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14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!

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1. An LED light that connects to your smartphone (goodbye sitting by an outlet!) and cuts the time it takes to use whitening strips in half.

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Not only does this make whitening sessions faster, but it saves you money! No more replacing entire kits when you run out of gel. It comes with 16 bright LEDs and three adapters for iPhone, Android and USB (compatible w/ 4G and newer) and works with both strips and gel!!

Promising review: "A friend recommended this product to me and now I can't stop smiling to show off my teeth! I've previously used white strips but my teeth are very sensitive so I don't use them often enough to maintain white teeth. With this light I only had to keep the strips on for a fraction of the time and got awesome results. People have been complimenting my bright teeth all week and someone even asked if I had veneers. Very happy with the product!" —Lea M

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or a similar product on Walmart for $12.99.

2. A whitening pre-rinse mouthwash for re-mineralizing and brightening teeth with nothing more than a swish and a gargle.

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It's gentle enough to work with all dental restorations (bonding, caps, veneers, and dentures) without harmful bleaches or abrasives!

Promising review: "I've been using Supersmile for several years and love it!! I have very sensitive teeth with receding gums, but Supersmile toothpaste and the whitening pre-rinse do NOT hurt my teeth. My dentist always tells me, 'Whatever you're using, keep on using it because your teeth look great.' My teeth are super white because of the Supersmile toothpaste and pre-rinse and I have never had a dentist whiten them, nor have I ever used whitening strips or anything like that." —Paula A Ford

Get it from Amazon for $18 or a similar product from Walmart for $8.97.

3. An effective charcoal powder, because seeing your sink turn black is scary, but watching your teeth turn the exact opposite color makes it worth it.

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Plus, it's natural and cruelty-free!

Promising review: "This is such a nice alternative to those tooth whitening kits! I have only used this a few days, and I can tell you that I am already seeing results. There is literally no taste or smell to it, and it does not leave my teeth with any sensitivity. Once you rinse, your mouth actually feels nice and clean." —Brandy

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $7.43.

4. A jar of natural coconut charcoal powder to rub away all your years of drinking coffee and red wine without the harmful effects of bleach.

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Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. I used it for about a week before I was completely sold. Day one I saw a change, however, I wanted to be sure I wasn't buying into the madness. The results are certainly REAL! I would recommend this product 10 times out of 10." —Steve

Get it from Amazon for $24.79. Available in six flavors.

5. A multipurpose, all-natural charcoal powder that'll gently brighten teeth and freshen breath without causing any sensitivity.

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Promising review: "Holy cow does this stuff work! I was a smoker for 10 years, my teeth were stained with that tint of yellow. I got this and ran straight to my bathroom to try it. One brushing and my teeth are 100% whiter. I couldn't believe my eyes." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $9.91.

6. A natural combination of charcoal powder, baking soda, and lemon essential oil so you can build healthy gums and teeth without spending all your time in the dentist chair.

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It's specially made for sensitive teeth — no bleach!!

Promising review: "I don't have the straightest teeth, but I certainly feel better about my smile when they're white. I drink coffee at least three times a day, so surface stains build up quickly. I noticed immediately that my mouth felt amazingly clean. After 24 hours, I noticed a huge improvement in my teeth sensitivity. After 72 hours, it was non-existent. Entirely gone — something I had battled with my entire adult life. So awesome!" —Salem Webster

Get it from Amazon for $20.97. Available in three flavors.

7. A professional whitening kit for a hands-free experience while you watch TV, read a book, maybe just stare at yourself in a mirror (?) all while your teeth get a major makeover.

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This includes: two whitening gels, two remineralization gels, two whitening mouth trays, one LED blue light, and fitting instructions!

Promising review: "I've been looking for an at-home teeth whitening kit and decided to try this Dental Duty one. I previously tried strips that were uncomfortable and slipped off my teeth. The two pre-molded mouth guards are soft and comfortable and the LED connects to them easily. This kit comes with color chart to watch the progress as your teeth become whiter. Gel does not have any strong taste or odor and has not caused any teeth sensitivity." —LMW

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $24.99.

