In case you hadn’t noticed, Emmy week is here and the frenzy in LA has started. Celebs are working with their stylists on last-minute dress choices, the salons are double-booked and what about those pearly whites? It’s too late now to book a bleaching appointment but we have this handy whitening tip from cosmetic dentist Dr. Worth. (You may know her from Fox’s hit reality show, “The Swan,” where she helped over 40 different women transform their smiles and in turn, their lives.)
She shared this quick, at-home version of the bleaching technique that celebrities get in her office to get dazzling teeth for the awards show – or just to keep sparkly white for any time. All you need is a soft tooth brush, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide. Dr. Worth calls this her “magic mix” and is guaranteed to brighten your smile shades whiter within two weeks.
Wet your tooth brush with some hydrogen peroxide and dip it into baking soda. All of the bristles should be covered so that your toothbrush bristles are white.
Brush your teeth for 2 minutes (Spitting if necessary)
Spit out of the baking soda, and rinse your moth clean with water (you don’t want baking soda in your mouth for a long period of time. Using mouth wash after can help remove the bad taste of soda if it is unbearable.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Before and after after brushing twice a week with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.
Do not use this method too often as the abrasive can permanently damage the enamel of your teeth. Baking soda can dissolve orthodontic glue. Do not use this method if you have braces or a permanent retainer. Best used only once or twice a week. Don’t brush too hard for a long term as it may damage your enamel (which is called abrasion), leading to hypersensitivity. Do not put too much baking soda or it can damage teeth.
When she’s not shopping or testing beauty products, Evan Hosie writes gadget reviews for the site Popgadget.net
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years,
both in London and New York.
She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star
where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to
Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director
of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her
own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.