I received free product from Truly Radiant to review.
I have been becoming aware that I need to pay more attention to my teeth. I used to drink a lot more coffee than I do now, so that didn’t help, and I’m not known to turn down a glass of wine. But you know what? Life is too short to say no to little things like that all for a brighter smile. So I decided to allow myself some indulgences every so often, and in return I just have to pay better attention to my dental hygiene. I did some researching for tips for whiter teeth and I thought I would share what I found! Some of the tips are actually specifically for your teeth and some are for the appearance of whiteness. Of course, the taking-care-of-your-mouth part is more important but when coupled with creating the appearance of white teeth, you’re golden!
Tips for Whiter Teeth
Ever noticed how wearing a yellow shirt can kinda make your face look a tint of yellow too? It’s the same idea for your teeth. If you’re wearing a lipstick with a yellow undertone this does not help you in the whiter teeth department! Try colors with a berry base to really brighten up your smile. Whether it’s red, plum or pink, opting for the blue undertone will brighten up your teeth immediately!
Bronzer or tan skin has the same effect. It’s the contrast of your skin against the teeth. If you’re pale, there’s not much contrast and it doesn’t make your teeth stand out at all. If your skin tone is already tan, you’re a step closer! If not, grab your favorite bronzer and apply in the shape of a ‘3’ starting at your forehead, just below your cheekbones, and then jaw line. This will not only give you some color but make your smile pop!
Fruits and Veggies
There are so many reasons why eating your fruits and veggies is a good idea — who knew that teeth whitening was one of them?! When you want a snack, reach for some strawberries which have vitamin C (helps clear away plaque) and they’re a natural astringent helping remove stains! Yummy and beneficial, yes please! You can also try apples and celery for the same effect. Good for your health and good for teeth whitening, sounds like a double win to me!
Now, this might not always be practical and most certainly not always in public, but try drinking those colored drinks through a straw! This way it passes right by your teeth and straight to your tummy, where you want it anyway. If you can’t bear to drink your coffee through a straw, then do like the French do and just drink it quickly! This is not a favorite of mine since I like to take it slow and enjoy it, but if you’re really worried about stains, try it! You might want to stick to drinking wine through a straw at home because you might get some funny looks when you’re out!
Probably the most important on this list is how you care for your teeth! You can try all the beauty tips you want, but if you’re not using a toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash that will help you fight stains then you’re fighting an uphill battle. Recently I have been using the ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ line. This line comes with the Truly Radiant™ Manual Toothbrush — the only one of its kind — with a rotating head, elongated bristles that get deep in-between teeth to help blast away plaque. I love this because it works fantastically, isn’t too hard on my gums, and you get the effect of an electronic toothbrush without the hassle of having to change batteries and all that. Not to mention the price difference!
The toothpaste has a fresh, minty flavor, which is a must-have in toothpaste for me. It does more than just whiten teeth, it goes beyond to strengthen, clean and repair tooth enamel. It is clinically proven to whiten your smile in just 5 days!* (*Data on file.) Have an event this weekend? Slap on that berry lipstick and brush all week with ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste and you will be good to go!
Probably my favorite product out of the three I tried would be the Whitening & Strengthening Fluoride Rinse. I’m going to be honest and say that before this I didn’t use mouthwash. I just couldn’t find one that wasn’t so strong and didn’t make me want to rinse again right after using it. So when I saw this product I was nervous to try it out, assuming it would be the same. But I was pleasantly surprised that it was not! It rinses your mouth and leaves you feeling fresh without the overpowering feeling after. Then I learned that it’s a peroxide-free formulation so it’s designed to whiten & freshen your mouth without irritation. And let me tell you, it worked! It also has stain defense technology which helps stop stains before they start. This should be number one on our list, shouldn’t it?
I tried some of my tips here for a whiter mouth to share with you all. What do you think? I used the ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ products (and will continue to do so!) plus some blue-toned lipstick & bronzer. The other things I do normally, except probably the straw point. I don’t drink my wine through a straw… 🙂
Now I know you want to try these all out and I’ve gotcha covered! Here is a coupon for $1.00 off the toothbrush, here is a coupon for $.50 off Truly Radiant toothpaste, and here is a coupon for $1.00 off the rinse — BAM! You’re welcome. All of these products are available at drugstores nationwide so there’s really no excuse to not check them out.
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