Let's go back, shall we, to a more innocent time. A time when 10-year-old me looked at smiling models in magazines, looked in the mirror, and decided that my teeth were not white enough in comparison. I was smart enough to know that gargling with Clorox would be a bad idea, but then my eyes wandered to my father's acrylic paints. "Maybe I could just paint my teeth with white Liquitex," I thought. Fortunately, I decided that this, too, might be a bad idea. I brushed with baking soda instead and dodged a huge bullet on that one. Have you ever almost made a huge mistake in a vain moment, too?

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