A warm smile can melt an iceberg. There is something sexy about pretty teeth, especially when a woman smiles. A subtle invitation that indicates friendliness, most public speakers will tell you that they seek out a smiling face in a crowd to relieve stage fright.
When a sincere smile shows off healthy shiny white teeth, the smile becomes an adornment for the entire face.
On the contrary, dingy or decayed teeth can hinder the look of the smile. Decayed teeth can lead to many health problems from bacteria and abscess and should be treated as soon as possible. Dingy teeth may show improved results with whiteners, either over the counter brands or having it done at your dentist’s office. It’s even possible to get your teeth whitened at the mall.
However, there is such a thing as too white of a smile. If people start putting on their sunglasses as soon as you walk into the room, chances are you have gone overboard on the whitening process. If this happens, you can drink tea, eat some berries or other colorful fruit or vegetable to tone down the brightness of a too white smile.
Excessive whitening can cause over sensitivity to the teeth and surrounding gum tissue. Your dentist may recommend that you use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth before and after your whitening process. A fluoride toothpaste may be used too, to help protect the teeth from decay.
A sexy smile is more than just an adornment for your face, though. Healthy teeth and gums can protect your heart and overall health. The same bacteria that cause plaque in the teeth is responsible for plaque build-up in the arteries too. It is believed that proper dental care can help to protect your body at one of the earliest sources of bacterial infection—your mouth.