3 Things That are Giving My Smile Something to Grin About

Posted 04/12/11 at 03:23PM by Rebekah George

Quick, fill in the blank: You're never fully dressed without a ... OK, you got it. And, while a smile may complete your ensemble, maintaining a pretty, healthy-looking one is a lot of work. Especially if, like me, you weren't entirely blessed in the teeth department. Happily, there are loads of ways you can improve your smile. In fact, here are three things I'm doing to make mine the best it can be:

Braces: I never had orthodontia as a kid, but when I entered my 20s, my bottom teeth shifted a bit. So, I finally took the plunge and decided to get braces before they moved even more. No, I didn't have to get a mouth full of metal. I am wearing Invisalign -- clear retainers that adjust your teeth slowly, over time. The downside? Spontaneous kissing goes out the door since you have to wear them all the time. You have to remove them before eating or drinking, and they take longer to solve the problem than regular braces would. But, the good news is that no one knows I am wearing them and I can take them out whenever I want (even though you shouldn't take them out for more than two hours a day -- shhh, don't tell my orthodontist).

Whitening: I'm sure you've heard me talk about Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects, $45 before. I LOVE them. Truthfully, the results are so amazing that there really isn't a need to get professional in-office whitening. And now it's gotten even better. They just launched Crest 3D White 2-Hour Express Whitestrips, $47. You leave these strips on for just two hours and you get whiter, brighter teeth for about three months. Amazing, right? No need to sit there night after night whitening (which is perfect for a girl on the go) or to drop a bundle to have them professionally done.

Brightening: It's spring and that alone gives me reason to smile. So does the fact that juicy colors like coral and watermelon are a hot trend. The final way I'm making my smile shine is by wearing CoverGirl LipPerfection LipColor in Sultry, $6.99. The color is, well, sultry, and really makes my smile pop. Try it. I promise it'll make you smile, too.

You know what else makes me smile? Indispensible pro tips like these on how to look pretty while exercising.
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1-6 of 9 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/30/12 at 08:34am

    Thanks

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  • Posted by taryn.romero on 10/06/11 at 12:17pm

    I don't know about the whitening strips. My dentist said that if you use them too often you can actually strip off some enamel and make your teeth more sensitive. I think I'll stick with the professionals on that one.

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  • Posted by fliedlice on 08/02/11 at 06:15pm

    I'm doing the invisalign right now and as of right now, I'm on target to get my teeth in really good shape in 7 months total. Yes, it's really awkward to remember to take them out before a meal and my boyfriend never says a thing if he goes in for a kiss and the trays are in. Also, the financing is really nice. Go check it out, please!

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  • Posted by ladyboarder9669 on 04/29/11 at 11:12am

    I've been using crest whitestrips for years. They really do work great. Its amazing how much whiter they get my teeth!

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 02:27pm

    nice.

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 02:27pm

    nice.

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