The Perfect Smile

On your wedding day of all days, you will be smiling, and a lot! So you will definitely want to make sure that smile of yours is in pristine condition. After all they do call them your pearly whites right?

First check out your color.

Even the whitest of white teeth can appear dull and yellow with the wrong choice of lipstick. Corals, orangey-reds and browns all stand to make your teeth look a little more yellow than normal. Pinks and most shades of red will help to brighten up your smile. Plums tend to go either way so always purchase a few different shades and try them on often. You will want to try them on at different stages in your whitening process as well. A shade that doesn’t work as well early on make look terrific four weeks later. Lastly, don’t forget to make sure the shade also works well with your skin tone.

Lighten Up.

A trip to the dentist’s office for teeth whitening can range from $200.00 to $500.00. If you can afford it, this is your best bet as dentists are the number one source for the quickest and most effective teeth whitening. They are also the most expensive option as well. If that is just not in your budget, there are plenty of other whitening options out there. You can choose from a wide selection of promising toothpastes and mouthwashes. Or you can opt to purchase whitening strips and gels that you paint on. Many dentist offices also so the whitening strips and say that if you just want to lighten a few shades they are a great option. So when making your selection try to keep in mind both your budget and the amount of improvement you would like to see. Toothpastes and mouthwashes range from $5.00 to $12.00 dollars strips and gels vary from about $20.00 to $50.00.

Your skin:

Be wary of not only the skin on your lips but also your face’s skin tone and evenness.

Regular facials and a good makeup foundation should help to create an even and smooth look. Also be sure to exfoliate regularly both your skin and lips. And keep them hydrated a quality lip balm with and SPF will keep your pucker in kissable condition. This will help to remove the dull dead skin and reveal all of the vibrant glowing skin underneath which will help your teeth to appear brighter as well, as off-colored teeth can stand out against drab dull skin.

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