You know what ruins selfies and OOTDs more than zits, bad lighting, and wrong shoe choices? Yellow teeth.
Imagine: you just scored the foundation that applies like a dream and keeps you looking flawless all day, you’re sporting perfectly sculpted brows and perfectly angled winged liner, and your pout is to die for with a swipe of your new dark red matte lippie. You’re also wearing your newly-acquired Serenity-hued ensemble and all-white sneakers. But lo and behold, your photo just doesn’t turn out right because of your not-so-pearly whites, and people get distracted by them instead of adoring your on-fleek masterpiece.
To help you avoid those unfortunate boo-boos, here are some easy beauty tricks for whiter teeth:
Stay away from staining culprits.
Your favorite caffeinated beverages, sodas, and vino? These are the drinks that have the greatest teeth-staining properties. Add food like brightly colored berries, candies, and red pasta sauce to the list. There’s no harm in indulging every once in a while, but try to limit drinking or eating these staining culprits.
Munch on fruits for whiter chompers!
Try alternative snacks like apples, bananas, celery sticks, strawberries, and even bites of cheese. Aside from helping in cleaning your teeth as you chew (the fibers scrub the surface of the teeth), they have been known to have some natural whitening properties.
Splurge on your staples!
That includes your toothbrush and dental floss. Swap out your toothbrush at least every 3 months or as soon as the bristles look worn down. Make sure you also have a stash of dental floss and regularly clean in between your teeth—this step is often skipped, but because it helps you ward off unsightly plaque, it's essential to maintaining healthy pearly whites.
Brush regularly, and brush the right way!
Of course, make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day—when you wake up and before going to sleep. If you feel the need to brush your teeth after a meal or any other time aside from your morning or night routine, wait about 30 minutes after eating or drinking before you scrub away.
Don’t forget to pick the right toothpaste! Close Up Diamond Attraction helps whiten your teeth and combat stains, so you can flash ‘em flawless, hundred-megawatt smile for double tap-worthy selfies and ultra-chic ensembles!