10 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth at Home
10 Tips for Whiter Teeth
Did you know certain lip colors can actually make your teeth look significantly whiter (or darker)? Learn how to pick the right shade for you. If you have grayish teeth, avoid red lipsticks with blue tones and instead try a cooler tone w
Tan, golden skin goes a long way toward making your eyes and teeth pop. Skip the beach and tanning beds, and instead, give your skin an even, healthy-looking glow with a safe sunless tanner. Dr. Levine's top picks are
While certain foods such as soy sauce, berries and curry stain your enamel, fibrous foods like apples, celery, carrots, spinach, broccoli and lettuce actually work to remove stains by exfoliating teeth before the stain molecules attach t
Need another reason to add more sparkle to your outfit? Wearing accessories made of silver, white gold and diamonds (or even fake diamonds!) highlights the white accents in your teeth. However, "stay away from yellow gold," advises Dr. L
"A bright white shirt will only accentuate less-than-white teeth," says Dr. Levine. Instead, choose an off-white or cream-colored shade. "Reducing the contrast will result in the appearance of a whiter smile."
Red wine, cranberry juice or any chromogenic, or pigmented, liquids that tend to seep into enamel are better sipped through a straw. Even then, Dr. Levine recommends brushing immediately after drinking a stain-producing beverage so that
In addition to whitening the spaces in between our teeth, a floss such as Glide Whitening Plus Scope Flavor helps maintain healthy gums, too. "By nature, our gums have a clean, pink, pillowy appearance and shape the teeth nicely," says D
"The product I believe has stood the test of time is the electric toothbrush," says Dr. Levine. These devices are the most effective at removing extrinsic stains, which are embedded on the exterior of the tooth surface (such as in the ca
With the vast selection of teeth-bleaching strips on the market, how do you decide which one to use? "At this point, all of the whitening strips available work fairly well," says Dr. Levine, who's partial to Listerine Whitening Quick Dis
Whitening toothpastes may promise to keep your pearly whites sparkling, but the truth is, toothpaste itself doesn't whiten teeth—it only helps scrub away stains before they settle in and discolor your enamel.
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