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Hollywood Stars and Their Pearly Whites

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It’s awards season in Hollywood, and we’ve spent countless hours clicking through red carpet photos, coveting the haute couture looks worn by our favorite starlets. We’ve noticed that from the Golden Globes to the Oscars, every exquisite outfit has one accessory in common: dazzling white teeth. In fact, pearly whites just might be Hollywood’s favorite accessory. They’re more frequent on the red carpet than choker necklaces and designer bags. So, just how far do celebrities go to get stain-free teeth? And how can you get the same result at home without spending a fortune? We did an insanely detailed investigation and discovered celebrities favorite teeth whitening strategies from the predictable (like sipping all your drinks through a straw) to the straight up weird, to the must-try. Here’s what we found.

 

A Mouthwash That Gets You Drunk?

Okay, so Hollywood is full of incredibly weird beauty trends, and that includes teeth whitening methods you have never before considered. Manhattan-based celebrity dentist Jennifer Jablow DDS, who is responsible for the super-white smiles of many Victoria’s Secret models, has said that several of her clients swear by a concoction of vodka, fresh mint leaves, lemon, and cinnamon to freshen breath and prevent staining. However, this homemade mouthwash probably will not give you the results you desire, and we’ve concluded that the vodka is better left at the bar where it belongs. In the words of Dr. Jablow, it will “dry out the mouth and give more bad breath.” Next!

A Banana Peel a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

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Here’s an unexpected home teeth whitening method that’s worth a try, which uses one fruit you’re almost sure to already have in your kitchen: bananas! After you enjoy your yummy, healthy snack, don’t throw away the peel. Instead, New York-based cosmetic dentists Marc Lowenberg, Gregg Lituchy, and Brian Kantor recommend taking a piece and rubbing it on your teeth, one minute on the top and one minute on the bottom. When you’re done, hold your lips open for ten minutes then brush, and voila! Your teeth are a touch whiter and protected against stains. Be warned, as with all teeth whitening regimes, you will probably have to repeat this every day for a few weeks before seeing results.

Retainers Aren’t Just For Kids

If you’ve had braces, you know that retainers are the one way to preserve the straight teeth that resulted from years of painful, expensive orthodontia. They might be annoying as heck but they work. The rich and famous know that you’re never too old to get straight teeth, just look at the ever beautiful Faye Dunaway for inspiration.

No Need to Go Pro

It goes without saying that every celebrity we see on the red carpet is crazy rich and has plenty of money to spend on the absolute best dentists in the country, taking advantage of cutting edge whitening technology. If you don’t have that kind of dough, you will be ecstatic to discover that you can get the excellent result at home without breaking the bank. There are at-home professional quality LED whitening kits on the market which don’t take much effort, cash, or know-how. You can get your own and have this teeth whitening technology at your fingertips whenever you need it.

 

The Power of Lipstick

Guess what? You can get the appearance of whiter teeth just by choosing the right makeup. We know that bold lips are a red carpet mainstay, and here’s one reason why. Some bold lipstick shades have the power to make your smile appear as white as freshly fallen snow. The secret is choosing a lipstick with blue undertones which will make your teeth appear whiter by contrast. If you were looking for an excuse to add to your makeup collection, here it is!

 

So there you have some top tips to get your smile red carpet ready, so get whitening today to get that perfect celeb look!

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From Flippers to Grillz - Celebrity Dental Tricks

In the celebrity world, looking flawless is one of the most important parts of the job. Everywhere celebs go there are paparazzi just waiting to catch a glimpse of them not looking their very best. To stay on top of their game, stars spend a lot of money and time getting their teeth to look perfect. Here are some common dental tricks celebrities have admitted to using to get that perfect smile.

Flippers

If you’ve ever seen the show Toddlers and Tiaras then you might have heard about flippers. When the little beauty pageant contestants lose a tooth, they use flippers to cover the gap in their smile. This keeps them looking pageant-ready no matter what the state of their smile really is at the time. The technical term for a flipper is a removable partial denture, which is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Teeth. If a celebrity has a missing tooth for some reason, a flipper will hide the gap until a more permanent solution can be put in place. It’s also a great option if the celebrity is a child actor who is losing their baby teeth. Being able to mask the fact that their teeth are loose or falling out can make things a lot easier for casting directors and storylines.

Invisible Braces

Celebrities might want to improve the way their natural teeth look with permanent results. In years past, unless the character a celebrity was portraying had standard braces as part of their look, there wasn’t much the celeb could do. They were stuck using the tricks above and masking their less-than-stellar smile. Lucky for them, invisible braces became an option. These help celebrities to straighten their teeth without what many consider to be unsightly metal braces. While invisible braces aren’t suitable for all teeth or dental problems, if a celebrity just has some minor dental issues, they might be able to get away with clear braces to correct the problem.


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Professional Teeth Whitening

Having stained teeth is a big no-no on the red carpet. And you might wonder how their smiles stay so white considering the number of celebs caught smoking on camera. Professional dental laser teeth whitening provides quick and visible results that are critical in the fast-paced world of celebrity. Plus, since cost is usually no object, celebrities can afford this option.  For those of us not blessed with a celebrity style bank account, an at home whitening kit can get your teeth up to the white standard at a fraction of the cost.

Veneers

These beauties are all about enhancing appearance. If a celebrity doesn’t have naturally beautiful teeth but needs them fast, then veneers are a great option. WebMD describes veneers as, “…wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance.”


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It is important to remember that this option won’t do anything to actually improve your natural teeth, it will just hide the existing tooth, although sometimes veneers can be very noticeable and lead to heavy media scrutiny. Celebrities need to be careful that the veneers they choose don’t look drastically different than their normal smile. Otherwise, they risk altering the appearance of their face in a big way.

Grillz

Celebrities who are interested in adding even more shine to their teeth sometimes opt for these opulent accessories. The American Dental Association’s Mouth Healthy blog explains how grillz work, “Grills, also called ‘grillz’ or ‘fronts,’ are decorative covers often made of gold, silver or jewel-encrusted precious metals that snap over one or more of their teeth. They generally are removable but some grill wearers have had their teeth altered with gold crowns to permanently resemble a grill.” The price of grillz can make them prohibitive for a lot of people, but some celebrities with access to a lot of cash seem pretty fond of gem-encrusted grillz.


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Celebrities have access to the best of the best products and treatments, which means that they are likely trying even more new and unheard of dental tricks to make themselves look flawless. Luckily for the general public, celebs are likely to weed out some of the less beneficial ones before we even hear about them. Even though some of the tricks might sound ridiculous, you can bet that if there is a new dental trend out there, then some celebrity is sure to try it out!

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