3 Facial Exercises for the Perfect Smile
We all know that exercise is good for our body, but did you know that there are exercises that can improve your smile and hence your personality? Facial exercises can be as effective as a surgical facelift for improving skin tone and elasticity, reducing visible lines, and helping to perfect your smile.
Just like any other part of your body, there are muscles in your face. These muscles can be firmed and strengthened through exercise, which helps to increase blood flow and improve muscle tone. Face exercises not only will improve your smile, but can also help you look younger and healthier.
You must try the following three facial exercises to help you get a charming and adorable smile. (While these exercises independently also make a positive difference to your smile, the effect can also be used in close association with certain cosmetic dentistry procedures to get better results.)
1. The smile exercise
Simple and straightforward, this incremental exercise in smiling practice improves the facial muscles that control your smile, which will give you greater control over your happy expressions. Start by sitting or standing in front of a mirror, whichever is more comfortable, with your face and lips in a relaxed state.
- Stretch the corners of your mouth laterally (to the sides) while keeping your lips
together; hold for 10 seconds.
- Expand the lateral stretch and part your lips to expose the edge of your teeth; hold for
- Stretch further laterally and expose about half of your teeth; hold for ten seconds.
- Smile as wide and hard as you can, with all your teeth showing; hold for ten seconds.
- Repeat steps 3, 2, and 1 to reverse the smile gradually.
For additional exercise, you can go through all of the above steps, using your index fingers to stretch the corners of your mouth and create the different smiles.
2. The smile line eraser
With this exercise, you can work at reducing the appearance of fine lines around your mouth, helping you look younger and giving you a more natural, brilliant smile. In yoga, this exercise is referred to as the fish pose. Here’s how to do it:
- Pucker up: purse your lips as dramatically as possible by sucking in your cheeks and rolling your lips out.
- Attempt to smile while you’re puckering.
- Hold this pose until there’s a mild aching sensation in the muscles around your mouth, then release.
This exercise should be done only once a day, in order to avoid straining the muscles of your face.
3. The silly rabbit
In this exercise, you’ll tone your cheek muscles while increasing the flexibility and control of your smile. You may or may not look in a mirror while performing this exercise. (If you have a tendency to laugh at silly faces, you should probably skip the mirror.) Here are the steps for this face exercise:
- Smile as wide as you can, without opening your lips. Try for an ear-to- ear grin.
- Wiggle your nose like a rabbit until you feel your cheek muscles engage with the
- Hold the pose for 5 seconds.
- Repeat steps 1 through 3, 10 times
4. The face lift exercise
One particular facial muscle, the quadratus labli superioris, is essential for maintaining a youthful appearance. Developing this muscle helps to prevent facial sagging and ensure resiliency. Below are two exercises to help utilize this muscle to your advantage.
Face exercises can help you improve a great smile, especially when used in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry procedures.
There are a lot of other ways of maintaining a great oral hygiene and clean teeth to ensure that you have an adorable smile. Visit any Sabka Dentist clinics for a Free Dental Checkup today. Click here to book your appointment today.
Dr.Ankita Gada is a dental director,Alliances at SabkaDentist. She is a highly skilled dental Surgeon and Implantologist, with an experience of more than 10 years. She completed her BDS from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai and PGDBA, Marketing from Symbiosis University, Pune.
She has done comprehensive Certified Fellowship Course in Oral Implantology. She also participated in the Advance Implantology course at the Tel Aviv University.
She specialises in implants and planning full mouth rehabilitation cases. She is well versed with all the recent advances in technology and materials and keeps up with constant changes in the field of Modern dentistry by attending conferences and workshops across the globe.