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The Skinny Confidential talks whiter teeth.The Skinny Confidential talks whiter teeth.

Lezzzzzz talk about a pearly white smile.

I want to say this is one of the most frequently asked questions on TSC YouTube channel.

Let me start off by saying I’m a full blown ( like full ), F-ing psycho about the whiteness of my teeth.

Like, guys it’s bad.

In my opinion, your teeth are a representation of your personal hygiene because they’re the first thing other people see.

B.O. is nasty too, but that’s another topic for another post ( so much to talk about lately guys, geesh ).

Ok so teeth. The whiter the better. I mean you don’t want like luminous Zoolander ones, but you get it.

My very specific tips to whiter teeth via YouTube:

1.) Oil pulling.

I don’t know what to say other than it’s a freaking game changer. Like just read this post & try it for a week and you won’t believe how damn white your teeth look. Bible. Make sure it’s raw, unrefined coconut oil like this one.

2.) Crest Whitestripes.

These are good sometimes. Granted, they’re full of chemicals but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, ya know? I also have bleach trays that are awesome ( you can find moldable ones on Amazon ). I swear though, oil pulling is better than anything. I find the strips are really good for removing old stains.

3.) Teeth whitening pen.

OK OK OK, can we talk about my teeth whitening pen? I discovered this in 10th grade & have never looked back. I put this on every time I do my makeup.

The Skinny Confidential talks whiter teeth.

4.) Drink your coffee from a paper straw.

No plastic anymore because of nasty BPA. Drinking coffee out of a straw is necessary. I drink red wine sparingly. I love it, but hey, beauty is pain.

5.) Baking soda or CHARCOAL:

In all honesty, I haven’t tried charcoal yet but you guys told me in this post that it’s SOOOO AMAZING for whitening teeth. I just ordered this all-natural charcoal toothpaste last week, so it should be here tomorrow & I’m so excited— will let you guys know how brushing my teeth with black toothpaste goes, #approachable. Also, baking soda is an all natural remedy for teeth whitening. You can read how to utilize it here.

The Skinny Confidential talks whiter teeth.

6.) Lipstick!!!

You want your teeth to look whiter in a second? Pick the right tone of lipstick. The reality is that the tones that Kylie Jenner rocks ( you know that beige-y color ) makes teeth look yellow. So ya, I love her lipstick BUT I love my teeth looking white/white/white even more. I wear this shade & I LIVE AND DIE BY IT. It makes teeth look sooooo much whiter. This is how my favorite red shade of lipstick looks on, I won’t wear any other red:

The Skinny Confidential talks whiter teeth.

By the way, if you’re a guy & reading this ( look at you caring about your hygiene, A+++, homie ): IT IS GROSS when you don’t take care of your smile. Just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you can let your teeth go. No girl likes crusty, yellow teeth. Especially when you lean in for a French-er, or just lean in in general…HA.

Also, I lahhhhh these little floss sticks, you can find them everywhere. I feel like they even have gotten stuck to Pixy’s paw. They’re so handy & they take care of the mouth/gum sitch.

If you have a white teeth tip, I am making/forcing/begging you to leave it below. I need all the tippity-tips I can get. Beauty is pain, so go ahead- share them all.

– lauryn x

{ in video wearing: white dress | lip gloss }

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The Skinny Confidential talks whiter teeth.

The Skinny Confidential talks whiter teeth.

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  1. Love this post! 🙂

    I did oil pulling a time ago, but my teeth really got too sensitve 🙁
    but since I use floss daily, and afterwards a mouthwash (is that how you call it?) I realized how white my teeth get!

    And yes, if a guy smiles at you with baaaaad theeth – That’s it. Done with this one!

  2. Definitely trying the oil pulling! Not today because I already started my coffee though lol. I bought coconut oil recently and have honestly had no idea what to do with it so this is perfect 😉

    x. Morgan

  3. Hey so fyi if you’re buying coconut oil its best to buy it in a DARK container – light actually ruins some of the properties in coconut oil. ALSOOOOOOO could you please do a video/post on deodorant? those organic ones don’t work and I’m not into the aluminum ones that are mainstream….

