Did Santa leave a new cell phone under the tree? How about an iPad or a digital camera? There is no shortage of photo technology, whether out with friends, or taking selfies just for fun. If you are ducking out of photo opportunities because of your smile, it’s time to have a frank talk with your dentist. If dull teeth are making you shy, your dentist has teeth whitening options. Your dentist has solutions for crooked teeth, chipped teeth, and even teeth that are missing completely. Smile and get ready for your close up!
Whiter Teeth for Better Photos
Teeth color can be a sensitive subject. There are natural differences in teeth colors, but color and brightness can change over time. The foods you eat and the beverages you drink (and habits like tobacco use) can leave traces on your teeth. Teeth whitening procedures overseen by a dentist can be highly effective in removing exterior stains. If the stains are intrinsic (deeper than tooth surfaces) there are solutions such as porcelain veneers, which cover discolored areas. Your dentist can also make sure the stains do not indicate a more serious problem.
Goodbye to Chips and Gaps
Tooth bonding and tooth contouring can smooth out chips and fill in spaces between teeth. If a tooth is completely missing, a dental implant or partial denture may be the answer. .
More Selfie Tips to Show Off Your Smile
- Don’t be afraid to bring the phone in close.
- Use natural, indirect light. Avoid fluorescent light and bright sunlight.
- Keep your expression natural.
- Turning or tipping your head slightly can be more flattering than looking straight into the camera.
- Tilting the chin slightly down is often a flattering position.
- For group shots, the person with the longest arms should hold the camera.
- Look for attractive and non-distracting backgrounds.
Bring Us Your Not-Quite-Camera-Ready Smile Questions
Your smile can be selfie-ready sooner than you think. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.