They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but our smiles are a close second. Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you when they meet you for the first time, and if you don’t have a pleasant smile, it could give other individuals the wrong impression.
Although it’s wrong to judge others on how they look, we are all still human and we can’t help but notice another person’s physical characteristics, especially their smiles. So if you would like to come across as open, amiable, and friendly in any social or business situation, then you can do something to improve your smile.
One way to improve your smile (as well as improve your overall dental health) is to floss daily. With flossing, you are certain to get rid of tartar and plaque which can accumulate in between teeth and along the gum line. But flossing properly is also important. In order to do so, you should wrap the floss against the tooth and slide it up and down two or three times beneath the gum line.
Giving up bad habits
There is one bad habit that everyone knows is bad for your teeth: smoking. Smoking causes teeth staining, making your teeth yellow and unattractive. Aside from this, smoking can also prevent the development of healthy gums, making gums recede and teeth appear long, with dark spaces in between.
Visiting the dental hygienist twice a year
Another way to improve your smile is to make it a point to visit your dental hygienist at least two times a year. Visiting your hygienist not only helps you have a better smile, it also helps you stay in good oral health. Those who do not have good oral health are prone to develop periodontal disease, which can then also lead to other conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and more.
Restricting your coffee, red wine, and tea intake
Although drinking coffee, red wine, and tea regularly are not as bad as smoking when it comes to staining the teeth, they still contribute. Often, you may develop a superficial stain, which can be easily polished off. But sometimes, drinking too much of these beverages can lead to internal staining on the enamel. What you can do is drink through a straw or rinse your mouth afterwards every time you drink these beverages.
Drinking lots of water
Water has many beneficial qualities, but it can also improve your smile. When you drink plenty of water, you can keep your teeth clean. If you like drinking sugary or acidic beverages, balance this out with frequent drinks of water from the tap. Tap water is better because it has the best fluoride content, which prevents decay.
Getting a makeover
If you want instant results, you can also opt to have a smile makeover from a specialist who can give you the appropriate treatment for your teeth. After you receive a makeover, simply follow the steps mentioned above and your lovely smile will be maintained for a long time.
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