Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ultimate Guide To Perfecting Your Smile*

When I meet new people, the first thing I notice about them is their smile, which also means their teeth. As I know I take so much notice of others smiles. I was forever conscious about mine. Like many people, I was raising a hand to partially block my grin or trying to stifle my smile, so it didn’t reveal my teeth specifically in photographs. My buck teeth with a gap and yellowing were my biggest insecurity so to make myself more confident I sorted it out with the help of a brace a few tips and tricks. I even read a load of posts like this which really helped which is why I wanted to share what I did or know works best. While it may not be achieved overnight, you can enhance your dental health and improve the look of your teeth; you just need a lot of perseverance.

Buy A Decent Toothbrush

First things first, seems the most obvious but your toothbrush will be your best friend! 
Get a good one and you will see a major improvement. While you may think that the electric toothbrushes that cost hundreds of pounds are a bit gimmicky, they do clean your teeth exceptionally well. A regular toothbrush can give similar effects specifically alongside a whitening toothpaste. It's great seeing stains lifting from your teeth over a couple of months - I took a before photo and regularly compared to see my progress - seeing the change really does make it worth it. Ensure that you clean your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes at a time. Some toothbrushes are so intuitive that they will notify you when to move on from a given tooth and help you develop safer and more advanced cleaning techniques - it's amazing what technology can do!

Floss Like A Pro

We all know we have to floss regularly, but how many of us actually do it? I know I didn't! 
Flossing takes time, but it is hugely beneficial to your dental health. Developing a routine of brushing and flossing as part of your regular beauty regime will see a massive improvement in your smile. Flossing gets rid of plaque, prevents tartar build-up and will ensure that you don’t develop gum disease. Flossing also freshens our breath and helps us to maintain our oral health throughout the day in between brushing.

Go To The Dentist

Seems an obvious one but many people forget about their teeth and therefore the dentist. Luckily I love a trip to the dentist (I know weird!) but even if you dislike the experience, it’s vital! I head over every 6 months for a checkup and just reassures me everything is ok. If you are virtually phobic, dentists like Natural Smiles, go out of their way to make you feel as relaxed as possible with soothing scents and even a TV loaded up with all of your favourite Netflix box sets to watch during your time in the chair. I found a dentist I get along with and takes their time, talking me through the process of any procedure which really helps or if it involves needles I just tell him to do it without telling me so there's no anticipation!

Quit Smoking

I have never smoked but it's one of the worst things for discolouring your teeth - even if you are a mere social cigarette every now and then, you could be staining your teeth with gunk. Yellow staining from smoking is incredibly hard to remove, so it’s important that you quit your habit. Specialist toothpaste with bicarbonate of soda can be more abrasive to lift stains but they aren't effective enough. Also, it won't just be your smile, but your health as a whole that feels the benefit. Smoking really is dangerous.

Now every time you smile at someone you can ooze with confidence over your pearly whites!


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