  4. The coffee out of a straw could end up back firing on you in years to come. Drinking out of a straw (esp daily) is notorious for causing the little vertical lines around your mouth…I work for a derm and we always advise women to avoid drinking out of straws as much as possible!

  5. I just started oil pulling and am loving it so far! I’ve used straws in my coffee for years and swear by it! I’ve gotten my friends and family to do it as well. I really want to try charcoal but haven’t quite pulled the trigger yet.

  6. I’m so excited to hear about the Charcoal! I oil pulled coconut oil a while back, but I was pregnant and it didn’t sit too well for me, although I do feel like it helped whiten my teeth! I’ll have to get back into that routine!

  7. Girl I’ve been wanting to try oil pulling, you’ve inspired me. Done and done!

    Also buying that lipstick stat. Red lips, blonde hair, white teeth – ALL DAY.



  8. I am going to try the activated charcoal thing!! I just bought some, and thanks to you I drink all teeth staining liquids via a straw. I’ve gotten some weird looks drinking red wine out of a straw at a restaurant, but no one like purple mouth… lol!


  9. On the days I brush with baking soda, I rinse with hydrogen peroxide. Not only does it help whiten teeth, but it kills bacteria and helps keep the gums/mouth healthy.

  10. I have heard about rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your teeth to make them whiter. Youtube/Google it. I have yet to try it because I use whitening trays from my dentist, but I feel like it would be a great natural inexpensive option!

  11. Strawberries are great source of tooth whitening naturally and contain whitening ingredients. Rub them all over your teeth or brush gently on the troubled areas.

    One more remedy is hydrogen peroxide.You can make hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening solution at home along with table salt and baking soda.It’s really effective remedy for teeth whitening.

  12. I agree about avoiding straws to prevent wrinkles! I think if you rinse your mouth with water after coffee, that will help with staining as well as oil pulling. I am dying to try the whitening pen since your last few posts. I LOVE your blog, Lauryn! You are great!

  13. My sister swears by the banana peel method, and she has the whitest teeth ever. Just rub the peel on your teeth for a few minutes a night after brushing. Supposedly all the good minerals in the peel absorb into your teeth and whiten them. I’ve also had friends suggest rinsing with peroxide on a regular basis. Peroxide is essentially the main ingredient for all the whitening products on the market, so it does make sense, but something about straight up peroxide in my mouth makes me a bit nervous. I use the crest white strips, and Listerine whitening mouth wash religiously, and have amazing results. I’ve noticed if I use it too much though, it literally makes the inside of my mouth peel, which probably isn’t a good sign. I’m going to try the coconut oil and banana peel method for a more natural approach!

  14. I am all about using straws when drinking pretty much anything and everything, however I don’t use paper or plastic, I actually found these great reusable glass straws that I am in love with! I discovered the company at a local street fair and haven’t look back. I literally use one everyday for my morning smoothie and then immediately rinse it out and use it the rest of the day for iced tea, water, iced coffee, etc. I promise I don’t work for the company, just a big fan! Check them out here:

    <3 Haley @

  15. Make sure that you visit your dentist regularly if you are considering whitening. Whitening procedures can be very sensitive and even painful if you have active decay.
    It would have been nice to have a dentist to consult on this blog before you wrote this article.

    Love your blog

  16. I love the no chemical alternatives to teeth whitening here! I had no idea about the charcoal and coconut oil. I have pretty white teeth naturally but I think it’s time to kick it up a notch…and I once tried a white strip and couldn’t make it through the half hour lol.

