Need a top dentist to do teeth whitening for my bridal party

I’m having a lavish wedding in October and I’m looking for a top dentist to do Zoom teeth whitening for the 5 ladies in my bridal party. I hope to make sort of a surprise teeth whitening party of it and get everyone’s teeth whitened in the same day. I’m paying for it all because I have gorgeous friends and I want them to have absolutely white teeth in every picture. I don’t want anyone looking at my wedding pictures and thinking that someone’s smile is anything less than gorgeous. I’m just wondering if this is something a top dentist would be willing to do even if we don’t normally go to that dentist. How long will it take person? And is there anything you can suggest? Thanks. Jenn

Jenn – Your gift idea is generous. You might be able to find a top dentist to do the teeth whitening for your bridal party, but your questions will need to be answered directly by the dentist. We have some suggestions and a few things to consider:

Teeth whitening isn’t for everyone

Depending on the health of a person’s teeth and gums, bleaching their teeth is not a good idea. Some people have stains in their teeth that Zoom whitening will only make more noticeable. Additionally, a top dentist knows cosmetic dentistry well, and another type of whitening might work better for an individual. And it might take longer than in-office treatments with Zoom.

Does your entire bridal party want teeth whitening?

We understand your concern for picture-perfect smiles for your wedding, but it’s best to take your bridal party into consideration. A surprise will not work for teeth whitening. The top dentist who completes Zoom whitening will have to examine each person’s teeth first to determine if teeth whitening is recommended. Your bridal party will also need to content to that and follow-up care.

A recent dental cleaning will be required

Dentists require a recent dental cleaning before Zoom whitening is used. Clean teeth and gums yield better results.

You need a top dentist’s agreement

You will need to first find several top dentists. We recommend accredited cosmetic dentists. Check each dentist’s patient reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. You might also find verified patient reviews on a dentist’s website. Call several cosmetic dental offices and make your request to find out if any dentists are willing to do it.

Consider the dentist’s schedule and the time it will take

Most dentists complete in-office whitening in three to four 15-minute sessions. Even if you find a top dentist who is willing to do it all in one day, it will require several hours for you and your bridal party to be in the dentist’s office. Special attention must be given to each person. For safety and sanitary reasons, don’t expect all of your teeth to be whitened in the same room at the same time.

What to expect after in-office whitening is complete

Follow-up visits are needed to ensure whitening meets the patient’s desired results. At-home treatment might also be recommended by the dentist. If anyone in your bridal party wants to keep her smile bright, periodic at-home touch-ups are required.

If you find a top dentist to honor your request, ask questions to ensure you and your bridal party know everything that’s involved and what the dentist requires from each of you.

Your gift is generous. There is a lot involved to satisfy your request. Be flexible and willing to listen to the wishes of each person in your bridal party and the recommendations of your cosmetic dentist.

This post is sponsored by Chatham, NJ accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.

Will porcelain veneers from a dentist on Groupon be any good?

I’ve been considering porcelain veneers for 5 teeth that are slightly twisted and have fluorosis stains. I went to 2 cosmetic dentists for estimates on correcting my teeth. The prices are higher than I expected. If the rates they quoted are common, I won’t be able to afford veneers until 2019. It doesn’t sound like a long time from now, but it is when your teeth are affected. I subscribe to Groupon e-mails and a few days ago I received notification about a dentist who is offering porcelain veneers at a discount. I called the office and found out I would save 40% of what I was quoted at my consultations for the other 2 dentists. One of my best friends told me it’s probably I scam, but it is a real dental office. Maybe the dentist is just advertising so people know about her services. I want to buy the offer before it expires or reaches the max for buyers. Do you know anything about Dr. (name withheld) that would raise a red flag for why I shouldn’t get porcelain veneers from her? Thanks. Gina.

Gina – We are neither familiar with the dentist you named, nor her services. Whether you purchase a Groupon or not, caution is always needed when choosing a dentist for porcelain veneers.

Before You Choose a Dentist for Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an investment. Before you choose a dentist for them, there are several factors to consider.

  • Any dentist can provide porcelain veneers, but few dentists do them well.
  • Cosmetic dentistry is an art. A true dental artist has:
    • Post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry
    • On-going training in the art
    • An artistic eye to produce beautiful results
    • The right tools, technique, and technology to transform your smile
  • Concealing fluorosis stains with porcelain veneers requires the talent of a highly skilled cosmetic dentist.

What to Expect and What to Ask

Like any beautiful artwork, porcelain veneers are in investment. An artistic cosmetic dentist uses the finest porcelain and the best labs. Your smile will be designed to match your requests, and to fit your personality and facial features.

You will receive mock-up veneers and try-in veneers to ensure you love the way your smile looks. It takes time to produce beautiful results. And you have to be willing to pay for them.

Before you purchase a Groupon for veneers, learn about the dentist’s experience and training.

  • How much post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry has been received?
  • Does the dentist participate in ongoing training?
  • How many porcelain veneers cases has the dentist completed?
  • How many cases of fluorosis stains with veneers has the dentist completed?
  • Does she have actual patient photos to show you?

The best results come from an accredited cosmetic dentist—particularly with fluorosis stains. Although you have to invest more in your smile with an accredited cosmetic dentist, the results will be beautiful and long lasting.

This post is sponsored by Chatham, NJ accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.