White & Bright! Tips for a whiter smile

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For me, when the weather gets warmer, some essentials are a toned body, tanned skin, and a white smile. All three take work, but luckily you can fake it ’til you make it (well the toned body part is possible with a little help from Photoshop, a good filter, or a strategic pose).

Good dental hygiene is a must, and I make it a priority to get my teeth checked every six to nine months.  There’s nothing like rocking a white smile, but unfortunately there are many elements that can prevent that smile from sparkling. Coffee, red wine, you name it, many things that we eat or drink wear away on enamel to leave us with dull teeth.

Toothbrush

So you want to get that mouth in tip-top shape? Well, it all starts with the basics.  A good toothbrush and toothpaste. In the past I haven’t been really picky about what kind of toothbrush or toothpaste to use, but I’ve been loving Arm & Hammer’s Truly Radiant Rejuvenating Toothpaste and Manual Toothbrush. This particular toothpaste has been around for a while, but the 2015 version has a new and improved taste that allows users to notice a visibly whiter smile in just five days. As for the toothbrush, this one is something new for me as it has a rotating head, so you can get an extra deep clean without the bulk of an electronic brush. The manual toothbrushes from A&H are the only ones like it on the market.  Honestly, I never thought I would be blogging about toothpaste and a toothbrush, but seriously, this toothbrush in particular is something different .  It also has this pad on it which cleans the inside of you mouth, leaving you with a fresh-tasting mouth. Totally better than those freebie toothbrushes I usually get when I visit the dentist.

Red lipstick

And now for the oldest trick in the book — one of the easiest ways to fake a white smile is to wear red lipstick.  Red lipstick will always be in style for numerous reasons, but if you need a quick fix to a dull problem, slap on some scarlet and flash your instantly white smile.  So why does this work?  It all goes back to the colour wheel.  Look for a red with a blue base, as blue and orange/yellow sit across from each other on the colour wheel.  Therefore, blue tones tend to cancel out orange or yellow tones when juxtaposed together, and vice versa.

I have a ton of reds, but I’ve been digging CoverGirl’s Coverlicious Lipstick in Garnet Flame. CoverGirl recently reformulated their lipsticks and this guy is infused with shea butter, leaving you with long-lasting colour and smooth lips.

It’s as easy as two steps for get brighter teeth, and just cause you want a million-dollar smile, that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to make it happen. All three of these products are extremely affordable and don’t involve a trip to the dentist.  If you are willing to spend a little more, you can always invest in some Crest Whitestrips as well.  I always use one before a special event for a show-stopping smile.

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