13 New Things You Can Do to Get a Perfect Smile

Eyes may be the windows to your soul, but your smile can make or break a first impression.


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Candy that cleans your teeth sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly what Zolli candy was designed to do. After you eat, the acid in your mouth can break down tooth enamel and energize cavity-causing bacteria. Zollipops, Zolli Drops, and Zaffi Taffy are candies that raise the pH in your mouth to neutralize the acid, helping to protect against tooth decay and cavities. The all-natural candy line was invented by “kidpreneur” Alina Morse, the youngest person to ever be featured on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine, and can be found on Amazon. Check out the foods that are worse for your teeth than candy.

Laugh lines filler

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Nasolabial folds, also known as smile or laugh lines, are those vertical lines that extend from the side of your nose and curve around your mouth. “Many patients feel that these lines make them look tired or older, and they tend to look deeper when you smile,” says Lara Devgan, MD, a New York City plastic surgeon. To soften these lines, she suggests an injectable treatment like Sculptra Aesthetic, which is FDA-approved to stimulate collagen production and gradually restore volume to the area. Sculptra treatments may require two to three sessions, but the results can last up to years.

Laser treatments

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“Improving the skin around the lips helps with the overall smile by presenting the lips on a nice canvas,” says David Shafer, MD, a New York City plastic surgeon. “Imagine a beautiful painting hung on a dirty wall versus on a crisp clean wall.” To smooth skin’s texture, stimulate collagen, and even out pigmentation, Dr. Shafer recommends laser treatments such as Picoway Resolve by Syneron-Candela, which only take about a minute or two to perform once the area has been numbed.

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