Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to Whiten Teeth

"A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks"  
-Charles Gordy

My teeth are really important to me and I try to keep them looking white and healthy. I feel like if you're teeth are discolored or unhealthy, it can lower your self confidence, I see it all the time. Some people I know are embarrassed about their teeth and I rarely see them smile. The healthier your teeth are, the happier you look because the more you smile! Taking care of your teeth also helps prevent plaque and gingivitis! (YUCK!)

I've been getting more compliments on my teeth lately and wanted to share with you guys how I keep my teeth sparkling white =D

First of all, I try not to drink coffee everyday even though it is hard to stay away since I wake up so early for work! I've started drinking tea more and I'm sure that has contributed to my whiter teeth. If I do drink coffee I chew gum or brush my teeth right after.

Here is the products I use twice a day... Click images to see them full size

 Listerine Whitening Vibrant White Pre-Brush Rinse
I use this before I brush my teeth. I can tell it has made a difference. I feel like my teeth are clean even before I brush my teeth! 

Crest 3D White Advanced White Toothpaste
Arm & Hammer Advance White Baking Soda & Peroxide
I switch up these two toothpastes. I like them both and feel like they have contributed a lot to my whitening progress. The Arm & Hammer doesn't taste that great, but I don't mind. Crest tastes great and lasts long. Another toothpaste I love is Aquafresh Extreme Clean Whitening Action which is my favorite.

Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster Plus With Enamel Strengthening 
I use this product with my toothpaste, all you do is apply this right over the toothpaste and brush normally. This is a great product because after I brush I feel like I just left the dentist. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's really hard to get the product out of the tube. The directions say to tap it against the counter before use and I find myself BANGING it on the counter and still have a hard time getting it out! Update: I recently bought the gel version and I like it more because the packaging is better.

Crest 3D White Multi-Care Whitening Rinse
Advanced Listerine with Tartar Protection
I love both of these products. I use either one after brushing my teeth and I absolutely love them both. Listerine is a little harsh, but I love the taste and feeling after using it. Crest is alcohol free and isn't harsh at all, I love the taste and it lasts quite a while

Oral-B PULSAR Toothbrush
This is the toothbrush I use now and I honestly love it better then manual toothbrushes

I am not affiliated with any of these companies and bought all the products mentioned with my own money. 

What products do you use to keep your teeth healthy and white? Let me know in the comments!


1 comment:

  1. These dental products are definitely helpful if you want whiter teeth! It’s good that you are avoiding coffee. Another thing you should also be avoiding is drinking sodas because these carbonated drinks can stain your teeth just as easily as coffee. Also, if you want to whiten your teeth the natural way, you can start by munching on an apple every day. Apples have fibers that remove debris from the surface of your teeth when you bite on them, and they also have natural ingredients that help remove surface stains on teeth.