Taking Your Smile from 😐 to 😀
We live in an era of selfies. Whether you’re taking a picture of your outfit to post on Instagram or your best friend wants to immortalize tonight’s birthday party with a group picture, being photographed is nearly unavoidable. Everyone has a high-quality camera in their pockets, and you never know when you might find yourself in the path of an impromptu photo shoot.
Before cameras were so readily available, people who felt uncertain about their smiles didn’t have to think too much about how they might appear on film. Now, however, we’ve become hyper-aware of the potential onslaught of pictures. This may lead to a defense mechanism wherein we purse our lips and form a thin smile–without showing teeth, of course–whenever someone says “smile!” Perhaps you take this approach because you’ve never quite liked your smile, or maybe you just don’t think your smile is “good enough” to be photographed.
Well, we’re here to tell you that your smile is beautiful. Everyone’s smile is beautiful. It doesn’t matter if your teeth aren’t as white as a Hollywood celebrity or that they’re not all perfectly straight. Everyone’s smile is beautiful, simply because a smile means so much more than simply baring your teeth by stretching the ends of your lips upward; a smile translates to comfort, joy, and positivity. There are many incredibly popular images that have graced the cover of National Geographic where an older man or woman has a big, bright smile, it’s almost as if these people are radiating pure joy and happiness. And they may not even have any teeth!
What’s Behind a Smile
As humans, we understand the true meaning of a smile. You won’t be thinking about whether or not your teeth are a bit yellow when you see your best friend from years past across the airport, you’ll smile the biggest smile you’ve ever smiled. At that moment, you won’t worry about what people may say about your left canines. All that matters is that you’re happy and you’re expressing that joy by smiling!
Look, we get it. All this positive affirmation may sound all nice and dandy, but it’s still difficult to break the shackles of low self-esteem. Perhaps you’ve already tried smiling when you’re feeling down or you made it a goal to smile wide whenever someone asks for a picture but you still feel uncertain when you see the final picture. Well, then we’re here to let you in on a little secret. You have the power to improve your smile as you see fit!
Choose Lee Trevino Dental, Today!
Succumbing to beauty standards can be difficult, especially because those standards often seem unattainable. And, worst of all, models and celebrities have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars to look the way they do. But when it comes to our teeth, it’s important to understand that simply taking proper care of them can lead to incredible results. Regular teeth cleanings, for example, will help you maintain those pearly whites for years to come. By visiting your dentist on a regular basis, you’ll be able to catch issues before they get out of hand. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, don’t worry. We’re not here to judge you, we’re here to help you feel more confident with your smile!
If you’re unsure about your smile, we can help! You don’t have to suffer and force yourself to not smile because you don’t like your smile. Perhaps all you need is a good cleaning, or maybe you’re considering restoring your missing teeth with beautiful dental implants. Whatever your goals may be for your teeth, Lee Trevino Dental can help. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can make your smile shine as bright as you do!