Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Do you Whiten your Teeth?

It seems as years go by, as much as we'd like to pass along the message that it's what is on the inside that counts, we constantly see adds for enhancing our outer beauty. Now I'm all for being all you can be, although I do not regularly practice this philosophy. I'd rather run around in comfortable pants and sweatshirts. Then when it's time to get dressed up and put on makeup, the effect is all that more dramatic.

Teeth Whitening seems to be really popular. Some go to their dentist to have it done, while others use at home products like celebrity sexy white, and other over the counter whitening systems. From trays to painted on whitener, the options are endless. I have tried the painted on types, they work, but I prefer to just use a whitening toothpaste, it fits my lifestyle better. I never forget to brush my teeth.

I think a smile is a wonderful thing. But I've seen some overdone whites that, against a fake 'n bake tan, look downright ridiculous. Mine are not overly white, could be a little whiter, but I'm not fanatical about it.

Do you whiten your teeth? Would you? Does it depend on the state of your teeth to begin with? I guess if someone had less than straight teeth, they may not want to draw attention to that attribute and instead would accent some other feature. I spent several years in braces, so maybe I should do a better job of showing off my chompers.


  1. I'm a sometime-smoker and addicted coffee drinker, so I've used quite a few whiteners on the market. Many of them do work, but you know what I've found to be just as good and by far easiest on the wallet? Good old hydrogen peroxide. Not those special forumalations - just the ordinary stuff that you buy at the drug store for about 75 cents for a big bottle. Just swish through the teeth for about a minute or so - only need a couple of tablespoons so I use one of those measuring cups that comes on top of a bottle of nighttime cough syrup - then brush as usual. Works great and there's nothing cheaper on the market.

  2. I'm much too worried about the negative effects of whitening to even purchase the whitening toothpaste! My teeth are naturally a bit darker, and have wished for whiter teeth in the past...but have come to terms with the fact that these are the teeth I was given, and that's just the way it is!


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