A smile is a powerful thing – it can relax those around you, help you feel better and lift your whole face. So it’s important you have a good oral care routine to make your smile shine.
If eyes are the windows to your soul, then a smile is the front door - welcoming, friendly and warm. It’s one of the first things people notice and, as we know, first impressions are important.
How important is a Smile?
Smiling makes you more attractive and seem more trustworthy. Talk about making a good first impression – who wouldn’t want to talk to an attractive, happy and trustworthy person? But don’t just smile when you’re happy. Smile when you’re not. Whether it’s a little smirk or a big, teeth-filled grin, a smile will actually make you happier. Even a fake smile can convince our subconscious we’re happy.
And it’s not just you who’ll benefit – smiles boost the mood of those around you. But to make the most of your natural smile, you’ve got to keep it in good condition.
Keeping your smile white & shining
The best way to keep your smile at its best is to use it regularly. Think of it like any muscle – the more you exercise it, the better it’ll be.
But after that, you’ve got to start thinking about your oral care routine. This starts with keeping teeth white.
Watch what you’re drinking – tea, coffee and red wine are all great but taken in excess they can lead to discoloured teeth.
To keep on top of this, you’ve got to have a good routine:
Brush for 2 minutes – You need to be brushing your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time. Make sure to cover all your mouth – front, back and gum line. Use short, gentle strokes and get into those hard to reach places where plaque can build up.
Floss regularly – Even the best toothbrush can struggle to remove pieces of food and plaque build-ups in between teeth. Flossing gets right in there.
Rinse with mouthwash – Use a whitening mouthwash like LISTERINE® Advanced White. Advanced White is proven to lift tough stains, as well as preventing future stains forming. It will help you get those white teeth to enhance your natural smile in just 2 weeks. Watch this video to see how LISTERINE® Advanced White works.
Highlight your smile with the right lipstick
You’ve done the hard work with your new oral care routine, so make sure everyone sees the results with the perfect lipstick selection.
Lipsticks are a great way to make the most of your bright, white smile when you’re out and about.
Think of lipstick as the frame of a picture – it encloses the beauty of a smile without drawing attention away from the main focus – your teeth.
With your great smile, you’ll be feeling more confident – and rightly so. Go all out with some deep red. It’ll make those teeth shine and will draw admiring glances.
Berry colours are also great for highlighting a natural smile – think light blackberry. To finish off the whole package, add some gloss – your teeth will be shining, so why not have lips to match.
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