Pigmented beverages such as soda, coffee, dark tea, and red wine can stain teeth, as can foods like blueberries, cherries, and soy sauce.
All vino -- whether colorless or red -- can roughen up tooth enamel and make your smile more susceptible to stains. With the run up to your wedding day, here are things that you should probably start avoiding:
Whiten your teeth
A whitening session at the dentist’s clinic can get teeth two to three shades lighter. Supplement this with a take-home kit and you can lighten your teeth up to five or six shades.
Find your best angle
Before the big day, look at some recent pictures of yourself, or practice tilting your head at different angles in the mirror. Then you’ll know which pose to strike when the shutterbugs go all crazy.
Exfoliate your lips
To keep your lips smooth, use a soft toothbrush to gently buff away dead skin. Then cover your mouth with a thick balm and sleep with it on overnight.
During your wedding
Just before a picture is snapped, swish a sip of water around in your mouth, or sweep your tongue across your teeth. When they’re hit with the light from the flash, they’ll sparkle.