6 Free Tricks for Whiter Teeth

Beauty Cred on 30 Aug 2006 at 5:07am

 

Hate your stained teeth but professional teeth whitening is too expensive?  Or maybe you've tried teeth whitening and it didn't work out as planned.  Here are 6 ways to give your smile a brighter appearance without bleaching:

1. Say no to yellow or orange lipstick

Older woman with white teeth

Darker colored lipsticks make your teeth look whiter, but they also make you look older so choose your lipstick colors wisely. Red lipsticks and those with cool blue tones will make your teeth look whiter.

Stay away from yellow and orange toned lipsticks that make your teeth look yellow. Pale, frosted shades tend to make your teeth look dull as do matte finishes.bright white outfit

2. Avoid bright white clothes

 A bright white shirt or dress will only accentuate your less-than-white teeth. Try wearing off-white or cream and always choose colors that are a shade lighter than your teeth.

3. Go bronze

Golden and darker skin tones make your teeth look whiter. Instead of heading to the beach or tanning salon, try a bronzing lotion on your face.

4. Silver jewelry vs. gold

To add dazzle to your smile, wear silver jewelry or sparkling rhinestones and crystals instead of gold jewelry, which emphasizes yellow tones in teeth.

5. Baking soda polish

Baking soda is a mild abrasive that can occasionally be used to scrub away surface stains on teeth. This quick fix is great for removing fresh red wine and coffee stains on teeth.

6. Eat the right snacks

Snacking on foods like celery, apples, broccoli, carrots, oranges, and cheese will get rid of the bacteria that cause plaque to form on your teeth.

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