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Simple tip for your most beautiful smile

Your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you.

There are simple ways to ensure your smile shines forth with confidence. Having a clean mouth and your teeth as white and sparkly as possible will make you feel good every time you look in the mirror!

I know personally how this can make you feel more confident. When I was a child, my doctors put me on an antibiotic medication called Tetracycline. One of the major things they now know about this drug (but didn't when I was little) is that children younger than 8 years old should not take tetracycline because it can cause permanent tooth discoloration (and can also affect a child's growth). It creates grey stripy stains on the teeth.

My teeth were discolored much of my life. I tried several options at few different dentist offices and nothing seemed to help. After my divorce I felt an even stronger desire to improve my teeth with the increased pressure I felt to look prettier as I started dating again.

After being told that nothing may work, and even considering cosmetic dentistry to get caps on my teeth, I tried Crest® 3D WhiteTM WhitestripsTM . I am not exactly sure how or why, but they worked for me!

I now get complimented on my smile and my teeth. My new dentist even commented on how white my teeth are! I continue to use them regularly to this day. They are cheaper than the dentist solutions and easier, more convenient for me to do at home or anywhere.

Although this is just my story and results will probably vary person to person, I share this with you as an easy and effective treatment that can be done by almost anyone anywhere for quick results and a big confidence boost.

That being said, there are many options available to whiten your teeth if you choose to do so.

In addition to using whitening toothpaste, and strips, other options include Trays and paint on solutions. Some are harder to find in stores than others but they are all easily available for order on Amazon. Here is some additional info on options available (check with your doctor or dentist first if you have any questions about your health):

A dental office

Every dental office now-a-days offers teeth whitening services. There are a number of different types of whitening systems so ask about what each office offers. Some are done completely in office and some will give you a teeth mold to use at home with whitening solutions each day/week.

Whitening Strips

There are many varieties which include touch up and sensitive formulations, as well as the type of strip for securing onto your teeth. I prefer the Crest® 3D White™ No Slip Whitestrips™ because they stick to my teeth better whereas some slide around and feel very uncomfortable and have less results.

  • Crest®, Lumeeno™, and Harmony Life are some of the major brands but you can also find other specialty brands too.

Pens and Paint-on Whitening solutions

With these, the whitening solution is applied tooth by tooth which avoids creating gum sensitivity as some other application types can.

  • Go Smile®, Polar Teeth Whitening, AuraGlow, and Smilebriter, Colgate® Optic White® are some of the brands with whitening pens or brushes.

Whitening Kits/Systems

Typically a whitening kit or system will have multiple pieces and/or multiple steps that must be taken. This includes things like kits with teeth trays to fill with gel and insert onto your teeth for a period of time, or kits with special lights, etc.

  • AuraGlow, Opalescence®, Go Smile®, Colgate® Optic White® are some of the major over the counter brands but there are many specialty brands available.

Natural DIY ways to whiten your teeth

  • Baking Soda - just sprinkle a little baking soda in your hand or on a plate/bowl and dip your wet toothbrush in it to cover the bristles.Brush your teeth normally with this at least once per week.This helps to also exfoliate the teeth to remove or prevent build up on your teeth between dental visits.

  • Activated charcoal – The granules will bind with bacteria before it stains the teeth.Mix a bit with water to form a paste and then apply the paste to your teeth and let sit for 2 minutes, then rinse by swishing with water until the charcoal is gone.You can also follow up with a quick brushing but only after you have rinsed the paste or you may irritate your gums with the granules.

  • Oil pulling – This is an old holistic remedy that helps to whiten your teeth and eliminate harmful bacteria from your whole body. Simply rinse your mouth for 20 minute with a tablespoon of organic coconut oil (Coconut oil is known for its antibacterial properties). Swish the oil around in your mouth and gargle in your throat like a mouthwash until it gets thick and milky white. Then spit it out. This can be repeated as often as you like.

Special note: Spit the oil out into the trash instead of the sink to avoid any buildup in your pipes (if the oil gets cold in the pipe it will become a solid goop).

Let the world see you smile!

Live in possibility,

Joy Casillas

Founder & CEO

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