Toothpaste was first used by Ancient Egyptians and teeth whitening agents were used as far back as ancient Egypt and Rome. Egyptians came up with a mixture of pulverized pumice and wine vinegar, they applied it with a chew stick to their teeth. The Romans thought teeth could be whitened with human urine. Ammonia, which is found in urine, is recognized as a chemical that cleans the enamel on teeth.

Now there are several different types of teeth whitening methods available. You can either visit your dentist for a one-hour whitening treatment or they can bleach the teeth. At home solutions include a whitening toothpaste that should be applied to teeth and teeth whitening strips, that are pressed on then pulled off the enamel (a lot better than the Roman’s urine treatment). 20140111_203922

 My favorite treatment for giving my teeth that extra clean look is Colgate Optic White Toothpaste and Mouthwash. Used together day and night, my teeth appeared over time (approx. 1 week) brighter. In my opinion this is a much better whitening toothpaste than the Crest brand, SORRY.
Tip: Wear a lipstick that has a blue base to help teeth look even whiter.