Do you dread getting your picture taken or have a little bit of anxiety about your size with every snap of the camera? With all the cameras that are our there on cell phones these days, and in high resolution, we are getting our pictures taken non-stop…and then we see that picture on Facebook and Instagram! Three Rivers Family Dentistry would like to provide a few things you can do to improve your smile the next time someone says “Cheese”! We are a local family dentist in Murfreesboro, TN and would love the opportunity to help you and your family with your smile and overall oral care. Feel free to give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.
Never Have Your Top and Bottom Teeth Touching Each Other
This is a tip that many people are unaware of, but it can make all the difference in your smile. When you smile, if your top and bottom row of teeth are pushed together, clamped down on each other, or even simply touching, this makes your neck muscles tense and sometimes bulge out of your skin in an unflattering way. Keep a small space between your two rows of teeth for a more natural, softer smile.
No Joker Grinning: A smile that is relaxed and genuine is always the best smile, not an obligatory “joker grin.” We know that your teeth are absolutely stunning, but when you flash an overwhelming beam that reveals all of your teeth, it generally seems forced and unpleasant. : To avoid this joker grin, simply be yourself! Don’t try to force your smile to be bigger than it naturally is.
Wet Your Teeth Before You Smile: This is a simple trick that can make your smile look a little more shiny and bright. Right before you smile, simply run your tongue over your teeth, or, as some makeup artists even suggest, put a little Vaseline on your teeth. This will prevent your smile from looking dull. Instead, your teeth will look smoother, shinier, and “pop” a little more.
Keep the Camera Above Eye Level: Having the camera anywhere below your eye level is not the most flattering. Not only do you risk getting the dreaded double chin, but it can distort your lovely facial features. Keeping the camera above eye level will prevent any unflattering angles, while also making your smile look brighter, happier, and even more natural. Also, if you are wearing glasses in your picture, tilting the camera lens downwards stops the light from rebounding off your lens. So, keep your head up and keep the camera higher! You don’t want anything taking the attention off of your gorgeous smile.
Relax and Be Yourself!: Out of all of the tips we have for you, this is definitely the most important. Before the picture is taken, take a deep breath and relax! Don’t try to force it; simply let loose and even laugh a little! Your smile will look the most beautiful when you are relaxed, genuine, and thinking happy thoughts. Some photographers even suggest acting like you’re smiling at someone you love. Regardless of how you do it, relax, have fun, and just be yourself for your most natural, gorgeous smile.
Feel free to give us a call at Three Rivers Family Dentistry for all your dentistry and oral care needs in Murfreesboro, TN.
About Three Rivers Family Dentistry
In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.
We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.