Your smile is one of your best assets to get what you want. A smile transmits kindness, confidence, attractiveness, charisma, everything that never hurts in your life.
So with that in mind, here are 5 ways to get the stellar smile you’ve always wanted.
The perfect smile can come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: straight, flawless teeth. A 10 smile starts with proper alignment which, thanks to the many blessings of modern technology, no longer means wearing uncomfortable braces for years.
These are the options you have:
If you are interested in changing the shape, color and position of one or all of your teeth, dental veneers can help. Veneers are simply thin, custom porcelain sheets that are bonded to the surface of your teeth to cover imperfections.
They are a popular solution for those with chipped or worn teeth, stained, with interdental spaces, or to cover crooked or malformed teeth.
Older veneers required significant tooth removal, but today it can be done without any part removal.
Veneers can be made of porcelain or composite resin . Your dentist will help you choose the material that best suits your needs, as each type of material has its own benefits.
Porcelain is a stronger and more durable material , has a natural-looking surface, does not stain easily, and requires less tooth enamel removal than with a crown or cap.
In general, composite veneers require less tooth enamel removal than porcelain veneers or crowns, cost less than porcelain veneers, and are easier to fix if damaged; Although composite veneers are generally not as strong or resistant to wear as porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be repaired quickly and easily.
Another treatment that is available to achieve more beautiful and straight teeth is dental contouring, a technique that is used mainly to correct the wear of the teeth and the small imperfections derived from this wear.
The dentist will use different tools to gently remove some of the enamel from your teeth to change the shape or length of the teeth or remove blemishes. Once your teeth have been reshaped to your liking, they are polished to make them look as attractive as possible.
This technique is completely painless and no anesthesia is required, as there are no nerves in the enamel, so there is no need to worry about pain; but it must be done by a professional so that there are no problems with tooth sensitivity.
The main benefit of dental contouring is that it provides instant results. The entire procedure generally takes less than half an hour, so you only need a short appointment with your dentist to get the results you want.
This makes contouring a good option for those who are very nervous about visits to the dentist, or for those who are concerned about the pain associated with obtaining a perfect smile. Another advantage of this procedure is that it is permanent. Enamel doesn’t grow back, so once you reshape it to your liking, you won’t have to worry about your teeth returning to their original shape.
The straightest teeth in the world won’t close a deal if they have a yellowish color. A white smile is a must if you want to impress. Again, there are several options that can fit any budget.
Whichever whitening technique you choose, they all have one goal in common – to remove the blemish pigment that has built up so they’re as white as possible.
Many people start with whitening toothpastes . The special chemicals and abrasives in whitening toothpastes remove surface stains within 2 to 6 weeks.
But these pastes cannot remove all stains and their results are not long lasting, so I recommend that you use something more powerful.
A professional whitening treatment is the fastest and most effective way to achieve a pearly white set of teeth.
There are many different teeth whitening products on the market, from custom-made splints that your dentist can create for your teeth, to a homemade teeth whitening kit, or teeth whitening gel that is applied to your teeth.
The choice of the product depends entirely on you and the results you want to obtain:
- Whitening strips
- Whitening splints
- Whitening gel that is applied with a brush to the teeth
- Blue LED whitening appliances
- Whitening powders
- In-office whitening treatment
Most of the treatments that are performed in the dentist’s office take about an hour, and the enamel can be lightened in three to five tones. Home treatments rely more on patience, requiring you to use the product for up to an hour a day for a week or two to see results.
Just because you whiten your teeth now does not mean that they will remain white for the rest of your life. The results only last a few months (or in some cases years) and avoid dark foods and drinks. Once you start smoking or drinking coffee again, the stains will re-accumulate on the enamel and within the enamel, requiring future whitening treatments and a good dental cleaning.
A professional dental cleaning will not only help you whiten your teeth, it can also improve your oral health . A dental cleaning every six months is recommended as it gives the dentist the opportunity to locate areas of the mouth that may need special attention.
It is a perfect complement to reinforce the oral health regimen that is done at home, along with brushing and flossing.
People who regularly practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques do not experience discomfort during cleaning.
However, those who have neglected their oral hygiene habits may experience some discomfort or sensitivity during a dental cleaning. In these cases, the dentist may use a topical anesthetic before cleaning to alleviate any discomfort.
Your teeth are not the only essential element of a magnetic smile. Your lips need a bit of grooming too. Fortunately, to improve the appearance of the lips you do not need treatments or fancy tools (unless you want to).
The first and most important component of a lip care routine is hydration . Drink lots of water, and try to avoid licking your lips. These two simple gestures will help you maintain pretty lips.
To repair chapped lips, use a lip balm and exfoliate the skin when necessary. If chapping is really a problem, invest in a humidifier to replace the moisture inside and keep your lips hydrated.
And finally, remember to protect your lips from sunburn , as you would any other skin on your body. Invest in a moisturizer or balm with SPF and use it regularly when going outside.
A true smile involves both the mouth and the eyes. This is how crow’s feet are produced, but a charismatic smile is worth the sacrifice of a little skin around the eyes. Let your eyes wrinkle, show the top row of teeth (especially now that you have them looking so good) and give yourself a spectacular smile.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.