In this day and age, it’s hard to go anywhere or to any events with friends or family without getting your picture taken. We live in a selfie culture, meaning most of the time your smile is front and center. This can become difficult if you don’t feel confident in your smile and want to avoid smiling whenever possible. The good news is there are many things you can do to feel much better about your smile and learn to love it and rock it with pride.
Want to selfie away without a care in the world? Here are five ways to feel more confident about your smile.
Make sure to have good daily habits
To feel more confident about your smile, take care of it to the best of your ability every day.
Floss and brush your teeth twice a day as is recommended by most dentists and try to eat sparingly any foods that you know are bad for your teeth or could possibly stain them such as coffee and wine.
If you find you do consume these kinds of foods pretty often, you may want to consider carrying a mini toothbrush and toothpaste tube in your bag so you can brush your teeth right after eating or drinking, which will help prevent permanent staining.
Consider professional whitening
The color of your teeth might be preventing you from feeling the most confident about your smile. If this is the case, you may want to consider a professional whitening treatment.
Most treatments are relatively simple and not too time-consuming. Next time you have a dental appointment, talk to your dentist about the best possible whitening options for your teeth.
Once they approve your treatment and you get it done, your whiter smile will have you smiling at anyone and everyone you meet.
Do other cosmetic procedures
Do you have a chip in your tooth that you’ve been meaning to get fixed but just never have? Or a discolored tooth?
Sometimes, in order to fix the things that make you feel not-so-good about your smile, you may need to consider some more invasive cosmetic dentist procedures. Some of those could include a crown, dental implants, or even veneers.
If you feel like this may be the avenue you need to take with your smile, consult your dentist and they will help you figure out what steps to take.
Go to the dentist
This one may seem pretty obvious, but go to your dentist regularly. Have a cleaning often will help you feel a lot more confident with your mouth and smile.
If there are any other issues with your oral health that need to be taken care of, your dentist will let you know. They will take care of them for you.
Rock what you got
At the end of the day, you only have one smile. It doesn’t need to be perfect for you to rock it with pride.
Learn to smile despite your insecurities, and you will find that people will respond positively. Being drawn to it because of who you are, not because of the “flaws” you feel you have.