Whether it’s your wedding day, a family portrait session, or a new head shot, you’ve likely spent a good deal of time in front of the camera lens before. Have you ever noticed that a person’s smile is one of the first things that sticks out to you when you see a photograph of them? Yours is no different, but what is it saying about you? Are you confident, or is it hard for you to show your pearly whites to the camera?
For years, I have been photographing people of all ages and from all walks of life. Although each of my clients has a different story to tell, one common bit of feedback I hear is that they have a difficult time showing their teeth when they smile because they just don’t like the way they look. I believe you deserve to be able to have the smile you’ve always dreamed of – not to be distracted or disappointed by the way it looks in photographs. Never fear, my photogenic friend! I have come up with a list of five ways you can enhance your smile so that you’ll never have to shrink back in front of the camera lens again.
1: Practice Regular Dental Hygiene
The easiest (and most affordable) way to take care of your smile is to develop andmaintain a regular oral hygiene routine. That means brushing and flossing on a daily basis. You need both, because there are some hard-to-reach places in your mouth that your toothbrush can’t quite get to.
2: Get Professional Teeth Whitening
One of the most common things I hear my clients say about their smiles is that they wish their teeth were whiter or that they could get rid of pesky stains. Like many people, I bet you’ve tried an over-the-counter whitening gel or strip at some point, and chances are, you didn’t get the results you were expecting based on the advertisement. The good news is, your dentist offers a professional medical-grade product that is guaranteed to lighten your teeth by six to eight shades! With a brighter smile, you can be confident that you look fabulous in front of the camera.
3: Consider Porcelain Veneers
Did you know that some of your favorite celebrities have porcelain veneers? Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Zac Efron, Catherine Zeta Jones, and many more chose to enhance their smiles with veneers. Maybe you have stains that were too dark to be removed by whitening, or perhaps you have chips or gaps between your teeth. Porcelain veneers can correct dozens of dental flaws and give you that Hollywood smile that the camera just loves.
4. Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
More people than you might realize suffer from permanent tooth loss, and perhaps you are one of them. Even if the missing tooth isn’t visible in the front of your mouth, over time, the other teeth will shift to fill in the space, leaving gaps in your smile. Dental implants are a great option that not only perfect the aesthetics of your smile, but they also strengthen your jawbone by promoting new growth so that you can keep your “camera-friendly side” looking lovely.
5: Don’t Skip Your Dental Checkups
Your dentist didn’t spend years studying and practicing in their field for nothing. They have a trained eye to catch potential issues before they turn into larger problems, such as gum disease or oral cancer, that require costly treatments.
You don’t have to go on being intimidated in front of the camera because of flaws in your smile. Your local dentist has a multitude of options that can work for you.
I know that when it comes to photographers in Galveston, you have plenty of options, but you won’t find a more friendly and committed team than ours here at Magnifique Portrait. It is our number one priority to capture special moments for you and provide the highest quality of images so that you can enjoy the memories for years to come.
Let us show YOU how beautiful YOU are!