5 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
June 10, 2015
Just about everyone wants to have a whiter smile. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you!
Unfortunately though, through the years, our teeth darken from wine, coffee, smoking, oral hygiene, nutrition, etc. That’s when we turn to whitening treatments. This is a booming, billion dollar industry! We all want a healthy vibrant smile. 🙂
It’s important to make sure your teeth and gums are the healthiest they can be before beginning any whitening treatment. The health of your mouth is much more important than having a whiter shade of teeth! You also need to think about what whitening treatment is best for you. Are you looking to take years of stains away, or just brighten your teeth a bit?
There are so many different products out there including whitening trays, gels, strips, mouthwashes, devices, and natural remedies. Today, I am going to share 5 of my favorite treatments with you to whiten your teeth! It’s important to also follow directions when whitening so you don’t damage the enamel! Be sure to tag me (@CassandraFergie) if you try any of these treatments, or if you have something you like better! I’d love to see! XO Cassandra1.) Vanity Planet 3-Day Smile System $80 ($24 with code FERGIESMILE)
This 3- Day system contains daily upper & lower trays for your teeth that contain a whitening gel. This gel has a cool minty flavor that makes the 20 minute treatment refreshing unlike most whitening treatments. Your teeth will be 3 shades whiter in just 3 uses. I have used the product myself & love it. For 70% off ALL vanity planet smile systems use the code “FERGIESMILE”
2.) Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips $47.99
I’ve been using Crest White Strips for years. These are convenient because they’re sold at the drugstore, and they work! The “Luxe Professional Effects” strips are said to remove up to 14 years of stains with enamel- safe ingredients.
3.) Vanity Planet Botanical Whitening System with LED Light $160 ($48 with code FERGIESMILE)
This kit provides custom molding trays, botanical whitening gel, remineralizing gel, a retainer case, and an LED light to speed up the whitening process. The botanical whitening gel is peroxide free, and the remineralizing gel strengthens the enamel of your teeth. Whitening can be painful, but this system eliminates the pain & makes the process more comfortable. For 70% off ALL vanity planet smile systems use the code “FERGIESMILE”
A baking soda & lemon juice mixture is a natural & easy way to remove stains at home. You can use this paste with a toothbrush to whiten the teeth. Baking soda mildly scrubs away stains, and the lemon juice acts as a natural bleach. The baking soda helps balance out the acidity of the lemon juice, but you do not want to overdo it.
For a daily rinse to remove some stains, I use 3% hydrogen peroxide OR coconut oil to rinse morning and night. Hydrogen peroxide is the ingredient in most whitening treatments, and it is recognized by the American Dental Association as a safe way to bleach teeth. Rinsing your mouth with peroxide won’t whiten the teeth overnight, but it won’t break the bank! Also- Coconut oil. It may sound crazy to use oil to whiten the teeth, but coconut oil kills the bacteria which can cause the teeth to become yellow. It also helps with gum health & bad breath.
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