There’s something about having a nice, white smile that gives you extra confidence and helps to project a warm, vibrant personality. We live in the selfie era, and that means there’s more attention than ever before to how your smile looks to others. Fortunately, even if you weren’t born with perfect teeth, there are a number of different ways to improve your smile.
Method #1: Whitening
The first method is to focus on making your teeth as white and bright as possible. The easiest way to do this is by using new toothpaste that’s specifically marked as “whitening” toothpaste. At most pharmacies and supermarkets, you can also buy special whitening kits. These are meant to be used over a specific period of time, and work by bleaching your teeth a whiter color. For that reason, they are often referred to as “at-home bleaching kits.”
But perhaps the best way to whiten your teeth is by going into your dentist’s office for an annual check-up. You’ll walk away with teeth that look whiter and cleaner, thanks to the plaque that your dentist is able to remove during the visit.
Method #2: Bonding
Every notice how some people have sparkling white teeth? That may be the result of bonding, in which a white material is bonded directly to the teeth using a form of dental cement. Usually, this material is porcelain or a specialized resin. This bonded material helps to protect against corrosion and gives your smile an improved appearance.
Method #3: Braces
If you still have unpleasant memories of metallic braces from childhood, no worries. The current generation of “invisible braces” makes it possible for any adult to straighten out crooked or crowded teeth. There’s nothing better than having a nice, straight smile when it’s time for a photo. You want to be able to flash a full smile, where all the teeth are lined up nicely.
Method #4: Implants and crowns
Typically, implants are used to replace missing teeth, while crowns are used to repair and hide damaged teeth. Implants are useful because they can prevent the teeth in your mouth from shifting over time, which might lead to a change in your bite or other dental complications. Crowns are useful because they can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth. These crowns are like small caps that fit over the top of your tooth to protect it. In order for them to fit properly, though, it will require some reshaping of your original tooth.
Of course, there’s one basic method to improve your smile that you can do from home without having to go to a dentist’s office at all – and that’s brushing and flossing on a regular basis. That’s especially important if you drink a lot of coffee or smoke, both of which can stain your teeth over time. Always make sure that you replace your toothbrush on a regular basis, and that you are using one that can properly reach all areas of your mouth. By doing so, you’ll be taking an important step in improving your smile.
If you want to make your smile glow, even more, pay us a visit at SmilesNY. We will ensure that your pearly whites are as you are, and check to see if your teeth are healthy.