Perhaps you have noticed that you always used to be smiling proudly in photographs, but recently you’ve been hiding your smile? Could it be that you’ve begun to fall out of love with how your teeth look? Perhaps you’ve noticed some changes to the appearance of your teeth and you’re no longer feeling as confident as you once did?
The truth is that, as we age, like every other part of our body, our teeth do begin to change. It’s not easy when a part of our body changes, but the fact is that there are steps that you can take to ensure that you remain feeling confident and loving your smile. Wondering what you can do if you’ve looked in the mirror and felt a little worried about the appearance of your smile? Don’t panic as getting your teeth back on track is easier than you might think.
Speak to your dentist
Is there a dental concern regarding the changes you’ve noticed in your teeth? Have you noticed that some of your teeth look a little yellow-toned rather than white, for example. This could be a sign of a dental issue so it’s worth speaking to your dentist to get this checked out. Or, if you’ve noticed that your teeth have chipped or a new wisdom tooth has caused them to shift position? It might be worth asking your dentist what could have caused this to occur. Your dentist may also be able to recommend a treatment to try, such as Invisalign for instance.
Make sure you’re looking after your teeth
It’s important to ensure that you are properly looking after your teeth at home, as otherwise you may notice more changes occurring, such as staining. If you’re unsure what you’re doing wrong – or what you’re missing out – make sure that you ask your dentist for advice about the approach that you should be taking. It may be that your dentist is able to recommend that you use a certain toothpaste to prevent staining from occurring, for instance. An at-home teeth whitening kit might be enough to make you feel more confident too.
Be mindful of what you eat and drink
Some foods and drinks can cause staining to occur on teeth, which can last for the long-term, so it’s worth being mindful of what you’re eating and drinking. Coffee, for instance, can lead to stained, yellow teeth, so it’s worth thinking about drinking it through a straw. The same goes for red wine – red wine can leave your teeth stained and yellow. If you’re unsure what foods and drinks can stain your teeth, it might be worth asking your dentist for further advice about what foods and drinks to avoid, and how to care for your teeth if you do enjoy consuming these things regularly.
There you have it, a guide to how you can fall back in love with your smile and start to love your teeth again.
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