The holiday season is here, which means it’s time for lots of parties, get-togethers, and of course, smiles. But if you’re unhappy with how your teeth look, you might feel shy about posing for family photos this time of year. In fact, 18% of people admit that they usually try to conceal their teeth when taking photographs.
This year, make a resolution to be confident in your smile by giving yourself the gift of cosmetic dentistry. No matter your insecurities, there’s a way to add a little bit more sparkle to your dental care routine. Here are two simple ways you can improve your smile and feel more confident in every photo.
One of the biggest reasons people feel unhappy with their teeth is because of discoloration or yellowing. Even if you’re not a rabid coffee or wine drinker, our teeth tend to naturally become less white with age. However, modern dental care technology lets you achieve noticeable whitening results with just a one-hour in-office visit.
Porcelain veneers are like tiny sheaths that fit over your natural teeth to correct misshaped or discolored teeth. If you’ve ever wondered how so many celebrities have such perfect-looking, beautiful white teeth all the time, the answer is likely veneers. Not only do they serve as a kind of restorative dentistry for fixing tooth structure, the porcelain is also highly resistant to staining, more so than tooth enamel itself, so that your pearly whites stay white all the time.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for celebrities. Anyone can talk to their professional dental care specialist about how to easily, safely, and effectively improve the appearance of their smile. It can help boost your confidence in social situations beyond holiday parties and picture-taking moments: job interviews, for example, or networking opportunities.
Studies often show that the more you smile, the happier you feel (regardless of whether that smile is genuine or not!). Putting in the effort to smile more may help you succeed in all areas of life. Best of all, you can preserve those special moments with beautiful photos to cherish for a lifetime. If you give yourself one gift this holiday season, make it the confidence you need for a great, healthy, and open-mouth smile!