You’ve taken excellent care of your teeth throughout your life. You spent a few years in braces, visit your dentist regularly, and brush and floss to keep your enamel bright. But there’s just one problem: you don’t know how to smile!
If you notice that your smile looks unnatural or forced in photos, you may be inclined to smile with your mouth closed or not at all. So today, the Tharp & Klaus team is here with advice on how to make your smile look natural and beautiful.
Like the rest of your body, your face is controlled by muscles. Practicing regular facial exercises can improve your skin tone and elasticity, reduce lines, and help you perfect the look of your smile.
The smile exercise strengthens the facial muscles that control your smile, which will give you greater control over our happy expressions. Start out by standing in front of a mirror with your face in a natural and relaxed state.
This exercise helps reduce the appearance of the fine lines around your mouth, helping you look younger and giving you a more natural smile. In yoga, this exercise is known as the Fish Pose. Here’s how it works:
Make sure that you only practice this exercise once per day to avoid straining the muscles in your face.
The bunny rabbit exercise works to tone your cheek muscles while increasing the flexibility and control of your smile. After practicing this one a few times, you might notice that it’s easier to make your smile appear less forced and more natural in photos.
One particular muscle in your face, the quadratus labii superioris, is what helps you maintain a youthful appearance. Strengthening this muscle works to prevent sagging and guarantee resiliency. The facelift exercise can help make your smile look young and fresh.
Even though you’re now equipped with new facial exercises that strengthen your smile muscles, you still might not know what makes a smile look good. If you find that you’re avoiding the camera or cringing after seeing yourself in family photos, think about these tips:
The Tharp & Klaus team is dedicated to enhancing the smiles of each and every patient that comes through our doors. But visiting your dentist every 6 months is only half the battle toward a healthy smile. Ensuring that you eat properly and establish a good dental health routine is essential in attaining bright, healthy teeth.
If you want to learn more about the best smile tactics, contact our office to make an appointment today.
Consult With Dentists Dr. Tharp & Dr. Klaus
whether you need a teeth cleaning, oral screening, or restorative dental care in Jackson, MS, trust in our team to deliver quality dental services that will leave you with a smile. We believe that each and every patient that walks through our door deserves a great smile, and we’ll work with you to find the treatments that fit your needs. During our consultations, you’ll be able to ask your questions one-on-one, get evaluated, and learn more about the ins and outs of your dental treatment.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today; you deserve a beautiful brilliant smile.