A Royal Smile For A Royal Wedding

All of us have acute wedding fever-and it's not going away. Everyone is all about Kate Middleton-what she's wearing, how she's wearing her hair and her gorgeous smile.

NYC-Based cosmetic dentists Jeff Golub-Evans, DDS, and Emanuel Layliev, DDS, who treat several A-listers such as Kim Cattrall, Hugh Jackman, Usher and Bridget Moynahan, offer some pearls of wisdom on how to achieve a Royal Smile and flawless wedding photos.

What are some parameters for teeth whitening before heading down the aisle?
"Wearing white always makes teeth look darker by contrast," so it pays to brighten them before walking down the aisle, whether it's at home or in office. "You'll be looking at those wedding photos for years to come, so you'll want a white sparkly smile," says Dr. Golub-Evans.

What's the easiest way to get a brighter looking smile in a matter of seconds?
“We tell our patients that if they need a “quick fix” a blue-based red lipstick or high shine gloss will always help teeth look a few shades whiter,” explains Dr. Golub-Evans. “I also recommend wearing a pair of earrings that sparkle, and avoid gold jewelry around the face because it can actually exaggerate yellowish tones,” adds Dr. Layliev.

Any tips on how to smile for great bridal photos?
“Practice smiling in the mirror with your teeth slightly parted (one pinky finger breadth), as if you are really excited. You'll show more white teeth, because the lower teeth won't be hiding behind the uppers, and the smile won't look forced,” explains Dr. Layliev. “And right before your photo, wet your teeth by running your tongue over them for a natural shine.”