Lack of confidence can make it hard to smile sometimes. It’s agreed that fashion magazines and unrealistic expectations contribute to this lack of confidence. What people think of us is important.
Of course, we all have the need to be desirable, respectable, and presentable. Our mouth radiates our confidence, but that can be lacking in with people who don’t like their smile. One of the most successful and high-profile women on the planet, Victoria Beckham, dislikes her mouth. Have you noticed? So, how can you smile with confidence and really feel it?
Those Pearly Whites
Teeth discolouration is a big concern for many people. Proper dental hygiene, including whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, is important for keeping your teeth white. As is limiting your exposure to food and drink that can discolour your teeth, like sugary drinks, tea and coffee. But when it seems that isn’t helping, schedule yourself in for teeth whitening. You just need to make sure you take care of them after so that the brightness lasts longer. If you want to highlight the new whiteness of your teeth, a great tip is to wear a red lipstick that compliments them when you smile.
The shape of your smile
If it’s not the colour of your teeth, then it might be the shape of them. Many adults feel that they are too old to get braces. Perhaps your teeth have shifted slightly or you feel it’s too ‘juvenile’ to have braces. But too get a great smile it’s never too late to get your teeth aligned. It might take a little while to get used to, but you’re taking steps to make your smile better, so you should wear your braces with confidence. If it’s the odd tooth or two that really gets in the way of the rest, whether due to chips or wearing, then you should consider getting veneers, too. Good veneers will expertly match the rest of your teeth so you don’t have to worry about them sticking out like a sore thumb.
Sometimes it’s just one or two teeth that are misplaced or perhaps chipped through sport. In that case, consider getting veneers. Good veneers will be expertly matched to the rest of your teeth and won’t look like new ‘additions’.
Don’t focus on your flaws
Taking care of your teeth is important, but smiling is all about being comfortable with yourself. Instead of focusing on your flaws, you should be happier with your strengths and play to them. Smile with your eyes more, and if there is only a little fault in your teeth, then avoid it by simply ‘measuring’ your smile so those problem points don’t show. While working towards fixing your smile, be confident in your beauty and know that it isn’t solely dependent on any one part of you.
Being able to smile with ease is something that no-one should be missing. Hiding your smile away can really impact your enjoyment of just about anything good in your life. Through fixing what you can and getting to grips with what you can’t, you can win back your smile.