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The Best Ways to Brighten Your Smile

April 6th, 2013

Dreaming of pearly whites and a bold lip? If you’re thinking of whitening your teeth as your next beauty move, it’s a great option that will not only brighten your smile – but will light up your whole face. As with most beauty treatments – there are a bunch of options. Here’s the rundown of the best ways to brighten your smile.

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The Best Ways to Brighten Your Smile

  • All natural: brush with baking soda!
  • Kits from the drug store: Attach thin strips coated with whitening solution to your teeth and keep them on for about 30 minutes. Good for people with light staining. These have a wide price range; anywhere from $20-60.
  • Tray bleaching: By making a mold of your teeth, you have two little trays to fill with a bleaching gel. The trays fit snugly around your teeth and wearing them for about an hour a day a couple days a month does the trick. You can do this at home. $400-800
  • Light-activated bleach: This is done at the dentist office and uses peroxide & bleach. A blue light activates the bleaching agents – and it takes about an hour. If you want instant results or have sensitive teeth, this is a great option. Runs about $300-600.
  • Veneers: Porcelain is bonded to each tooth and is molded to fit perfectly. Good for patients with severe staining and broken or crooked teeth. $1,000-2,000 per tooth.

Have you been considering ways to brighten your smile?

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