For as long as I can remember, I’ve been self conscious about my teeth. I’ve not had much luck with them, despite always religiously brushing, and by the age of 15 I’d had a large number of my teeth removed and had a brace fitted.
I was at an all girls school when I had my brace, and I hated it. I was teased and tried to clamp my mouth shut at all times so it wouldn’t be seen. Even after it was removed, and my teeth were a little straighter, I still found it hard to smile with my mouth open.
When my wisdom teeth came through, they moved things around in my mouth, and my once straight front teeth were all of a sudden slightly crooked again. I also feel like my teeth are slightly yellow, despite not smoking, and I still struggle to smile naturally.
Coming up to my thirties, I’ve decided to do something about it, so I’ve been looking into ways to increase my confidence and improve my smile.
Teeth Whitening Kits
At home teeth whitening kits can be very hit and miss. I’ve tried a couple in the past and haven’t had much luck, mainly because I give up and don’t follow them through for the allotted period of time. I’ve seen some fantastic results from proper use, so I want to find one that will work for me and stick with it.
I’d never really considered cosmetic dentistry before, but the promise of a beautiful smile has me tempted. Harley St Smile offer a huge range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, but if you’re like me and a little nervous about going for anything drastic, they also offer a Smile Makeover. This totally pain free, hour long treatment which removes stains, whitens and contours any jagged teeth sounds brilliant.
Having recently had birth trauma therapy, I’ve experienced first hand how effective deep relaxation and positive thought techniques can be. There are so many hypnosis cds, apps and downloads out there, and some are tailored around smiling more, gaining self confidence and generally being happier.
Investing in Good Lipsticks
Something I’ve noticed as I’ve got older is that a good lipstick can totally change your whole face. I wear makeup daily, but often won’t put on lipstick, either because I forget or just don’t feel it’s necessary to go about my daily life.
As soon as I put a nice lipstick on, it transforms my face. I’ve tried two of the most popular luxe brands of lipstick recently and I must admit, they tend to be longer lasting with colour that pops.
I try to apply the ‘fake it until you make it’ mantra when I’m out at an event, and will go for a nice bold lip colour to make smiling that little bit easier.
This is a sponsored post, however all words and photos are my own.