Brightening the Pearly Whites


On my list for 2014 is to give my pearly whites some TLC. The amount of orthodontia I had for most of the 90s was intense.  If you know what a lip bumper is…may we share in that horror together!  All of that work most definitely cost my parents a small fortune. That investment is not going the distance and I feel horrible about it — my teeth are moving around so I’m biting the bullet and going for Invisalign. The thought of “braces” in any form triggers PTSD from all that ortho, but it needs to happen. Please share any good stories because I am way overthinking how this will impact me day to day (or am I?!)

I’ve also been using the new Crest 3D White Whitestrips in the Luxe Supreme FlexFit. This is the easy part of my dental to-do list. They have a little give in the strip so you can stretch them for a custom fit. My fav part is the instant gratification – after one strip my teeth were already looking whiter. I like to use them in the afternoon at work to keep me from snacking in that 3pm hour! Crest is giving away a free sample if you want to try for yourself. Click on over here and enter the code OMKG to give the flex a whirl. My other tried and true trick to making teeth look whiter is a bright pink lip with blue undertones. Space NK Founder Nicky Kinniard turned me on to Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Private Party and I also love Revolution Organics Freedom Lip Gloss in Truth for everyday wear.

P.S. Good Invisalign vibes needed! Tell me it is all going to be OK.

3 thoughts on “Brightening the Pearly Whites

  1. Lynne

    Hi Laurie – I never had the benefit (?!) of braces when i was younger and always disliked how my teeth looked. I did Invisalign about 2 years ago and it was the best money i’ve spent since LASIK (to date that was my best investment). Invisalign takes a little time to get used to re: talking while wearing them but not long…and then you’re on your way. I found I never snacked because it was just too much of a hassle to floss and brush more than 3 times a day after regular meals. So that was another upside to what ended up being a much nicer smile. Unless they had had Invisalign themselves, nobody even notice that I was wearing them. I highly recommend!

    1. Laurie, 312 Beauty Post author

      Lynne, thank you for sharing! I have worries about a lisp, but good to know you get used to talking with them. My dentist says I may only have to wear for 10 months, so I think I can make that work!


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