Six Simple Life Hacks to Keep Your Smile Bright

///Six Simple Life Hacks to Keep Your Smile Bright

Six Simple Life Hacks to Keep Your Smile Bright

Hate yellowing teeth?  Here’s how to keep your smile bright!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Oral-B and Crest at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Hi guys!

We are all drawn to people who smile.  Research has shown that more than 80% of adults say the first thing they notice about others is their smile.  A simple genuine smile is a warm gesture of universal kindness.  It can lift someone’s day, regardless of their language or circumstances.  Smiles bring people together.  Smiling is also contagious, relieves stress and can help you be optimistic.  I even had a dance teacher growing up tell me that anyone looked a lot prettier with a smile.  So I started smiling even more for ballet performances and it just kind of stuck and became my thing.  I’m a smiler and like many folks, my smile is my calling card.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

My smile hasn’t always been so bright, which is why I appreciate what I have now.  I had a gap in between my front teeth growing up that braces fixed when I was a kid.  My teeth started moving again a few years ago and I even got a set of invisible braces to slide them back into place because I was afraid of it coming back.  My teeth also aren’t even as naturally white as you’d think.  As a kid I had a few dark spots removed off of them and they naturally aren’t very bright so I have to work hard to keep them this way.  I know how important a smile is, so I take mine very seriously.  To help you do the same, I thought I’d share some of my tips on how to keep your smile bright.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Keep Your Dental Appointments

I’m a big tea drinker, so I am always getting stains on my teeth.  For some reason, it seems to collect behind my front bottom teeth.  Luckily I keep regular dental appointments and my hygienist is a rock star who diligently gets them back off every six months.  Keeping those slightly annoying dental appointments is a big thing I do to keep my smile bright.


Drink Water After Coffee or Red Wine

Now most articles about how to keep your smile bright would tell you to stay away from drinks that stain your teeth like coffee, tea or red wine.  For me, tea and red wine are two things I love and bring me joy so I’d rather just deal with the stains.  My trick is to keep water nearby after you drink a staining drink and rinse your mouth out as soon as possible.  Bonus points if you happen to be home and can brush your teeth after drinking.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Use an Electric Toothbrush

I’ve had an Oral-B Electric Power Toothbrush for as long as I can remember.  My dentist says it is the best thing to brush your teeth with and I agree.  It gives your teeth that sparkling clean feel and helps you stay on top of stains.  It even removes up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

I love mine so much that I even have a travel version because I can’t stand how my teeth feel after cleaning with a manual toothbrush.  I honestly think it makes that much of a difference in my daily dental routine.  My dental hygienist always comments on how clean my teeth are and I credit this toothbrush.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

I stock up on the replacement brush heads at Sam’s Club because I can get eight in a pack.  The Hubs also uses and Oral-B so we go through them all.  Until June 3rd Sam’s Club is having a $8 off Instant Savings which means you can get the eight pack for less than $32.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Getting an Oral-B is a game changer in how to keep your smile bright!

How to Keep Your Smile Bright



Switch to Whitening Toothpaste

My dentist also told me that if you’re not whitening your teeth you’re yellowing.  That’s why I love using the Crest 3D White Toothpaste.  It whitens teeth by removing 80% of surface stains AND protects against future stains.  It also protects your teeth against cavities.

I feel like I’m winning that yellowing battle with this stuff.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Sam’s Club is also offering a $2 instant savings on Crest 3D White Toothpaste until June 3rd making five tubes less than $12.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Don’t Forget About a Whitening Mouthwash

Whitening mouthwash?  YASSS!! I love this stuff and swear it helps especially if you love all those teeth staining drinks like I do.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Crest 3D White Brilliance Whitening Mouthwash is another product I love and swears makes a difference.

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

It’s peroxide and alcohol-free and gives you a whiter smile in 7 days with brushing to remove surface stains.  It’s also on sale at Sam’s Club with a $2 Instant Savings making two HUGE bottles less than $8.


At Home Whitener

Even with doing all of these things, I still notice some yellowness build over the course of a year or year and a half.  When I feel like my teeth need a good makeover that’s when I like to use an at-home whitening kit.  Crest Whitestrips are one of my favorites to jump start your bright smile.


Oral-B and Crest at Sam’s Club

Oral-B and Crest are helping you with you save money and get a bright smile!  Now until June 3rd they are offering over $40 of instant savings.  Here’s the highlights…

How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Happy shopping!

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By | 2020-05-28T22:24:40-04:00 May 25th, 2018|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips|33 Comments


  1. […] use small tricks to keep my smile white all the time, but sometimes you just need a reset for my grin.  When I was pregnant with the twins […]

  2. Farrah May 31, 2018 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Great tips! I don’t drink coffee but I do drink a lot of tea!

