A smile is not just something that helps our appearance. It’s something to strive for since it also means having our oral health under control. Since so much of our overall health depends on what happens to our teeth and gums, it is important to make sure our smile is looking its best.
Even our mental health can be improved by having a nice smile since it can be something that weighs heavily on our minds if our teeth are crooked or discolored. A poor smile that is improved will work wonders to increase self-esteem and can even lead to better relationships and work opportunities. In this article, we will go over several ways that you can improve your smile.
1 – Get braces
You’re never too old for braces so at any age it makes sense to get fitted for some to straighten your teeth. Look for the best dentist in Gurgaon or whatever town you live in and they will surely offer braces no matter what age you are.
The nice thing about getting braces these days is that you have options. You are not forced into awkward-looking metal braces as you would have been in the past. There are now traditional braces made out of material that matches the color of your teeth so they are less visible. There are also mouthpieces that align your teeth such as Invisalign that are invisible as well as more comfortable.
Since crooked teeth can often lead to cavities and even infected teeth, it is important to get them straightened with braces.
2 – Get them whitened
It is actually very easy for teeth to become discolored over the years. If you drink a lot of red wine or coffee then this habit will end up slowly discoloring your teeth over the years. Although there is no medical emergency that comes with having discolored teeth necessarily, it is nice to have them whitened.
This process is sort of like slowly bleaching the teeth to bring out the whiteness they naturally would have. Try to avoid whitening toothpaste that has grit in it that scrubs away the enamel, however. This will lead to a weakened tooth and will cause decay.
If your teeth are discolored due to decay then you will need to see a dentist. Otherwise, most teeth whitening kits can be used at home to great effect.
3 – Get veneers
Chipped teeth lead to a lot of embarrassment. Luckily, they are not difficult to fix after a visit to the dentist. There are products called veneers that are simply covers that go over chipped or cracked teeth. They not only will cover up the tooth so it looks natural, but they often will reinforce it and make it stronger.
Veneers will also help cover up a discolored tooth that can’t be whitened, also. The only thing to watch out for is that your teeth will eventually discolor over time but the veneer won’t. Make sure to be keeping your teeth the same color as the veneer.