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MY BEST 5 TIPS FOR A BRIGHTER SMILE
I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to look and feel as good as possible for my age. I spend quite a bit of time & money on products that help me look youthful, like anti-aging skincare and makeup. I eat healthy and exercise (occasionally 😉), all in the name of looking and feeling my best. However, one category that is often overlooked is your teeth and your smile, and they are just as important in your daily regimen as your makeup and skincare routine. Today I am sharing my best 5 tips for a healthy and bright smile.
DRINK MORE WATER
Drinking enough water keeps your skin and mouth hydrated. I can really see a difference in the overall appearance of my skin, if I am dehydrated. The same goes for my lips. They tend to look chapped and dry when I don’t drink enough water. Further, drinking water washes away left over food in your mouth and also helps combat dry mouth, a condition where the mouth does not produce enough saliva, which plays a major role in washing away bacteria that can cause cavities. It is also is better for your teeth than drinking sugary drinks, such as juice or soda, which can also contribute to cavities.
EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS
Nothing ages you faster than dry cracked lips. Keep them in tip top shape by exfoliating your lips gently with a gentle lip scrub to get rid of any flakes and dead skin. Follow up with a moisturizing lip serum, or an overnight lip mask, to keep them soft and supple
BRUSH & FLOSS YOUR TEETH
Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® flossing toothbrush
This seems like a no brainer, but good oral health is key in a youthful and confident looking smile. Yet, we don’t usually think of it as part of an anti-aging regimen. But it makes perfect sense. I recently upgraded to the Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® flossing toothbrush, available at Target, and I am loving it.
The Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® flossing toothbrush is up to 2X as effective as regular brushing & flossing. Who wouldn’t want that?? I use mine in the morning and at night and sometimes use the flosser during the day after meals or a snack. I was shocked to see all the stuff that came out of my mouth after using it.
If I am being perfectly honest, I haven’t always been the best about flossing after brushing my teeth, but this Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrush has made it so convenient. It is one device that does both and you can easily switch over from brushing to flossing with the touch of a button. I typically brush my teeth and then switch over to the flossing mode, but you can do both at the same time. Now I have no more excuses.
I also love that it fits right in on my countertop and doesn’t take up a ton of room. It is a popular gadget around here. My husband and son both use it (they have their own toothbrush heads) and my son gets a kick out of the water flossing part. We all noticed that our mouth felt much cleaner after using it.
DON’T FORGET SUNSCREEN
The sun is the #1 aging factor when it comes to skin and lips. Even if you are good about applying sunscreen, our lips and our ears are our most neglected body parts, when it comes to sunscreen application. Hyperpigmentation from sun damage is common right around the lip area and can make us look older, fast. Choose a lip balm with at least an SPF30 to protect your lips and keep those sunspots at bay.
APPLY A SHEER PLUMPING GLOSS
Dark and heavily pigmented lipsticks can create a very harsh look and age us quickly. Except for the occasional bright lip, I generally steer clear of heavily pigmented lip products in favor of a sheer, pink, plumping gloss. It makes lips look fuller and your smile more youthful. Also, choose a pink that has blue undertones, as it will help make your teeth look whiter.
I hope you enjoyed my best 5 tips for a brighter smile. Sonic Fusion is The World’s First Flossing Toothbrush and it is all you need is one device for a complete clean. To learn more about the Waterpik Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrush and to receive a $30 mail in rebate through June 30th visit their website at HERE.