When it comes to portraits and photographs, a smile is the most preferred facial pose by both professional and amateur photographers. This could cause complications for patients who are insecure about those smiles. When these insecurities are the result of dental issues such as discolored or missing teeth, our team can provide a variety of dental services to restore a patient's smile.
Dental Health Preparation
Proper oral care – brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with a fluoridated mouthwash – is the best way to keep a patient's teeth in great shape. Patients who want their smile to shine should consider a whitening treatment at our office. It's as important for a patient to take care of their gums as their teeth, as red, swollen, or receding gums can detract from the patient's smile. Dental devices such as veneers and crowns can address problems such as cracked or discolored teeth. Orthodontic devices such as braces and clear aligners can fix misaligned teeth, leading to healthier smiles in the future. Once patients have restored their smiles, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks such as coffee and blueberries. Patients should also refrain from eating hard foods such as hard candy and ice, as these can knock teeth out of alignment or wear away at the teeth.
Other Ways to Guarantee a Winning Smile
Patients should smile gently, as this will relax the face and have a more genuine appearance. Applying proper posture can also prevent the appearance of unnatural facial effects. Patients should blink one to two seconds before the photo is taken to ensure that the patient doesn't have their eyes closed during the photo. Finally, patients should practice smiling in front of a mirror until they are comfortable and pleased with the end result.
Our team can assist with your next photo session by cleaning your teeth, whitening your teeth, and suggesting long-term oral care programs. Call our office today for a consultation.