SPONSORED: When you spend as much time as I do trawling through runway and red carpet pics—hey, it’s my “job”—you develop a major appreciation for the power of makeup and hair products. An artfully smoked-out eye? Swoon. Cascading masses of silky waves? Want. And I’m usually the one squealing on the sidelines here as a total enabler, encouraging you to buy whatever products you need to DIY these looks at home.
But you know what? None of it matters if you haven’t dealt with the basics first. Good skin is key, obviously. (Although you can often fake it with makeup.) But even more important is your SMILE.
A white smile is a beauty essential
Think about it: you could have the most amazing hair and makeup in the world, and it STILL can’t make up for dingy, stained teeth. In fact, there’s a certain celeb (who shall remain unnamed) that I’ve been watching this awards season, and I’m shocked every.single.time she smiles on the red carpet, because her teeth are not exactly what I’d call “camera-ready.” Talk about ruining a great dress!
The other reason she irks me so much is because you don’t even need a kajillion-dollar celebrity grooming budget to get whiter teeth these days. But more on that in a sec, because there’s one more point I need to make about smiling…
Happy girls are the prettiest
This is my favourite beauty quote, and it comes from Audrey Hepburn—who knew what she was talking about, because HELLO a smile automatically makes you look prettier!
But if you’re not smiling because you don’t feel confident about your teeth, then making them look whiter can really help. In fact, I think whitening is the great equalizer: you don’t necessarily need to have celebrity-style, Chiclet-looking perfect teeth to have a great smile, as long as it’s a WHITE smile. Factoid: According to the recent Crest and Oral-B Great Canadian Smile survey, of the Canadians who have whitened their teeth, more than half (55 per cent) say they did so to increase their self-confidence or to feel more confident smiling in photos. It really works!
Score the chance to try these whitening products from Crest!
I want YOU to have a happy, healthy, whiter-looking smile—and one way you can get it is with the Crest and Oral-B products that we have for review!
The products include Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White Toothpaste, which fights cavities and removes up to 90 percent of surface stains in just five days (!!):
Crest 3D White Multi-Care Whitening Glamorous White Rinse whitens teeth, helps prevent future surface stains and kills bad breath bacteria. When used together with Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White Toothpaste and the Oral-B Advantage 3D Vivid White Toothbrush, you can get a whiter smile in just two days by removing surface stains.
And of course, the Oral-B Advantage 3D White Vivid Toothbrush, which gently cleans and whitens by removing surface stains.
Excited? You should be!
Your teeth will thank you!
[legal]According to applicable regulations, a nominal fee is required for you to receive products that are regulated as drugs. You will need to pay a $1 fee for the products you’ll receive. All fees collected for the products will be donated to Dress for Success in Canada, a charity that Crest and Oral-B are proud to support, because life opens up with a confident smile![/legal]