  17. cannot wait to hear more about the charcoal toothpaste! i love putting charcoal on my teeth for a quick whiten!

    unrelated but big life news… TJs now has RAW almond butter. yes you read that correct. idk if its organic, but its RAW!! I haven’t tried it yet but I squealed for joy in the store! I love raw almond butter sooooo much more than regular and I know you do too!! had to share!!

    also raw almond butter, with cinnamon, on a date = better than cookie dough. seriously.

    xx B

  18. “Lean in for a French-er” – Ha! I remember watching Moulin Rouge being struck by Ewan McGregor’s “off-white” teeth.
    My favorite lipstick is the Body Shop #235, it has a bluish/purple tone that makes my teeth look whiter than they are.
    I use ACT Total Care rinse and an electric toothbrush which at first I hated but it makes a huge difference. And I keep floss by the shower so I can do it every time I am in the shower, I don’t like doing it at the sink so well.

  19. I totally thought I was the only weirdo who drank coffee with a straw. yay for weirdos. I recently bought stainless steel reusable straws so A: save the environment and B: there is still chems in paper straws 🙂 try it out! I got them on Amazon

  20. I am also totally obsessed with red lipstick! Lauren you HAVE to try MAC Damn Glamorous. I swear by it!

  21. I know my comment is late… but if you use baking soda buy the Aluminum free type- ( is great)
    aluminum is a really bad heavy metal that you eek! don’t want to accidentally swallow.

  22. Yeah, that’s great, but make sure you’re visiting regularly to your dentist clinic. Cause sometime to do such activities by selves could be dangerous. Teeth are extremely sensitive you should not do any activities by yourselves. It’s better to visit dental clinic and solve the problem with dentist only. Anyways it was a good article

  23. Have you ever actually tried doing the charcoal thing? I’ve read about it before, but I’m honestly a bit nervous to try it out myself. It seems like it could be dangerous if you aren’t careful. Then again, toothpaste can be dangerous if you aren’t careful and accidentally swallow it or something. I guess I can’t knock it until I try it.

  24. These are really awesome teeth whitening tips! I haven’t heard of a lot of those methods. I think another method that is becoming more popular is professional teeth whitening. I have been thinking about seeing a dentist for it.

  25. Hey love, any idea if these products are safe with fillings/crowns? I became royalty recently and need to make sure my crown stays nice and safe. Thanks in advance!

  26. I hadn’t even heard of oil pulling before reading this article. I might have to do some research and try it out. I also like your tip to use baking soda or charcoal for whiter teeth. You can find baking soda toothpaste pretty much anywhere, so it’s a great option if you’re looking for a simpler way to whiten your teeth. Thanks for the tips!

  27. Hi,

    Liked your post a lot. 🙂 I use baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Leave the paste for 1 minute and then rinse the mouth with water. It works. And, best part is you don’t feel bad taste in your mouth.

  28. Hi,

    Thanks for the teeth whitening tips. My tips for whiter teeth is to take care of teeth by brushing twice a day, and flossing and using a good mouthwash then cleaning my tongue.
    I get my teeth cleaned twice a year! And I recently got my front teeth fixed and whitened to help me have a brighter smile!

  29. You have some great teeth whitening tips here. I have never heard of using charcoal before! It’s weird to think that black toothpaste could help teeth turn white, but if it works, it works.

  30. Wow, awesome tips! I love these remedies, especially the natural and holistic tips! I think having white teeth is so important. For me, it just makes me want to smile more and show everyone my whites- I know, showoff, but I just love the confidence that a clean and sparkly bright smile gives!

  31. There are numbers of method to make your teeth white again but it’s important to consult with your dentist first to make your whether those methods are suitable for you or not.

  32. Really cool ideas for helping your teeth look whiter. I have never heard of a teeth whitening pen but I’ll have to pick one up. Thanks for sharing!

  33. I am happy to be learning about how to whiten teeth. It is good to know that baking soda is an all natural remedy for teeth whitening. Creating a whitening plan in your daily routine would be a good way to get consistent results with whiter teeth.

  34. Great tips on how to avoid getting yellow teeth in the first place!
    A lot of people just focus on the solution but not the cause. Thumbs up!

  35. For White teeth, you need to manage many things. like you are mentioned about the coffee effect on teeth we need to use paper straw, LIPSTICK colour also effect on white colour.
    dental clinic in San Jose

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