My favorite products for whiter teeth

Posted October 10

Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use. I've used everything from strips to syringes to get a pearly white smile. So, besides regular brushing and dental checkups, what can you do to get a whiter smile?

Here are a few reviews on products I've tried:

Crest 3D Whitestrips

Pros: This product did a great job whitening my teeth pretty fast. You can notice a difference in a day or two. I also liked how these strips did not cause tooth sensitivity.

Cons: You have to continually use the strips every night. If you forget even one time, I noticed my teeth regressing back to a less white state.

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H&B Collection Teeth Whitening Kit

Pros: This product made my teeth look extra white and worked really fast!

Cons: After using this product continually, my teeth felt fake and somewhat gritty. Personally, this product was a great price for white teeth but felt too harsh.

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All Natural Charcoal Teeth Whitening Tuxedo Rocky Mountain Essentials

Pros: This was the most unique of all the whitening systems I used because the powder itself is black. It seems weird to that black charcoal will help give you white teeth, but I really liked this product.

Cons: My teeth have never felt more sensitive than when I used a charcoal powder. Though it worked well as a whitener, I missed being able to eat and drink without the pain of sensitive teeth.

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“Whitening Lightning” Super Booster Teeth Whitening Pen

Pros: I absolutely loved this product! It was one simple product that was easy to use and had great results.

Cons: It is expensive. I ran out of the gel every two weeks, meaning I would need to spend $60 every other week. That adds up over the years, meaning I had to cross it off my list.

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Coconut Oil Pulling Mouthwash

Pros: I use coconut oil for everything! I leave it in my hair as a mask, I use it as a moisturizer and I use it as a body lotion. Why not use it to whiten teeth?

Cons: I was not a fan of swishing oil in my mouth! It had a minty aftertaste, but I never got used to the feeling of oil in my mouth. I also noticed more health benefits than whitening benefits.

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Dr. Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening Kit

Pros: Your teeth will change instantly! Even without using the product for a few days, my teeth stayed white and bright until I could purchase a new box.

Cons: All the tools the kit includes are a little overwhelming and the instructions can be a little confusing.

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Aura Glow Teeth Whitening Kit

Pros: This is the best LED light kit I've used. The applications are used just like normal, but the LED light makes a significant difference.

Cons: It works out be about $720 on teeth whitening a year. If you want to spend the cash, this is a great product, but I didn't have that budget.

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Opalescence Teeth Whitening Gel

Pros: In my experience, I like using gel to whiten teeth. It's quick, direct and lasting. The two tubes in this kit come with four syringes and application is easy.

Cons: This product will hurt your gums if you do not apply it correctly. Even a slight amount of gel on the gum will cause a burning sensation. I did enjoy this product but I did not like how it hurt my gums if I wasn't careful.

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Dial a Smile Whitening Kit

Pros: This is one of the best whitening products I have ever used. I love the tools, the instructions and how white my teeth look when I use this kit.

Cons: This is not my holy grail product but it’s the next best thing. I’m not into paying a large amount of money for teeth whitening but I can sincerely say product is one I continue to use. To help save money, I only use it once a week. I'd put this product as my number one if it wasn't so expensive.

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Now for my holy grail of all products.

Dr. George Dental White Gel

There are no cons to this product only pros. You have 3 different ways of using this product and each one gives you pearly white teeth. The $15 bottle lasts me for six months. I mix the gel with my toothpaste each morning and night for three days and always notice a difference.

For extra white teeth, I pair this dental gel with Crest Luxe 3D Glamorous White toothpaste and mouthwash. My teeth have stayed consistently whiter for the past year and half since using these products!

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Hopefully these products can help you find what works best for your budget and your white smile!


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