We all take so many pictures these days, myself included.
And as everyone has a smartphone with a camera, it’s impossible to shy away from any camera. So then what do you do if you don’t feel too confident about your smile to get in front of the camera?
You could, of course, keep your mouth closed while you’re posing for a picture, but everyone knows that won't look as nice as a wide smile!
Thankfully, you don’t have to lose your confidence because of bad teeth. Here are five steps to get a winning smile that's perfect for your next selfie.
You need to brush your teeth as often as possible. Seriously.
At the very least, you should be aiming for twice a day. First thing in the mornings and just before bed. If possible, try to brush after each meal as well. This can help to get rid of any food that is stuck between your teeth.
Brushing also improves your overall oral hygiene and keeps your gums super healthy too. Yay!
What you put in your mouth has a big impact on your oral hygiene.
If you are eating a lot of sugary food, you should expect to develop a lot of plaque on your teeth. This can escalate and cause tooth decay. So, to maintain a healthy mouth, stick to a healthy diet. Eat plenty of fresh, home cooked meals that are not too high in sugar.
Mouthwash & Floss
Lots of people forget about flossing their teeth and using mouthwash when they brush.
Flossing can get into the tiny areas that your toothbrush will miss. So it can remove a lot of extra food. And mouthwash can help keep your gums healthy. Try to find an antibacterial mouthwash, this will get rid of any nasty bacteria that may be lurking in your mouth!
Not sure which order you should do all this in? Experts suggest brushing, flossing, and then using mouthwash.
You should visit your dentist regularly so that he or she can ensure your oral hygiene is up to scratch.
They will also be able to carry out any necessary dental work like if you have neglected your teeth, you may have developed a cavity. Ouch! If this is the case, you may need to have a filling. Seeing your dentist also gives you a good chance to ask him or her about any toothbrushes or toothpaste that they recommend.
How often should you see your dentist? Many experts recommend a visit every six months.
If you have an accident and chip a tooth out or knock one completely out, don’t panic! I've been there, a few times and all's not lost!
There are a few cosmetic procedures that can make your teeth look good as new again. If you think your teeth look too brown or yellow, you can also see about having them whitened. To see what different procedures are available in your area, check sites like Bloomfield dental designs.
So there you have it; five steps to a healthy mouth that will always look great.
(Psst: this post contained affiliated links, which is why it's for the States!)