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Hey friends! I’ve had quite a few people ask me for awhile now what I do to get my teeth so white, and I figured I would officially lay it out for ya!
Ok. So things weren’t always this glamorous when it came to my smile…
and I’m all about transparency with my readers.
When I was in high school(9th grade pictured above), I was a mouth of metal… and pretty much whatever food I ate in my previous meal. I guess you could say I’m so passionate about taking care of my teeth because I started from the bottom(now I’m here)- and my mom spent A LOT of money to get these suckers straight.
^So fresh. So clean. So… white. Am I right? #teethinspo
Anyways. Let’s move on with it and give the people what they want. Oh- just so you know… I’ve never had a professional teeth whitening procedure in my life. You heard me right, so stick around.
Here are my 3 tips to whiter teeth.
1. TOP KNOTCH Toothpaste
I know most people wouldn’t think that toothpaste could make that big of a difference. Well guess what- those people are WRONG. I brush my teeth 3 times a day. Once when I first wake up. Another time after my morning coffee & at night. I’ve been using the Crest 3D White Luxe (90%) for a few years now and I SWEAR by it. But really- I’ve got many people hooked on this powerful tube of awesomeness. Granted, it’s not cheap- but I get a good deal on it when I order a pack of 4 from Amazon (see link).
2. Teeth Whitening Pen
I’ve been testing out this teeth whitening pen for a few months to make sure it’s something I could stand by- and OH BOY. Meet the Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen. This stuff is freaking powerful. And dudes… don’t be shy just because it says “pearly girl.” You need this too. I carry it with me pretty much everywhere I go as it can be applied a few times a day- and dries in less than 30 seconds.
The downside? This stuff tends to go out of stock REAL quick and can only be purchased online. Tarte is currently of out stock on their website but, Sephora just restocked. Purchase HERE. See specs I grabbed from their website…
What it is:
A bleach-free, vegan teeth whitening pen to help reveal visibly whiter teeth while protecting tooth enamel.
What it is formulated to do:
Strengthen your smile without the icky, bad stuff with this portable vegan teeth whitening pen. It provides an instant brightening boost while helping to protect tooth enamel for a visibly whiter appearance even on sensitive teeth. The soft-bristle brush provides quick and easy, no-mess applications as the whitening gel clings to teeth for 360° effects. With only natural flavors and a patented calcium complex that works to break up dark spots and stains, you’ll get a hint of refreshing mint with each gentle application. Refresh your pearly whites post-gym, post-coffee, or post-wine o’clock without any rinsing or wait time.
How to use:
-Twist at the base of the pen to dispense whitening gel onto the brush-on applicator. (You may need to twist it multiple times with the first use for gel to appear).
-Smile and brush onto front of all teeth and wait 30 seconds before closing your mouth.
-Allow the gel to penetrate for 15 minutes before eating or drinking.
-Apply up to four times a day for best results.
-Run brush under warm water to remove trace gel after each use.
Ok, that’s it for the 2 products you will want to purchase. The last tip is just that- a tip that doesn’t require spending all of your dough.
3. Drink your Coffee with a straw
Yes, that means you may need to reach for iced coffee instead of a hot cup, but trust me- it makes a HUGE difference. Every time you drink a hot cup of coffee or can of dark soda, those liquids are hitting the fronts of your pearly whites. EEK! Start making some iced coffee and order iced when hitting up your local coffee shop. That straw will save you a lot of trouble when it comes to keeping your teeth WHITE.
My go- to drink: Iced black Americano (less than $3 for a grande at Starbucks)
Hope you have enjoyed my 3 tips to whiter teeth. If you didn’t… well- that means you probably pay a ton of money for your dentist to whiten your teeth- and that’s ok too.
Love you guys