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How To Have A Confident Smile

For many people, confidence is hard to come by, we are often our own worst critics and it is easy to fall into the trap of unintentionally putting way more pressure on ourselves than is necessary. Numerous studies have shown that the simple act of smiling is beneficial to our health. When we smile, our brains automatically start to feel more confident and positive, but when our confidence is low we find it harder to smile.

Fortunately, there are some really simple things you can do, some of which are easily incorporated into your daily routine, which will improve your smile and give you a new sense of confidence in your appearance.

Whitening

This is arguably the essential component of a confident smile. After all, knowing that our teeth are anything less than pearl white can make it that much harder to smile with confidence. There is a wide range of teeth-whitening products and techniques available, some of these are performed in the dentist’s office while others are treatments which can be self-administered at home. You should always ensure that any whitening treatment you consider has been approved by the EU Directive.

The Smile Dentist offers a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure known as ‘California bleaching’, which makes use of a deep bleaching technique to whiten teeth.

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Crowns

Cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures which are designed to restore teeth that have become either discolored or damaged, back to their original state. One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures is the fitting of an artificial crown to teeth. Artificial crowns are a popular way of improving the strength of teeth, to prevent breaking and other forms of damage, or of restoring the shape of a tooth that is already damaged.

Bonding

Bonds are materials which have been specifically designed to attach to a tooth to disguise damage and discoloration. Bonding is a popular method for improving the aesthetic qualities of teeth and it is one of the least invasive procedures available. For teeth whose structural integrity has become compromised, a dentist can bond your natural tooth enamel to a substance known as dentin, often using a material such as porcelain or resin, to improve the strength and appearance of the tooth.

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Regular Dentist Check-ups

Going to the dentist seems like nothing but a chore when we’re children, and as we grow up many of us simply stop going, for a variety of reasons. However, keeping up with dental appointments is a good idea. First and foremost, a dentist will be able to identify the early signs of gum disease and other potentially serious issues before they develop into a significant problem. When a dentist checks your teeth, they will also be able to make a judgment as to how effective your current dental hygiene practices are and will be able to advise you on how you can improve your technique and keep your teeth white and healthy.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is easier than many of us realize and the way that we perceive our own smile can have an impact on how often we are willing to bare our teeth to the world. Smiling is good for us, however, and something that we should all try and do with more confidence.

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