When you smile at people, you give the impression that you’re friendly and approachable, not to mention that people who smile are perceived as more attractive and confident by others. It’s no wonder that so many of us focus on trying to make ours more beautiful. Good things don’t usually happen overnight, and if you’d like to work on your smile a little bit and improve it, we’ve got you covered. Here are five easy steps that will make your smile more beautiful.
Pick the right lipstick
Lipsticks can do wonders for your smile: the right shade can make your teeth appear whiter and brighter, while the wrong one can make them look yellow. Just because a certain shade works for some people, it doesn’t mean that it’ll work for everyone. Take your skin tone into consideration and look for a lipstick with specific undertones. Red lipsticks with blue undertones are the best and pink ones should have cool undertones too, while nude lipstick should have a brown shade rather than orange. These simple tricks will make your teeth appear whiter and your smile more appealing.
It doesn’t matter if you have the most beautiful and genuine smile in the world. If you have stained, crooked, or broken teeth, you won’t feel comfortable showing them to the world. Straight, white teeth will improve our self-esteem, so it might be a good idea to talk to an orthodontist about your options. Regular braces are effective, but not really attractive, which is why a lot of people choose to have a discreet treatment called Invisalign in Bondi Junction. Unlike braces, with Invisalign you use comfortable aligners you can take out any time, and they are virtually invisible. This allows you to wear them without being too self-conscious, and you will align crooked teeth easily. If you notice that you have a chipped tooth, a gap between your teeth or you’re missing a tooth, don’t hesitate to book an appointment and get rid of imperfections once and for all.
Whiten your teeth
We mentioned how important it is to have healthy teeth, but their color is just as important. If you drink a lot of coffee, tea and wine, and especially if you smoke, your teeth will be stained. While some types of stains are too deep to be treated, others can be removed and a person’s teeth whitened. You might get really good results from store-bought whitening products, but if you want a safe and effective solution, you can always book an appointment with a dentist. You need to be careful though, as using whiteners too much can seriously damage your teeth. There are also natural ways to whiten your teeth, such as using charcoal powder, coconut oil and baking soda.
When you know that you have a fresh breath, you will be more likely to smile, because you’ll feel confident. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day (when you get up in the morning, and right before you go to bed) and flossing every night are habits which will keep your teeth healthy and your breath fresh for a long time. Chewing gums are also a good idea as are some mint candies but try to find the ones that don’t’ contain sugar. Drinking more water, mint and green tea, and eating fresh fruit will also help you keep your breath fresh.
Practice makes perfect
One of the things you learn very soon: a nice smile is a skill you have to learn, and you’ll never be good at something unless you practice. When you smile, you’re showing the world that you’re feeling happy on the inside, so try to find a source of happiness inside you. Mindfulness meditation will help you induce inner joy and allow you to always find something you can smile about. You can also spend more time with happy people and people who make you happy. You can also try practicing self-affirmation, telling yourself positive things, which will make you feel more confident and calm you down when you’re feeling stressed.
Smiling is a wonderful thing and it can really change our mood and make our day better. When you feel confident, you will smile more, but in order to feel that way, you need to pay attention to a lot of details. Fresh breath, healthy teeth and a genuine smile that reaches your eyes will make you feel good and confident, and other people will see you as friendly and approachable too.