8. A minty charcoal toothpaste to scrub off unwanted yellowing while *actually* enjoying yourself — mint flavor AND no mess? Lifesaver.

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It's completely natural, plant-based, and cruelty-free!

Promising review: "This is the only brand of charcoal toothpaste I will ever buy. I’ve tried so very many different brands of charcoal toothpaste and this is, BY FAR, the best there is! It has a wonderful flavor — I’ve tried both flavors and they are equally as good, and doesn’t leave a funky aftertaste in your mouth like most other toothpastes. You can eat and drink right after you brush and it won’t affect the taste of your food or drink. It whitens very quickly, as well! My husband and I both saw results within a week!" —Ashley

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $9.99.

9. An inexpensive pack of charcoal that may be dirty but will leave your teeth pearly.

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It's gourmet USP Food Grade, vegan, and gluten free!! You can even use it as a face mask when you're not brushing your teeth!

Promising review: "I love this! I have extremely sensitive teeth and so I was using a $30 prescription toothpaste. That prescription toothpaste still made my teeth hurt. So I switched to charcoal and not only is there no pain, but it has whitened my teeth!" —Allison

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four sizes) or Walmart for $8.95.

10. A set of Crest whitening strips so you can kick back and watch Netflix while they mold to your teeth and do all the *heavy lifting*.

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These bad boys can lift up to *10 years* of staining when used once day for 30 minutes (usually in about four weeks)!

Promising review: "So I'm always skeptical! I have wanted to try these for a while, but $30 was still a bit steep. Finally I couldn't stand how yellow my teeth got! (coffee and cigarettes daily) Whitening toothpaste did nothing. So I gave these a go and I am SO GLAD I did! I'm not even done with my very first box and my teeth are so much whiter! I use these once per day before bed. They stay on well and don't ooze (major plus)! Every day I take a picture and compare it to the first one! Amazing progress!!" —Brooke

Get a 14-pack from Amazon or Walmart for $31.19.

11. A set of whitening gel pens for on the go, because ain't nobody got time for long bleaching sessions.

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Seriously! You swipe and go about your day — it contains 44% Carbamide Peroxide that gently removes your stains AND fights tooth decay.

Promising review: "I have tried a few products and given up on them almost immediately but this product is different. It has only been about a week and I am seeing an immediate difference. I love this product it is so easy to use and quick in the mornings to put it on and go. I would definitely buy it again." —Paige H

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $23.74 or a similar product from Walmart for $12.45 (for a two-pack).

12. A vegan charcoal powder to get dramatic results while leaving the earth exactly the same.

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No chemicals, bleach, or artificial ingredients equals lots of reasons to smile.

Promising review: "Very easy to use and has no bad taste! I have used whitening straps many times in the past and as a result I have very sensitive teeth and gums when it comes to strip whitening methods. I wanted a product that was all-natural and effective while giving me a pain-free experience. I have found it 100% with ToothBrite!! Follow the instructions and after your first brush you will see results! After my very first use I could already see results! Perfect for anyone looking to keep up their pearly whites!" —Sara Abraham

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

13. A flavored charcoal powder, because deep cleaning your choppers shouldn't involve feeling like you're eating dirt.

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Its four flavors are peppermint, cinnamint, spearmint, and orange! AND they're cruelty-free and organic!

Promising review: "This is all natural, tastes great, and ACTUALLY WORKS. Great packaging and amount of product for the cost. My teeth looked whiter even after the first use. It doesn't have any abrasive whitening agents that can irritate your gums or make your teeth sensitive. Your teeth feel and look mega, super clean when you're done." —Spoiled Meat

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+. Available in six flavors.

14. A set of two-step whitening pastes so any dental hygiene enthusiasts (hello, all of us) will feel more than satisfied every night.

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The first paste provides a deep clean and freshens your mouth, while the second whitens your teeth! *Double whammy*. Their micro-cleansing whiteners gently scrub away surface stains without harmful scratching.

Promising review: "Unbelievably superior to other whitening toothpastes. After brushing, I feel like I just came from a dental cleaning. No kidding. It cleans exceptionally well and there are very noticeable whitening benefits. I won't use anything else." —sartx

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $12.96.

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