We all know why smiling can be so important; a proven mood shifter and overall confidence booster — even fake smiling can have a positive impact on our mood — but the power in such a gesture is more apparent than ever before.
The pandemic has lead us to experience how we communicate in a whole new way.
A smile and a laugh can light up a home office environment and make FaceTiming with loved ones a memorable experience. When masked an extra squint from your eyes can show someone you care, and when you have the chance to unveil, there is comfort in being able to openly communicate and express yourself, again, to those around you.
Our realities have shifted, but the power in the simple smile hasn’t.
The consensus: smile; the world needs it.
We worked with Dr Alex Foo at Aria Dental to create some tips to maintain your smile, because cracking one can go far beyond the act itself and you want to feel confident when doing it.
According to the experts, the simple act of washing down your snacks or meal with some water could help reduce decay – especially if you like chocolate, sweets and fizzy drinks – and even help to reduce stains.
ANNUAL DENTIST CHECK-UPS
You’ll want to keep tabs on the health of your teeth however, it’s sufficient visiting your dentist annually. Going for a yearly scale and clean will keep your teeth and gums nice, white and fresh, and if you have private health insurance, this is often free!
DON’T JUMP INTO THE DEEP END
One of the most popular reasons for smile improvement treatments is misaligned teeth.
According to Dr Foo misinformed people will often jump straight into the deep end and pay for expensive porcelain veneers but often a realignment can dramatically change overall symmetry. Invisalign, for example, can be an effective option: a series of custom fit clear plastic trays that are designed to slowly straighten your teeth while you maintain you regular lifestyle.
COSMETIC DENTAL IMPROVEMENTS
Dr Foo said once your teeth are straight and healthy your 95 per cent there.
If you want to physically improve the appearance of your teeth further, cosmetic dentistry could help you achieve your desired smile.
It’s important to evaluate the big picture; seek professional advice and be open to all options presented.
Options may include teeth whitening, veneers or cosmetic bonding.
Cosmetic bonding can be used to enhance the shape and / or colour of a tooth. It’s far more economical than veneers, gives you a highly aesthetic result and can be completed in one visit.
Perfect for those chipped, out of shape or discoloured teeth.
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ‘ONE SIZE FITS ALL’
When it comes to working on your smile, do not rely on social media; do your homework!
It’s best to see an expert dentist, and do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. If you get it wrong, it can take thousands of dollars and years to repair.
And remember, your teeth aren’t pearly until you smile!
Your smile is a powerful tool in life and Aria Dental are the cosmetic dental experts in Perth. They offer individuals smile makeovers including their non-disruptive Invisalign treatment to help straighten your teeth. If you’d like to feel more confident about your smile, visit Aria Dental.
Disclaimer: This is general information of a medical nature supplied by a third party and is not medical advice. For medical advice specific to your needs, please see your medical practitioner
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