How to Improve Your Smile
As the old adage states, the eyes are the window to the soul, but coming in a close second in physical perception and how much of an impact you make is that of your smile. The appearance of your teeth is strongly linked to self confidence and other feelings of self-worth. If you are unhappy with how you smile, it can negatively affect your mental health.
So, with this in mind, continue reading to learn how to improve your smile both literally and metaphorically.
Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened
For people who drink lots of coffee, or smoke cigarettes or cigars regularly, it may well be the case that your teeth have become prematurely yellowed and stained. You may have made the switch to whitening toothpaste.
Although this can sometimes help, depending entirely on the individual’s quality of enamel and overall strength of their teeth, by far the best choice is to have your teeth professionally whitened by reputable and established orthodontics in North London.
Consume More Crunchy Fruit & Veg
Another exceedingly important component of your quest to improve your teeth’s physical appearance is eating plenty of crunchy fruit and vegetables.
Apples, celery sticks, pears and broccoli contain good amounts of calcium, meaning consuming such foodstuffs will not only serve to clean your teeth, but also strengthen them. Other key advantages of eating more fruit and vegetables include:
- Provision of vital vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy mind and body
- Assistance in reducing the risk of developing heart disease
- A lesser chance of developing diabetes and even some forms of cancer
Make Every Effort to Eliminate Stress
At least try to keep your stress levels to a minimum.
Although making a concerted effort to remove negative people from your life, both professionally and personally, will certainly not make your teeth appear whiter, it will undoubtedly give you more reasons to smile.
If, for example, you have a friend or work colleague who seems to always bring you down when you speak to them and seems to be somewhat of a happiness sponge, the following subtle ways may help you break away from them:
- Start to build mental barriers against what they say and how you are affected
- Make fewer and fewer arrangements with them as time goes on
- Stop giving them ‘air time’ by thinking about them and talking about them
- Seek out people who have a much more positive mental attitude
- Explain to them that you are moving in different directions in life
Upgrade to Fluoride Toothpaste
Finally, the easiest change to make to improve your smile and simultaneously boost your levels of self-confidence is to switch to using a fluoride toothpaste.
By all mean, still choose a toothpaste with other properties you favor, such as one with a spearmint taste or an added whitening solution, as long as it contains a high amount of fluoride.
There has recently been some controversy regarding the impact of the long-term use of fluoride on other areas of the body; however, it is an undeniable fact that fluoride is a vital ingredient for healthy teeth.