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3 Groundbreaking Techniques To Get a Brighter and More Sparkling Smile


Whether from coffee stains, builtt-up plaque or weak enamel, discolored teeth easily add 10 years to your look. Here are a few innovative teeth whitening tips and techniques to restoring dental-related dazzle in no time!

Mild surface stains?

Try a purple toothpaste, like POPWHITE Whitening Primer Toothpaste (Buy from Macys, $20). Since yellow is opposite purple on the color wheel, the paste’s violet pigments cancel out yellow tinges on teeth. Plus, it’s made with coconut oil, which helps remove deeper stains for whiter teeth in two weeks.

In-between stains?

Reach for a mint and aloe mouthwash, like Snow Arctic Frost Whitening Mouth Wash (Buy a single pack from, $17.50). While swishing, the mint (its bacterial agents kill teeth-staining bacteria) and aloe (its compounds remove dulling plaque) seep into teeth’s hard-to-reach crevices for a noticeable improvement in 30 days.

Severe discoloration?

Choose a whitening kit that comes with strips and an LED light, like ARC Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit (Buy from, $45). The strips are made of hydrogen peroxide that is “activated” by the blue LED light, which allows the bleaching agent to penetrate more deeply into the enamel and break apart deeply embedded stains for a brighterlooking smile in as little as three days.

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This article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.

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