A smile says so much about a person. It affirms their happy mood, their willingness to welcome you, and their delight at seeing you. It’s such an important part of the way we communicate that it can be quite noticeable when a smile is absent. But if you’re shy about your smile, chances are you deliberately try to hide it. You might have problems with your teeth, or simply be nervous about how they look to others. Whatever it is, now might be a good time to consider putting your anxiety to rest.
We see white teeth all over the TV and magazines. In fact, the whiteness of model and actor teeth is nowhere near the natural color of tooth enamel! The trouble is, it has become the norm. If your teeth aren’t perfectly white, then this has become more noticeable. Home treatments rarely remedy this problem well. Some can actually be quite harmful to your teeth and gums. Despite the extra cost, it is always worth asking your dentist to help you with whitening.
The best way to keep your teeth as naturally white as possible is to brush twice a day. It’s advisable to avoid all staining foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and chocolate. Cavities and decay will also discolor teeth. Make sure you’re using interdental brushes each day too so you can reduce staining and plaque build-up between the teeth. Finally, enjoy a healthy diet that can support good quality teeth and healthy gums.
Let’s face it, few of us are born with a silver spoon in our mouths. Teenage orthodontics costs a lot of money. If you have siblings, this can be a huge expense for your parents. As an adult with your own income, you can choose to save for straightening treatments like braces. Any work that might have been done in the past might not have been enough or has reduced in effectiveness in adulthood.
There are many different types of braces available. Some are recommended because of the health difficulties involved with your current alignment. This can include bad headaches from grinding or oral injuries from a poor bite. Some are almost invisible, so they are ideal for the self-conscious adult. All of them are best supported with an impeccable dental hygiene routine and healthy diet. Be sure to take care of your lips as well as your teeth. Dry, cracked lips can be aggravated by the extra dental attention required with braces.
Of course, your mouth is only one part of the smile. Your eyes will give you away if your smile isn’t genuine. This is something that many people in customer services can struggle with. Being in a good mood through a long shift at work isn’t always easy. One of the most important ways to overcome this is to relax. Take plenty of time out of the situation so you can reset and find the joy in the situation once again. How do you make the most of your smile?