It's hard to overestimate the benefits of a natural, bright smile. But coffee, tea, wine and life can gradually discolor your teeth and age you in the process. There are so many products out there that claim they can get you those pearly whites, but do they really work? To help with that, we’ve put together a list of the top five products for teeth whitening.
Skip the whitening treatment at your dentist’s office, and just do it yourself at home. You can’t go wrong with whitening strips because they’re super easy to use and deliver quick results. The best time to use them is about a half hour after brushing. Our favorite whitening strips are the always-reliable Crest 3D White Professional Effects.
These are teeth whitening kits that you can get custom made from your dentist or just buy over-the-counter. The OTC trays work great, so we tend to just stick with those. The “trays” are made of a flexible material that fit around your teeth, and they’re either pre-filled with a whitening agent or they come with a syringe so you can dispense the whitening agent yourself. The Crystal White Teeth Whitening Kit is one of our favorites.
Whitening pens are great because they’re one of the lowest-maintenance teeth whitening options out there. It’s pretty much like Tide to Go Instant for your teeth – you just paint it right on. The Philips Sonicare Single Whitening Touch-Up Pen is a great choice.
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These use LED lights to whiten your teeth, mimicking the products that dentists use when you get your teeth whitened at their office. The at-home kits use some pretty cutting-edge technology, making it easier than ever for you to do this yourself. AuraGlow is hands-down the best LED product on the market right now.
If you want to keep your teeth whitening process all-natural, powder might be just what you’re looking for. Unlike many of the other products out there, many powders use all-natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals and they work just as well. Our favorite is the Rocky Mountain Essentials Tuxedo Tooth and Gum Powder. It uses all-natural ingredients, including activated coconut charcoal and some people say they see results in 24 hours or less.