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Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat…first impressions today are largely made online, where selfies, likes and favourites reign supreme. So it’s no surprise that we can sometimes be hyper critical of what the camera can pick up – whether that’s less-than-fleek eyebrows, a bad hair day or less-than-white teeth.
However, even if you brush and floss regularly, it can still feel impossible to achieve really white teeth that are as white as the photo app filters can make them – especially with tea, coffee and red wine leaving their mark.
The good news is that you can get a white, bright, #nofilter smile without having to compromise on the food, drink and lifestyle you love. Simply try our top tips for your perfect close-up…
1. Go for lip colours with cool undertones
Lipsticks with pink, red or bluish undertones cancel out the yellow tones in your teeth to make your smile whiter, while warm, orangey tones do the opposite. And sure, although this doesn’t actually make your teeth white in reality, it’s a handy little trick to make you look as if you have really white teeth. Whatever works, right?
2. Fake it ’til you make it
A golden tan sets off white teeth beautifully, but if your complexion is more milk than honey, lightly dust your face with a little taupe-toned bronzer. This can make your teeth appear an entire shade brighter. Although it’s important you pick the right shade – if you go too orange your teeth will start to take on some of that tangerine tint, and nobody wants that!
3. Get whiter teeth in just two steps
Just as a good skincare routine would consist of at least two steps – clean and protect – your smile can benefit from a similar approach and is a good way to get your teeth white.
If you combine the power of Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfecting Toothpaste or Oral-B White Luxe Glamorous White with the protection of Oral-B 3D White Luxe Accelerator, you will soon get really whit teeth and have a whiter, brighter smile.
Simply follow this two-step system morning and night…
Start by brushing with Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfecting Toothpaste or Oral-B White Luxe Glamorous White. Both have an enamel-safe formula that helps dissolve surface stains and protects against new ones. The pastes remove up to 100% of stains in just three days – so you can be confident your teeth are picture perfect.
Next to really get your teeth white, brush with the Oral B 3D White Luxe Accelerator, which protects your teeth from future stains for up to 24 hours – similarly to how an SPF moisturiser protects your skin from UV rays – so your smile stays whiter and brighter for longer.
Bonus tip: To get really white teeth and to take your dazzling smile one step further by switching your regular electric toothbrush heads for Oral-B 3D White Toothbrush Heads
Inspired by dental tools, the head is designed to clean tooth-by-tooth, making it ideal for advanced cleaning and whitening. The specialised brush sweeps away plaque while the polishing cup whitens teeth by removing surface stains from day one!
Try these tips and the Oral-B 3D White two-step system, and you will soon have a bright, white, #nofilter smile that’s always selfie ready.
How do you get really white teeth?
Let us know in the comments below!