June is a big month for weddings, but in spite of the number of bridal magazines that you’ve been seeing on the stands lately, October is actually the most popular wedding month of the year. September is second, with June coming in third. For those who’re curious, May and August bring up the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Those people getting married in August must not live in Kansas City unless they’re planning to tie the knot somewhere air conditioned or risk getting a little hot in that big white dress or tuxedo.
A lot of planning goes into most weddings, and if you’re planning a June (or October or September or even August) wedding in Kansas City, we know that you’ve probably already got a lot on your plate. But as you plan for your big day, your friendly Overland Park dentist wanted to give you a few tips on pre-wedding oral care to help make sure all those wedding photos turn out perfect!
Keep Your Dental Care Appointments.
With so much to do leading up to your big day, it can be tempting to put off appointments that aren’t directly related to your wedding. After all, you could use that time to pick out flowers or invitations or talk to the caterer. But keeping your bi-annual cleanings and screenings will not only help you look and feel your best on your wedding day, it’s just always a good idea. Maybe even consider making a few appointments for your betrothed, if they don’t have them set already.
Ask Your Family Dentist About Aligners.
Feeing less than confident about your smile leading up to the big day? You’d be surprised by how much of a change you can make in as little as six to eight months with braces or invisible aligners. Ask your Overland Park family dentist for recommendations. When it comes time to take that picture of you two feeding each other wedding cake, you’ll be glad you did!
Schedule a teeth-whitening appointment with your dentist in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Sure, you can find plenty of “over the counter” products and take-home kits, but for the best results, Dr. Watts recommends in-office bleaching applied by a trained staff. You’ll benefit from the safest and most current techniques to create a brighter, whiter smile for your big day.
Avoid Foods that Stain.
You may not feel up to skipping your morning coffee or tea, but in the week or two leading up to your wedding you’ll want to do your best to avoid food and drink that can stain your teeth—especially if you’ve already have a teeth whitening procedure done by your dentist! Besides tea and coffee there’s wine, fruits and berries, tomato sauces, soda, candy and sweets, and even some sports drinks to steer clear of. After all, you never get a second chance for those wedding day photos!
Pack a Dental Care Kit.
You never know what’ll come up on the big day, so make sure you have flossers, sugar-free gum, mouthwash, and even toothbrushes (and maybe a spare in case one of the bridesmaids needs one). That way, your smile will look its best, no matter what happens. Whether it’s teeth whitening or advice on some delicious and healthy snacks for catering the reception, Dr. Watts is happy to help you celebrate your big day! As your Overland Park dentist, we’re always here to help, so call us anytime at (913) 338-3384!