Why do some people seem naturally photogenic while others of us dream of having a camera-ready smile? Since photos can last a lifetime, it’s important to put your best smile forward. Here are some tips and tricks on how to look your best for the paparazzi:
+Practice! It might seem silly to practice smiling in the mirror, but it’s a great way to get a feel for the expression you want to project. Or take practice photos with your digital camera, and pay attention to how you’re smiling in them. Teeth or no teeth? Turned straight towards the camera or at a slight angle?
+Smile with your eyes. It looks unnatural to smile with your mouth but not your eyes, so relax and let your eyes naturally “smile,” too.
+Make sure your pearly whites are suitable for public viewing. It’s hard to smile with confidence if there are things that bother you, such as yellow, stained, crooked, or uneven teeth. Discuss teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry options with a professional who can help you achieve the look you want.
+If you’ve been drinking red wine or coffee, rinse your mouth with water to remove any discoloration.
+Floss after eating, and do a quick mirror check to make sure there’s nothing stuck in your teeth. This not only important to your smile but your dental health.
Hopefully these simple tricks will help you to smile with confidence and ease. After all, your expression is a reflection of how you feel inside, so feel and look your best! If your smile isn’t the best it can be, talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman about making your smile camera-ready.