From whitening strips to teeth trays, there’s no shortage of products designed to boost your smile’s whiteness. However, not all are created equal. Some are messy, take forever to use and may even cause lingering sensitivity. Fortunately, we’ve found the best kits that offer fast and effective results with minimal hassle. Whether you’re looking to remove superficial stains or tackle a more stubborn discoloration, we’ve got the best kit to fit your needs.
One of the most popular types of teeth best teeth whitening kits Au whitening kits involves using a whitening gel that’s applied directly to the tooth enamel and then illuminated with an LED light. This type of product typically contains either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. “Both of these chemical compounds produce bubbles to whiten the teeth,” cosmetic dentist Neil Hadaegh explains. “Carbamide peroxide is less volatile, so it’s the more common ingredient for over-the-counter whitening products.”
The GH Beauty Award-winning Go Smile kit comes with an LED blue light toothbrush and includes a tube of hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to be used in combination with the brush head for enhanced whitening results. When we put the kit to the test, it was able to brighten the teeth of 90% of our testers in just two days. “It was super easy to use and produced noticeable results,” one said. “I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!”
Many people turn to whitening sachets as an alternative to whitening strips or a more intense at-home whitening treatment. These sachets contain ingredients like cold pressed coconut, peppermint and spearmint oils, which are said to cleanse the mouth, freshen breath and remove surface stains. The sachets also include activated charcoal to help rid the mouth of toxins and kill bacteria, and are free of plastics, alcohol, parabens and propylene glycol.
Another option is to opt for a whitening kit that uses custom-made trays and foaming whitening gel instead of strips. Lana Rozenberg, DDS, a New York City-based cosmetic dentist, says these are her top choice because they tend to cause minimal to no sensitivity and allow for a more gradual whitening process than the strips. She recommends Opalescence Go, which is available in 10% and 15% hydrogen peroxide concentrations and mint and melon flavors.
These whitening trays from Sporting Smiles are custom made to fit in the mouth, so they’re a bit more expensive than some other options on this list, but they’re still worth considering for those who prefer a more discreet and convenient way to whiten their smile. The trays are made of clear, flexible material that can be adjusted to ensure a good fit, and the whitening gel is available in both 10% and 15% hydrogen peroxide concentrations.
We’ve heard from numerous experts that this whitening gel is safe to use on enamel, which makes it one of the safer over-the-counter options to consider. The sachets come with instructions for the recommended use of the product and have been tested for safety, according to the manufacturer.