A Beautiful Smile For Valentines Day

Dr Shushil Dattani - Kent Smile Studio

Your Kent Smile Studio Dentist’s Guide

Valentines Day isn’t always exciting if you don’t have a date lined up. If you are planning on getting involved in the romance though, there’s quite a lot of pressure to look nice. You want to put your best foot forward, or perhaps, your best smile forward…

Your smile has a huge impact on how confident you feel, on how youthful you look and potentially affects your dating life more than you might realise.

For a beautiful smile this Valentines Day, take a look at your Chatham and Maidstone dentists guide. Trust us, you’ll want to read these tips!

Your Smile And Your Confidence

Did you know that your smile has a huge effect on how you look to others and how you feel about yourself? At the very least, even if you have a great smile already, celebrity ‘perfect smiles’ can make us feel pressured to have a perfect smile too. This can be a real confidence killer if you start comparing your teeth and worrying that your smile isn’t as you would like it to be.

The way your smile looks can be a true struggle if you do have imperfections which cause it to be less aesthetically pleasing than you’d like. Common smile issues include:

  • Stained teeth
  • Gappy teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Chipped teeth

These issues may come alone or combine to create a smile that does not look how you want it to. That lack of confidence can be truly destructive when it comes to dating. You may cover your mouth when you smile or talk, in which case asking anybody out might seem like an absolute no-no. You may worry you will be judged on your smile by a potential date.

Of course, being superficial is not a very nice trait and if anybody judges you on looks alone then they probably aren’t somebody you’ll want to date anyway. However, there is something to be said for first impressions. Whether we like it or not, we all make them and the smile is often central to what we think of a person when we first meet them. A smile can make you appear more youthful, confident, friendly and can be more important to a potential date than you having nice eyes or, a good dress sense.

So, when it comes to first impressions it makes sense that you would want a nice smile to express yourself and to show yourself in your most attractive light. They don’t know you have a great personality yet, right?

Bad Breath Can Be A Real Confidence Killer Too

For you, it might not even be about the way that your smile looks but about the way your breath smells. Bad breath is often caused by oral hygiene issues and you may not be dating because you’re literally afraid to open your mouth and speak to somebody. This makes total sense and you’re certainly not alone. Everybody wants to have super-fresh breath on a date.

A Healthy, Beautiful Smile Is Achievable

A healthy and beautiful smile is achievable for all of our patients. Our local clinics have the staff, treatments, facilities and experience to ensure each and every patient is able to get the smile they deserve. Primarily and especially if your main concern is bad breath, we will check the health of your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues. Any active gum disease, decay or other problems need to be treated before any cosmetic dentistry can be completed. A healthy smile may be all you need to regain your smile confidence, and in some instances treatment can take place during your initial consultation.

If you are looking for a transformation to the look of your smile, once we have checked everything is healthy, we can gain an understanding of the kind of treatments you feel you would like and the results you would be interested in. We can offer a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry including:

  • Veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • White fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Adult teeth straightening
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Cosmetic dentures

Some treatments are unsuitable for certain patients but we will be able to check that and let you know during your consultation. We can offer you alternatives to any treatments that may not be suitable for you. Using our expertise and diagnostics, we can offer a complete treatment plan designed to get you the beautiful smile you want. We also always ensure that treatment plans are complete with transparent pricing, with no hidden costs.

Kent Smile Studio’s Top Tips For A Gorgeous Smile On Valentines Day

Whether you have a date with a partner, new love interest or with friends this February the 14th, these tips will help ensure your smile is looking and feeling as gorgeous as possible for the big day:

  • Get your dental appointment out of the way in advance of your date so that any outstanding treatments can be completed in time
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid bad breath due to dry-mouth
  • Avoid eating any garlic or onion a few days before as their smells can stick around
  • Exfoliate and moisturise the lips regularly for smooth, kissable lips
  • Consider wearing a strong bold colour lipstick to make your teeth stand out, or perhaps a nude tone for lips that appear bigger
  • Brush your teeth and then chew mint, or sugar-free chewing gum before your date for extra-fresh breath

Call Your Local Kent Smile Dental Clinic To Book An Appointment

Whether you want healthier, more beautiful teeth for Valentines Day or just everyday, book an appointment with us today. We have a wide range of treatments, expertise, facilities and tools to ensure your smile is as healthy and aesthetically pleasing as possible, enhancing your self-confidence now and into the future. Call our friendly team on 01634683123 or 01622754662 and we will be more than happy to book you an appointment at a time to suit you.