Secrets to White Teeth
Okay, I’m finally getting around to this post. I honestly think it’s silly but people ask me all the time about my teeth so I thought I’d share.
I find it funny how people always think they need to do expensive treatments to keep their teeth clean, healthy and white. It’s ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. When people ask me about how I get my teeth so white, I first laugh then reply… Tom’s and baking soda. Naturally, a confused look follows.
So, here you have it. My big secret in the most detail I can possibily give you.
First off, my daily routine consists of Tom’s of Maine. I have never liked the strong, overly outrageous taste of popular toothpaste. It’s disgusting. So, I looked into a more natural form of toothpaste years ago and found this before it was really popular. Now, you can find it at Walmart, Target, etc. I use their whitening formula but I’ve also used their others and they are all amazing. In addition to their toothpaste, they also have other personal care items… go check it out!
In addition to Tom’s (not to be confused with TOMS shoes!), I sometimes mix baking soda with my paste (or use it alone). There’s not a big trick or secret way of doing this. I typically place a small amount of paste on my brush, a small amount of baking soda in a dish and mix the two until they create a thick paste then brush my teeth as usual. I will warn you that it does have a strong baking soda taste but after a few times you get use to it. I use to do this weekly but now I do it maybe twice a month… usually just whenever I feel like it or want an extra clean feeling!
Then my last little tip is to try the generic teeth whitening strips. Do not waste your money on the brand name ones! The generic Walmart/Target ones work just fine! I use these once every 6 months to a year, usually more like once a year. I typically do this to just jump start my whitening again if I feel like my teeth are fading. Also, I never use a full weeks worth of strips. It kills my teeth and actually causes white spots to form. I usually do half a pack and that does the job. If you’re just starting to whiten your teeth, it’d say maybe use half a pack then 1-5 months later use the rest. It really all depends on how dark your teeth are.
So, there you have it! My big secret behind white (healthy) teeth! Now, go whiten those teeth and make Mom proud!