Perfect Your Smile

by - 28 October

*This is a contributed post.

A beaming smile can transform your appearance and make you look more radiant than ever. Sadly, many people feel too conscious to smile or laugh with abandon because they’re not happy with their smile. If you aren’t comfortable showing off your pearly whites, there are some straightforward tips you can follow to a perfect smile, including:

Always Brush for Two Minutes

Two minutes can feel like a long time when you’re stood in front of the mirror but, in reality, it doesn’t take long to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Setting a timer for two minutes is an easy way to monitor how long you spend brushing teeth. Alternatively, choose an electric toothbrush that alerts you when your two minutes is up!

Exfoliate Your Lips

Dry, flaky lips aren’t the key to a winning smile, but you can keep your lips soft with a little exfoliation. A lip scrub is a simple way to remove dry skin and it only takes seconds to apply. Following this, be sure to apply lip balm or moisturiser to keep your lips soft, supple and well-hydrated.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Routine to visits to your dentist will help to keep your teeth healthy. In addition to this, a practice that also offers cosmetic dentistry, like Ten Dental, can help you to transform your smile. From invisible braces to straighten teeth, cosmetic bonding to repair chipped teeth and even dental implants to replace missing teeth, there are plenty of options to consider.

Reduce Your Coffee Intake

Stains on your teeth can make you reluctant to smile during your selfies, so you may want to cut your consumption of drinks like tea, coffee and red wine. These are known to cause staining, so cutting them out of your diet or reducing the amount you drink can help to keep your teeth white. Of course, regular brushing and visits to your hygienist will also help to remove stains.

Find the Right Lip Colour

If you wear lipstick or lip gloss, compare the colours carefully. Some will make your teeth appear whiter, while others may highlight staining and make your teeth appear yellower. This is due to the pigments in the colour of the lip product, as well as the impact it has on your natural colouring. Experimenting with different shades will help you to find products that enhance your smile.

Cut Down on Sugar

Consuming too much sugar can be a fast-track to getting cavities, so it’s important to minimise the amount of sugar in your diet. Similarly, too many acidic foods and drinks, like soda, can cause enamel erosion, which may make your teeth feel sensitive and appear dull. By cleaning up your diet, you’ll notice the impact it has on your smile in no time.

Practice Your Smile

If you don’t feel confident when you’re smiling, it’s probably not something you do very often. However, practising your smile can help you to choose the best pose for you and increase your confidence. Taking selfies or looking in the mirror will help you to get more comfortable, so follow these tips and get ready to share your smile with the world.
What are your top tips for perfecting your smile? Let me know in the comments below and while you are here why not check out more of my lifestyle content?

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