If there’s one game in the beauty Olympics that Americans dominate, it’s the dazzling smile event. Maybe it’s because of Hollywood—or sheer capitalism—but we like to say we won the gold medal of sparkling teeth. And we’ve got the OTC teeth whiteners to prove it!
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Of course, with so much choice comes decision fatigue. So we’ve narrowed it down to the best teeth whiteners of 2023. Scroll below to see which ones made the cut.
Crest 3D White Whitestrips
Crest 3D White Whitestrips are the gold standard of at-home whiteners.The strips are infused with a peroxide-based gel and stick to the teeth for all-over, even whitening.
Opalescence Go’s at-home kit has prefilled trays that mold to your teeth with a strong whitening gel.
Snow Teeth Whitening System
The Snow Teeth Whitening System combines a whitening serum with an LED mouthpiece, which is supposed to accelerate the whitening effect. The serum is designed to be enamel-safe and prevent future stains.
Arm & Hammer’s Advance White Extreme Whitening Toothpaste
For everyday cleaning, this is a favorite choice. Baking powder works as a gentle abrasive to lift stains. Maintaining a bright smile couldn’t be more affordable.
Professional In-Office Whitening
For a one-and-done whitening solution, there’s nothing more effective than seeing a dentist. With high-concentration peroxide gels and the latest technologies, the dentist can quickly give you a movie-star smile — for a price!
Do’s & Don’ts Of Teeth Whitening
- Follow Instructions
Don’t stray from the instructions, especially for the application process and recommended duration. These guidelines ensure optimal results without risking damage to your teeth or gums.
- Be Consistent
Consistency is key when it comes to at-home teeth whitening. Stick to the product schedule. Skipping sessions or irregular use makes the whitening less effective.
- Protect Your Gums
Some teeth whitening products can be irritating to the gums. Apply a small amount of Vaseline before using whitening strips or trays. If there’s persistent irritation, discontinue use and call your dentist.
- Don’t Ignore Sensitivity
Sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening, but if it becomes severe and doesn’t go away, take a break from the whitening products and see your dentist.
- Avoid Coffee, Red Wine And Tobacco
These are the three most staining substances to put in your mouth. Steer clear while you’re using your products.
Do you use a teeth whitener? Let us know in the comment section!