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Want To Look Better In Photos? 3 Ways A Dentist Can Help

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For some people, being photogenic comes naturally. For others, it's something that has to be learned. Looking good in photos involves being able to pose, giving attention to grooming and appearance, and having a nice looking smile. In particular, the way someone's teeth look can have a big impact on how well they photograph. For those who feel like their pictures aren't turning out as well as they would like, a trip to the dentist can actually help. Here are three ways the dentist can help their patients look better in photographs.


When it comes to improving the look of the smile, veneers are a one-stop shop. Veneers are thin shells made either of porcelain or composite materials that are fitted over the teeth in order to improve their appearance. Veneers can change the color, size, and shape of the teeth. They can even make them appear straighter. If a complete overhaul of the smile is desired, dental veneers are a great choice. They can make a big difference in how a smile looks on camera. While they can make a big impact, veneers can also come with a big price tag. The average cost is between $925 and $2,500 per tooth for porcelain veneers and between $250 and $1,500 per tooth for composite.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many people have their wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth tend to erupt much later than the other permanent teeth and can cause issues such as infections, an increased chance of tooth decay, cysts, and crowding in the mouth which can shift the other teeth around. Many people are aware that removing wisdom teeth can prevent aesthetic issues such as teeth crowding, but they may not know that it can also change the shape of the face. Many people find that wisdom teeth removal can lead to more defined jaw and facial structure. Many people find that they take better photos after having their wisdom teeth removed. The average cost for this procedure ranges from $1,000 to $3,000.

Regular Cleanings

Perhaps the easiest and simplest way to get a more photogenic smile is by getting the teeth cleaned regularly. Getting a cleaning and dental check up a couple of times a year can make a huge difference in someone's smile. The average cost of a teeth cleaning with x-rays is typically around $100 to $300. However, with many insurance policies there is no cost for routine cleanings. Not only do regular teeth cleanings keep the smile looking great,but they can also help prevent future problems that can lead to a less than photogenic smile.

Because of the proliferation of digital cameras and social media, many people find that they have their pictures taken more than ever. Having a photogenic smile is now something that is also more sought after than ever as well. A trip to a dental clinic, like Advanced Family Dental Care LLC, can help make this happen. Veneers, wisdom teeth removal, and regular teeth cleanings can help create a more photogenic smile.