Developing That Charming Smile
Since the mouth produces a smile, it comes with the involvement of the teeth, the lips, the tongue, and the gums.
Therefore, you should consider good dental health care if you want your smile to be more than just sparkling, but to be healthy as well.
Dental care includes proper and regular brushing of the teeth, proper flossing, breath-freshening, and dental check-ups.
Make sure your teeth are always clean – free from plaque, tartar, and food residues.
This way, when you smile to other people, they will quickly notice the warmth and glow it adds to your face, making you more attractive, and not just a blank, emotionless person.
Although smiling doesn’t involve the odor of your breath, it is always safe to maintain the freshness and fragrance of it.
Aside from brushing your teeth and tongue, use mouthwash to ensure that your breath smells like heaven.
This will add, not just to the smile you are projecting, but to your over-all charisma as well.
Aside from taking care of the body part that is most responsible for producing your smile, you should also pay attention to your diet.
A healthy diet brings a healthy smile and fresh breath.
Avoid snacking between meals and remember to brush and floss your teeth after every meal.
If you must snack, make them healthy snacks like fresh fruits and vegetables, instead of junk foods.
Apples, pears, celeries, carrots, and other crunchy foods are good suggestions.
They will aid in enzyme production, and the natural chewing of the crunchy foods will stimulate the gums.
Do not forget to drink plenty of water.
Keep your mouth moist to avoid dryness. Remember that dry mouth is an indication of dental disease.
Water stimulates the production of saliva and keeps it moist all of the time.
In addition to this, you must avoid drinking soft drinks, soda, or carbonated beverages.
Do you know that Americans consume gallons of soda pop a day?
Most are loaded with sugar, which obviously leads to poor dental hygiene, diseases, and discolored teeth.
Don’t be fooled even if the label of the can or bottle says “diet.” Even they have huge amounts of acids that are very harmful to the enamel of your teeth.
And, if you think that only sodas are the culprit, think again!
A recent study claims that all those popular sports drinks we buy may not be such a good idea after all.
They may re-hydrate the body, but they can cause irreversible damage to the dental enamel.
The study reports that fitness water, sports drinks, energy drinks, and other non-cola beverages increase the risk of damage by anywhere from 3 to 11 times!
These drinks can never replace water, after all.
Finally, your smile will be more appealing if you share it with others. Be it strangers or friends, it wouldn’t hurt if you give some to them.
What’s the use of taking dental health care and eating a healthy diet if you won’t show that lovely smile to the world?
So, smile! Help the world reduce its heavy burden by lightening other people’s mood.