Have you ever wondered if you could smile more confidently? You can! You’ve come to the right place! We’re all about helping our patients enjoy their smile more. Continue reading for 5 steps to a confident smile!
1. Practice Smiling
One of the first steps to a confident smile is to simply practice smiling! Write some encouraging messages to yourself on your phone reminders, stick some post-its on your mirror where you get ready in the morning, or post them around your work area. The more you smile, the more your brain releases ‘happy hormones’ that make you feel like smiling!
2. An Attitude of Gratitude
Studies show that making a practice of gratitude by thinking of just 3 things you’re grateful for every morning can do a lot to boost your mood! What you focus on grows, so focus on things that make you smile, and you’re sure to smile more!
3. Self-Care is Important
Practicing good self-care is also important to helping you smile with more confidence. Self-care comes before self-love, so whether you feel like it or not, doing some kind and generous things for yourself can help you to feel better about yourself so you’ll naturally smile more confidently.
4. A Healthy Smile is a Happy Smile
One of the most important steps to a confident smile is to have a healthy smile! Practicing good oral hygiene is important with regular brushing, flossing, and dental care visits, but if your teeth are out of alignment, it can make it extra difficult to keep your smile healthy. Visiting an orthodontist for an assessment of your smile can help you to figure out if orthodontic treatment could help to improve the health of your smile — and as a result, your confidence in your smile!
5. Set Smile Goals
Many people have smile goals that they feel shy talking about. If there are things you wish you could change about your smile, your orthodontist’s office is a safe place to talk about them. We listen to people’s smile goals every day — and help them achieve their goals with proven treatments like braces and Invisalign. Don’t put off your goals! Schedule an appointment to talk with us about how you can have the smile of your dreams!
Call our Lawton Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.