How to put the ‘white’ in ‘white wedding’

Your wedding day is a day to celebrate and remember, and everyone always wants to look their best! From stylish tuxedos to beautiful flowers, you want everything to be just right. Cameras will be flashing, taking photographs that will last a lifetime. However, it’s not only the wedding dress you want white on your wedding day. A beautiful smile is just as important as the dress, hair and makeup — it’s certainly not something you want to forget about!

Incorporating whitening treatments into your wedding timeline

If you’re planning a wedding, you’ll no doubt have a hair and makeup trial scheduled. But to look your best on your big day, it’s important to reach the desired colour of your teeth before your hair and makeup trial. Tanya Goyal, the creative director of Tanya Artistry, explains why.

“When it comes to getting ready for prepping for your wedding, the bride’s hair, skin, makeup and teeth are the most vital part of the bridal glam. A bridal trial is a session given by the makeup artist anytime between 4-6 months before the wedding, which is crucial to understand the makeup (foundation, lip colour and eyeshadow tones) the bride is going for on her big day. When we conduct trials, we apply makeup based on her features, skin tone, eye colour and eye shape and also the dress design and the colour of the dress. A good smile with white teeth is an integral part of the bride’s overall look”.

“I would recommend the bride get her teeth whitened before the trial as I can see exactly how she would look on her big day with her beautiful fresh smile. In the trial, we use different coloured lipsticks with different undertones to understand what best suits her skin tone, as well as the colour of her teeth when she smiles. If the teeth are too white or stained, the makeup can definitely look different in pictures as well as in-person”.

Tanya Goyal, trained by Fenty Beauty’s Priscilla Ono, says, “it’s important to have the same coloured teeth for your bridal trial as well as the big day, so you’ll know exactly how it will be photographed”. Tanya’s makeup and hair studio take pictures in natural light as well as in professional makeup friendly lights to make sure the makeup looks great in all settings; indoors, outdoors, and at night when using flash photography. The colour of the teeth plays a big part in the colour choice and how the photography turns out.

Top tip for timing your trial and treatments: After your first teeth whitening treatment and bridal trial 4-6 months prior to the wedding day, it’s a good idea to have a touch-up treatment. Once you’ve found the perfect colour combination between your skin tone, eye colour, makeup and teeth colour, have your teeth whitened again two weeks before your wedding day to ensure a consistent and optimised colour for the big day.

How do I get white teeth for my wedding day?

Ensuring you keep your teeth clean and have regular dental checkups should always be your first step to whiter teeth. Having a healthy diet, making sure to brush your teeth and floss every day, can all contribute to a brighter smile. However, it’s unlikely you’ll achieve the shade of white you’re looking for without some extra whitening help. A viable teeth whitening treatment can be used to eliminate coffee, tea, red wine, cigarettes and other stains, limiting and removing surface stains on your pearly whites before your wedding date.

Cosmetic teeth whitening

Cosmetic teeth whitening is performed by experienced teeth whitening technicians and effectively gives you significantly whiter teeth. The treatment takes less than one hour and comes with the added benefit of a professionally tailored treatment specifically designed for your needs — so you achieve the best result possible. Plus, it’s more affordable than people think, so it won’t eat into your wedding budget!

DIY teeth whitening products

To get the best result from your treatment, it’s essential to have your teeth professionally cleaned first. If you’re recently had your teeth cleaned, a stay-at-home teeth whitening solution might appeal to you.

Teeth Whitening Trays (Hydrogen Peroxide)

If the previously mentioned stay-at-home methods to whiten your teeth weren’t for you, an equally inexpensive but effective alternative would be teeth whitening trays. Teeth Whitening Trays are coated in bleaching gel which contains baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide and baking soda work by breaking down the darker molecules on your tooth surface or enamel — leaving you with a whiter, brighter smile for your wedding day. Teeth whitening strips with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are among the most affordable professional routes to whiten teeth and remove stains, allowing you to spend more on your big day!

Beauty isn’t always pain. If you have sensitive teeth and gums, it is widely known among dental circles that teeth whitening trays are the best at removing stains and boosting your smile. This means that you won’t have to sacrifice your comfort for the dazzling smile of your dreams. However, it is important to note that even though teeth whitening strips are known for their easy and painless use, carefully reading the instructions booklet before use is recommended.

