I’ve been on this regimen for about a week now and I CAN notice a difference! I’m actually amazed at how well these products work! I’ve been using all three of these products: Read more
You can go to the drugstore and buy whitening strips–but they NEVER stay and slide off my teeth. Maybe I’m just cheap but $45 for a box of strips that don’t stay put is annoying. Good news beauties! There IS a solution– The GO SMiLE On-The-Go Teeth Whitening Pen. It a click pen designed with a twist-and-apply brush tip. The pen contains a brightening formula that makes a significant difference in just one week! Read more
With party season kicking in, it’s an optimum time for quick-fix beauty treatments. Celebrities and people alike swear by regular teeth whitening as it promotes a youthful, healthy smile.
Most of us know the causes of stained teeth – most of our daily pleasures! Tobacco is one of the worst offenders and there’s no getting away from it. Coffee, tea, and soda are culprits as well. Other possible culprits include fruit juices (especially grape), red wine, fruits such as blueberries, soy sauce and curry. Think of it this way: if a food or beverage can leave permanent stains on clothes or carpets, it can probably taint your teeth. Aging also contributes to the yellowing of teeth. The enamel, which is the hard outer coating of your teeth, wears thin, allowing the underlying layer of yellowish dentin to show through. Read more
We all know that smiling has many benefits. For one, it simply puts you in a better mood (try smiling and being unhappy–it DOESN’T work!), it conveys positive energy to others, it makes you feel less stressed and it makes you look younger (the best no-cost anti-aging product ever.) And when you’re in love, love someone or feel loved: you smile.
VITACARE, my favorite whitening, vitamin-infused oral care brand (and recent winner of Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards), wants to see those healthy, happy smiles this Valentine’s Day.Â SMILES YOU LOVE kicks off today and ends on Valentine’s Day. When you participate, you’ll be entering yourself AND your loved one to win a VITACARE Smile Makers gift pack worth $21 (each)…but honestly, isn’t a healthy smile priceless?
(1) VITACARE Multicare Toothpaste (Your choice of Acai Mint, Pomegranate Mint or Key Lime Mint)
(1) VITACARE Multicare Alcohol-free Mouthwash (in Key Lime Mint)
(3) VITACARE Whitening Gum (1 of each flavor)
(1) VITACARE Eco-Friendly Toothbrush
To be entered to win and have a valid entry, YOU MUST Like VITACARE on Facebook and post a picture of the person whose SMILE YOU LOVE on VITACARE’s fan page wall (and don’t forget to tag your loved one in the photo!) Optional: Follow VITACARE on Twitter too! (On both Facebook and Twitter you can find them as @vitacareworld.) To enter you must be 18+ and live in the US. There are no cash substitutions and void where prohibited. Winner announced on February 15th. Like and follow via the entry form below and add the photo to VITACARE’s Facebook. Good luck!
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Is your smile not in tip top shape for the season? Have no fear because Crest 3D White has got you covered. We know that in this season especially there is never enough time for personal care â€“ between the parties, events and family get-togethers. Thatâ€™s why Crest 3D White makes it easy for you to achieve a sparkling, standout smile in no time. Read more
I’m a bit of a coffee addict. I could live off of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee (cream, extra sugar) and Starbucks’ Mocha Latte’s. Strand me on a deserted island and that’s all I’ll need to survive (Ok and maybe some sunscreen and lip gloss…maybe mascara too.) But with drinking lots of coffee means stained teeth and a dull smile. In my line of work, your smile is what people notice first and I have always taken great pride in the fact that I have perfectly straight and healthy teeth. (Thanks to my mom and her vigilance of dentist appointments when I was a child!)
Working for myself means I don’t have health insurance, so professional whitening is out of the picture. Who can afford that really? Plus I have 4 little boys who are growing like weeds (no joke!) and I sink all of my money into expanding their wardrobe so that they don’t look like they are going clam digging anytime soon. That’s why Crest 3D White Pro Effects Whitestrips are perfect for me. They are completely affordable for one (just $50 for 20 whitening treatments) and they are easy to use. Plus they deliver results as quickly as 1 day.
So how did they work for me? Read more
Just before my Operation Chic makeover this past Fashion Week, I was sent several products from Crest and Oral-B: Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste, Crest 3D White MultiCare Whitening Rinse, Crest 3D White Pro Effects Whitestrips and the Oral-B Advantage 3D White Vivid Toothbrush. For me, as a beauty blogger, the biggest compliment for a beauty brand in my house is not when I write a review praising it…it’s when I actually repeat purchase the products long after the initial product sent has run out. And that has been the case with the Crest and Oral-B products mentioned.Â Read more
Nothing is more important to achieving an effortlessly chic look than a bright white smile. Celebrity Aesthetic Dentist Dr. Jonathan B. Levine whose A-list clients include Sarah Jessica Parker, Christy Brinkley and Victoria’s Secret Model Allesandra D’Ambrosio offers these tips that will brighten your smile INSTANTLY, without expensive procedures, whitening strips or even toothpaste! (Although he created my favorite teeth whitening product–GoSmile!)
1. While you Chew
Everyone knows that red wine and coffee stain your teeth, but some foods can actually work to whiten your teeth while you eat! The following foods remove stains by exfoliating teeth before the stain molecules have the time to attach deeply to the surface. It is like a skin scrub for your smile. Foods that whiten teeth include:
2. Kiss the Stain Away
Some lip colors can actually make your teeth look significantly whiter (and darker!).
If you have grayish teeth:
*Avoid: Red Lipsticks with blue tones
* Try: Cool tone with a brown base. Nude pinks with an almost brownish hue are best.
If you have yellowish teeth:
* Avoid: Deep, dark shades. Bright Shades. Super shiny glosses
* Try: Pink shades that have blue undertones. Nudes
3. Go Bronze
Golden and tan skin tones (from a bottle not from harmful UVA/UVB rays of course) not only give you a more toned, healthy appearance but also make your eyes pop and your teeth look brighter! (I personally love Aqua Tan!)
Try wearing shimmering white rhinestone jewelry or gleaming silver to make your teeth appear whiter. Stay away from gold, which exaggerates any yellowish tones in teeth.
A bright white shirt will only accentuate less-than-white teeth. Choose an off-white or cream-colored shade instead. Reducing the contrast will result in the appearance of a brighter, whiter smile.
Have any easy teeth whitening tips? I’d love to hear them!
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