Finding Confidence In Your Smile
A smile can get you noticed. In fact, your smile is often the first thing people notice. Wearing a smile also has health benefits. Smiling can reduce your blood pressure, boost your mood and lower stress hormone levels, for example, and it can provide comfort and make other people feel good. While a smile is important, only about 46 percent of people are confident in their smile. The good news is that you can take steps to feel more confident about your smile.
8 Tips for a Confident Smile
Smiling with confidence takes a little bit of preparation and work, but the good feelings you experience make all of the work worthwhile.
1. Practice your smile
Look in the mirror and smile – your natural smile is probably more appealing than you realize. Watch yourself making different types of smiles, from a Mona Lisa closed-lip smirk to a wide, toothy grin. Cultivate a genuine smile by thinking of something or someone that brings you great joy; learn what that genuine smile feels like.
2. Smile regularly
Make smiling a habit. For best results, develop a habit of showing your teeth when you smile.
3. Practice good dental hygiene
Nothing can ruin your confidence in your smile faster than dirty or decayed teeth. Clean teeth and healthy gums can really boost your confidence in your smile. Brush and clean between your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush for 2 minutes, twice each day.
4. Brush your tongue
The tiny bumps on your tongue, known as papillae, can trap food particles, bacteria and debris to cause an embarrassing white coating on your tongue. The coating is visually unappealing, and the bacteria in it can cause bad breath. Use a tongue scraper to eliminate the buildup of odor-causing bacteria; you can also eat crunchy vegetables to scrape the white coating from your tongue and to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
5. Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water or other healthy fluids. Staying hydrated helps your body produce saliva, which rinses away food particles, slows the production of plaque, dilutes acid that can cause tooth decay, and strengthens tooth enamel.
6. Get a dental makeover
A dental makeover can give you more confidence in your smile than you ever thought possible! A cosmetic dentist can whiten, straighten, or completely reshape your teeth to give you a dazzling smile. Cosmetic dental services include:
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Tooth-colored fillings
Our skilled team at Williams and Daily will build a personalized treatment plan that will give you the confidence to show off your smile.
7. Improve your smile’s appeal with cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry transforms smiles, safely and effectively. Cosmetic dentistry can change the color, shape and size of your teeth through:
- Tooth colored fillings to stop tooth decay
- Teeth whitening to bring your teeth to the whitest shade possible
- Invisalign to straighten teeth invisibly, without the need for traditional braces
- Implants to replace one or more missing teeth
8. Talk to your dentist about dental implants
Are you embarrassed about missing teeth? Do you avoid smiling because you dislike the way your dentures look? Dental implants can help you smile with confidence. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, or metal post, which holds a natural-looking dental crown in place. Dental implants permanently fill the unsightly gap left by a missing tooth, and they do not slip out of place when you smile as dentures do.
Finding confidence in your smile takes time, but with a little bit of preparation and practice, you can have an appealing, unforgettable and confident smile.
Williams, Daily & Frazier Dental is a family and cosmetic dentist in Raleigh, NC with a dedicated team of dentists, assistants, hygienists and administrators who are enthusiastic in their commitment to
their patients. We offer dental implants, Invisalign teeth straightening, in-office and home teeth whitening options, and Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
Contact Williams, Daily & Frazier at (919) 846-9070 for more information and to schedule an appointment today.