Spring convocation is just around the corner for many university grads. But before you head over to grab your robes and have your hair done, you’ll want to make sure your smile is ready for all the cameras pointed at you! The expert Calgary dentists at Metro Dental Care can help.

Before Grad there are a few things to add to your check list! First, you’ll want to see your dentist. Do you have any chips in your front teeth? We’ll be able to fill any chips in and have your teeth looking perfect and back to normal in minutes. Any cavities can be filled with a white composite that is identical to your natural tooth, and discoloured or misshapen teeth can be treated with porcelain veneers. We also provide extremely effective and professional teeth whitening, so you won’t need to worry about yellow teeth on your big day.

The Day of your convocation, make sure to spend a little extra time brushing and flossing. Skip the coffee if you can, and save the wine until after the photos are taken. If your graduation is right after lunch, you may want to give your teeth an extra scrub after eating. We also recommend carrying a small teeth hygiene kit in case you have any emergencies.

If you plan on wearing lipstick, stick to cooler shades. That tinge of blue will make your smile look brighter and whiter, while brown-reds will bring out any lingering yellow.

Are you ready to graduate? We definitely recommend a professional, custom whitening. The over-the-counter whitening options available at pharmacies are a one-size-fits-all solution that doesn’t take your unique mouth and challenges into consideration. These mass-produced options are also less powerful and more uncomfortable than the solutions offered by your Calgary dentist.

If you want to help your student to be ready for their grad, don’t forget to book them a dental appointment for at least a couple days before their convocation. Some treatments, like whitening, take time, so call us today!