The Best Teeth Whitening Options Before Your Wedding Day

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You are preparing for your wedding. You have a long “to-do” list, but have you considered about how many times your family, friends, and photographer will be asking you to smile? It is only natural to ask the big question, “Are your pearly whites looking their best?” Thankfully during your engagement, you have time to visit 32nd Street Dental in Joplin, MO to get teeth whitening help before the big day. 

A beautiful, bright smile on your wedding can be just what every bride or groom needs. At 32nd Street Dental, they believe that every smile matters. Cosmetic dentists Dr. Brett Cotham and Dr. James Lewis can help you achieve a whiter smile before you walk down the aisle. They can provide professional-strength, take-home whitening kits by Opalescence or offer in-office whitening treatments with Zoom QuickPro. You can even boost the appearance of your smile in just one office visit. 

The first step is a dental consultation

Don’t leave getting your smile spruced up until the last minute. The whitening process is generally quick and easy, but most brides and grooms wait until the last minute to get whitening help. Make a consultation appointment with a cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Cotham or Dr. Lewis at 32nd Street Dental, months before the wedding to go over any aesthetic concerns and to discuss whitening options. They will perform an examination and give their professional opinion on what steps you need to take to get a whiter, brighter smile for your wedding day. 

Do I need a dental cleaning before cosmetic teeth whitening?

Yes! Before patients in the Joplin area begin their whitening treatments, they will need a thorough dental cleaning. Giving your teeth a deep cleaning prior to the whitening process will allow for better results. Tartar and plaque can be removed so the whitening treatment is evenly distributed to every tooth. It also allows the cosmetic dentist to assess what kind of whitening help you need. After your professional cleaning, Dr. Cotham or Dr. Lewis will determine whether you need professional whitening treatments in the office or if their home care kits with Opalescence will give optimal results. 

Cosmetic teeth whitening at home

There are several over-the-counter whitening kits for your teeth. Most patients find they wasted their time and money after the results fell short of what they needed. At 32nd Street Dental, professional whitening kits by Opalescence can be done on your own time with proven results. They are safe and effective for patients to brighten their smile and remove minor stains. Dr. Cotham or Dr. Lewis will devise a customized whitening kit that will include trays and the whitening solution strength needed to reach your goals. Patients can even choose to have whitening trays custom-made with dental impressions. Once the kit is ready, the team at 32nd Street Dental will walk you through the process and give you specific instructions on how to use it. When you reach your desired shade, you can discontinue treatments but keep your whitening trays in a dry, clean place for future use. 

Teeth whitening services to brighten your smile 

32nd Street Dental is pleased to announce Zoom! in-office whitening services to their patients. Brides or grooms looking to spruce up their smile can turn to professional whitening done in one of their comfortable treatment rooms. 32nd Street Dental offers Zoom WhiteSpeed. With Zoom WhiteSpeed, a whitening gel is applied to each tooth. A special Zoom light is then applied to accelerate the process. After 15 minutes, the gel is removed and reapplied a total of 2-3 times. The gel is then removed, a sealant is applied to protect the enamel, and patients leave the dental office with a whiter, brighter smile!

Maintain your teeth whitening results

Teeth whitening is a noninvasive, easy way cosmetic dentists can help men and women improve their smile. To maintain your amazing results for your wedding, make sure you take certain precautions:

  • Drink through a straw when consuming beverages that stain like wine or coffee
  • Avoid certain mouthwashes that might stain your teeth
  • Avoid brushing with toothpaste that has abrasive ingredients
  • Avoid eating foods that are sticky or dark like barbecue sauce or balsamic vinegar
  • Daily brushing and flossing are recommended to maintain your whitening results
  • Schedule a professional cleaning the day before the wedding. It will allow the professional team at 32nd Street Dental to polish and clean your teeth so your smile is ready to go

During your initial consultation with the team at 32nd Street Dental, Dr. Cotham or Dr. Lewis will assess which whitening treatment option you will need. Teeth whitening is a safe and easy way to improve your appearance and boost your smile before taking those wedding pictures that will last a lifetime. While over-the-counter teeth whitening kits may be tempting, professional treatments with the cosmetic dentists at 32nd Street Dental in Joplin, MO can offer dramatic results. You desire a smile makeover before your wedding day. If you are interested in whitening options, we invite you to schedule a smile consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists today. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.