Transform Your Smile With These Top 5 Tips

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Transform Your Smile With These Top 5 Tips

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First impressions matter, so if you want to make a lasting one, consider taking steps to improve your smile.

1. Visit Your Dentist Twice a Year

Going to get your teeth cleaned once a year isn’t enough. Bump your annual visits up to twice a year if you want to see a drastic difference. Your dentist can also screen you for dangerous diseases and ailments that can destroy your teeth and gums if you don’t catch them early. Make sure you’re following through with daily maintenance at home. You should be brushing and flossing every morning and night to keep your teeth and mouth in a healthy state.

2. Limit Your Coffee Consumption

This might be some hard news to hear for anyone addicted to their daily cup of joe. But coffee and tea are notoriously known for staining your teeth. The drink contains ingredients called tannins, which are responsible for that undesirable yellow huge.

So, if you want your smile to reach its full potential, consider switching over to water and drinking caffeinated drinks once every few days instead.

Try to reduce the amount of sugar you’re consuming as well. This sweet substance may taste amazing in candies and desserts, but it’s also corrosive and can wreak havoc on your smile if you’re not eating it in moderation. You may even experience tooth decay if you’re consuming an overload of sugary meals and drinks, so remember to keep these foods at bay.

3. Wear a Red Lipstick

This tip applies to makeup wearers, but wearing the right shade of red can actually illuminate your smile! It’s an age-old trick, but the contrast between your teeth and lips is what brings out the whiteness in your teeth. Picking the right color will take some trial and error, as some shades can make your teeth look more yellow. For example, if you’re wearing a shade of red with an orange undertone, you may experience this. Look for a true red, with a blue undertone. These shades are vibrant and will make your smile look so bright, people will think you just walked out of your dentist’s office.

4. Whiten Your Teeth at Home

Whitening your teeth at home is a great way to eliminate stains in between dental checkups. It’s also an excellent way to treat yourself before a big event, such as a graduation or a wedding. Additionally, if you want to look flawless in photos, teeth whitening can make a huge difference in your pictures.

There are many different ways to whiten at home, so you may find yourself wondering what the most effective way to go about removing those annoying yellow stains is?

While certain natural remedies can work, avoid using lemons or apple cider vinegar to whiten your smile. These ingredients can actually damage your teeth if you’re using them to treat stains too often. They can eat away at the protective enamel covering your teeth.

Use something formulated to give you better results in a shorter amount of time instead.

Check out this website to learn more about how using trays over strips and natural remedies can give you phenomenal results.


5. Consider Dental Surgery for a Dramatic Improvement

While this step may not be as DIY-friendly as the previous one, dental surgery is a worthwhile investment if you want to see serious results. For example, if you have an underbite or an overbite, orthodontic surgery can realign your teeth and jaw for an improved smile and profile.

But Why Improve My Smile?

Bright and well-maintained teeth tend to look more hygienic. A beautiful smile is also alluring and can help you feel more confident in all aspects of life. Whether you’re going on a date, or excitedly going in for a job interview, this is one way you can ensure that you’ll walk in with your head held high regardless of who you’re meeting.


As you can see, there are many benefits associated with improving your smile. Whether you want non-stop compliments, or to feel comfortable in your own skin, confidence will come pouring in especially during important occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other special events. Therefore, if you’ve always wanted a more luminous grin, try implementing these dental tips into your everyday life.



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