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4 Smiling Tips from a Cosmetic Dentist Kelowna Residents Trust


When people book an appointment with a cosmetic dentist Kelowna residents rely on for healthy-looking teeth, one of their main goals is usually to attain a nicer smile. There are a number of procedures a Kelowna dentist can use to enhance your grin, but there are also things you can do to help yourself.

If you’ve ever watched someone walk into a room and light it up with a flash of their pearly whites, it’s impressive. They just make it look so natural. In all likelihood, they practice some of the following tips to make it seem effortless.

1. Practice Makes Perfect

Some people just have a way of smiling that seems so unforced. Others aren’t so lucky. While there’s a certain talent to smiling, many of the people who make it look easy actually have to work at it.

Of course, you’re never going to see it, but many celebrities spend a lot of time in front of a mirror practicing their grins. Like many things, the more time you spend doing it, the easier it becomes.

It might sound silly to practice something as simple as smiling, but for people who don’t like the way they smile, it’s certainly worth a try. By using a mirror, you’ll be able to:

  •  Practice in private
  • Work on your ‘best smile’
  • Build confidence
  • Make it feel more natural

2. Look at old photos

Similar to the mirror technique, you can review old photos of yourself where you’re smiling to see which ones you like best. It’s worth taking note of the pictures that are posed versus ones where you’re smiling spontaneously. Sometimes your best smile is the one you don’t know is coming.

Once you find a few images you like, try replicating them in the mirror.

3. Smile with Your Eyes

Sadly, this is one technique where you won’t find a procedure from a cosmetic dentist Kelowna clients depend on for so many other things. In order for a smile to be genuine, it needs to include the eyes.

After all, they say the eyes are the windows to the soul, so to smile with your eyes is to smile with your whole being. Making eye contact with the person or people you’re smiling at is important as well.

You’ve probably seen someone do a ‘fake smile’ before. That’s where they flash their teeth and there’s no real emotion behind it. Smiling with your eyes is the opposite of that.

4. Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene

Nothing can detract from a smile quicker that having a piece of spinach stuck in your teeth. Following a scheduled oral care program is the best way to ensure your teeth are looking good. The basics include:

  • Brushing at least twice a day
  • Flossing every day
  • Scheduling regular checkups with your Kelowna dental centre


Whether you’re visiting us for cosmetic or general dentistry, we provide a comfortable experience with results that will last. Contact us to book an appointment today!

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