Visiting the Dentist before Your Wedding

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A lot of us seek perfection in our lives, and that’s okay because some of us were built that way. However, it is guaranteed that we ALL seek perfection on specific days, especially those that mean so much to us. Your wedding day is one of those days that make you strive to reach the ideal, whatever your own image is of it. That’s why a lot of brides and grooms choose to fix, whiten or alter their teeth before the big day. Dentist visits can be annoying but they’re also extremely beneficial and a good way to keep your teeth healthy and clean. You want to have the perfect smile on your wedding day and we totally get that! I mean, you want your wedding photos to reflect a time when you felt truly happy with yourself...and who doesn’t? Before hitting your chosen dental clinic or office, you have to be fully aware of a few things: 

1: Medical or cosmetic? 

You may be someone who knows exactly what they want but believe me when I say that a lot of people visit their dentists before their wedding with absolutely no idea in mind of what they need to do, and there’s no shame in that. Your first step is to get your teeth examined so that your doctor can fill you in on your options. Your needs may either be medical, or cosmetic or both! 

2: Medical treatment

If your dentist recommends medical treatment after examining your teeth then this probably means that they found a cavity, a decayed tooth, an infection, or something that has to do with, God forbid, your wisdom teeth. In this case, do not consider extraction before the wedding because well, WRONG MOVE. If your doctor finds a cavity or any kind of decay, filling is your solution. If it’s an infection that you suffer from, a root canal may be required and maybe even a crown if your teeth are too weak. In all cases, a bite splint may be recommended for night usage to speed up the recovery. Those are the most common issues that people tend to visit their dentists for. 

See more: The Bride: Your Daily Self-Care Routine

Photo from: The gentle dentist

3: Scaling and polishing

Like checkups, scaling and polishing should take place every 6 months, a process that falls under both cosmetic and medical treatments because it fixes the appearance of your teeth while also acting as a preventive and a preservative procedure.“Scaling and polishing” means ridding your teeth of plaques while keeping your oral hygiene and health in check. If regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash aren’t enough to maintain your oral health, then scaling and polishing will most definitely be required in order to keep your teeth clean and stainless.

Photo from: Dr.Khaled Hady

4: Whitening

Dentists state that this is the most common procedure that upcoming brides request before their weddings. Some individuals find that using whitening gels, strips, or gel-filled trays, which take 14 days to show results, is enough while others may need more serious whitening methods, like laser whitening, a 30-minute process that may require repetition if you’re still not satisfied. However, it is guaranteed that you’ll see instant results once you’re done. 

5: Straightening

Straightening is something you get when your teeth are crooked or have gaps and uneven spaces between them. Your dentist will typically use dental bonding to fill those gaps, something that could be done in one visit. However, if the gaps are too many, along with your teeth’s crookedness, veneers might be necessary, which may require several visits. 

None of the treatments above are as frightening or as painful as they may sound, so stop worrying about what’s ahead of you. Whatever path you choose to take, taking care of your teeth should always be a priority. We recommend that you pay your dentist a visit at least 4 months before the wedding, and not later than that.

All the information provided above is presented by professional dentists and credible medical reports. 

 

Edited by: Nour Nasreldin

A lot of us seek perfection in our lives, and that’s okay because some of us were built that way. However, it is guaranteed that we ALL seek perfection on specific days, especially those that mean so much to us. Your wedding day is one of those days that make you strive to reach the ideal, whatever your own image is of it. That’s why a lot of brides and grooms choose to fix, whiten or alter their teeth before the big day. Dentist visits can be annoying but they’re also extremely beneficial and a good way to keep your teeth healthy and clean. You want to have the perfect smile on your wedding day and we totally get that! I mean, you want your wedding photos to reflect a time when you felt truly happy with yourself...and who doesn’t? Before hitting your chosen dental clinic or office, you have to be fully aware of a few things: 

1: Medical or cosmetic? 

You may be someone who knows exactly what they want but believe me when I say that a lot of people visit their dentists before their wedding with absolutely no idea in mind of what they need to do, and there’s no shame in that. Your first step is to get your teeth examined so that your doctor can fill you in on your options. Your needs may either be medical, or cosmetic or both! 

2: Medical treatment

If your dentist recommends medical treatment after examining your teeth then this probably means that they found a cavity, a decayed tooth, an infection, or something that has to do with, God forbid, your wisdom teeth. In this case, do not consider extraction before the wedding because well, WRONG MOVE. If your doctor finds a cavity or any kind of decay, filling is your solution. If it’s an infection that you suffer from, a root canal may be required and maybe even a crown if your teeth are too weak. In all cases, a bite splint may be recommended for night usage to speed up the recovery. Those are the most common issues that people tend to visit their dentists for. 

See more: The Bride: Your Daily Self-Care Routine

Photo from: The gentle dentist

3: Scaling and polishing

Like checkups, scaling and polishing should take place every 6 months, a process that falls under both cosmetic and medical treatments because it fixes the appearance of your teeth while also acting as a preventive and a preservative procedure.“Scaling and polishing” means ridding your teeth of plaques while keeping your oral hygiene and health in check. If regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash aren’t enough to maintain your oral health, then scaling and polishing will most definitely be required in order to keep your teeth clean and stainless.

Photo from: Dr.Khaled Hady

4: Whitening

Dentists state that this is the most common procedure that upcoming brides request before their weddings. Some individuals find that using whitening gels, strips, or gel-filled trays, which take 14 days to show results, is enough while others may need more serious whitening methods, like laser whitening, a 30-minute process that may require repetition if you’re still not satisfied. However, it is guaranteed that you’ll see instant results once you’re done. 

5: Straightening

Straightening is something you get when your teeth are crooked or have gaps and uneven spaces between them. Your dentist will typically use dental bonding to fill those gaps, something that could be done in one visit. However, if the gaps are too many, along with your teeth’s crookedness, veneers might be necessary, which may require several visits. 

None of the treatments above are as frightening or as painful as they may sound, so stop worrying about what’s ahead of you. Whatever path you choose to take, taking care of your teeth should always be a priority. We recommend that you pay your dentist a visit at least 4 months before the wedding, and not later than that.

All the information provided above is presented by professional dentists and credible medical reports. 

 

Edited by: Nour Nasreldin

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