Courtesy of drugstore.comGrace Clarke
Oh, the unspeakable acts I'd commit for a whiter smile. (I may or may not be guilty of plastering on two-hour Crest White Strips and sitting, mute, through a meeting.) And if the number of people trolling the dental hygiene aisle at Walgreens last weekend was any indication, I am not alone. Call it the Award Season Effect, but unlike Jessica Chastain's cheek bones or Angelina's leg(s), a whiter smile is actually attainable. I spoke to New York dentist Lee Gause, who cares for the gorgeous grins of Ford Models and regular folk alike, about getting a whiter, healthier smile.
Start with an at-home whitening product. Whitestrips do work. And there are options beyond that, too, like Boots Pearl Drops Beauty Sleep Overnight Serum-a nice mix of whitening peroxide and tooth strengthening fluoride that tastes not half bad. For the day-in-day-out task of whitening, Gause recommends stashing a whitening pen, like Finishing Touch Smile Pen, in your bag ("take this to the bathroom
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