Smile! It’s Good For You

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When you aren’t embarrassed with your teeth, your smile comes naturally and genuinely. 94% of people say they are likely to notice someone’s smile when they meet them for the first time. Many people can benefit from teeth whitening or some form of cosmetic dentistry.

Almost universally, teeth get darker as we age. For most people, our hair turns white and our teeth turn yellow or grayish.

Did you know that teeth whitening is the number one sought after cosmetic procedure because it is the most affordable way to instantly improve your physical appearance, and it immediately takes several years off your age.

Although there are some good over-the-counter products, they can be misused or overused. People get the best results by whitening under the dentist’s supervision. The most important thing is starting with clean teeth, and then picking the type of product that is right for you and your lifestyle — whether it is home trays, gels that you can use in a retainer, or a one-hour in-office whitening.

Teeth whitening can alter and improve your appearance without letting your friends or family know you have made any type of change. People who have had their teeth whitened intend to increase their oral health routine. Pleased with a smile and experiencing all the advantages of white teeth often leads people to take better care of their brushing, flossing, and scheduling regular cleanings. Since good oral health can improve your overall health and prevent many diseases, this is by far the most important reason to consider teeth whitening.

Whiter teeth give off a warmer smile. Facial expressions are intricate, but most everyone can tell if a smile is reluctant or fake altogether.

Other things to keep in mind are fibrous foods like apples, celery, carrots, spinach, broccoli, and lettuce actually work to remove stains by exfoliating teeth before the stain can attach to the surface of your teeth. Avoid starchy, sugary food and drinks including carbonated drinks like soda to keep a healthy smile. And you may want to buy an electric toothbrush!

Also, learn to pick the right shade of lipstick for yourself! If you have yellowish teeth, avoid red lipstick with blue tones. And a side note, sterling silver, and rhinestones jewelry can make your teeth look whiter than gold jewelry when wearing them around your neck.