You have probably heard the saying that your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and it's true. Your smile is how others determine if you are approachable, friendly and trustworthy. To ensure you are sending others the right message, you might want to smile more often.
However, not everyone smiles as often as they should. For many, the thought of showing off their teeth is out of the question, especially if they have discolored or crooked teeth. They may try to smile with a closed mouth, but this doesn't display the same amount of warmth as a full-mouth smile.
If you happen to be one of those people that doesn't smile often because you are trying to hide your teeth and you are wondering how to get a beautiful smile, read on to discover some ways!
1. Whiten Your Teeth
Probably the biggest reason why many people try to hide their teeth is because they aren't as white as they want them to be. Over time, foods and beverages can stain the enamel of your teeth, and they naturally darken an average of two shades every decade. That means that your pearly whites could become gray or yellowish. When that happens, you definitely don't want to show them off to the world.
Thankfully, there is an easy fix to this issue. Using an at-home whitening product is a great way to ensure that your teeth are as dazzling as they can be so that you can have a perfect smile. To get the best results, it's recommended that you use a product that was developed by a practicing dentist, and the leading options include those available from GLO Science.
Both the GLO Lit and GLO Brilliant whitening treatments use patented gentle warming heat and light technology that gets your teeth as white as possible in as little as a week. You have total control over how long the process takes, and you can either wear the device three times a day for eight minute sessions to get whiter teeth in seven days, or you can wear it four times a day for eight minute sessions and see results in five days.
In addition, you can also use the GLO Vials to speed up the whitening process. These small packets of teeth whitening gel can go anywhere you go and be applied quickly and easily. If you're looking for a way to fend off stains, then applying this gel is in your best interest. With a minty fresh flavor and no need to rinse, the whitening process is convenient and easy.
2. Brush at Least Twice a Day
In addition to whitening your teeth to make youmore confident in your smile, it's also advised that you brush your teeth at least twice a day (and immediately before whitening your teeth so that the gel has a clean surface to adhere to). This removes any food particles and excessive bacteria that can negatively impact the health of your teeth. Leaving these sitting on your tooth enamel increases your risk of developing cavities or rot, which will make you even more self-conscious about your smile.
Not only should you be brushing twice a day, but you also need to be doing it correctly. To ensure you are getting your teeth clean, you should be brushing for at least two minutes. It's also advised that you use the right toothbrush. It should have soft bristles. Otherwise, you will damage your enamel, which could lead to sensitivity and an increased risk of cavities.
3. Straighten Your Teeth
Having crooked teeth may be one of the reasons you try to hide your smile. Thankfully, there's an easy way to fix this, and that includes having orthodontic work done. Not only will this give you a great smile, but it can also improve your oral hygiene as well. By straightening your teeth, you'll get rid of crowding and overlaps where bacteria can hide. If orthodontic treatment is not in your budget right now, whitening your teeth can actually give them the appearance of looking straighter as well.
Should you have missing teeth, looking into cosmetic dentistry is also an option to improve your smile. A professional will be able to set you up with dental implants, dental veneers or dentures to give you a better smile.
4. Drink Plenty of Water
This is another bit of advice that you've heard for as long as you can remember. Again, there's a reason people keep telling you this: because it can improve your oral and overall health. By drinking water throughout the day, you can improve your smile because the liquid will help rinse away any food particles or bacteria that might be trying to establish itself on the surface of your teeth. Taking a water bottle with you wherever you go is a great way to remind yourself to drink throughout the day.
5. Visit Your Dentist
The best way to improve your smile is to make sure you are visiting your dentist twice a year to take care of your dental health. Dental problems will not go away on their own, so you need a professional to help you take care of them. In addition, having twice yearly checkups can prevent a lot of issues from occurring in the first place. Your dentist will be able to find any issues and take care of them before they become major and potentially painful problems.
You Deserve a Dazzling Smile
Your smile is what attracts other people to you and lets them know that you are friendly and trustworthy, but this isn't the only reason why you should find ways to improve your smile. Taking care of your teeth impacts your overall health, and it can greatly improve your self-confidence, mood and outlook while also giving you your best smile.
At GLO Science, we want you to be happy with your smile, so we offer a wide range of tooth whitening products to make your mouth look amazing. Check out what we have to offer in our teeth whiteners collection and find the treatment that will work for you!