Is there anyone who doesn’t find a beautiful smile attractive? People spend thousands of dollars and try out different things in order to make their teeth healthier and their smile more beautiful. Even though there are many factors that play an important role in the colour and the health of your teeth, there are a few things everyone can do to improve their smile. We have prepared a list of five simple things you can do to make your smile more natural and beautiful.
Change your diet
One thing’s certain: if your teeth are white, you’ll feel more confident about showing them. What you eat and drink affects the colour of your teeth, and if you want a brighter smile, you could start changing your diet a bit. Black tea along with red wine and coffee will stain your teeth greatly, and it will take a lot of brushing to get the colour back. Smoking is also a big no-no if you’re trying to keep your choppers white (and your breath fresh), so giving up smoking would be a great decision. If you’re eating dark food, you can expect your teeth to be stained after your meal. Watch out for teeth-staining foods and drinks, and if you can’t brush them immediately afterwards, try eating an apple for dessert instead.
Visit a professional
One thing is to have darker teeth because of something you’ve been eating and/or drinking, but if your teeth have yellowed with age or because of smoking, you might need professional help. Whitening products you can use at home aren’t as effective as treatments you can get at a dentist’s office, and more and more people realize that. In Australia, there has been an increase in demand for professional teeth whitening in Sydney and other cities, and all over the world, people have started booking appointments in hopes of getting that perfect smile. If you have any cracked, missing, or broken teeth, you should definitely visit a professional and have them fixed. Confidence that comes from knowing that your teeth are healthy and look good will make you smile more openly every day.
Mind the toothbrush
When was the last time you bought a new toothbrush? Some people get attached to their toothbrushes while others love how soft they feel after they’ve been using them for a long time, but these things aren’t actually great signs. If you’ve been brushing too hard or been using your brush for too long, it won’t clean your teeth properly. You might brush hard in order to remove plaque, but brushing with force isn’t actually the best way to get rid of it. Instead, try holding your brush at approximately 45-degree angle against your gums and make gentle circular movements. It’s also good to hold it like a pencil, that way you won’t scrub too hard.
There are many natural ways to brighten your teeth in the comfort of your home, and they are pretty effective and inexpensive. One of the most popular ways is to use activated charcoal powder: simply dip your toothbrush in the powder and brush your teeth as you normally would. After that, brush them again with a bit of toothpaste to get rid of any particles that might have gotten stuck, and that’s it. Brushing your teeth with coconut oil is also very effective, and it’s called ‘oil pulling’ because coconut oil binds any other oils in your mouth. Other easy methods include baking soda, hydrogen peroxide mouth rinse, and apple cider vinegar.
Practice makes perfect
A beautiful smile is a wonderful thing to see and to have, and knowing how to smile in photos is very important. Gentle smiles are the best for photos because they make your face look relaxed with your mouth slightly open and your lower lip matching you upper teeth curve. The quick, genuine smile you have on when you see your best friend won’t look good in photos because it makes your neck muscles tense and you squint your eyes, making it overall an awkward pose. Practice smiling every day in front of the mirror, try to find the most flattering angle and the gentlest smile, and after a while, it will come naturally when it’s time to take photos.
Perfect smiles never happen overnight: they take a lot of dedication and hard work. It’s important to keep your teeth healthy in order to feel confident enough to show them when you smile, but it’s also important to practice smiling in front of the mirror. This way, when a big photo event takes place, you’ll look good in every photo.