When we first meet someone one of the things we tend to notice first is their smile. Smiling releases endorphins which in turn give positive health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and strengthening your immune system. We all want to make a good first impression and working on your appearance is a great start, so we’ve got some top tips to get you smiling again.
When you see someone smile you normally notice how white their teeth are or in some cases are not. So why not invest in some teeth whitening products, making your teeth a few shades whiter will give you the confidence to show off your smile in no time. If home kits aren’t your thing head down to your local dentist for a more professional finish.
Smiling Shouldn’t Be Painful
Don’t ignore the aches and pains in your mouth, as soon as you feel some discomfort, head straight to your dentist for a check-up. Sorting out those sensitive teeth with a few easy root canals will save you pain and money in the future. We know that not everyone likes the dentist and the thought of a root canal is scary, however, Mesa Street Dental, a Texas based dentist say that root canals are not painful as you might think, ‘In reality, by using the latest dental technology our root canal specialists make root canals a quick and relatively painless treatment to relieve the extreme pain from an infected tooth.’ Once your mouth is pain free you will feel yourself smiling from ear to ear.
Find Your Inner Smile
As much as it is important to have your smile looking great you want it to be genuine. According to Henry Ford LiveWell ‘Research shows that children smile an average of 400 times per day, compared to the average happy adult who smiles 40-50 times per day and the typical adult who smiles only 20 times per day.’ We think we can do better than that, challenge yourself to smile more each day, find a hobby you like, a new tv program to watch and surround yourself with positive people. Every little thing we do to smile more will lead to a happier healthier mind.
Don’t forget your lips
Now the inside of your mouth is up to scratch, take a look at those luscious lips. Winter is approaching which means your lips will get dry and sometimes they start to crack. Apply a moisturizing lip balm daily to leave your lips looking soft. Use a smoothing lip kit, like this one from Dermelect, to help nourish and moisturize wrinkled and dry lips. If you’re feeling bold you can add lip gloss or lipstick to draw attention to your new found smile.
Now it’s time to show off your new smile to the world. For more ways to brighten up your smile check out how to Lighten Dark Lips Easily and Safely At Home!