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The last two years have been full of transformations for me. I’ve lost around 50 lbs, become much more active than I used to be, made a multitude of changes in my personal life (separation, a new home, a boyfriend – just to name a few) and I am far happier with myself and who I am than I have ever been.
One thing still bothers me though… While I love seeing my smaller body in pictures, I tend not to smile as brightly as I once did. My teeth look so yellow! I imagine most people don’t notice, but I do. It’s time to make a change. I want to look at pictures of myself enjoying my new life and I want to be happy with what I see.
As I’ve gotten older and life has gotten busier, I find myself leaning more and more on old friends… Coffee, tea, soda and wine. Life is tiring, and I enjoy the comfort and pick me up I get in a glass of coffee or a can of soda. And when life does slow down, there is nothing quite like relaxing with a glass or sweet tea or having a glass of wine with dinner. I know all of those indulgences have stained my teeth through the years. TIP: Drinking staining beverages through a straw can help reduce the staining effect on your teeth. It won’t stop staining all together, but it will reduce it.
I’ve tried other products and methods through the years to whiten my teeth, but they’ve all been either too messy, too time consuming or just too complicated. I don’t have time or space for anything else complicated in my life, but brushing? I do that every day already. Less hassle makes Colgate® Optic White® Express White perfect for me. Whiter teeth in just 3 days by brushing? Sign me up! In combination with paying more attention to what I induldge in, how I induldge in it (see the tip above about using a straw) and brusing more frequently than twice a day, I hope to see major changes soon!
I found an array of Colgate® Optic White® Express White products in various sizes on a huge aisle display at Walmart. Easy enough! Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste has 2 times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient (vs. Colgate® Optic White® Sparkling Mint Toothpaste), making it a quick solution to my yellow teeth problems.
I’m a few days into the process and I already feel more confident about my smile. I’m looking forward to seeing my smaller body and my brighter smile in pictures as I make and capture new memories with my kids, my boyfriend and our friends & family. I cherish the photos I have of my life and I want to look back at them and be happy with what I see. Seeing myself smile, and smile bright, is important to me.
How do you feel about your smile? Do you show your teeth confidently, knowing they are health and look their best, or are you hiding your stained teeth like me?