You can have the best outfit, new highlights, and stunning jewelry, but if your smile is looking sub-par, you probably wonâ€™t get up the nerve to wander beneath the mistletoe when you-know-who is in the area. Itâ€™s not too late to coax your superstar smile out of early retirement, it just needs a little TLC, or maybe a little TTT.
Tackle discolorations with a tooth whitening agent. You could have them bleached professionally, use Crest White Strips Supreme, or for daily upkeep, try Dr. Pia Liebâ€™s SexySmile, which removes stains, freshens breath, and is a great gloss.
Treat discomfort with a tooth desensitizer. Bleaching products will often leave you with aching gums, and thatâ€™s not going to help you feel your most festive. Soothe your aching (but white and bright!) teeth with Orajel Advanced Tooth Desensitizer, which is effective for numbing the pain, but wonâ€™t numb you to the point of drooling in your eggnog.
Trick the eye with the right shade of lipstick. A deep red or berry lip color will make your teeth look their whitest. Lancome makes a great berry lipstick, Jezebel, and the goth-y sounding Youngblood, has an amazing shade of lipstick, Envy, which it will definitely cause.