedding. And smile – show off your grin with confidence and soak up every moment.