There may be some challenging months ahead but a whiter smile can make you feel better about yourself!
This is understandable and there is no doubt that it is a difficult time for many of us. There is better news on the horizon though and once we reach spring, it is hoped that the warmer weather and possibly a vaccine being ready for distribution might finally herald the start of a journey back to something like we were used to before.
In the meantime, it is important that we follow government guidelines to minimise the spread as much as possible. It is equally important though, that we find ways to keep our spirits up, even if this does mean searching for new things that we can do to make our lives feel better in these tricky times.
Home exercises and sourdough bread were amongst the things that people used last time to help them through the first lockdown. This time, we would like to suggest to patients of Blue Sky Dental that working on improving your smile might help to not only brighten up the months ahead, but also put you in a good position for when we are finally allowed to socialise again.
In a relaxed state, our mouths are mainly in a neutral position with our facial muscles largely being when we speak or smile. As there is probably likely to be less laughter than we would like over the next few months, why not look at doing some facial exercises? There are a number of videos widely available for this and practising and strengthening the smile muscles can only be a good thing. Indeed, some people say that even by putting on an artificial smile, we actually improve our mood.
Naturally, when we smile we want people to see a set of attractive teeth and not ones that have become stained or discoloured. We may brush our teeth well, and whilst this will help, but it won’t eliminate stained teeth altogether.