You can look perfect everywhere else — but if your smile isn’t white, your look can fall apart. A slightly-yellowed smile is pretty normal, but that doesn’t mean we ever stop striving for those bright whites.
This DIY hack could change the game, save you some money, and help get your smile on track for your next fire selfie.
First, it’s important to understand what’s causing those nasty stains on your teeth.
Brush as you might, it’s hard to avoid the damage done by things like coffee, wine, and smoking. These are seven of the most common ways people stain their teeth.
There are plenty of products on the market that combat against this.
Toothpaste, strips, gels, and whitening pens are all options, with varying degrees of efficacy.
Professional bleaching works well, but it’s also quite expensive and may take more than one round to achieve satisfactory results.
We’re not sure of the science behind it, but more than one DIY beauty blog has recommended rubbing a banana peel on your chompers to whiten them.
So what’s another DIY method for a total tooth transformation?
The answer is definitely not what you’d expect.
That’s right: The trick to whiter teeth might be all about tinfoil.
Wrapping your teeth in foil might be the secret to pearly whites that you’ve been waiting for — plus, you get to look like you’re wearing a temporary grill.
The trick to this trick?
First, cut a small piece of tinfoil to fit around your teeth.
You don’t need much to cover them, so cut modestly.
Then, mix some baking soda with water and spread it on the foil.
Baking soda has whitening capabilities, but without the foil, it’s difficult to get it to stay put.
Pay attention if you have fillings.
Fillings and tinfoil aren’t exactly painful, but the sensation will not exactly be comfortable.
Fitting the foil around your teeth is the hard part.
But with a little trial and error, you’ll get the hang of it.
Leave the foil with the baking soda/toothpaste mixture on your teeth for about an hour.
Try to do this about twice a week.
Who knew that this method could be so effective?
So long, white strips and gels: We’re all about the foil method, now.