How to Enhance Your Smile
‘The eyes are the window to the soul.’ I, personally, tend to disagree with that well-known statement. Yes, the eyes show many emotions of the heart, but without the company of the mouth I think the eyes would be a very dirty window. If you are happy, what is the first and foremost tell sign? Is it not your smile? I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear good news, or purely feel blissful I cannot help but show the world my pearly whites. Well, I hope they would be pearly white if the smile is in fact the window to the soul. Therefore, nothing should stop us from wanting to enhance it. But how?
Anyone Can Do It
The simple yet imperative thing to do: Floss. Flossing may be the most underrated thing in dentistry. Dentist keep reminding people of its importance, and yet still people tend to ignore them. Flossing removes the plaque in the mouth that the toothbrush simply cannot reach. By removing this plaque, you are enhancing your smile and preventing serious diseases from occurring in your mouth. Also, your local dentist in Vancouver should be cleaning your teeth thoroughly twice a year – most medical aids cover these visits so don’t forget to go.
But what about bad habits? Smoking, besides causing major problems with your gums, affects your smile. However addictive this habit may be, is it worth it? If teeth are not polished regularly, the stains caused could penetrate deep into the enamel of the teeth, becoming permanent. Also, it is not just smoking which stains your teeth – coffee, tea and red wine are culprits too. Rinsing your mouth out with water after can sometimes help avoid staining.
Get Some Extra Help
Your smile is important; we have clarified this. So why not get a little help from your dentist, or even your plastic surgeon? Because there is such a vast array or teeth whitening products, it may be best to consult your dentist about it and ask him which is the best one for you. Different treatments suit different circumstances, and they all differ in strength and intensity. This can be done in the dentist chair or at home, depending on the technique. It would be best to explain to your dentist what your desired result is, in order to get the best advice.
On the other hand, there are more extreme options. Today, cosmetic surgery has done wonders for people and it has enhanced many smiles all over the world. One way is through veneers. These are custom shells made to cover one side of the teeth. They enhance the shape and the colour. They are made out of porcelain or plastic. This is more complex than teeth whitening so it often takes longer to deliver the desired result, and it may require two visits to the dentist.
There are many other cosmetic surgeries that can enhance a smile. Otherwise, simple hygiene and preventative measures can ensure a healthy mouth. Remember, your pearly whites represent your happiness. The brighter your smile; the happier you are. And the happier you are; the brighter you smile.