As you are getting ready to get married, or attend a wedding this summer, it is important to make sure your smile looks great, especially for the photos and memories that will remain in your mind forever.
The best part? Many American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) member dentists offer both in-office and take-home whitening treatments, both of which give you a dazzling smile.
Why go to the dentist when you can whiten your smile in the comfort of your own home? To choose the right shade for your smile!
According to Dr. Frank Milnar, an AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist from Minnesota, “Tooth colors need to be in harmony with the skin tone and white of the eyes. Hollywood white smiles can be distracting as you tend to look only at a person’s teeth and not their whole face.”
Dr. Milnar also notes that over-whitening can causes teeth to become monochromatic and opaque whereas a natural smile is more “polychromatic” or a combination of colors.
Another advantage of going to an AACD accredited dentist is that although stronger agents are applied, the gums and rest of the mouth are protected from these materials. The best whitening systems are extremely effective, brightening teeth literally up to 10 shades in about an hour while featuring a buffer in the bleaching gel that protects tooth enamel from damage.
Furthermore, in-office whitening only affects the smile zone, or the front eight teeth, and the AACD member dentist is the person best qualified to handle any issues that can arise from teeth whitening treatments such as tooth sensitivity.
Depending on your oral hygiene and regular maintenance or follow-up with a home whitening product, tooth whitening can last for one or more years, giving you brighter teeth for your wedding, honeymoon and beyond.