Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Make Your Pearly Whites Whiter

A fresh, bright, white smile never goes out of style and is the perfect compliment to any look. Here are some tips from Women's Health about brightening up your pearly whites:

Before you bleach
Consult your dentist, because not all teeth react to whitening the same way.

If you go to a pro
The whitening agents dentists use are up to three times more powerful than at-home versions, so you'll see results faster than if you go solo.

No-tech tricks: Bring on the baking soda
The refrigerator deodorizer also removes discoloration on your teeth.

Feel the crunch
Snack on food that are high in cellulose: the strong starchlike compound is found in celery, carrots, and apples and can act as a natural abrasive, cleansing teeth and removing surface stains naturally.

Be a little shady
Stick with blue-based red and pink lipsticks or clothes in dark colors. Warm colors (yellow, orange, brown, warm shades of red) worn close to your mouth will only bring out the yellow in your teeth.

Read the Women's Health review of the at-home whitening kits to find what's best for you by visiting their website. They're also giving away some fun goodies--check that out while you're at their site.

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