It is said that a smile is worth a thousand words. It is an excellent way to present positive emotions and can make you and others feel better. Research indicates that we can learn to smile “better” by understanding its dynamics and learning the way we naturally smile.
Because smiling is a natural expression for humans of all cultures, it is weird to think that there are ways we can improve our smile to make it more aesthetically appealing. We can improve it by taking some simple steps. Five common tips that can help you gain a beautiful smile are shared here:
A Natural Smile
The first tip to improve your smile is to always do it naturally. Although there are circumstances where you may have to force a smile to come to your face, a natural smile is always the most beautiful one.
We use a lot of muscles when we smile naturally, which in turn produces endorphins that further improve your mood. Remember endorphins? These are the happiness producing chemicals in your brain.
Another thing that you can do is separate your front teeth from the bottom ones when you smile. According to researchers, this creates a nice natural looking appeal and presents your smile to others as welcoming.
Have the Proper Oral Care Routine
It’s important that you choose the right toothbrush, brush at least twice a day and floss every day in order to keep your teeth healthy, and have a beautiful smile that you can wear with confidence. Your dentist and dental hygienist can give you more tips regarding this but generally you need a tooth brush that works and is efficient. An old scraggly tooth brush that is a year old will not work well. Generally, you should be changing your toothbrush every 3 months. The bristles should be soft or extra soft and often times an electric brush is much more efficient than our own manual labor. Flossing is really important to keep gums looking nice and light pink and tight rather than swollen, red and inflamed.
Show Those Teeth
It is found that showing your teeth when you smile is much more aesthetic than smiling without showing your teeth. This appearance produces a look of happiness and has a positive effect on the others that see your smile. You will find that a smile that displays teeth is treated with more warmth and receives more positive feedback.
Healthy Gums and Teeth
Another way to improve your smile is to ensure your teeth and gums are in optimal health. Cavities and enamel wear can lower the brightness or outright stain your teeth. Decay can lead to discoloration, pain and even tooth loss. See your dentist regularly so that they can may be inspected for cavities and so you can be informed of how best to maintain the health of your teeth. Some stains are harmless and this will be determined by your dentist. If a different or lighter tooth shade is something you want, again discuss this with your dentist and they will likely offer some whitening options. Remember, shade isn’t everything. A healthy cavity free smile is the most beautiful smile.
Last of all is practice. Research has found out that practicing your smile in front of the mirror improves your posture as well as your smile and allows you to naturally present a better smile when in front of people.
These are the top tips that can get you a beautiful smile in no time at all.