• TOGS Team

How to take a photo of your teeth

To help your clinicians have the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile, you may be asked to share photos ahead of your appointment.

For the best angle face on, we recommend you get two spoons and hold the side of your cheeks and bite down to show the front and sides of your teeth more clearly. You can use a similar method for getting a side angled shot.

Use one of the two spoons and hold each side of your cheeks and bite down to show the front and sides of your teeth more clearly.

For a clearer view of your upper arch, carefully tilt your head back and open your mouth wide so we can see all of your top arch of your teeth. Similarly, for your lower arch, tilt your head forward this time use the two spoons again to hold your cheeks to show the bottom arch of your teeth.

Some General advice

  • Natural light is best where possible, avoid harsh overhead lights

  • Avoid shadows, dark and not well-lit areas.

  • When taking a photo on your mobile, try tapping the source of any light to adjust the exposure.

  • If you can, try to get some closer up images in each position, but make sure the camera is not out of focus – try tapping on your mouth on your phone to focus specifically for your mouth.

  • If possible, ask a friend or family