If you’re lucky, then you only get one set of adult teeth. So treating them well has got to be a good thing. Plus, your teeth and your smile can really change how you look. If you have ever had braces, then you may have thought that your teeth really weren’t that bad. But when you see a before and after, the difference, even a subtle one, can really stand out.
Here are a few ideas for a brighter, confidence-boosting smile if it's something you feel self-conscious about.
One of the most obvious ways to improve your smile is to look into teeth whitening. It can improve the look of your teeth and make you happier about showing them off, if you normally shy away because of stained teeth. There are several ways to do it, though. You can buy kits to do it at home, but it really is worth speaking to your dentist and getting their advice if this is something that you are interested in.
If you have a weak or chipped tooth, then getting a crown can improve the look of the tooth. The treatment is as it sounds; a crown placed on top of your existing tooth to help it to become stronger and make it look better. Again, this is something that you should speak to your dentist about, to check that it would be suitable for your teeth and the condition of your teeth.
If the thought of having to get train-track braces again really puts you off (although they really have come a long over the years!), then it could be worth looking into getting Invisalign braces. The best thing is that they are super subtle and you hardly know that you are wearing them. Plus, you can get a retainer style of Invisalign that you could just wear during the day, for instance. You know what to do....talk your dentist. I promise you will come to love going when you start to see the results!
We all know that we need to brush our teeth at least twice a day. But do you know that we should also be flossing just as much each day? Flossing helps to get those in between gaps that our brush can’t always reach. And if you get food stuck in them, it can cause damage to your teeth, as well as not be a good look for your smile. So flossing needs to be part of your everyday oral routine if it isn’t already.
If you want to make your teeth look even whiter when you smile, then choosing the right lipstick could be all that you need. Wearing a red lipstick can make your teeth look automatically whiter, so it really is an easy win. Pink and coral tones can bring out the yellow in your teeth, so if your teeth are a little yellow, then avoid those colours. But follow the above steps (plus avoid coffee and smoking), and pretty soon you'll have pearlers to be proud of 😉
Have you got experience of any of these things?
Did they work for you? Would love to hear what you think.
* The typical results are different for everyone. Results vary depending on individual effort, body composition, age, eating patterns, exercise, and the like.