Dental Tips Blog

Aug
2

6 Ways to Get a More Photogenic Smile

These tips will help you feel confident in front of a camera.

Find Your Good Side

Very few people have perfectly symmetrical faces. Take a minute alone to look at your face in a mirror, turning your head from side to side. Does your face look more balanced when you tilt the right or left side towards the viewer? This will help you decide on your “good” side that you want to have angled towards the camera.

Smile with Your Eyes

A forced grin doesn’t suit anyone. Instead, think of someone you love or something that fills you with happiness. Squint your eyes instead of stretching them wide open. Let your mouth relax and gently curl into a slight smile. This will look better than trying to show all of your teeth at once.

Say Money Instead of Cheese

Saying “cheese” for pictures yields big, forced, and well, cheesy smiles. But saying a word like “money” or “honey” opens your mouth vertically for a more natural-looking smile.

Now that you know some posing tricks, here are a few ways to change your smile itself for the better.

Whiten Your Teeth

Teeth bleaching is a simple and instant confidence boost. Whitening takes years off your smile and makes you less self-conscious about showing it off.

Try Crown Lengthening

Sick of having a gummy smile? Your dentist may be able to reshape your gums to help more of your natural teeth to show up.

Get Dental Veneers

Veneers are the lasting solution for covering unsightly gaps, chips, and stains in your teeth.

For more tips on getting a healthy and gorgeous photo-ready smile, talk with a cosmetic dentist in your area.

Posted on behalf of:
Gwinnett Family Dental Care
3455 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 921-1115

Sep
22

Which Should You Get, a Cap or Veneer?

Posted in Veneers

That front tooth is bothering you, again. Just when you think you’ve forgotten about it, you catch a glimpse of your teeth in the mirror.

Whatever your complaint may be, you are not alone. Many people live in fear of having their photo taken due to having a tooth they’re embarrassed by.

But each year, many people take their dental fate into their own hands.

Dental crowns and veneers have proven to be the perfect options for covering up less-than-perfect teeth. What are the differences between these two restorative techniques? And which is right for you?

Crowns vs. Veneers

Dental crowns are often made from metal, porcelain, or a combination. The cap covers the entire tooth like a snug winter mitten on a hand. Crowns are load-bearing and thus meant to improve the strength of a tooth.

Veneers, on the other hand, could be likened more to a potholder rather than a full mitten. Just as you only need a little fabric to shield your hand from hot elements, a veneer provides only partial coverage for the front of a tooth. Placed over the visible “smile” surface of upper front teeth, veneers are porcelain shells that improve the appearance of enamel.

What Your Tooth Needs

For a front tooth that only needs some cosmetic enhancement, you could go either way. If that tooth has significant structural damage or decay or experiences a lot of bite force, then a crown is the secure option.

But if your tooth doesn’t need total reinforcement, then a conservative and lightweight veneer may be all you need.

To find out which option is most effective for restoring your tooth, contact your local dental office.

Posted on behalf of:
Dentistry of Highland Village
3651 Weslayan St. #208
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 360-7700

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