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How to Have a Camera-Friendly Smile

March 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — stephenhale @ 5:28 pm
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Flaws in a smile are no respecter of persons, so it stands to reason that many people just don’t feel comfortable showing off their pearly whites in front of the camera lens. A previous patient of mine is a full-time photographer and owner of nearby Magnifique Portrait, and she has shared with me how often she hears her clients mention that they wish they felt better about their smiles. Maybe you have a special event coming up or a job interview that you need a new headshot for. Regardless of the reason that you’ll be finding yourself as the subject of a photograph, you want to be able to feel confident in how it will turn out. Dental blemishes can contribute to a lack of assurance when it comes to your smile. Keep reading to learn five tips I’ve shared to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Get Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. It’s non-invasive, the results are quick, and it has a winning track record. Unlike over-the-counter whitening gels or strips, we use medical-grade products that are proven to whiten your teeth by 8 shades. Who needs photoshop when your smile already shines brightly?

Consider Invisalign

The second most common aesthetic change people want to make to their smiles is to straighten their teeth. Decades ago, there was no other option outside of bulky silver-colored brackets and wires to get the straight smile you wanted. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dental technology, you can now have straighter teeth without the sacrifice of feeling self-conscious about your smile in photographs until the braces come off.

Talk to Your Dentist About Porcelain Veneers

There is absolutely no shame in wanting to correct dental flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps, or severe staining with porcelain veneers. In fact, did you know that many of your favorite celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, and more have them? That’s right, these paper-thin shells that fit over the front of the affected teeth are a wonderful option when it comes to having a smile you can be proud to show off for the camera.

Be Diligent with Your Dental Checkups

As a dentist, I can’t stress enough how important it is for you not to skip your regular dental checkups and cleanings. If you’re not feeling any pain or discomfort, it may seem like bypassing it for a couple of years is not a big deal. If you drive your car every day and never take it in for an oil change and inspection, things are bound to go wrong eventually. Your oral health works the same way. Every time you see your dentist, they check your throat and mouth for signs of oral cancer and your gums for any swelling or redness that might signal disease. The sooner issues can be identified, the easier and more affordable they are to treat.

Don’t let your smile make you camera shy. Talk to your dentist about the different options you have to enhance it, and which ones make the most sense for your unique needs.

About the Author

Dr. Stephen C. Hale has been practicing dentistry for nearly four decades, and with all this experience under his belt, he knows a thing or two about making beautiful smiles. He understands that great life-long oral health starts with the knowledge and tools to maintain it, which is why he prioritizes providing each of his patients with everything they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy. His passion for dentistry and making his patients happy translates to the superior quality of care he provides. Are you ready to schedule your next dental checkup? You can request an appointment online or call (409) 945-6551.

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