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With this year’s cohort of graduates collecting their degrees to proud onlookers, we couldn’t feel a bigger sense of pride. But how can you get your best graduation smile? Here is how to make sure your smile is the brightest – both on and before the day.

Before the Day…

Modern Braces

You may remember the days of metal teeth and elastic bands. Previously braces used to take years of adjusting but now you can have the perfect smile in a matter of months. Most people can replace traditional braces with Invisalign. You can wear a virtually invisible brace that straightens teeth in a fraction of the time.

Regular check-ups

Having the perfect graduation smile isn’t something you can just put on for your big day. Make sure you get regular checkups so to make sure your teeth and gums are in their best shape.

Teeth Whitening

Anyone can benefit from teeth whitening. Having a brighter, whiter smile will fill any young adult with confidence. Worried you’ve left it too late? We have in house options where you can see results instantly!

On The Day…

Pose

Standing up straight and posing properly will really bring out your graduation smile. Don’t slouch in your pictures, stand in the centre and be aware of shadows.

Check your Teeth

We’ve all done it- you think you’ve taken the most amazing picture and then you look at it horrified to find out later you’ve got something in your teeth. Make sure you brush, floss and mouthwash before you leave the house. Get your friends or family to check your teeth before pictures.

Wear Makeup.. but not too Much

Girls, if you want to wear makeup, be careful not to overdo it. Choose a lipstick that goes with your skin tone. While red, berry, wine plum and rosy pink are great for bring out the white in your teeth, select something that’s not too overwhelming.

Breathe, Relax and… then Smile

For your formal picture, take a deep breath, and think of something peaceful and calming. You will have a more relaxed, natural smile as a result. For your casual pictures with your friends, let loose and bare your happiest cheesiest grin. You want to have pictures that you can use for a professional profile as well as for your Facebook page.

At Whistler Dental, we can help you have your brightest, whitest graduation smile. Book a check up today and we can help you plan for your big day.

With a new year just starting and snow falling, we’re sure you have plenty to smile about. Here are 10 reasons why you should be smiling and things to smile about.

Benefits of Smiling

Smiling makes you more attractive

We are drawn to people who are smiling and away from people who are frowning. It also makes you feel more confident and more likely to make a better impression.

Smiling relieves stress

When you smile, endorphins are released which improves your overall mood and helps gets rid of stress. Our brains are hardwired to believe that we only smile when we are happy so by smiling you can actually trick your brain into thinking you are in a better mood!

Smiling improves your immune system

Another scientific reason to turn that frown upside down – it can actually help boost your immune system. It has been reported that the body releases more white blood cells when you’re smiling than it usually does. White blood cells protect the body against infectious diseases and foreign invaders, so it’s a really easy way of staying healthy. That’s the reason why celebrities are often invited to children’s hospitals.

It makes you more productive

A study conducted in 2010 showed that people who smile more, are much more productive and creative in the workplace. Smiling is contagious so spread that smile around.

Smiling boosts your mood

Forcing yourself to smile makes you feel happier! Have you ever tried to think of something negative while you’re smiling?

Lowers your blood pressure

Want an easy way to improve your health? Just get grinning! Studies monitoring blood pressure before and after smiling showed a measurable difference.

Things to smile about

Living in Canada

Canada is not only a beautiful country but full of so many opportunities. Living in this awesome country is a reason for anyone to smile!

The mountains

It’s hard not to keep smiling when you’re in this stunning mountain town. Especially with blue skies and snow falling, this winter paradise is enough to keep you showing off those pearly whites!

Going outdoors

Being able to get outside and go for walks in the fresh air is guaranteed to make anyone feel happier. Get away from day to day life and take a walk to the lake.

Having a good dentist

We know how to make your smile look pristine and how to help you look after your teeth. Having a good dentist is the best way to ensure your smile is looking its best.

Come book an appointment at Whistler Dental today so we can help you get the perfect new year smile. Book an appointment here or call 604-932-3677.

Getting the New Year off to the right start is important, especially when it comes to dental health. Here’s 6 resolutions to help you take better care of your teeth and how we can help you at Whistler Dental.

Cut Back On Sugar

We all know we’re guilty of indulging over the holidays. With lots of tasty treats on offer, it’s easy to forget the impact that sugar can have on your teeth. Eating lots of sugary treats has a direct link with took decay. The bacteria in dental plaque feed on sugar to produce acid that attacks your tooth enamel. Each acid attack can last up to 20 minutes and can lead to cavities and sensitive teeth.

Flossing

We all know we should be doing it, but we don’t all know why. Flossing helps get rid of bacteria around our teeth and removes any food stuck there. If plaque is left on your teeth, it will eventually harden and turn to tartar. You can reach the areas of your teeth that you are unable to reach with a toothbrush. Flossing tip: if you can only floss once a day, make sure it is before bedtime.

Eat Healthily

Not only is staying away from sugary foods important but keeping a balanced diet impacts on the health of your teeth. Foods such as dairy products, kale, salmon and nuts are rich in calcium and help keep teeth strong. Eating foods with high water content help to neutralize the acid in your mouth and foods high in fibre will help to produce more saliva- which flushes the mouth of bacteria.

Dental Cleaning

You should be getting a dental cleaning at least every six months so if it’s been longer, book an appointment. Dental cleaning not only gets rid of all the plaque you may have missed from brushing, but stains can be removed, giving you a brighter smile.

Restore

New year, new smile! Now is the best time to get all of that restorative work you’ve been putting off done. Ignoring dental work such as crowns, fillings or implants can be more detrimental to your dental health. If you have dental benefits that start in the new year, now is the best time to use them.

Quit Smoking

Smoking not only stains your teeth but also can lead to gum disease, tooth loss and mouth cancers. The earlier you stop smoking, the less damaging the long-term effects will be to your teeth.

2019 is the best time to think about what your dental health new year’s resolutions are. Book an appointment at Whistler Dental today.