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5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

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5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

 

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5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

Choose your lipstick wisely

“A blue-based lip product will bring out more of the blue undertones in your teeth, which is what helps you get that really bright, white smile,” says CoverGirl spokesperson and makeup professional Veronica Chu. COVERGIRL Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Red Rogue ($11.99), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: The right way to use multiple active skincare ingredients at a time

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5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

Try to avoid coffee and red wine

It seems impossible to us, too. At the very least, make sure to brush your teeth after imbibing to avoid potential long-term staining. READ MORE: 12 beauty products that contain It-ingredient charcoal

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5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

Look for toothpastes that contain hydrogen peroxide

"Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient which polishes and whitens the teeth," says Toronto-based dentist Amit Puri. Try Crest 3D White Brilliance 2 Step Toothpaste ($14.99), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: An antiperspirant that's guaranteed to work when you and Drake finally meet

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5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

Use a cool-toned blush

Blushes with yellow, pink or peach undertones will bring out yellow in the teeth. Opt for a cool-toned blush instead. NARS Blush in Gaeity ($38), at narscosmetics.com. READ MORE: 12 beauty products that sound good enough to eat

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5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

Oil pulling

This hot Hollywood trend, which involves swishing coconut oil in the mouth for up to 20 minutes to supposedly remove bacteria, is a go-to of celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley. On the other hand, you'll be hard pressed to find a dentist who agrees with this tactic.   READ MORE: Can you drink your way to glowing skin

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