Okay, I read in the paper that Jessica Simpson doesn't brush her teeth. Yeah. I found it hard to believe! But then I found this video to prove it.
So, let's talk about dental care for a change.
Brushing ~ Teeth have to be brushed at least once a day, no matter what (WTH Jessica!) Normally, twice a day is recommended but if you're sometimes lazy about brushing at night time, a mouthwash will suffice. I like the AM PM mouthwash. It comes in two type ~ blue minty and red herbal. I prefer the blue one.
Whitening ~ Many things like caffeine and tobacco can stain your teeth. I drink lots of tea everyday and my teeth are never white-white. Only professional bleaching procedure can make your teeth white-white. That would cost from Rs.4000-10,000, depending on the type of procedure. If you want the cosmetic kinds like the ones you see on celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, etc, it'll cost you A LOT more. Yup, my dentist showed me the type. For now, I am really liking Pearl Drops Daily Shine Toothpolish. It does remove tea stains to some extent. There are some other similar products from Pearl Drops in the markets right now like one for smokers too. There are not many whitening products in India at the moment, so these will have to do for now.
Flossing ~ Honestly, I find flossing very tedious, but I try to floss at least twice a week. I like to use use the Oral-B Hummingbird because it's fun to use it (To see how it works click here )
Natural Products ~ Strawberries: I just love strawberries. I cut them into fours and sprinkle a bit of Originale Quick Dissolve sugar. I notice that my teeth look brighter and feel cleaner and very smooth. Baking Powder: Twice or thrice a week, I sprinkle a pinch of baking powder on top of my toothpaste and brush. It feels like an exfoliator for my teeth. Love! Crushed Charcoal~ This is an age-old method of whitening teeth. Just thought it's worth a mention. And yes, I have tried it a long long time ago =)
Uneven teeth ~ If you're too old for braces, go for veneers. I recommend them 100%. Worked for me and I've had them for almost 5 years and faced no problems till now (touch wood)
You got any more tips? Spill!
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^