Simple Ways to Improve your Smile



Woman smiling while facing mirrorA dazzling smile is one of the first things people will notice about you. As much as we might want a smile that grabs attention, many of us come up a little short when it comes to our laughing gear. The good news is that there are simple things you can do to ensure that your smile is as good as it can be.

Straight Teeth

Straight teeth look healthy and attractive and these days you do not have to suffer a mouth full of metal dental appliances to get them. Many dental offices, such as Lasting Smiles of Highland Park now offer Invisalign treatment to patients who want straighter teeth. This procedure involves the use of clear aligners that correct misaligned teeth faster than traditional braces.

Bright White Teeth

People’s teeth naturally yellow as they age, which is why we tend to associate white teeth with youth. Luckily, there are some simple ways to regain bright white teeth:

  • Avoid cola drinks, red wine, and coffee whenever possible
  • Do not smoke
  • Brush your teeth after eating
  • Use a whitening toothpaste that is approved by your dentist
  • Explore a whitening system provided by your dentist

Selecting a Quality Toothbrush

In addition to straightening and whitening your teeth, you should choose a toothbrush carefully. An electric toothbrush is an excellent choice, as it can remove plaque more effectively than a manual toothbrush. Your dentist may recommend one that will be highly effective at removing bacteria, plaque, and stains from your teeth.

Your dentist can recommend some easy strategies to achieve a smile that will boost your confidence, as well as make you look and feel younger. Schedule an appointment to find out how they can use their expertise to help achieve your best possible look.