How To Get The Perfect Holiday Smile

I’m extremely self-conscious about my teeth. In high school, a kid in my homeroom once told that I look like Shrek when I smile. Another year at Christmas my grandmother made a comment that I should look into veneers. You know, typical grandma stuff.

The thing is, my teeth aren’t bad at all. I never had to have braces or visit an orthodontist and they’re actually a pretty good set of chompers. But despite my good oral hygiene, I somehow have never been able to get super white teeth like my friends. I recognize that this probably has something to do with my lifelong coffee addiction, but as a result its left me self conscious, and hating the way I look when I smile. For my senior portraits, an overly cheery man in a hamburger hat yelled at me to show him my teeth, and I’ve been scarred ever since.

But, as Andy Williams famously reminds us, it’s the holiday season. And being self conscious over Christmas is pretty much the worst. There’s Christmas card photos to take and holiday parties to attend — and how do you feel confident talking to your significant other’s horrible boss at the company party when you’re scared you look like Shrek? Not to mention the fact that there is absolutely no better season to wear red lipstick than Christmastime. And white teeth look best with red lips.

So here’s a handy little cheat sheet I’ve created to help me stop feeling like a literal ogre, and get my holiday smile in order.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1-Hour Express Teeth Whitening Kits

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If you’re looking for an easy at-home teeth whitening kit, this is the only one you need. Don’t burn your gums with those weird (and probably dangerous) bargain kits. Crest Whitestrips are not only extremely easy to use, but they’re also safe, because they’re using the same materials that dentists use. And if you’re like me, you can’t really afford a dentist trip this time of year.

I love Crest Whitestrips because they’re super easy to use. You can drink water and talk while you use them, and it’s one hour of your life. That’s one or two episodes of your Netflix show of choice.

Brighten Up Your Lipstick

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Bright red lipstick is my trick of choice for making it seem like my teeth are way more luminescent than they are. And while you’re in the whitening process, it will help you cheat your way along. There is pretty much nothing in this world that can’t be fixed with red lipstick, in my humble opinion.

Share The Love

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Note: Please don’t give puppies teeth whitening strips.

Life is better when your loved ones are happy! So share the love, and pass that Crest secret along.  If you want to share the holiday magic that is white teeth, you’re in luck. Currently, you can buy one Whitestrip pack at Walmart or and get a second one for free.

Happy holidays darlings! May your season be bright, and your teeth very white.

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