Monday, November 2, 2009

Smile for the Camera!

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was uneventful aside from ten sreaming children, many trick-or-treaters and their screaming parents, etc. etc. etc.  I have no patience sometimes.  As some of you know, I quit smoking a few months ago and noticed my teeth were not exactly white.  Embarrassing?  Of course.  I started using a product I found online ( because I'm an online junkie).

Some of you may ask, why should I worry about my teeth right now?  Oh, but you should!

Wanna see a picture of what my teeth look like after years of smoking?

Ok, not that bad; but I'm slowly reaching that point. :-)

Some causes of yellow/stained teeth are:
-Smoking/ chewing tobacco
-Too much soda
-Too much coffee
-Certain antiseptic mouthwashes
-Dental plaque and tartar
-Colored organic compounds in certain foods

Many people don't realize what having discolored teeth results in.  Not only does it look yucky when smiling, but many people see that as a reflection of your personal hygiene.  It can affect what people you attract or what interviewer you impress for a job. 

The following is a list of products that have been known to work:
-Go SMiLE Teeth Whitening
-Brighter Image
-Crest Whitestrips (This is what I have been using.  I know it can be purchased in a store, but online is free and more come in a pack.  It saves me from spending money at the store every week.)

In conclusion, here's my white-toothed celebrity hero:

Good job, Kate Beckinsale!