It’s been said (and sang) that you’re never fully dressed without a smile, so it’s understandable that the way that your smile looks is important to you. A smile says so much without even having to speak a word, but if you’re not happy with your smile, it can really knock your self-confidence.
People who don’t like the way their teeth look may even refuse to smile for photos with their teeth showing, opting for an awkward closed mouth smile, instead. This doesn’t have to be the way. We’re here to help you improve your smile and finally smile with confidence. Here are some of the ways you can achieve this.
Discoloration of the teeth commonly occurs over time and can be made worse by certain food and drink such as coffee and red wine, which can stain the teeth, and anything acidic that erodes the enamel of your teeth. Smoking also causes the teeth to become more yellow. You can help to improve the color of your teeth by avoiding consuming these things in excess and by quitting smoking, while also maintaining good oral hygiene.
If you want to take it a step further and turn your smile pearly white, there are several options for teeth whitening. Your local dentist will offer teeth whitening services including bleaching and laser whitening. Over-the-counter bleaching kits are also available at a lower cost than the professional option, but you’re likely to get better and longer-lasting results by going straight to your dentist.
Maybe you think your teeth are crooked or don’t like the gaps between your teeth. Braces are the most effective way of straightening your teeth up, and more and more adults are opting to have them fitted. But, if you’re self-conscious about how metal braces will make you look, there are other, more discreet options.
Invisalign is a good product for straightening crooked teeth. These are clear, plastic retainers that fit over your teeth like a mouth guard, gradually moving your teeth into the desired position. See your local dentist for advice about Invisalign to see if it is right for you.
If you’ve lost or damaged a tooth in an accident or through decay, then it could make you feel extremely self-conscious. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for tooth replacement today. Crowns, bridges, and veneers can be used to repair damaged teeth, and implants can replace missing teeth to complete your smile again. These are all professional procedures that keep your teeth looking natural.
Now that your teeth are all in order again, you can make your smile even wider and prouder without feeling self-conscious. You can even try these facial exercises to improve the way you smile.
If you’re looking for a local dentist in North Carolina, get in touch with us at Barabe Dental. We are an Invisalign provider and we serve Clemmons, Lewisville, Mocksville, Winston Salem, Advance, and Bermuda Run.