  3. brianne May 30, 2018 at 10:27 am - Reply

    These are such great tips for whiter teeth! I so need to get my teeth whiter!

  4. Annemarie LeBlanc May 30, 2018 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Great tips! Caffeine can really stain teeth and yes, I make sure I drink water after my cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing the discounts for Oral B and Crest. It is always great to be able to save some money, especially for Crest and Oral B. They are hight quality products for dental hygiene.

  5. Peter May 29, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    I too am a huge lover of those staining drinks. These are really great tips and my family and I should really step up our game!

  6. Tami May 29, 2018 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I am only doing a few of these. I need to get busy on the others!

  7. Nellwyn May 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I always use a whitening toothpaste but I should remember to drink water after tea and red wine since I tend to drink those staining drinks pretty often.

  8. maria long May 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I pretty much only use Crest products. I drink a lot of tea and coffee so I need a little whitening.

  9. Neely Moldovan May 29, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I use that toothbrush too! Its amazing. Also a huge fan of that toothpaste!

  10. Denise C May 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    You’ve got to take good care of your teeth if you want them to last! I have one of those toothbrushes, and I love it.

  11. Joline May 29, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Tea is the culprit in my not-so-white teeth too! I’ve never thought to drink water after. Nice tip.

  12. wendy May 29, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Teeth and their health is so important. I think sometimes people neglect that fact. Anyway, these are great and easy ways to keep them shiny and bright!

  13. Kristy from Southern In Law May 27, 2018 at 4:22 am - Reply

    You have such a perfect smile! These are great tips

  14. jill May 27, 2018 at 12:23 am - Reply

    I really like the suggestion of getting brush heads in bulk at a wholesale store. You can also get them on sale and stock up (same with toothpaste and mouthwash) if you don’t have a membership.

  15. Angela Cardamone May 26, 2018 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    You have a gorgeous smile! These tips are great!! I love my coffee, but not what it does to my teeth, so I will have to try these tips!

  16. Natalie May 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    You have a gorgeous smile 🙂 I could definitely do something about my teeth to make them brighter.

  17. Lori Bosworth May 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I’ll have to try Crest Whitestrips. I do have an electric toothbrush and I agree they are great for removing plaque.

  18. Elysia May 26, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    You’ve got a beautiful bright smile! Thanks for all of the teeth whitening tips!

  19. Jessica Levinson May 25, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Love your beautiful smile! These are great tips and they obviously work!

  20. Wendy May 25, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    You have a beautiful smile!

    I say this all the time in clinic–the first thing you notice about a person is their smile. I’m always shocked at how oral hygeine is such a low priority for so many people.

  21. Rachel May 25, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I use a Sonicare and it’s a HUGE difference than just a regular toothbrush!

  22. Your smile is the first thing everyone sees!

  23. Jamie May 25, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I drink a lot of coffee to! I have to work hard to keep my smile white. I couldn’t live without my electric toothbrush and crest white strips.

  24. Jamie May 25, 2018 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    I drink a lot of coffee to! I have to work hard to keep my smile white. I couldn’t live without my electric toothbrush and crest white strips.

  25. Abbey Sharp May 25, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Love these tips! Thanks for sharing

  26. Rachel May 25, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Oh I love these tips! At home whiteners make it so convenient!

  27. [email protected] May 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I use all this stuff and I don’t feel like I have seen a difference. Guess I just gotta keep at it.

  28. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups May 25, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I will have to try that whitening mouthwash, I recently got an electric toothbrush and feel like it makes a real difference.

  29. Kelly May 25, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Such a gorgeous smile to begin with! I’m a die hard Crest fan and love using their whitening products 🙂

  30. Lisa Ballantyne May 25, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

    28 and soon-to-be-29 years married to a dental technician and co-owner of a dental lab, I salute you for all of these great tips! Have a fun and safe holiday weekend Julie!

  31. Flo Chris May 25, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Both my husband and I have been using the Oral-B PRO 5000 for the past 2 years and find it to be the best product of the century. No more staining at the gums, fewer cavities, cleaner and brighter teeth. We replace the heads every 3 months as recommended. Our 6 month dentist visits are more tolerable since the hygienist doesn’t have to scrape tarter off the gum lines! F.Y.I. – You can get 10 Oral-B Braun Precision Clean Replacement Heads at for $27.55.

  32. Annmarie May 25, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I am so bad about drinking water after coffee or red wine…definitely could be taking better care of my pearly whites 😛

  33. Blane Sherer May 25, 2018 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Nice tips.( smile )
    Hope you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend ( smile )

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