Brides and Grooms Flash Red-Carpet Smiles

As any viewer who watches the glamorous Hollywood awards ceremonies can easily see, some of the most notable fashion statements visible on the red carpet--in addition to the glorious gowns, glittering jewels, and elegant tuxedoes--are the stars' dazzling smiles.

Image By the same token, no bride--or groom--should forget the importance of a "red-carpet smile" as they prepare to walk down the aisle to receive their own lifetime award--each other's hand in marriage.

With all eyes and cameras focused on the happy couple, one of the surest ways for them to shine is to flash a stunning, camera-ready smile for all to see, and for those photos that the pair will cherish forever.

Consistent with today's growing trend toward teeth-whitening, engaged lovebirds are realizing that their wedding is an ideal time to brighten those pearly whites. There are a variety of options from which to choose, ranging from expensive dental cosmetic procedures to simple, inexpensive, over-the-counter solutions, such as whitening toothpaste.

One of the latter, for instance, is Mentadent® Advanced Whitening Supreme, which contains both baking soda and peroxide and, according to its maker, offers whitening kit technology in an everyday toothpaste that whitens teeth in seven days. "Adding the benefits of baking soda and peroxide to your daily oral care regimen can help you achieve a glistening smile-makeover,” says Dr. Dennis Wells, D.D.S., of Nashville, Tenn., a nationally recognized expert on cosmetic dentistry, and founder of the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Wells, who has enhanced the smiles of many high-profile individuals including music celebrities and beauty-pageant contestants, and has been featured on the ABC-TV program, Extreme Makeover, adds: "Such a solution is a great option for any bride or groom who is looking for an easy, safe, and quick way to get a beautiful, healthy smile for their special day.  Visiting will give you more information on this.”

Of course, it stands to reason that tooth-whitening should be accompanied by a consistent routine of proper dental care including brushing, flossing, and regular visits to one's dentist. Yet, whatever route one chooses to a brighter visage, a perfectly polished smile remains an important aspect of body language in communicating with one's family, friends, and business or professional associates.

And perhaps in no setting is a beaming, radiant face more important for a woman than at her wedding. As the 18th-century Swiss philosopher John Lavater wrote, "A beautiful smile is to the female countenance what the sunbeam is to the landscape . . . "

Thus, to light up her own wedding landscape, after all the planning and preparations are completed, a bride should not forget that all-important fashion accessory--her smile, defined in one dictionary as "a facial expression indicating pleasure or amusement". It's well known that smiling can ease tension. So, altar-bound ladies (and their gentlemen), relax, enjoy, and smile for your audience--you're on your own red carpet! 

William Duke
Bridal News Network
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New York, NY 10017


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