In this post, our Ontario dentists at Country Dental will discuss several ways to improve your smile, and if you feel your teeth are a problem, we can fix that too!
A smile is contagious and one of the world’s most universally recognized facial expressions! There are many studies that show the benefits of smiling.
Is fixing your teeth a priority for you? Do you want to improve your smile so you don’t have to avoid taking selfies, or cringe when you get a notification that someone tagged you in a photo on Facebook?
Here are some things you can do to improve your smile that doesn’t involve cosmetic dentistry.
Posture communicates how you are feeling to others.
Stand up straight and relax. Your body posture can influence your smile greatly! A natural smile helps keep your face and neck relaxed, even when photos are being taken from awkward angles. Standing up straight keeps your head from bending forward, helps to improve your smile, and prevent that dreaded double chin.
Smize – smile with your eyes!
The term “smizing” is often used to describe “smiling with your eyes” in addition to smiling with your mouth. Using your eyes while smiling can help you come across as genuine and authentic. One tip is it to practice a slight squint when you smile to engage the eyes. Plus, if you are self-conscious about your mouth, your smiling eyes can help draw attention to the top of the face and away from your mouth.
Follow good oral hygiene.
Another great way to improve your smile is to practice good oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing, and scheduling regular dental exams and teeth cleanings. Brushing and flossing your gums as well as rinsing with mouthwash will help support your teeth by nourishing your gum structure.
Here’s a link to our post on the Best Minerals and Vitamins for Healthy Teeth and Gums.
Good oral hygiene will make you feel better about your teeth overall. If you have children, start instilling good habits with Country Dental’s Oral Hygiene Tips for Young Children.
Correct teeth problems.
If you are just too self-conscious about the condition of your teeth, it may be time to see your dentist. We can even help if you have a chipped or broken tooth! A dentist can recommend the best oral treatment for your situation that will help improve your smile.
Braces – Our orthodontists can also discuss your options for braces if you need help straightening out crooked teeth.
Dental Bonding – If you have wide gaps, discolouration or badly chipped teeth, dental bonding by Country Dental may be a solution that will help you love your smile again.
Porcelain Veneers – For those with broken, discoloured or cracked teeth, Veneers might be a wise decision. These are porcelain veneers that are affixed over your existing teeth. Veneers are almost impossible to detect and stunningly realistic, and a great way to improve your smile!
Teeth Whitening – Whitening your teeth can remove built-up stains and discolouration, and help sharpen your teeth’s appearance to make your smile really pop. Talk with our dentists at Country dental about your options when it comes to teeth whitening, from DIY whitening strips to professional teeth whitening.
With all these tips for improving your smile, it’s important to not overthink it. Rather than thinking about how your smile looks, why not focus on the moment, whether it is how funny the joke is that someone just told, or how happy you are to see the person you are meeting?
You have the power to improve your smile naturally and feel comfortable whenever someone says “cheese.”
For more information about fixing teeth permanently, or about any of our dental services to help improve your smile, please contact us online or call one of our Country Dental offices in the city nearest you!
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