Are you proud of your smile, or are you forever hiding your teeth and wishing you could improve your dental health?

Your mouth is one of the first things people notice about your face, so it’s no wonder many people want their teeth and mouth to stand out for all the right reasons.

But…with a fifth of Brits not brushing their teeth twice a day and nearly a quarter living with untreated dental decay, how can you avoid hiding your mouth and get confidence in your smile?

Teeth Whitening

Smoking, poor diet, decay and more can all impact the colour of teeth.

Your teeth should be a nice light, healthy yellow colour – the enamel on your teeth is a white colour, while the underlying dentin is a more yellow colour.

However, this can vary from person to person. If you feel the colour of your teeth for whatever reason is impacting your smile or your confidence, teeth whitening can help you to change the colour of your teeth and give them a whiter hue.


Braces aren’t just for teens these days, and they don’t just come in the “train track” metal look you see portrayed in the media.

These days braces, while still available in this design as they are effective in straightening teeth, are available in different styles and designs to help you wear them in a way that straightens your teeth without impacting your lifestyle. 

If crooked teeth are affecting your confidence and a reason for you not to open your mouth, it can be a good idea to look into the different braces available to help you correct any dental misalignment and improve the appearance of your teeth and your overall oral health too.


Veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth but aren’t.

They are a thin shell of material that replicates the colour and appearance of teeth and is attached to the front of your teeth.

Your dentist will take a model of your mouth to help get the right size and style, and then a thin layer of enamel will be removed to help attach them to your teeth.


If you’re missing teeth and are worried about how this looks to others, then implants can help you fill the gaps and regain confidence in your smile.

Implants are surgically attached to the gm and act as an anchor for replacement teeth such as crowns or bridges. If you’re looking for a long-term solution to missing teeth, having dental implants can be a permanent solution to help improve your smile.

Brushing and Flossing

If you don’t need to replace any missing teeth, or straighten misaligned teeth, then simply nesting you’re brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing can be more than enough.

Using an electric toothbrush can give you a deeper clean and help remove stubborn plaque stains while flossing removes any food or debris stuck between teeth and removes plaque build-up in hard-to-reach places.

You could even look into water flossers or interdental brushes to help you get the same effect. (I swear by my interdental brushes!)

Your smile can significantly impact the way you feel about yourself and how you think others perceive you too.

Taking steps to improve your smile, if so required, by consulting with your dentist can alert you to the possibilities for you to change your smile and boost your confidence all at the same time.

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