If you’ve always wanted a photogenic smile, you are not alone. Recent surveys found that many people believe a healthy smile can improve their confidence and appearance.

Some people have also found that they find it easier to make friends because their smile makes them more approachable. If you don’t have the money to pay for extensive dental work, you might think that a beautiful smile is out of your reach. But believe it or not, having a bright and photogenic smile is not unobtainable, and you don’t need expensive dental work either. Take a look at these quick and easy ways to improve your smile instantly.

Wear Lipstick

If you’re a makeup fanatic, this shouldn’t be too difficult for you to achieve. Wearing lipstick can accentuate your photogenic smile making it stand out and look more attractive. Some shades even have the ability to make your smile look wider and brighter. Berry, pink and red tones are often best at doing this. But any lipsticks with blue or pink undertones also work. So head down to your local beauty counter or go online and treat yourself to a new shade.

Always make sure the lipstick you choose to wear suits your skin tone or it could stand out for the wrong reasons. You also need to remember to check your teeth before every photo to ensure no lipstick has been transferred onto them. After all, lipstick-covered teeth are never going to make your photogenic smile look it’s best.

Be Natural

Forced and awkward looking smiles are never going to look good in selfies or group photos. So try to make your photogenic smile look as natural as possible. You might need to do some practice in the mirror. This will make it easier to see the difference between a genuine smile and one that is forced. You could also look in your favorite fashion magazines and blogs and copy the model’s facial expressions. This can not only help your smile look more authentic, but it can improve your posture and pose too. Finding your best angle will ensure that every photo you take of yourself is one that is worth sharing.

Whiten Your Teeth

Teeth whitening has seen a dramatic rise in recent years and is one of the easiest ways of getting more photogenic teeth. The procedure can remove discoloration and stains from the surface of your teeth. This gives them a whiter and healthier appearance which will make you want to smile even more. As this treatment is so popular, there are numerous options you can choose from.

You could visit an experienced cosmetic dentist or use a teeth whitening kit at home. There are also natural options such as using strawberries or baking soda. For the most long-lasting results, visiting a dentist is your best bet.

Having a camera-ready smile is easy when you know how to achieve it. No doubt you’ll be desperate to show off your more photogenic smile to the world. Why don’t you plan a girls night out where you can take plenty of selfies and make your smile the main attraction.

Do you have your own tips for having a photogenic smile? Please share them with other readers.

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