Bad news: Most food and drink we consume on a daily basis stains our teeth, despite our best efforts. The good news is that there’s a host of oral care products hitting shelves that aim to give you salon-worthy results from the comfort of your home. Chiefly among them is Apa Beauty, the eponymous oral range launched by celebrity dentist Dr. Michael Apa. The man responsible for some of Hollywood’s best smiles—who splits his time between Dubai and New York—is debuting his range of at-home teeth-whitening treatments at Harvey Nichols in Dubai tomorrow, including a sonic toothbrush, a lip loofah, and a tooth gloss. The star product is the Apa White Duo, a combination of teeth whitening pens and strips. After 90 minutes of consecutive use, the hydrogen peroxide-free formula mimics professional teeth-whitening results that last up to six months.
To maintain your bright smile, the dentist suggests: “Avoid foods that stain. This includes coffee, tea, and richly-pigmented berries.” If you do consume these foods, Dr. Apa’s trick to preventing stains is to rinse your mouth with water immediately. The lipsticks in your makeup bag can also play a role in the brightness of your teeth; lip colors with yellow undertones will bring out similar tones, making teeth appear less white than they are. Based on this principle, Dr. Apa created the Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine for a quick fix. When applied, the blue pigments help teeth appear whiter instantly.
Meanwhile, the Apa White Rinse borrows from the ancient Ayurvedic practice of swishing oil around your mouth for a whiter smile. Infused with peppermint oil, the formula combats bacteria and strengthens teeth.
Try these solutions and your teeth will shine bright—no dentist appointment necessary.