Is it too late to whiten my teeth before I get married? - National Dental Care

With so much time spent planning the event, it’s easy enough to miss something on your list.

All kinds of things can darken your teeth, from too much coffee, black tea or red wine, to smoking. And ageing also naturally darkens your teeth.

If you want to whiten your teeth so your smile is picture perfect, it’s probably not too late if you have a couple of weeks or more to spare. Your National Dental Care dentist will be able to advise.

How long does whitening take?

Teeth whitening done in the dental chair can give a quick result, but it’s not instant and it’s not suitable for everyone – each treatment needs to be customised so you’ll need a couple of appointments. You can also get customised gel trays to take home but these work more gently and slowly.

If restoration work (fillings etc) has been done, it won’t lighten when you have them whitened.

You should also allow a few days for any sensitivities to settle down in your mouth following the whitening procedure. Don’t have whitening done in the days right before your wedding.

How do you whiten restoration work?

If old fillings, crowns and veneers are darker than you’d like, they will need to be replaced. This can be simple if it’s just a filling or two, but if you have a crown or implant front and centre when you smile, it will need replacing to match.

National Dental Care can do same-day crowns using the CEREC method,  and a National Dental Care payment plan may be able to help with an interest-free loan.

Keeping your teeth whiter

Once your teeth have been whitened you need to look after them to keep them that way. Not just for your wedding photos, but as your new look. Your National Dental Care dentist will be able to advise on after-care. Cutting down on tea, coffee and red wine is a help, as is rinsing your mouth or cleaning your teeth straight after.

Whatever your dental issues, your National Dental Care practitioner has the skills and knowledge to make your smile beautiful for your big day, and after. Book your appointment online now.

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