Ways Having White Teeth Can Help Boost Your Confidence
Self-conscious? It’s more common than you think!
Everyone has something about their appearance that they don’t like. Sure, we know we’re supposed to love ourselves the way we are, but it’s not always that simple. It can feel as though everyone is staring straight at whatever we think of as an imperfection.
One common insecurity centers on our smile—or more specifically the teeth we reveal when we smile.
It is true that a smile is one of the first things a person notices about us. When we meet someone new, we may give them a closed-lip version of a smile, or avoid smiling altogether.
Sometimes the imperfections we see can be remedied with simple treatments from our dentist. Tooth whitening is one treatment that can have effective results and boost our confidence.
What causes tooth discoloration in the first place?
Sometimes, those stains and yellowed teeth are unavoidable. Factors, such as aging, have a huge impact on the appearance of our teeth. Accidents can sometimes damage the tooth as well, causing it to change in color.
Sure, sometimes the staining can be avoidable. Certain drinks, such as coffee and red wines are known to affect the color of our teeth. Tobacco products are also a common culprit. But did you know that sometimes certain vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables can also stain the teeth?
It can be overwhelming to know that some of our regularly consumed food and drinks can cause staining, but this doesn’t mean that you have to stop eating those raspberries, or have to drop your coffee habit altogether. But it is a good thing to keep in mind when choosing your foods. Don’t worry though! There are some ways to help combat it while still enjoying things like sodas and berries.
After consuming something prone to staining your teeth, be sure to rinse your mouth out with some water and then brush. This will get rid of anything that was left behind, keeping your teeth brighter and healthier. When drinking liquids that can stain, like sodas, try drinking them through a straw. This will help keep the liquid off of your teeth, limiting the amount of damage that can be done.
Let that smile free!
Did you know that having whiter teeth might just be the missing link to increased confidence? Something as simple as teeth whitening can have a ripple effect on the rest of your life. You won’t be worried about going on that trip and smiling in those photos. If you have an upcoming meeting at work, you won’t have to worry about smiling with confidence. be worried about those stains, or discolorations.
The ways that whitening those teeth could improve your life are really endless. Considering them, it’s no surprise it can even improve your mood.
It’s time to bring back that smile!
If you are uncomfortable with your smile, know that you are not alone. It is never a bad thing to give that smile the little boost it needs to shine bright and increase your confidence in the process.
If you are looking for professional teeth whitening, we’ve got you covered! Here at Hite Family Dentistry, we offer prescription strength, take-home tooth whitening with custom trays. An appointment is only a few clicks away, so what are you waiting for?