Many families take great pride in the family photos that hang over the fireplace in their homes, but while those images are great treasures, it can be easy to forget just how much work goes into making those photographs look so perfect. Matching outfits, carefully-styled hair, and of course big, white smiles all are equally important in bringing forth that excellent final product, but here at Perfecting Your Smile, Dr. Pete can only help with that last option through his teeth whitening services in Bingham Farms.
So how does one go about getting their teeth nice and white in time for those family photos? The following is a list of things to do to make sure your smile is captured at its best when the day for photos finally arrives:
#1 Get a Cleaning and Consultation Early On
Even if you are brushing your teeth regularly, your teeth will never be their whitest if they aren’t properly cleaned by a dental hygienist twice a year. Furthermore, teeth whitening treatments will take better on clean teeth, so it’s best to make sure your teeth are in fact clean before undergoing treatment.
In terms of timeline, we suggest giving yourself about a month to let this process play out, so once you know your photo date, give us a call and try to schedule something about four weeks ahead of time so we can make sure everything’s ready to go in time for the big day.
#2 Invest in a Professional Whitening
Dr. Pete uses EZ White™ Pro, which is a patented, light-activated technology and oxygen-rich gel that combines to break away stains quickly and gently. If you come in for this treatment, you will notice instant results, which isn’t something that can always be said for those take-home drugstore teeth-whitening kits.
This patented technology whitens teeth up to eight shades whiter in as little as 30 minutes. It is a natural process with minimal-to-no sensitivity and fade-back, meaning the vibrance will hold through the days leading up to the photographs.
#3 Watch Your Diet
Once you’ve had the teeth whitening service, make sure you’re avoiding the types of foods that could stain them, especially if there are days or even weeks yet before photos. This means avoiding dark, sticky, or sugary foods, since those are most likely to stain. Drinking water instead of coffee, tea, or soda is a great way to maintain your white teeth, as well.
#4 Keep Brushing
Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, just as you would normally, because failing to do so could undo all of Dr. Pete’s hard work. If what you really want is a bright, white smile ahead of your family portraits, make sure you’re putting in the work of brushing and flossing to keep them looking as bright as possible. If you would like to set up dental teeth whitening in Bingham Farms, call Dr. Pete’s office so we can get you on the schedule in plenty of time for your family photos. Make sure you look your best because that picture could hang over the fireplace for years to come!