There is no denying that the most dazzling thing about Julia Roberts is definitely her gorgeous smile. But what is surprising is the secret behind it- and for two good reasons.The first, it is a secret that Julia actually got from her grandfather (beauty tips usually do come from other women after all), and second, you can actually find it in your cupboard or get it at your local grocery for even less than a dollar (the small box anyway).
Ready for the big reveal?
“I brush [my teeth] with baking soda.”
“[My grandfather] would put a big heaping mound of it on his toothbrush. He had only one cavity in his entire life.”
Baking Soda Tooth Brushing Basics:
- Wet your toothbrush and dip it in baking soda. Make sure that all the bristles are completely covered.
- Brush your teeth for a good two minutes. You can spit if you need to.
- Spit out the baking soda and rinse with water. Make sure you get it all out because, put simple, baking soda for a long time in your mouth can be bad.
And Baking Soda Because…Okay, so how exactly does baking soda whiten teeth? Because baking soda is slightly alkaline, it dissolves in water which then allows it to penetrate tooth enamel. So with the abrasive action of your toothbrush, it can help scrape off both brown and yellow stains that you may have from smoking, drinking coffee, and whatnot. Basically, baking soda when mixed with a little water can break down the discoloration on your teeth making it whiter and brighter.
And More On The Radiant Roberts...Being the busy mom that she is, this is what she has to say about her beauty routine…
“Sometimes that’s all I do as far as a regimen goes. Look, I’m happy if I have on moisturizer and ChapStick! When you’re dressing three people besides yourself, something has to fall away. I’ve learned to always have a big pair of dark sunglasses within arm’s reach before going out.”
“For me, at this point, I’m clinging to my good genes and lots of hugs and kisses from my husband.”