Smiling and laughter is something everyone should experience without being self-conscious or having to worry about, but sadly those who lack self-confidence or have a specific issue with their teeth, mouth or smile may feel paranoid about it every single day.
Having more confidence with your smile can be a combination of changing your way of thinking, and attending to physical health problems, to ensure you feel the best you can when you are flashing those pearly whites.
So how exactly can you have more confidence with your smile if you are quick to cover your mouth with your hand every time?
Practice in Front of a Mirror
It might not actually be as bad as you think it looks when you smile or laugh. If you have not taken the time to look at yourself or practice in a mirror when you smile, you might be worrying about something for nothing. Practicing in front of a mirror is a great way to perfect your smile and think about how you would like to smile, such as when posing for photos. This can help you to feel a little more confident in knowing how can smile in a way you are comfortable with, and then you do not have to worry about it.
Carry Around Fresh Essentials with You
If you find yourself constantly worrying about fresh breath, or smiling after you have eaten a hefty meal out somewhere, why not try taking essentials along with you, such as breath mints, dental floss or chewing gum? This means you always have something on hand to make you feel more confident about the state of your teeth and breath.
Avoid Food and Drink which Stains
Many foods and drinks can compromise the white shine of your smile, so if you are worried about staining your teeth, you might want to avoid drinks like coffee and red wine, and foods like curry sauce, balsamic vinegar or anything else which you notice puts a stain on your teeth, so that you can smile with more confidence.
Consider Dental Treatment
If your confidence issues stem from something more serious, such as missing or wonky teeth, you might want to consider dental treatment to have any problems rectified. You can look into teeth straightening at any age, and your dentist will be able to offer advice on any treatment you might want or need to get the smile you would like to have.
Keep on Top of Your Oral Hygiene
One of the most important things you can do for your teeth (and your confidence) is to maintain good oral hygiene. This ensures healthy teeth and gums and good breath, avoiding tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.
You will be able to smile more confidently knowing you are doing everything you can to maintain the good health of your mouth.
When it comes to a healthy and confident smile, the most important thing to do before anything else is ensure you are brushing and caring for your teeth and gums. As long as you have the basic hygiene covered, you can then work on any other fixes or confidence tips to make sure you always feel great about your smile.