5 Tips for a Nice Smile

Sick of running to hide when it’s picture taking time? Worry no more! Follow these 5 tips for a nice smile and you’ll finally look forward to that camera shutter. Keep reading to learn all you need to know.

tips for a nice smile

Be natural

When it is time to take your picture, smile gently. This will make your face look relaxed when you take the picture. Open your mouth slightly, and your lower lip will match the curve of your upper teeth.

It is the opposite of the quick smile that flashes across your face when you see a friend that you haven’t talked to recently. This will make your eyes squint and your neck muscles tense, which you don’t want to do because that will make for an awkward looking photo that nobody will want to see!

Stand up straight

A problem many people have when they take a picture is that it makes it them look like they have a double chin. If you are one of these people, watch your posture.

If you are slouching or bending your head forward, you will not like how your smile looks. Turn your head just a small amount and drop your chin so that your face is not completely square with the camera.

Choose your lipstick carefully

Make sure you choose a lipstick that is right for your skin tone. The correct shade of lipstick will help to make your teeth look whiter.

Shades like bright red or pink will be your best choices. Blue or pink undertones will also help to hide yellow stains on your teeth.

The wrong color, especially one that’s too dark or too red, will make your smile less beautiful.

Check your teeth and gums

Getting your smile ready to take a picture will sometimes call for some preparation.

If your teeth have gotten more yellow as you have gotten older, try a whitening product. Correcting cracked, broken, or missing teeth is also something you should consider.

Do not forget to take care of your gums. You may think of them as not important, but they are a very essential part to having a nice smile. So you need to keep them in good shape also.

Brush, floss, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash every single day. You can have beautiful teeth, but if your gums are not healthy, then you will not have a great smile.


Your perfect smile takes time to achieve. If you have a big photo event coming up like a wedding or graduation, practice your smile in front of a mirror. It feels silly, but it works!

You will be able to see how it looks and feels when you hold your shoulders back and strike a natural smile. You can also practice with turning your head and finding the angle at which your smile looks its best.

I hope these tips for a pretty smile have helped! Make sure to pin this so you can refer back to it later! 🙂