Your wedding day will be here before you know it! So, it is essential that you plan your teeth whitening strategy to ensure your best smile for the day. PureSmile offers Teeth Whitening Trays, including seven daily teeth whitening treatments that each last for only 45 minutes.

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How to use teeth whitening trays:

Step 1. Before handling the strips, make sure your hands are dry

Step 2. Start by fitting the lower strip carefully over your teeth, following your gum line, and press it against your teeth

Step 3. Repeat the same procedure for the upper teeth

Step 4. Wait for at least 45 minutes before removing from your teeth and disposing of the strips

Step 5. Clean your mouth to remove the gel from your teeth

Whitening teeth at home with toothpaste

Teeth Whitening Toothpaste is arguably one of the best stay-at-home teeth whitening methods for your time and money. Using this method, you will easily be able to smile confidently when you’re walking down the aisle.

PureSmile offers one of the most efficient and healthy Teeth Whitening Toothpastes in the biz with the Professional Whitening Toothpaste. Created by Dr Irwin Smigel, world-renowned “Father of Aesthetic Dentistry” utilising Calprox®, proprietary technology of encapsulated calcium peroxide and minerals which work by gently and effectively dissolving the sticky biofilm from your teeth to which plaque, bacteria, and yellow stains take hold. This Remineralizes enamel without the risk of sensitivity. This all results in your teeth feeling cleaner and looking brighter for a longer period.

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If you want your teeth to be shining bright for not only your wedding day, but also long after your honeymoon, then this tooth whitening product is for you. Studies show that in just five days (on average), your teeth would be six shades whiter. This means that you won’t be worrying and waiting longer than a week to see results for your wedding day.

How to:

Step 1. On a dry toothbrush, place a pearl-size drop of Professional Whitening Toothpaste

Step 2. Brush in circular motions for 2 minutes, twice daily

Whiten teeth with foam

Are the teeth whitening alternatives not giving you the stain removal results you desire? Teeth Whitening Foams whiten and clean your teeth better than ordinary teeth whitening toothpaste as it dissolves particles and penetrates enamel. Often, Teeth whitening foams contain the same ingredients that dentists use, which you can use from the comfort of your own home. Imagine the time and money you’ll save on teeth whitening with this affordable stay-at-home teeth whitening method. PureSmile offers Teeth Whitening and Cleaning Foam at an affordable price of only $39.00.

The weeks leading up to your wedding can seem busy and stressful. Making sure you have a dazzling smile shouldn’t come at the cost of inconvenience. Luckily, Whitening Foams easily fit into your schedule.

How to use Teeth Whitening Foam:

Step 1. For best results, apply the Whitening and Cleaning Foam 2 times a day, once in the morning and once at night for ten days

Step 2. Continue to use 1-2 times daily to maintain results.

Why stop at just whitening teeth?

Not everyone is blessed with naturally straight teeth. If you want to make your teeth look the best they can be, it might be worth checking out Designer Aligners.

Do not try whitening teeth at home with the baking soda and lemon method

Baking Soda is a mild abrasive and has many uses, such as cleaning and neutralising odours. Lemon is acidic and a natural bleach. Because of this, many people try to clean their teeth with a concoction prepared straight from their pantry — but it’s not a good idea!

The toothache of lemon and baking soda paste

Tooth sensitivity and tooth enamel should always be a number one priority regarding whitening treatments. Lemons possess a pH of roughly 2.3. This means that what you’re exposing your teeth to is extremely acidic. Numerous health experts agree that the citric acid found in lemons whiten your teeth by removing surface stains. However, it can cause problems. Even though this citric acid removes tooth stains and can whiten teeth, it has also been found to erode and cause damage to your tooth enamel (just like apple cider vinegar does). In some cases, users of this method have found that their teeth have become even more susceptible to stains and yellowing, tooth decay, or gum disease.

This natural bleaching agent and whitening treatment method is never a good idea. When comparing results, dental health, and comfort of use, the baking soda and lemon teeth whitening method doesn’t come close to professional teeth whitening toothpaste or bleaching trays.

Don’t just take our word for it

Everyone wants to be the star of the show on the most important day of their lives. These methods are extremely valuable to those wanting an inexpensive way to have a million-dollar white tooth smile on their wedding day. A perfect smile is accessible to anyone, with any budget. Check out our teeth whitening kits and try it for yourself!