When I was a kid, I had the worst teeth on the planet.
And that is hardly an exaggeration.
Years of sucking my thumb as a child gave me protruding teeth and made me feel, and look, pretty much like a walrus. Go ahead, laugh. It was more sad than funny, though, I assure you.
So after 3 years of wearing odd contraptions on my head (oooh, fun, remember headgear?) and having a mouth full of metal, my braces came off when I was 14 – at the very beginning of my Freshman year.
Turns out, I had a pretty fantastic smile after all.
Ever since that day, I’ve gotten compliments on my smile. I remember the week I got my braces off, a sweet lady in the checkout line at the grocery store turned to me and told me I had one of the most beautiful smiles she had ever seen.
I’ve gotta admit, it kinda went to my head.
On that day I realized what a powerful tool my smile could be. My smile gives me confidence, and let’s face it – it’s rather disarming. Smiling at someone when they least expect it really knocks them off of their game – and gives you a significant tactical advantage. (Sorry, I’ve been watching re-runs of 24 again – words like “tactical” seem to be making their way into my everyday speech.)
All joking aside, I’m proud of my smile, and of my teeth – and I like to take care of them. So when BlissTV and Crest 3D 2 Hour Express Whitestrips came to me and asked if I was willing to talk about my smile on camera, I said yes. In part because I can 100% honestly say that both my fiance’ Morgan and I use Crest Whitestrips religiously (we have occasionally been known to have a conversation wherein we try to figure out who has the whiter teeth – we are SO a match made in heaven) but also because I’m a big ham and I enjoy sharing my hamness with the world.
One final note: The Crest 3D 2 Hour Express Whitestrips are awesome. Perfect for a last-minute occasion, job interview, etc. Thank you to Crest for sending a box over to us. Morgan and I ended up in one of those “who has whiter teeth” debates to see who would be allowed to try them out (like I said, Whitestrips are a HOT commodity in our house) and because of my propensity to drink coffee all day long, I totally won. I think that might be a bad thing, because it means my teeth were in more dire need, but c’est la vie. All I’m saying is, these things are awesome and I will be heading out to buy another box this week. This time for Morgan. Because you know, now I’m the one with the much whiter teeth. ;)
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of BlissTV and Crest 3D Express Whitestrips. As a reminder, I only endorse things that I truly believe in, because keeping the trust of my readers is the only way this whole blogging thing works.