Smiling is one of those things that can instantly lift your mood. No matter how rubbish you are feeling planting a smile on your face can change things. It can brighten your day. The same can be said for when you look back on pictures. Looking at yourself in those pictures should spark great memories. Often the smile is a big giveaway of the emotions you were feeling at that precise moment.
But, for many of us, we can often look back on a picture of ourselves with dislike. Again, this normally boils down to the smile. Some people can feel less confident in front of a camera, forcing themselves to smile uncomfortably. Some may not have confidence in the beauty of their own unique smile and refrain from doing it. What we don’t want is to look back on those memories in years to come and not be able to remember the emotion or memory behind it. This is why I thought I could share with you some tips and advice to create that picture perfect smile. One that you feel confident in wearing no matter what the occasion.
Brush your teeth regularly
People can feel less confident about their smile because of their teeth. So one sure fire way to improve their condition and appearance is to have regular teeth brushing routines. Making sure you brush them both morning and night for at least two minutes per session. What it does is enables you to make sure that no food or sugar is lingering on your teeth. In the long term, this can cause damage to the enamel, which further goes on to bigger problems like cavities or teeth decay. Keeping on top of your brushing can vastly improve the appearance of your teeth. You could also consider using a specialist toothpaste that helps brighten the appearance of your teeth.
Make sure you keep up to date with dentist visits
Keeping up to date with regular dentist visits is vital for good dental hygiene. It can be one of the quickest and easiest ways of highlighting any issues that you may be struggling with. Of course, things like that when ignored could go on to create further problems in the future. A regular visit will also make sure that your teeth are kept in tip top condition. It can be difficult to keep organized when it comes to booking in appointments, and there is a misconception that treatment can be pricey. This is where dental insurance and plans can help spread the cost. A great idea is to look into policies and information. You can see Guardian Dental here and other options online.
Have confidence in your smile
One of the biggest things people can struggle with when it comes to their smiles is their lack of confidence. A big happy smile makes that particular person look extremely confident and sure of themselves. So if you don’t feel that way, then it’s less likely to be portrayed in your smile.
You may also have issues with how your smile looks cosmetically. This can also affect your confidence. If you worry about how straight your teeth are or how white they appear to be, then that is bound to have an effect on how you smile. Some people will then try and cover it up by not showing any teeth or forcing a smile. Confidence is not something you can learn; it’s more about how you feel. It’s about being more comfortable with how you look. Often addressing these issues can have a positive effect on how you feel.
Consider teeth whitening
If one of the reasons why you don’t feel so confident in your smile is down to your teeth colour, then there is something you can do about that. Thankfully there are a couple of different options to consider. One of the easiest ways is to try a teeth whitening toothpaste. This will gradually brighten your teeth as you brush. These kinds of methods can take a few weeks before you can see visible changes. Alternatively, you may want to consider other options like teeth whitening sets. This is where you will create a mould to your teeth, insert a teeth whitening solution into it, and then use a UV light to help the solution start to work. This means using this mould a few times, but you can see visible results much quicker.
However, many cosmetic dentists offer a teeth whitening service. This, in principle, is similar to the at home kit, but a professional takes care of the procedure.
Make sure you smile naturally
Smiling naturally is one of the best ways to highlight your face and show off your features. Your smile is unique to you. So try and encourage yourself to smile more naturally. In front of the camera and socially. This will improve your confidence. A natural smile can even make your eyes light up. A forced smile can look fake and staged, which won’t be the effect you will be going for when trying to capture a memory.
Think about other cosmetic options
Are your teeth are causing you confidence issues? Or stopping your ability to smile naturally? Then you may want to consider alternative methods. There are plenty of cosmetic dentists that offer options to improve how your teeth and smile looks. There is the possibility of using braces to straighten your teeth, or even considering things like veneers for a more polished finish. All these options will cost you money, and surgery or any cosmetic enhancement needs to be well researched before any decisions are made.
Eat and drink the right things
Finally, a lot of what we consume can have a huge effect on how our teeth look. Things like coffee, red wine, berries and tomatoes. They can all stain your teeth and cause discoloration. While it’s fine to treat yourself to these foods, make sure you give your teeth a good brush at your earliest opportunity.
I hope this advice will help you be more confident in front of the camera when smiling.