Beauty tips with Dawn Marie: How to get a brighter, whiter smile!

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Just like our skin, your teeth can age over the years. Did you know that surface stains can be caused by the following?

  • Drinking coffee, tea, red wine, sodas
  • Tobacco
  • Accumulation of plaque and tartar
  • Eating highly pigmented foods such as blueberries and cherries
  • Antibiotics: tetracycline and doxycycline

We all want a whiter, brighter and younger smile-last year, 10 million Canadians spent over 1.7 billion dollars on teeth whitening products. Why spend thousands of dollars at the dental office and on over-the-counter remedies when you can make you own!

What you’ll need:

  • Toothpaste
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide- available at your location drug store
  • Water
  • Toothbrush

Directions:

  1. In a small cup, place a dime sized amount of toothpaste.
  2. Mix in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of water.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide.
  4. Stir the mixture.
  5. Use your toothbrush and the mixture to brush your teeth for 2 minutes

To achieve maximum results, repeat steps 1-5 2 times a week. Once you start to see results, use the mixture once a month.

smiling before and after

Dawn Marie Needham is the School Director at the Vernon Campus.  She is also a beauty consultant for the local newspaper.

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