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    20 Teeth Whiteners That Work So Well, It's Basically Witchcraft

    Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits for every budget and ease-of-use that'll get 👏you👏 those👏 pearly👏 whites!

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    1. Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder enlists the power of orange seed oil and coconut powder to dramatically polish over time without so much a hint of bleach. Sensitivity? I don't know her.,

    It's also easy on your gums.

    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 hype. The results are certainly REAL! I would recommend this product 10 times out of 10." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in three flavors).

    To learn more about this, check out "This Charcoal Teeth Whitener Is So Good, I'm Convinced It's Actually Magic".

    2. Or! Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Toothpaste prioritizes ease-of-use if powder doesn't do it for you, but still gives you the same *brilliant* results. Tl;dr: it has all the same whitening benefits (hello, activated charcoal) just with zero mess.

    It's especially great for people with sensitive teeth! Its all-natural formula is mainly charcoal (obvs) to whiten teeth, freshen breath, and clean your mouth.

    Promising review: "I had never tried a charcoal toothpaste before Active Wow toothpaste. I was looking for something to help give me a brighter smile. Other whitening toothpastes really don't seem to whiten teeth and I just don't have time to use those whitening strips or I forget to use them. I really like this toothpaste. I even tried a different brand of charcoal toothpaste but it didn't work as well. The toothpaste really isn't messy. I feel like it really did whiten my teeth and made them brighter." —K. Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. Starlite Smile Teeth Whitening Light Kit enhances your usual whitening strips or gel to increase their results. The best part? It's compatible with your phone so your butt can stay planted on the couch.


    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. I'm very happy with the product!" —Lea M

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    4. Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen works on-the-go to help give your grin a boost — not to mention its soft-bristle brush works well even on uneven teeth thanks to its 360° application. AND it's bleach-free, which is great for avoiding sensitivity!

    Promising review: "I bought this because I feel so insecure about my teeth. They are pretty yellow, because I am a heavy coffee and tea drinker and my boyfriend has yellow teeth because it's genetics. I bought this because it's much cheaper than the whitening strips and thought if it doesn't work then it was $22 and I'll return it. We've been using it for about five days now and we both have noticed that our teeth brighten a shade or two. They aren't white, but for only five days this product is amazing! It's easy to use, the taste doesn't bother either of us, and it's easy to travel with. I would recommend this product to anyone." —cmull93

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    See why this won best lowest-priced teeth whitener on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. Viva Doria Virgin Activated Charcoal Powder tackles yellowing ~head-on~, courtesy of its charcoal formula derived from natural hardwood trees. It's tasteless, cheap, and (according to almost 1,000 reviewers), super effective.,

    It's also 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 five sizes).

    6. Supersmile Whitening Pre-Rinse re-mineralizes and brightens teeth with nothing more than a swish and a gargle. It only needs 30 seconds before you brush your teeth to whiten smiles in hard-to-reach places, freshen breath, and strengthen gums.

    It's gentle enough to work with all dental restorations (bonding, caps, veneers, and dentures) without bleach 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.

    7. Living Earth Black Pearl Teeth Whitening Powder cancels any discoloration concerns quickly with organic coconut charcoal and bentonite clay so you can keep red wine in your life without worry. Not like it was going anywhere, but still.

    Not to mention it's organic, safe on enamel, and helps to freshen breath!

    Promising review: "This makes you feel like you got your teeth cleaned by a dentist. I ordered one, and used it all. Yes it is messy but nothing unmanageable. Since I started using it I get complimented on my teeth all the time. I never in my life did before I started using this. I highly recommend this. I smoke, drink a lot of coffee, and drink wine, and I never used a whitening product but wanted that 'movie star' smile. This really works" —Nichole Louise Louise Laporta

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    8. Sensodyne Sensitivity Toothpaste balances brightening your smile with maintaining a totally pain-free experience. It works to provide relief from hot, cold, and sweet foot and drinks, as well as remove yellowing and plaque. Talk about multitasking.

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    Promising review: "I went through my share of different types of toothpastes, but this is by far the best one I have ever run into. It's especially great with whitening and it doesn't make my teeth sensitive. It leaves my mouth clean and healthy." —Ramen

    Get a pack of two from Walmart for $9.24.

    9. Cali White Activated Charcoal and Coconut Oil Toothpaste streamlines the whitening process for those of us who want fast results, but want to get it done even faster. Did I mention it's vegan, organic, and *minty fresh* thanks to peppermint oil? Not only is this quick, but it's actually pleasant to use.

    Its flavor is Pacific Mint. Ooh la la. Its main ingredients are charcoal, coconut oil, and baking soda to whiten *and* peppermint and tea tree oil to deodorize your breath.

    Promising review: "I am the person that can't use any tooth whitening products because my teeth are so sensitive. Having read about activated carbon and oil pulling I was interested in this potential solution, as my teeth have fought against my current coffee addiction and previous soda addiction and were turning that wonderful yellow everyone strives for. Well after a week of using this, I have started to notice a huge difference!" —Dietrichs

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. Go Smile Touch Up Fresh Mint Smile Perfecting Ampoules fit in your bag and can be used anytime, anywhere so you can polish your teeth and get your sparkle on as soon as your tea is gone. AND their fresh mint flavor gives you that ~just brushed~ feeling wherever you use them.

    Their brush-tip applicators make it easy to be precise even on-the-go! They have the same ingredients as a traditional whitening tool (hydrogen peroxide, aka bleach).

    Promising review: "I drink a lot of soda so my teeth aren’t as white as I’d like them to be. It has made me so self-conscious with my smile. Until I found this I would never smile showing my teeth because I was embarrassed. I instantly fell in love with this! It’s honestly amazing and does what it’s supposed to do. My teeth have become so much whiter and I couldn’t be happier!" —Carleyy

    Get a pack of 28 from Nordstrom for $25.

