We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.
We figure nothing can make you smile brighter than your fiancé(e), but these teeth whitening tips could come a close second. A clean, bright smile can make you look and feel gorgeous for your engagement photos, wedding day, and honeymoon; here are our tips for making it happen.
Start with a clean and healthy mouth. It feels great to kick off a new routine with a teeth cleaning, so you have a fresh palette to work with and motivation to keep flossing. If you’ve been falling asleep on the couch after a couple glasses of wine, now is the time to break the habit and to start brushing and flossing twice a day. We’re kind of obsessed with the multiple minty flavors of Marvis Toothpaste.
Hit the drugstore before you go for a pro whitening treatment. We swear by a few drugstore secret weapons: Crest Whitestrips (the old-school ones are fine, though the newer ones are awesome too!) and Listerine whitening mouthwash. Trust us when we say we’ve tried all the drugstore products and these are the best. (Like, so good our dentist actually said he couldn’t do better.)
Find the perfect lip gloss to brighten your smile. We’re partial to blue-toned lip glosses, which make teeth look whiter and brighter. Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink definitely gets the job done. For something more neutral, C.O. BIGELOW Mentha Lip Shine is our top pick; it makes your smile look so fresh.
Carry reinforcements. Stick some Supersmile Powdered Mouthwash in your clutch before your rehearsal dinner, and on your wedding day. You’re going to be toasting—and smooching—a lot, and these easy-to-use packets will help keep your smile looking fresh as the events go on.
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