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5 Tips to Get a Photo-Ready Smile

Shoreline_dental_team It’s that time of year again when friends and families come together, camera ready to document the festivities about to take place. Don’t be camera shy this year! We’ve come up with some tips to get your smile shining bright for all those holiday pictures.

1.Use a Whitening Toothpaste

Who doesn’t love their morning cup of coffee or a nice glass of red wine? Sometimes the things we love aren’t always best for a white smile. Incorporating a whitening toothpaste into your dental hygiene regimen can keep stains at bay. While not a permanent solution, whitening toothpaste can still act as a quick boost to protect your smile.

2. Use an Electric Toothbrush

Sometimes cleaning with a simple, manual toothbrush just isn’t enough. An electric toothbrush can help take away some human error. Our team uses Sonicare toothbrushes because they really help maintain clean, healthy teeth. With rotating heads and a stable pressure an electric toothbrush ensures each tooth is receiving the right amount of attention. Some devices even allow you to set a timer so you know you’re getting enough brushing time in. This is a great way to brighten your smile with a simple, everyday switch.

3. Wear the Right Lipstick

Wearing the right shade of lipstick can boost any smile! If you want your smile to look whiter, opt for shades that contain a blue hue. Red lipstick brings contrast that can help make your smile appear brighter. Putting on a glossy finish can also make teeth look shinier because of the light reflection.

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4. Whiten Your Teeth

Knock friends and family out of their holiday socks with a white and bright smile to showcase in all those photos. Our team offers two types of whitening: in-office, or at-home treatment. We let you choose your teeth whitening preferences by giving you the best options.photo-ready-smiles

With our in-office treatment, we use Zoom! Advanced Whitening that works in just an hour! This is the perfect option if you’re looking to brighten your smile quickly before the holiday season.

The at-home treatment offers you a more gradual process and the luxury of whitening your teeth in the privacy of your own home. With a custom mold for your teeth, you can use the whitening solution daily and see results in about two weeks.

5. Get Veneers

When your smile is especially discolored, fractured, or worn down, porcelain veneers are a fantastic way to dramatically change your smile! At Shoreline Dental Studio, we are experts in creating custom made porcelain veneers that fit perfectly to your existing teeth. With two appointments over the course of two weeks, porcelain veneers can get your holiday smile picture perfect. Whether it’s getting your teeth whitened for those holiday photos, or getting a spiffed-up cleaning, your San Clemente dentist at Shoreline Dental Studios is here to help!