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Nov 11, 2016

Brighten Your Smile



As an NSD, director, or independent beauty consultant you’ll have a lot of face to face interaction in order to lead your unit and get more sales at events or makeup parties. Therefore, you’ll need to look your best, with confidence and positive attitude. One simple way to do that is with a bright, friendly smile.

The Benefits of a Nice Smile

Even though it seems necessary for everyone to straighten their teeth with braces or retainers, each smile is unique, and it’s often the one feature people remember after meeting someone new. Smiles are visual business cards that clients use to remember you with, so make sure your smile is good.

A nice smile helps you represent yourself as a positive and confident person who takes the time to take care of themselves. Darkened teeth can often give you the appearance of being lazy, with poor health.

Bright smiles also build trust and gain attention from customers, so they’ll be more likely to buy as you win more people over.

With a brighter smile you’ll come off as charming and because smiles are contagious you’ll spread a happy feeling around the room.

How to Naturally Whiten and Protect Your Teeth

If you don’t have time for teeth whitening treatments and wish to avoid harmful chemicals like bleach, don’t worry! There are a number of small changes you can make to your daily routine to naturally brighten up your smile.

First be sure to avoid the things that make your teeth darker. We aren’t saying you have to give up dark drinks like coffee, dark sodas, and red wine, but drink them in moderation. Also, brush your teeth about 30 minutes after consuming a dark beverage to avoid stains.

You could switch from coffee to green tea for the same amount of energizing caffeine, with antioxidants, without the stains. You can also drink dark beverages with a straw so they won’t hit your teeth.

Try and take some sugar out of your diet, as it creates acid that eats away at enamel and causes bacterial infections that lead to cavities.

Don’t smoke! We can’t stress this enough, but simply don’t smoke. Smoking stains teeth, causes bad breath, harms the gums, and can lead to various oral cancers.

Brush your teeth and floss more. Flossing on a daily basis will remove bacteria before it turns into plaque build up and brushing your teeth about 30 minutes after every snack or meal will keep your breath fresh and clean.

Don’t forget to brush your tongue and use mouthwash twice daily to remove bacteria and germs.

Swishing with peroxide helps to remove surface stains as it bubbles and oxygenates. Peroxide also kills bacteria and is often found in many over the counter teeth cleaning products. Just remember to never swallow it, and rinse thoroughly after use.

Baking soda is another household item that can naturally whiten your teeth. Apply a little to your toothbrush and watch as it helps your toothpaste scrub away discoloration.

Why not use both? Combine a teaspoon of peroxide with a little baking soda and mix it until it gains the consistency of toothpaste and brush your teeth with it. Leave it on for one minute then thoroughly rinse.

Haven't you heard about the amazing benefits of coconut oil? Well, it even whitens teeth. It’s an acid-free method that doesn’t harm enamel. Swish it around in your mouth for about 20 minutes for the best results, you can do this while in the shower or while watching tv. As you swish the oil it pulls bacteria away from your teeth and gums.

Also, you can simply add a few drops to your toothbrush. Just remember to spit out your coconut oil in the trash, because if spat into the sink or drain it could become solid again and clog your pipes.

Apple cider vinegar is also a relatively new health trend. Adding it to a little water and swishing it around will kill infectious bacteria from your teeth and gums, remove stains, and eliminate bad breath. However, apple cider vinegar is acidic so rinse your mouth after use.

Got an orange or lemon around the house? Great! Use the peel or rind as an abrasive material to wipe away stains from your teeth.

Also, eat strawberries, apples, and pineapples, because they naturally clean your teeth and are excellent, healthy snacks. Some people even smash strawberries into a paste and leave it on their teeth for a few minutes to lift stains.

Protect your teeth by getting enough calcium, which prevents bone loss and tooth decay. Add calcium to your diet by eating a variety of different cheeses, broccoli, green beans, leafy greens, yogurt, low-fat milk, and more.

Vitamin D also helps to prevent tooth decay and cavities and you can get it naturally from the sun. Take a walk around lunch time to soak up some rays. To add more vitamin D to your diet eat mushrooms, fish, fortified cereals, and eggs.

Use That Smile

Everyone in the beauty consulting industry has a beautiful, unique smile that can be used to their advantage. Be sure to take care of your teeth and flash your pearly white to your unit members and clients in order to get more sales and be seen as a positive, confident leader.

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