Unless you've been blessed with a naturally white and straight set of chompers, you know the godawful burden of trying to get your teeth to look perfect. You have to succumb to being brace-faced for years, and survive hours and hours of dental work. The clink of dental instruments and the idea of your orthodontist prodding inside your mouth gives us the heebie-jeebies. Don't even get us started on teeth whitening treatments. Before, you only had two options: spend an inordinate amount of cash on lasers, or lay on a bunch of weird-tasting (and not to mention painful) strips on your teeth.
That tube you have sitting by the sink does more than just keep your teeth clean, bright and white. In fact, toothpaste can be applied to a multitude of tasks from polishing mirrors to keeping your sneakers white. We've put together a special video containing five superb life hacks that will save you time and money, while also leaving you with that pleasing minty-fresh smell! It might sound counter-intuitive to start smearing toothpaste all over your bathroom mirror, but trust us, it works! Next time you're brushing your teeth, smear a bit of toothpaste on the mirror and wipe it dry.
Take it from someone who was once prescribed stannous fluoride for cavities (which gave me the smile of a seasoned smoker): There are dozens of whitening toothpastes and treatments out there, but only so many equipped to actually help brighten your smile. Dentist Mandy Kouroshnia of New York's Unison Family Dental says for the best results with whitening products at home, you should be considering what kinds of stains you're dealing with first. Sometimes she says if you're seeing telltale yellowing when you smile, you may only need a standard cleaning in the office, while other deep stains can't be removed through whitening, period (tetracycline stains are one example). But generally, if you're getting regular cleanings in-office and perhaps the occasional whitening treatment, at-home toothpastes, gels, and mouthwashes can be very helpful for maintaining your pearly whites. Here, we talked to dentists to get their insights on the most efficient whitening toothpastes and kits to invest in.
A bizarre automatic toothbrush that takes just 10 seconds to clean your teeth and remove plaque could save you hours in the bathroom every year. The Amabrush, which looks like a bristly mouth guard, can dispense toothpaste and vibrates to clean every tooth, according to its creators. To use the device, customers merely put the toothbrush in their mouth and press a button to start the cleaning process. The system uses bespoke toothpaste capsules which cost £2.60 ($3.40) and last around one month. Amabrush's creators said the device is made from bacteria-resistant silicone and features 3D bristles on both sides.
In a dystopian future, ultra-violent scavenger gangs roam the arid landscape. Their vehicles are cobbled together from the husks of our now devastated civilisation, beasts of twisted metal, belching out smog. Splattered in red paint on each vehicular abomination is one of two slogans, signifying that gang's affiliation: Wet First, or Paste First?