The ultimate bridal beauty countdown: One month

20th Jun 17 | Beauty

Your venue is booked and dress has been purchased, so now it's time to focus on your beauty and wellbeing!

The ultimate bridal beauty countdown: One month

No bridal beauty prep would be complete without a gleaming white smile. Unless you're a celeb, your wedding will probably be the single most photographed day of your life, so making sure your smile is picture perfect is a must!

There are a few options you have when it comes to achieving a brighter, whiter smile - from at home choices to a professional teeth whitening treatment.

Professional

We checked in with Live to Smile's Megan Fairhall in Harley Street to get the low-down on how to get teeth professionally whitened.

"I'd normally recommend getting teeth whitened a good few months before (the wedding), and then top up closer to the date," Megan told Cover Media. "After you've done the initial stint of in-surgery Zoom laser whitening, and a few days of home trays, the top up is two days just to brighten them back up again. The results will last, but they might just dull slightly depending on your lifestyle habits, tea, coffee.

"But if someone is in a hurry this can be done in days, so don't worry as results are instant!"

Megan also offers prescription strength at home whitener, which is only available from a dentist. This also guarantees a whiter smile, making teeth shades whiter in the days leading up to your big day. But be warned that both of the above can lead to some temporary teeth sensitivity, which is why you should consider getting the treatment at least four weeks beforehand to ensure total comfort on your big day.

At home

Rapid White Max Effect Dissolving Tooth Whitening Strips are clinically proven to whiten teeth by up to four shades in just one week, plus the easy to use strips help control plaque and freshen breath. The formula is non-peroxide, so perfect for anyone wanting to avoid the harsh compound can use this without worry.

Or if you want the tray experience, grab Janina Maxiwhite Professional Teeth Whitening Pre-Filled Trays 5 Days System, which allows you to easily whiten your teeth at home without harsh ingredients or abrasives. This is one-size-fits-all, and the ready-to-use trays designed to whiten both front and back of natural teeth and are soft and flexible. Teeth can be up to seven shades white after five days.

For anyone into their holistic healthcare, you'll probably already know the benefits of activated charcoal when it comes to a dazzling smile. For those not in the know, grab Curaprox Black is White Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste which, despite it's black colour (hard to get your head around at first!), has a fresh lime and mint flavour. The toothpaste removes discolouration using activated carbon, which pulls any toxins from your mouth and removes surface stains from your teeth without abrasion or bleaching, and can be used on a daily basis.

Brides-to-be will love the chic rose gold edition of the new Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean toothbrush. The Deep Clean mode gives an invigorating clean, whilst the new brush head removes up to 10 times more plaque in hard to reach areas vs a manual toothbrush, improving gum health in just two weeks.

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