Easy Tips for Whiter Teeth and Fresh Breath in Time for Valentines Day!

Hey Everyone! Tomorrow is February 1st and Valentines Day is soon approaching. Whether or not you are spending Valentines Day with someone you love and want to be close to use these tips for 

whiter teeth and fresh breath!  These tips are provided by celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Marc Lowenberg, who is a partner at the New York based practice Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor

For Whiter Teeth:

  • Mix Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide and brush teeth with it to remove surface stains. Crest Whitestrips are also a good at home option for whitening teeth in a pinch.
  • Chew raw, crunchy vegetables to help mechanically remove surface stains.
  • Wear lip shades with blue undertones. It contracts the whiteness of the teeth and makes teeth appear brighter. 
  • Coat your teeth with a very thin layer of Vaseline to protect prior to consuming red wine and teeth staining foods. 
For Fresher Breath:
  • Use a tongue scraper to remove plaque from the tongue.
  • Rinse twice daily with an ADA-recommended antiseptic mouth rinse.
  • Eat parsley on a regular basis to combat bad breath that may be the result of  digestion.
  • Order a cocktail with vodka. It kills the bacteria in the mouth that causes bad breath. Hold off on a sugary mixture because it will bind to the teeth and trigger the odor-causing bacteria. 
Also, for whiter teeth and fresher breath don’t forget to take care of your mouth. Brush and floss daily. :) I also like using a straw when drinking any beverage that can stain the teeth. 
What’s your favorite tip for whitening your teeth or fresh breath??
Love,
Lauren
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***Thanks to Nina Francine Photography for the photo.