Famous grins from celebrities like George Clooney and Gwyneth Paltrow are known for their vivid brightness. It’s no secret that Hollywood has some of the most dazzling smiles belonging to famous musicians and actors, but how do these notable celebs achieve a bright white smile? Celebrities are no different than the rest of us and can easily end up dealing with intrinsic or extrinsic stains that dull the look of their smile. In most instances, we’d say that celebrities use teeth whitening treatments like the ones offered here at Brooklyn Heights Dental. However, we have heard some outrageous Hollywood tips and tricks that are used to improve the whiteness of celeb smiles. While many of these tips and tricks are unusual, we’re curious to know if they are actually at all effective. To explain more on this subject, Dr. Eugene Stanislaus breaks down the truth behind some of the most popular tricks for his patients here in Brooklyn, NY. Think you know a thing or two about teeth whitening? Follow along to find out some of the most notable tricks used in Hollywood and if these tricks are actually effective at making your smile brighter.
Strange Celebrity Tricks to a White Smile
Tooth stains can happen to anyone whether they’re the rich and famous of Hollywood or the average person. No matter who you are, we wholeheartedly believe that seeking whitening treatment from a dental professional will get you the best results. Celebrities will typically use in-office or at-home whitening treatments, but there are also some other tricks used by celebs to improve the brightness of their smile. Here’s a quick look at some of the most notable tips used by celebrities:
Specific Lip Colors: The ladies of Hollywood are known for manipulating the shade or hue or their lipstick to accentuate the whiteness of their smile. Although this doesn’t actually treat any stains on their teeth, this can temporarily trick the eye into seeing a whiter smile. Bright lipsticks, in particular, are great to contrast against teeth. Celebrities will often pick colors with a blue undertone for a whiter smile. Blue lies opposite to yellow and orange on the color wheel, which means that the two cancel each other out when placed together. If you want to temporarily make a yellowish smile appear more vibrant, simply pick out a blue-based color and steer clear of any orange-based colors.
Baking Soda: Some celebrities have sworn by the power of creating their own at-home mixture. This concoction is made from baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. They will then create a paste and leave it to sit on the teeth for a few minutes. Of course, this can actually be effective at removing surface stains but it can also potentially be too harsh for your gums.
Oil Pulling: This oral health trend has gained quite a bit of buzz over the past few years. Celebrities like Shailene Woodley have said that swishing coconut oil for twenty minutes is a great alternative for teeth whitening treatments. This oral health trend is said to also have a range of other benefits for your smile, but there is little evidence to back up some of the claims associated with oil pulling.
Prevent Stains: Some celebrities never have to worry about whitening their teeth because they follow strict tips to prevent stains from occurring. Some known tricks used by celebrities include always drinking out of straws or coating their teeth with vaseline. Drinking out of a straw, especially dark liquids that are known to cause tooth stains will prevent or minimize the amount of contact the beverage has with your teeth. This prevents your teeth from developing stains due to teeth-staining beverages like coffee or red wine. Celebrities will also coat their teeth with vaseline to prevent stains because it creates a barrier between teeth-staining foods or beverages and your teeth.
Contact our Office in Brooklyn, NY
Although celebrities are known to use some of these teeth whitening tips and tricks, it’s debatable whether these are effective or not. If you’re concerned about the whiteness of your smile, going to a dental professional is the best investment you can make. We’ve been able to help whiten countless patients’ smiles here in Brooklyn, NY. We offer a range of services including in-office whitening, take-home kits, laser teeth whitening and more. To find out more about our teeth whitening services, contact our office today! You can enjoy a bright, beautiful smile with the help of our whitening services here at Brooklyn Heights Dental.