As we begin a new year, you might have found that you didn’t smile enough last year and if you did, the documentation was less than satisfactory. Why not make 2021 the year you improve your smile and love every single picture or reflection that captures it? Improve your smile with these tips and fall in love with it all over again.

1. Whiten Your Teeth

One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is by whitening your teeth. With age, habits like smoking, and exposure to certain foods and drinks, it’s possible for your teeth to change from a glowing white to yellow and dingy. Fortunately, different cosmetic dentistry treatments can help whiten your teeth and remove the appearance of stains. Your first option is professional teeth whitening which can boost your tooth’s color up to 10 shades whiter. This option is ideal for patients who have natural teeth.

On the other hand, porcelain veneers are another option to whiten the teeth. Some serious stains like ones caused by tetracycline won’t whiten with all professional whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers cover the front of the teeth and are completely stain-resistant which makes them the ideal option for even the deepest and darkest stains.

After your teeth whitening or porcelain veneers treatment, your smile will look radiant, healthy, and more beautiful than ever!

2. Moisturize Your Lips

If you want to draw attention to your smile, you don’t want to do it with dry and chapped lips. Make sure to moisturize your lips daily so they complement your smile, not draw attention away from it. Try lipstick or a lip tint to help your smile stand out even more!

3. Straighten Your Teeth

One way to improve your smile that will also improve your oral health is by straightening your teeth! Straight teeth look more attractive and make it easier to clean all surface areas with brushing and flossing. If you want to close gaps, space out crowded teeth, fix your bite or straighten crooked teeth, Dr. Appolon can provide you with Invisalign treatment to straighten your teeth in as little as six months to a year! Then you can enjoy an improved smile for the rest of your life as long as you wear your retainer.

4. Change Your Teeth Shape and Size

Smiles naturally look better when the teeth are the right shape and size. The more symmetrical your teeth look, the better. With Dr. Appolon’s help, she can make all your teeth the right shape and size to complement your entire face. As a result, your entire smile will improve. Changing the size and shape of your teeth might involve the use of treatments such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dental crowns.

5. Replace Missing Teeth

A smile with missing teeth won’t look its best. By replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures, you can improve your whole smile. It doesn’t matter if you’re missing only one tooth, simply replacing it can transform your whole smile.

6. Make It Look Natural

If your smile doesn’t look natural because your restorations weren’t crafted correctly, you can improve your smile by making it look more natural. Dr. Appolon can replace dentures, dental crowns, dental bridges, and porcelain veneers that look fake with new ones that look natural and complement your entire appearance. In addition, she can replace metal or amalgam fillings and restorations with tooth-colored ones. The more natural we can create your smile, the better you think it will look.

7. Brush and Floss Your Teeth

Keeping up with oral hygiene can always help your smile look better. If your teeth look dirty, nobody will want to get close to your face. Brushing and flossing your teeth will help you remove plaque and surface stains from your teeth and help keep out gunk from between your teeth. Clean teeth will always help improve your smile! Don’t forget to keep your breath fresh. A great-looking smile only goes a long way if it’s accompanied by fresh breath.

8. Quit Smoking

Smoking isn’t great for your lungs, overall health, or your teeth. It can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease as well as stain your teeth and cause bad breath. If you smoke or use any other types of tobacco products, quitting can help you improve your smile. Quitting will put a stop to new stains and all the health risks that come with your habit.

9. Drink More Water

Staying hydrated with lots of water helps your mouth wash away bacteria from your teeth which ultimately helps them stay clean and looking great. Swap sugary drinks for water and watch your smile improve over time.

10. Think Happy Thoughts

In order to improve your smile, you actually have to smile – and mean it! Try to think positively to showcase a more genuine smile. The more genuine and real your smile looks, the better it will look overall!

Improve Your Smile With Our Midtown Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist’s Help

Although you can check off some of these tips on your own, you will require the skills of a cosmetic dentist in Midtown Manhattan to really improve your smile. Contact Dr. Appolon to schedule a consultation for cosmetic dentistry today. Please call (212) 557-8668 to book an appointment.