Going White For Your Wedding?

Are you one of the many brides and grooms considering teeth whitening? Consider this: your smile is the first thing that people notice about you and the last thing you want to overlook on your big day!

Both bride and groom should schedule a dental checkup about  six months before your wedding day. This allows time to handle any pesky problems and to see if teeth-whitening is something for you to consider. Remember, you will be photographed more on this day than in any other time in your life.

There are several types of teeth whitening, none of which are terribly expensive and can make a huge difference in your appearance and confidence level for the day. 

Laser Whitening–  Done in the dentist’s office, allow 3 hours and approximately $400. It is not a painful proces and will leave you with Movie Star teeth after one visit.

 Trays – The dentist makes a mold of your teeth which takes about a half hour and then you can do the whitening at home. Expect to spend roughly $20o for the tray and initial whitening solution. The bonus is you can keep getting refills of the solution and keep your teeth white forever!

Strips  – Many over-the-counter strips boast dentist office results. Yes, they do work and the price varies. With these strips, it may seem like you are saving money but, over the course of time you will spend nearly as much as if you had visited the dentist. The bonus is that it can be done at your convenience, some can even be done while you are sleeping.

It is extremely  important for  brides and grooms-to-be to do a little research, talk with your dental professional and come up with a solution that works for you.

Make sure to check our Wedding Directory links to find a smile professional in your area.

-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago

Brides and Grooms go White!

Men’s Health magazine came out with their list of top ten ‘bad teeth’ cities earlier this week. The good news is that Chicago was not on the list! But this study serves as a great reminder to brides and grooms: Your smile is the first thing that people notice and the last thing you want to overlook on your big day!

Both bride and groom should schedule a dental checkup about three to six months before your wedding day. This allows time to handle any pesky problems and to see if teeth-whitening is something for you to consider. “Remember, you’ll be photographed more on this day than in any other time in your live” says Deanna Holmes, VP of Timothy Whaley & Associates a Chicago based photographer.

There are several types of teeth whitening; laser whitening, trays and strips. None of these options are terribly expensive, they all work and any one of them can make a huge difference in your appearance and confidence level for the day.

Laser whitening is done in the dentist’s office and takes a couple of hours.

Trays are a mold of your teeth that are made in the dentist’s office which takes about a half hour and then you can do the whitening at home.

Strips are purchased over-the-counter and can be done at your convenience, some can even be done while you are sleeping.

It is important for Chicago brides and grooms-to-be to do a little research, talk with your dental professional and come up with a solution that works for you.  Your dentist may even offer group specials and  some ‘smile specialists’  also have wedding packages. It never hurts to ask!  And remember – you are never fully dresed without a smile!

Make sure to check our Wedding Directory links to find a smile professional in your area. Visit us at www.bridalshowexpo.com/dates_and_locations.html

-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago