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Gifts For Wine Lovers Are No Longer Hard To Find!

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Gifts For Wine Lovers Are No Longer Hard To Find!

You know the drill. You want to get a gift for the wine-lover in your life but you don’t want to settle by getting them a bottle of wine...again. Open your mind. There are other gifts for wine lovers you find, whether it’s practical, ingenious, elegant, or just downright funny. Here are some of the best gift options for your wine-guzzling loved one. Practical: Portable CupHolder If you’re someone who always have a drink your hand, this Portable CupHolder is for you. You know those times when you need to set your drink down for a second but there’s no...

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Can Teeth Whitening Burn Your Gums?

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Can Teeth Whitening Burn Your Gums?

Teeth whitening may be one of the easiest and best ways to quickly improve your appearance, but when first exploring your options for brightening your smile, you may wonder “Is teeth whitening safe?" It is always a good idea to research any product you will be putting in or on your body, and whitening products are no different. Even though at home whitening products have been used effectively by thousands of people every year, you should be aware that there are occasional mild side effects. Can Teeth Whitening Damage Your Gums? Whitening gels, like those available from AuraGlow.com, all contain...

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How To Get Rid of Stains On Teeth?

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How To Get Rid of Stains On Teeth?

First, it is helpful to understand the different kinds of teeth stains and how they occur. Different types of teeth discolorations require different treatments. Types of Stains on Teeth There are essentially three classifications of discolored teeth: Extrinsic Stains Extrinsic stains are stains on the surface of the teeth. These stains occur from microscopic scratches and pores on the surface of the enamel, bonding, or porcelain restoration, collecting dark colored materials from food, drink, and bacteria. Red wine stains, coffee stains, tea stains, nicotine stains from smoking, and even stains from certain foods, such as berries, beets, soy sauce, and...

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The Benefits Of Having Whiter Teeth Are Life-Changing

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The Benefits Of Having Whiter Teeth Are Life-Changing

It’s safe to say that every person on planet earth would love to have whiter, healthier teeth. However, not everyone sees the awesome benefits of teeth whitening. Some people don’t pursue improving their smile because they don’t understand how it can change their life. So in this post, we’re going to talk about the benefits of having really white teeth, from being healthier to having more confidence. Benefits of Whiter Teeth You can probably guess most of the reasons people want whiter teeth, but some benefits of a brighter smile may surprise you. Let’s take a look at them below!...

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How Can You Whiten Teeth With Braces?

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How Can You Whiten Teeth With Braces?

Braces aren’t fun, neither is having yellow teeth. So why not get them both over with at the same time? That’s the question many people ask. Can I whiten my teeth with braces? Can You Whiten Your Teeth With Braces? Most people want whiter teeth, but people with braces aren’t always sure if that’s possible. And people who have yellow teeth with braces often want to start right away. But if you’re one of those people, you’ll need to know a few things first. First, you should know that whitening your teeth while wearing braces could lead to you having...

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The Best Ways To Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

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The Best Ways To Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

We all know the Tooth Fairy isn’t real (right?). But what’s the harm in letting your child believe in the Tooth Fairy? It’s a fun story that helps them cope with losing teeth and it reminds them of the importance of good oral hygiene. So let’s dive into the history of this tradition and how you can best celebrate it on February 28. Tooth Fairy Tradition The Tooth Fairy actually started in 1927 when a booklet starring her released. The booklet was about how children can take better care of their teeth, eat healthily, and sleep well. From that point...

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Are Whitening Strips Your Best Choice To Whiten Teeth?

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Are Whitening Strips Your Best Choice To Whiten Teeth?

Ever since whitening strips first hit the market, customers and professionals have been testing their validity. They’ve been wondering, “Do whitening strips work?” They’ve definitely improved over the years, but the questions remain: are they safe? And are they really that effective? How Do Whitening Strips Work? Whitening strips are similar to bleach but actually safe. They use a combination of cleaning agents to essentially bleach your teeth white. The peroxide in whitening strips cleans beneath the surface of your teeth and brings out the best, whitest part of them. As far as how quickly you’ll see results, it varies...

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How To Achieve Beautiful Smile?

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How To Achieve Beautiful Smile?

Everyone wants one. We’re all jealous of those who do. But not everyone has one. I’m talking about a beautiful smile. So let’s go over how to achieve (or maintain) a beautiful smile. Implement Proper Dental Care The first thing you can do to brighten your smile is to take care of your teeth. Teeth whitening methods will only last if you also have good oral hygiene. To keep your mouth healthy, you’ll need to brush twice a day, preferably after meals. It’s important to have the right toothbrush for your teeth -- the bristles shouldn’t be too tough that...

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Does Activated Charcoal Whiten Teeth?

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Does Activated Charcoal Whiten Teeth?

What do you think of when you hear the word “charcoal”? Probably a barbeque or a backyard hangout in the summer. Well, that’s not the type of charcoal we’re talking about. We’re talking about activated charcoal, a material people use to whitening their teeth. What Is Activated Charcoal? Activated charcoal came on the scene in 1834, and has only been used more and more since then. Originally, an American doctor used it to save the life of a person who had accidentally consumed mercury chloride. Ever since then, people have been trying it out for different things, namely teeth whitening....

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Are You Wrong When It Comes To Oral Hygiene?

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Are You Wrong When It Comes To Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene gets the short straw. Even though it’s is often taken for granted, it’s one of the most important aspects of your overall health. So to help you stay focused on keeping your mouth healthy, here’s the complete guide to proper oral care. Why Proper Oral Care Is So Important? Your teeth are important. Obviously, they chew food, but in chewing food they also begin the digestion process. The more a food is chewed, the better the rest of your body will do at digesting it. But teeth also help us talk, allowing us to make certain sounds (like...

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What’s The Diet For Whiter Teeth? Learn More Here!

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What’s The Diet For Whiter Teeth? Learn More Here!

The best option for whitening teeth is either professionally or with an at-home kit. But a supplemental whitening method (and a close second) is changing what you eat and drink. Your diet can affect the color of your teeth dramatically, from cutting back on coffee and tea to eating more foods rich in certain acids. In this post, we’ll cover the dos and don’ts of having a diet for whiter teeth. Drinks And Foods That Whiten Teeth There are some foods and drinks that have been known to whiten (or at least help whiten) your teeth. Thanks to their natural...

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Sensitive Teeth Whitening: Dos and Don’ts

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Sensitive Teeth Whitening: Dos and Don’ts

You might be asking, “I have sensitive teeth -- can I whiten them?” The short answer is yes. But the follow-up question is how. The first step is to speak with your dentist about whitening your teeth. They can let you know if whitening is possible for you specifically, what options are best for your teeth, and why you may have sensitive teeth. How To Help Sensitive Teeth Before Whitening? You may be wondering what you can do to prepare for whitening your sensitive teeth. The first thing you can do (after talking to your dentist) is to brush your...

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An In-Depth Review Of The Best Teeth Whitening Mouthwash Tips

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An In-Depth Review Of The Best Teeth Whitening Mouthwash Tips

Whitening mouthwash is like regular mouthwash -- it cleans your mouth and fights bad breath by killing bacteria -- but it also whitens your teeth. Basically, it’s one step above typical mouthwash. In most cases, hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in most mouthwashes. Even though dental-grade whitening mouthwashes have a much higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, at-home mouthwashes are still super effective. How To Choose Best Teeth Whitening Mouthwash? Not all teeth whitening mouthwash products are equal. There are certain types and ingredients that you should avoid as well as things that you absolutely need in your mouthwash. What...

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How Can You Whiten Teeth Naturally Without Harming Your Enamel?

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How Can You Whiten Teeth Naturally Without Harming Your Enamel?

Lots of people are bothered by the idea of whitening their teeth with chemicals. Chemicals, to many people, are scary and harmful. And sometimes that’s the case, which is why natural teeth whitening is the road many choose to take. In this guide, we’re going to address the rumors of natural teeth whitening and see if there are any solutions that actually work. Yellow Teeth Causes There are many reasons teeth can become yellow, dull, or just offwhite. Certain foods and drinks can stain the enamel of your teeth (the outside layer) and the build-up of plaque on, around, and...

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe, Or Is It More Hazardous Than Helpful?

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe, Or Is It More Hazardous Than Helpful?

Do a Google search of “Is teeth whitening safe?” and you’ll get a wide array of tips, tricks, and best practices. It can be difficult to know what to believe. So, in the effort of setting things straight, we’ve looked at the most common teeth whitening solutions and have laid out the safest ways to use them as well as side effects you may encounter. How To Safely Whiten Teeth? Before you whiten your teeth, there are some precautions you need to take. Some preparations you need to make. This is to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and...

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Whitening Teeth With Baking Soda: The Truth Behind The Old Wive’s Tale

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Whitening Teeth With Baking Soda: The Truth Behind The Old Wive’s Tale

They may have used baking soda back in the day as their toothpaste, but things have come a long way since then. We now have different types of toothpaste that are proven to clean teeth, protect against bacteria, and whiten smiles. So why would we still use baking soda? Maybe it’s more affordable, or maybe you don’t like the idea of putting toothpaste ingredients in your mouth. Whatever the case, we’re going to look at the claims that baking soda helps whiten teeth as well as how to correctly use it. Does Baking Soda Whiten Teeth? Many people say baking...

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How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

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How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

You may be embarrassed by the color of your teeth. Almost all of us have been there. We’ve all wished our teeth could be whiter than they are. But one of the biggest deterrents to getting your teeth whitened is the cost. Typically, it’s pretty expensive, depending on the solution you go with. So we wanted to break down the details of every type of teeth whitening option and their costs. What Determines Teeth Whitening Cost? The amount you spend on whitening your teeth depends on if you go to a professional or if you choose to do something at...

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Yellow Teeth Can Ruin A Smile - So How Can You Avoid Them?

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Yellow Teeth Can Ruin A Smile - So How Can You Avoid Them?

It’s difficult to smile when your smile is not white. When yellow stains start to appear, it drains you of your confidence and you may find yourself covering your mouth when happiness hits. If you’re already experiencing this, how can you get rid of those nasty stains? And why does this happen in the first place? How can you avoid it in the future? All good questions. And all questions we’ll address in this guide. Why Are My Teeth Yellow? “Why?” is a common question among people with yellow-ish teeth. The answer isn’t so simple because the cause can be...

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