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 ‘smile procedures’ like dental implants by Dr. Reed with Waterloo Dental. It never hurts to ask!  And remember – you are never fully dresed without a smile!

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-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago