Mardi Gras 2021: How to Get a Wedding-Worthy Smile For Your Big Day!
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) kicks off on February 19th and National Dental Care Group is proud to support this fantastic celebration of diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice for LGBTQI+ communities.
As part of our support for Gay Pride, National Dental Care Group will be exhibiting at the Same Same Weddings Expo in Brisbane on Sunday 28th March. Visit our stand for free smile scans, exciting promotions, and to meet our friendly team!
With love in the air, we’re turning our attention to weddings and taking a look at how you can achieve a flawless smile on your big day. Check out our tips for getting a brighter, whiter smile in time for the moment you say “I do”.
1. Book a consultation
The first step in achieving that dazzling smile for your wedding day is to understand what options are available in terms of cosmetic dentistry.
By booking a consultation with your local National Dental Care Group practitioner, you can discuss what you’d like to achieve and your dentist can help you develop a plan that fits with your timeframe and budget.
Your dentist will be able to recommend various treatment options, advise on your suitability for different treatments, and discuss any available payment plans.
Why not take advantage of our $199 New Patient Offer (or no gap)? This welcome offer includes a comprehensive dental exam, clean, polish, x-rays (if required) and customised treatment plan. Book an appointment at your local National Dental Care Group practice now.
2. Get straightening with Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a great way to get straighter teeth in time for your big day. Although the total treatment time is around 12-18 months on average, it’s possible to see results within the first few months.
As Invisalign® is practically invisible, you won’t have to worry about unsightly metal braces in the run-up to your wedding. Plus, as the aligners are removable, you can take them out on the day if you’re still undergoing treatment.
Visit our stand at the Same Same Wedding Expo and get a free digital smile scan using our iTero scanner. This amazing device lets you see how your teeth will look before and after your Invisalign® treatment.
3. Choose veneers for a flawless smile
When it comes to imperfections and damage, veneers can be a life-saver for wedding day smiles. Whether you’re concerned about discolouration, damage such as chips or cracks, or gaps between your teeth, veneers can provide a quick and effective solution that leaves you with a flawless smile you’ll love to show off in your wedding photos.
The type of veneers you’ll need will depend on your specific requirements and the severity of the condition - your dentist will be able to advise on this, as well as the cost and timeframe for your veneers.
4. Whiten your smile with professional teeth whitening
Dazzle your new bride or groom with a brighter, whiter smile on your wedding day. Professional teeth whitening is a fast and safe way to remove stains and discolouration, resulting in beautifully white teeth in no time.
If you’re short on time, opt for in-chair whitening at your local National Dental Care Group practice, which gives you instant whitening results in around 90 minutes. Alternatively, you might prefer the convenience of take-home whitening kits, which will give you optimal results in 7-14 days.
We’ll be offering an exclusive 50% discount on our take-home teeth whitening kits if you book in at the Same Same Wedding Expo - be sure to visit our stand to take advantage of this special offer.
5. Practice good oral hygiene at home
As well as booking the venue, sending the invitations, and arranging the catering, don’t forget to add good oral hygiene to your pre-wedding checklist. If you want to show off a beautiful smile on your big day, it’s important to focus on your oral health in the lead up to your wedding.
This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste and flossing at least once per day to remove debris from between the teeth. Brushing your tongue with the bristles of your toothbrush or a tongue scraper can also help to keep your mouth and breath fresh.
6. Aim for a tooth-friendly diet
While you may be focusing on healthy eating as you count down to your wedding day, did you know that your food choices could also affect your teeth? Beverages such as tea, coffee and red wine can cause stains and discolouration, while food and drinks that are high in sugar can lead to cavities and tooth decay - not ideal in the run-up to your big day!
For a healthy diet that’s great news for your teeth, opt for lots of fresh vegetables, oily fish such as salmon or sardines, leafy greens like spinach and kale, and calcium-rich foods including yoghurt and cheese.
7. Be drink smart
Although you may be in the party mood as you count down to your wedding day, avoiding going overboard with alcohol can help to keep your teeth in tip-top condition. Alcoholic beverages such as white wine contain acid that can erode teeth enamel and cause discolouration, as well as painful sensitivity.
If your tipple of choice is a soft drink, consider drinking through a paper straw to avoid sugar building up on your teeth, which can lead to dental health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.
8. Get a professional clean before the big day
If it’s almost time for you to say “I do”, book in for a last-minute clean with your local National Dental Care Group practice. A professional clean will provide a much more thorough job than your standard at-home clean, so can be a great way to brighten up your teeth.
Having your teeth cleaned at one of our practices will remove debris and bacteria from your teeth and gums, leaving you feeling fresher and more confident - all ready to show off your beautiful smile on your special day.
For advice on achieving the perfect smile in time for your wedding day, contact your local National Dental Care Group practice and chat to our friendly team. You can book an appointment online now.