No-one wants yellow teeth ruining their winning smile but luckily teeth whitening toothpastes or treatments are now so advanced you can administer your own at-home teeth whitening session whenever you like!
We all love the occasional coffee or glass of red wine, but unfortunately indulging in these drinks can wreak havoc on your pearly whites! We’ve tried and tested the at-home teeth whitening kits available on the high street to see which ones really do work, so you can gently remove stains while you brush.
By using our top toothpastes and treatments, you can get whiter teeth in just a few weeks and if there’s one thing that’s a guaranteed anti-ager, it’s a gorgeous smile!
Just by brushing morning and night with these stain busting pastes, or applying whitening strips, you can make a real difference to the whiteness and brightness of your teeth.
As well as brushing day and night with a teeth whitening toothpaste, follow these handy hints
1. Snack on fibrous foods such as apples, celery, carrots, spinach and broccoli, as they naturally exfoliate the surface of your teeth to help remove stains.
2. Watch your intake of soy sauce, coffee, red wine and berries, as they will leave lasting stains.
3. If you do indulge in these foods, brush your teeth within 1 hour if you can.
4. When drinking anything sugary, use a straw.
5. Don’t forget to floss. This often-forgotten oral hygiene step really does make a difference!
Amongst the numerous beautifying benefits that this natural substance can bring, you’ll be pleased to learn that coconut oil is also the key to whiter and brighter teeth! Popular amongst A-listers such as Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow, oil pulling is an ancient detoxifying procedure of swilling a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes to rid the oral environment of nasty toxins. An easy and natural way to achieve that dazzling Hollywood smile!
Finally! Oral-B 3D White® Whitestrips (£50 for 28 strips) are now available in the UK after being a huge hit in the US for years. Using an enamel safe whitening ingredient, you’ll have a whiter and brighter smile in just two weeks (lasting up to a year). We had amazing results when used with the Oral B Luxe Perfection Toothpaste (£4.49), White Luxe Rinse (£4.99) and White Luxe Floss (£3.99).
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The latest Beverly Hills Formula toothpaste – Perfect White Gold – features actual gold particles and is proven to provide the perfect smile! The Perfect White range is clinically proven to be more effective at removing stains and is less abrasive than some other leading brands of both whitening and regular toothpastes.
Pearl Drop ‘Ultimate Whirening’, £3.52, aims to give you 4 shades whiter teeth in just 3 weeks! It is Specially designed to lift stains and remove plaque, plus helping to prevent new stains from developing.
The UltraDEX Recalcifying & Whitening oral rinse, £7.50, is one of the most advanced products on the market at the moment. The mouthwash recalcifies the tooth enamel and restores the natural whiteness of teeth.
The Luster Pro Light Kit, £49.99, is a three-step process that kills bacteria, deep cleans teeth and freshens breath. A hefty price tag, but worth it for a brighter smile.
Putting charcoal on your teeth is actually great for whitening! (Bizarre, we know!) Beverley Hills Formula Perfect White Black, £4.99, is a fast-action paste, and it tastes fresh, too!
iWhite Instant, £29.99, is a quicker alternative, but also very effective for removing stains.
SwissDent’s Extreme Whitening Toothpaste, £15.35, is gentle enough even for sensitive teeth and the mix of baking soda, fluoride and pineapple enzymes leaves teeth feeling really clean.
Squeeze Arm & Hammer’s Advanced White Max Booster, £3.79, on alongside your regular toothpaste – the liquid calcium reacts with the formula, restoring your teeth’s enamel for extra whitening impact!
If you’re a serial tea or coffee drinker, try Pearl Drops Tea and Coffee toothpaste, £3.99, that deep cleans stained teeth, lifting away caffeine blotches and dull brown marks.
A hero product in Australia, WhiteGLO’s Extra Strength Whitening Toothpaste Professional Choice, £3.99, helps to lighten discolouration and yellowing on tooth enamel, fast.