How long prior to our wedding should I have my teeth cleaning with my dentist?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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5883 posts
Bee Keeper

Have you ever done any whitening before? There’s a strong possibility that you will have some serious sensitivity from the strips and may have to cut back on the times and days if you do. Some people are only able to do them every other day, and some only manage a few days at all since their teeth and gums hurt too much.

Keeping that in mind, I’d probably schedule the cleaning for a month-6 weeks before doing the strips, or do them first and have a final polish a week or so before the wedding.

Post # 3
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866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Have you ever used bleach strips before? They can make your teeth really sensitive. Esp if you start using them right after a cleaning. Sometimes your gums can get inflamed as well from both the cleaning and the strips. I would get the cleaning a month or two prior and then do the strips a week after the cleaning. And stop the strips at least two weeks before your wedding. if you are super sensitive to them you might find that you don’t use the strips every day. If you regularly brush and floss your teeth won’t change color between the time you stop using the strips and your actual wedding. 

Post # 4
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ll second what the PP said.  Give yourself time, and don’t do the cleaning right after the strips; definitely do the strips after the cleaning.  Whitestrips always make my teeth sore, and I usually only get through 2/3 of a pack.  If this is your first time, try getting the Crest gentle whitening ones; they aren’t quite as dramatic, but they will definitely perk up your smile and be a lot easier on your teeth until you get used to how they feel. 

And don’t panic if they turn your gums white (I did in highschool and basically hid in my room until it went away in a couple hours because I didn’t want my parents to notice haha).  It’s temporary and normal, per the package directions.

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