Since one of the first things people notice about you is your smile, we know you want the lowdown on how to make yours picture-perfect. From totally simple and natural ideas to our fave whitening products that you can find at the grocery store, we know just what to do to get you enjoying a brighter smile in no time!
Ditch the coffee
The first step to getting a whiter smile is to watch what
you drink. Beverages like coffee, tea and dark sodas will stain your teeth, so
it’s best to avoid them all together. If
you can’t kick your caffeine habit, stick to one drink a day and brush your
teeth after you’re finished with it. Which reminds us…
Brush your teeth
twice a day
It’s mega important to brush your teeth twice a day. Not only
is it necessary for combating cavities and bad breath, it also will keep your
teeth from turning yellow. Try a whitening toothpaste: our fave is Crest 3D
White Glamorous White Toothpaste. It’ll only take a week to make your smile
Crest 3D White Glamorous White Toothpaste, $5, pgestore.com
Brush with warm water
The simplest way to get whiter teeth is to brush with warm
water instead of cold. Have you ever noticed that when you empty the
dishwasher, the dishes are usually warm? Your dishwasher cleans them with warm
water get help get them squeaky clean, and the same idea applies for your
teeth. Making the simple switch to warm water will get the gunk off your teeth
and have them looking whiter in no time.
Baking soda scrub
One natural way to whiten you teeth is a trick major toothpaste companies already advertise on their products: baking soda. All you have to do is get a little bit of baking soda and mix it in with your normal toothpaste. Brush your teeth normally once, then take a cotton swab and rub the baking soda and toothpaste mixture onto your teeth. Let it sit for about five minutes, then brush it off. Follow up with another round of brushing with your normal toothpaste. After a few days of this, your teeth are guaranteed to look brighter.
Whiten your teeth
with whitening strips
Follow up your normal
teeth-brushing routine with whitening strips for a guaranteed whiter
smile. Follow the directions that come
with the whitening strips and people will seriously start to notice. Be wary
though, these strips are not for girls who have braces or super sensitive
Crest 3D White Whitestrips LUXE, $33, 3dwhite.com
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BY HANNAH NOYES ON 5/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN body, braces, beauty, how to, tips, lips