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Wear white on your wedding day -- with a bright smile

Dress chosen; check. Flowers ordered; check. Photographer booked; check. Bright smiles for the big day; hmmm, not so much....

A soon-to-be bride and groom have a long list of things to complete prior to their wedding day. Though much thought is given to music, transportation, gowns and tuxedoes, it's important not to overlook a white smile, which will ultimately be the lasting memory of the special day in photo albums for years to come. A white smile can make all the difference and is the finishing touch to every look.

In the past, tooth whitening was something left to the professionals at the dentist's office. Over the years, in-office whitening procedures have evolved to include laser activation of a whitening gel. While effective, the process can be very expensive -- something that may not fit into a couple's wedding day budget. Most people interested in brightening their smiles can find success with at-home whitening solutions.

Crest 3D White, the #1 whitening brand recognized by top beauty magazine editors, offers effective at-home whitening solutions, such as Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips and Glamorous White Toothpaste, to get a bright, white smile for the big day. The best part is that Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips whiten as well as a $500 in-office professional treatment for a fraction of the cost.

In addition to relying on at-home and in-office tooth whitening solutions, there are other ways that the soon-to-be bride and groom and their bridal party can achieve a whiter smile in time for their wedding day:

* Get routine dental checkups and cleanings. A professional cleaning at the dentist can remove unsightly tartar and buff the teeth clean. You may see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your teeth after a routine dental cleaning.

* Eat raw fruits and vegetables. Chewing raw fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, grapes, carrots and spinach is a good way to reduce tooth staining.

* Brush and floss regularly. An at-home oral hygiene routine is essential for good oral health and appearance. Use a toothpaste like Crest 3D White Glamorous White Toothpaste, which removes up to 90 percent of surface stains in just 5 days.

Taking steps toward a beautiful, white smile is something every soon-to-be bride, groom and bridal party member can do. Those who are making their wedding day to-do list should include easy tooth-whitening solutions as a 'must' for their special day.

More information on Crest 3D White products is available at www.3DWhite.com.