Top 3 ways to improve your smile

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A smile is one of those things that define a person. It's the first thing that people notice about you, so you need to ensure that it's perfect. Think about it, instant photo sharing and selfies are the way of life in this century so being camera ready is much more essential than before. Ready to have that Hollywood smile? Here are some amazing tips that'll get you taking pictures you'll proudly show.

Facial exercises

The face is has got muscles just like the rest of the body so don't get too surprised that you can actually improve your smile by smiling exercises.

One exercise is known as the line eraser, and it aims to reduce the appearance of lines making you look younger.  All you have to do is suck in your cheeks, roll your lips and attempt to smile. Try smiling till an aching sensation appears at your mouth then release.

You could also develop the quadratus labli superioris muscle. It's responsible for keeping a youthful experience. Open your mouth slightly and flare out your nostrils while wrinkling your nose. Pull up your upper lip and maintain that pose for about 10 seconds. Repeat the steps.

Cosmetic dentistry

A cosmetic dentistry procedure may be just what you're looking for. The array of options here are in plenty, including teeth whitening.


These are thin porcelain or plastic shells crafted to cover the front part of your teeth. They can be used to change their shape or even colour, and they last for a very long period of time. Veneers also give you a better look as compared to bonding. They can fix spaced teeth, permanently stained ones or even the ones that are poorly shaped. However, veneers need a part of the enamel chipped off to fit.


These are used to completely cover up a poorly shaped or discoloured tooth. You'll also benefit from this procedure if your teeth are weak, broken or have a worn out. Additionally, crowns can be used to cover up dental implants, filling or even dental bridges. That way, all imperfections will be hidden, and your teeth would look perfect.

Ditch the smoking

Smoking causes staining of the teeth. It's one of the habits that you've got to ditch if you want to get that smile you long for. Not only does smoking discolour your teeth, it may also cause periodontal diseases. In fact, smoking is responsible for about 75% of all periodontal diseases.


20 January 2016

Dental Checkups: Preparing for Your Checkup

Hi! My name is Sarah, and as a busy professional, I understand the importance of making the most of my time. That includes everything from having productive working lunches to making the most of my dental checkups. I have created this blog to help you maximise your dental checkups. In these posts, you can learn how to prepare for your checkup, which questions to ask during your checkup and more. I am also going to have posts explaining why checkups are critical to your dental health as well as the health of your entire body. Happy reading, and thanks for visiting my blog!