When you’re a parent, you teach your toddler to smile big and say “cheese” for the camera. And although that kind of cheesy grin is cute on a two-year-old, it can look a whole lot more frightening on an adult. If you have a hard time finding a genuine smile when it comes time to take a picture, you are certainly not alone. With selfies taking over every social media app, however, it’s good to know how you can smile naturally. Read on to learn more.
Think of Something Happy
If you’re having a bad day, it can seem virtually impossible to deliver a genuine smile in front of a camera. To try to give off that all-natural smile, try to think of something happy, wait a minute, and then smile— the happier you are feeling on the inside, the easier it will be to show that to the camera.
Don’t Force It
The last thing you want to do is force a smile. If you have to take a big family picture but just can’t seem to muster up a good smile, ask for a brief break and walk around. The more relaxed you are and the less pressure you feel to smile, the less likely you are going to look like you’re forcing it.
Having confidence in your smile will help you deliver that natural look. To gain the most confidence possible, make sure that your teeth are clean and healthy. By scheduling bi-yearly dental cleanings with Dr. Steven Holbrook, you can get rid of harmful bacteria while making your teeth look as white as possible.
Whether you’re taking a selfie or family pictures, having an unnatural smile can throw the picture completely of. The next time you have to smile for the camera, try thinking of something happy, not forcing it, and having confidence. To learn more about how you can have a bigger smile and healthier teeth, contact Dr. Steven Holbrook.