When it comes to fashion, there is nothing that goes better with any outfit from your wardrobe than a perfectly polished smile. Smiling will make you instantly more attractive, especially if you have beautifully well looked after teeth.
All of the hottest celebrities have perfect smiles, including Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and David Beckham, who have all had professional dental work carried out on their teeth.
Here are four powerful tips for perfect teeth, from a leading London Orthodontist:
1 – Keep Them Clean
It may sound obvious, but cleaning your teeth regularly is the simplest and quickest way to a perfect smile. Regular brushing of your teeth with a good quality toothpaste will help keep away stains that can make your teeth look yellow. This is very important for any one that drinks a lot of tea, coffee or red wine.
Whitening toothpastes are very effective at brightening teeth a shade or two lighter and some work as quickly as 7 days. If your teeth are badly stained, your dentist can offer you affordable and effective instant whitening treatments.
Regular flossing will help to keep your gums healthy, prevent decay and halitosis and will ensure you never suffer from that embarrassing spinach in your teeth look!
2 – Straighten Up
One thing that all of the well groomed celebrity smiles have in common is their very straight teeth. A straight smile shapes the face and looks tidy. Many celebrities opt for dramatic treatments like porcelain veneers and dental implants; however these often look very unnatural as a finished product and can cost a lot of money to maintain.
An easier, less painful and less expensive option is to choose invisible braces . The braces stay on for a few months, are relatively pain free, and the effects are permanent and won’t require any on going maintenance.
3 – Beware Of Chips
Some people like to use their teeth as tools – to untie knots in ribbon, to open twist cap bottles, to bite through tags – teeth are delicate and shouldn’t be used like this unless you want to cause chips and damage to the enamel.
If you take part in any contact sports or activities where you might be at more risk of falling, then wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth and prevent bigger chips, breakages and even tooth loss which are all very painful and expensive to repair.
4 – Look After Your Lips Too
A perfect smile isn’t just about the teeth. Frame your well looked after teeth with luscious lips – ladies can use different colored lip sticks and gloss to bring out their smiles – but stay away from orange tones as these can make teeth look yellow. Using a softening lip balm, or one with sun protection in it will prevent your lips from looking dry and chapped and will keep them looking soft and plump.
About the author: Katie Sykes is a lifestyle writer who has an interest in orthodontics. She lives in London close to Canary Wharf.
Credits: Photo courtesy of Scott Snyder.