“Are my teeth as shiny as a star?”
(Daughter’s question to my wife when she was a child.)
Okay, does the cost of teeth whitening seem outrageous to anyone else? Or am I just being cheap? Perhaps, it’s a bit of both.
I never really paid any attention to whether my teeth were white or not, until the last few years. On tv and out-and-about town, “smiley faces” taunt me with whitening-bedazzled enamel. Compared to the snow-white teeth I see everywhere, this is making my chompers look more like yellow kernels-of-corn.
So, I’ve decided it’s time to step up my oral hygiene and go on a low-budget whitening regime.
3 “Fail-Safe” ways NOT to conduct whitening at home:
1. Brush your teeth 14 times a day with regular toothpaste.
Sure it takes time. Doesn’t anything that yields great results? Do you think the Olympic athletes got there by doing something once, or even three times, a day? I didn’t think so.
2. Kiwi Shoe Whitener
If it works for shoes, it’ll work for teeth, right? Apply carefully, buff with with smooth cotton cloth, and repeat to achieve desired whitening. No need to spit-shine, that’s already built in. Just be careful not to get it on your gums.
3. Wite Out
We’ve all used it on mistakes we’ve made on paper, so why not on our teeth? That tiny little brush will be perfect for those little pearly whites. Apply smoothly to eliminate brushstrokes, and whatever you do, don’t swallow it.
Don’t even get me started about the cost of braces.
You can tell from that photo, above, that I need orthodontics quite badly. But that’s a whole different post.
Are your teeth as shiny as a star?
Have you had your teeth professionally whitened?
Can you suggest any proven home whitening solutions?
Am I asking too many questions?
Do 4 out of 5 dentists really recommend Trident?