The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, and to celebrate the festive close of another year. It’s also a perfect time for photo ops with those you love. To make sure your smile is looking its best in those ensuing selfies, and for the face-to-face time you will enjoy, too, take a cue from your general dentist about what is necessary to keep your smile looking and feeling its best throughout the year, but especially during this busy holiday season.
How Can Your Smile Look Its Best?
Daily dental hygiene, a healthy diet and regular preventive checkups and cleanings are the best ways to care for your smile, and to prevent dental issues including cavities and gum disease. They can also help keep your smile looking great, and free of visible tartar buildup.
Of course, professional teeth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is another great way to ensure the smile is really glowing when you get together with those you love, or for any special occasion. Professional whitening can visibly lighten teeth, quickly, too, so you can enjoy the benefits of a brighter smile fast!
Want A Weird Tip for a Natural Look?
Of course, when it comes time to actually smile for a photo, there are some simple ways to make sure it looks great, too. One key is choosing a lipstick shade that highlights the brightness of your teeth, such as a vibrant red or pink. Blue tones tend to work best for brightening the smile. Neutral and muddy shades can often cause the smile to look dingy, so be smart when selecting a shade.
It might sound funny, but pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth, or even gently against the back of your front teeth, can also help you create a natural-looking smile that isn’t too big or forced in appearance.