Afternoon beauty fix: 2 investment-worthy approaches to whiter teeth

I don’t have to give up twice-daily cappuccinos to make my look teeth whiter, do I?
Don’t worry—I won’t advise you to stop indulging in coffee, red wine, or blueberry pie. Those treats are too enjoyable to give up when there are a variety of different options to consider for a whiter smile. For example, one of the best qualities of a superior red lipstick is its ability to offset a yellow-ish tint on your teeth. Treat yourself to your favourite red shade regularly—I like Tom Ford lipstick in “True Coral” ($50, at Holt Renfrew) because of its bright, poppy-pink shade and extremely moisturizing formula that doesn’t bleed or feather. It’s a smart investment when you consider its effect and affordability compared to a series of treatments at the dentist. However, if you are looking for a longer-term solution, skip the strips and cut stains with the Tanda Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System ($195, The five-day gel and mouthpiece regimen is comparable to professional treatments, as it uses oxygen molecules and ionic technology to penetrate the enamel on your teeth. Stains are disassembled from below the surface, giving you whiter teeth without the annoying side effect of increased sensitivity. Now smile!

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