    11. Dental Duty Tooth Brite Whitening Charcoal scrubs away stains and yellowing faster than you can say "bleach" — which this is totally free of. It's all-natural, vegan, and already extremely popular!

    It uses organic activated charcoal to help avoid sensitivity!

    Promising review: "This is 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! 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.

    12. Hello Oral Care Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste delivers fast and noticeable results in basically the easiest way possible. If you're familiar with brushing your teeth (so all of us) this is a great fit, especially if you have sensitivity concerns.

    Plus it's fluoride-free, vegan, and cruelty-free! Its main ingredient, charcoal (duh), gently removes surface stains without causing sensitivity.

    Promising review: "I've used every brand, you name it, and NOTHING has ever worked. I was shocked to see how white my teeth were after one brushing. I had no idea it was also a whitening toothpaste. I love this toothpaste. I haven't been able to eat cold stuff in years and years! Now I can eat fruit right out of my fridge instead of letting it sit out to warm up. Thank you so much for this wonderful product!" —Raemi L.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82 (available in five flavors).

    13. Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips mold to your teeth with their no-slip design to dramatically lift even year's stains. Their widely-loved bleaching formula works overtime so you can see results FAST.

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    Their main ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, works to break down up to 10 years of stains. You'll get two one-hour strips which you wear for, you know, one hour and 20 30-minute strips!

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this! I am stunned by the results of this product! I really wanted to whiten my teeth, but professional treatments are so expensive. I decided to go ahead and give this a try. I used exactly as directed every day for the full 20 days, and my husband kept telling me how white my teeth were getting. I looked at the before and after photos and I was amazed. I love this product!" —beaufam

    Get a pack of 22 from Amazon for $31.42.

    See why this won best mid-priced teeth whitener on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    14. Uncle Harry's Natural Products Remineralization Kit corrects and prevents continued loss of tooth enamel. Not only does this three-step routine balance your mouth's pH levels, strengthen teeth, and freshen breath, but it effectively whitens your smile as an added bonus. Happy mouth, happy you!


    Let's break down the three steps: the toothpaste (a finely-ground pumice) remineralizes enamel, balances your mouth's pH levels, and whitens teeth. The mouthwash neutralizes acids and bacteria, supplies calcium, and helps to strengthen teeth. The liquid remineralization protects tooth enamel and freshens breath. ANDDD they're organic and cruelty-free. #DreamTeam.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this kit. I was skeptical at first, but I noticed a difference in not only the whiteness, but also the texture of my teeth within a few days of using it. I had extremely sensitive teeth and irritated gums before I started using this, and now my mouth is visibly better. As a whole, I can feel a difference in the cleanliness of my mouth, even hours after brushing." —Margo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    15. Tuxedo Teeth Whitening Activated Charcoal Powder may momentarily turn your sink black, but it'll make your teeth the exact opposite color. All you need is this combo of coconut charcoal, bentonite clay, and cinnamon powder (plus your toothbrush and two minutes a day) to get those Insta-worthy pearly whites.


    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 $17.48 (available in two flavors).

    16. Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste multitasks as both a refreshing toothpaste and whitening tool. It removes built-up plaque and surface stains to leave your smile looking extra sparkly and with a fresh feeling that lasts all darn day.

    Promising review: "I've wanted to buy a teeth whitening product for a long time, but they are all just so expensive. I eventually came across this toothpaste and decided to buy it. Yes, it is expensive for toothpaste, but it is still way cheaper than any other teeth whitening product. After just one use, I noticed a huge difference. My teeth were whiter than they have been in a while, and that made me very happy." —Faithalia

    Get it from Sephora for $13.50.

    17. AuraGlow Deluxe Glow Teeth Whitening Kit offers a pro-like experience without the hefty copay: just fill the mouth tray with the included gel and turn on the LED light. You're done in 30 minutes!,

    Did I mention the mouth tray doesn't require molding or boiling? Too much effort. This kit includes two 5mL teeth whitening gel syringes (that contain 35% carbamide peroxide and a total of 20+ whitening treatments). And FYI, the LED light contains five bulbs for more power and has a built-in timer with a beeper so you don't have to worry about overdoing it.

    Promising review: "I am really, really impressed. I've experienced no sensitivity, and can already see results after a single use. I used to use expensive white strips to remove stains caused by coffee and tea, but the strips started to cause me a lot of pain and irritated my tongue, lips, and gums. I'm so glad I stumbled onto Auraglow. I'll never go back." —Ellen King

    Get it from Amazon for $47.95.

    18. The Dirt All-Natural Tooth Powder boasts a unique organic formula containing green tea and wasabi extracts, mint essential oils, and bentonite clay to leave your teeth feeling squeaky-clean (and looking that way, too!).


    It also contains natural baking soda and organically-extracted hexane-free stevia!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product. In just two brushings, it removed the brown/black stains I had from using liquid iron supplements that even my hygienist couldn't get off my teeth. It removed all of the tea stains on my teeth in less than a week. It looks like I had a very thorough dental cleaning and professional teeth whitening done. In fact, I've had several people ask me where I got my teeth whitened and how much it cost, just because it is that noticeable of a difference. My teeth feel super clean and smooth. Even first thing in the morning, I don't have that gross, fuzzy teeth feeling." —Dazie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two flavors).

    19. FineVine Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste minimizes the effort it takes to get brighter smiles, thanks to its easy-to-use (and vegan!) paste formula. Plus, its minty flavors make brushing your teeth actually enjoyable.,

    It contains organic activated coconut charcoal, baking soda, tea tree oil, coconut oil, Xylitol, and spearmint oil to both remove stains and freshen your breath!

    Promising review: "This toothpaste is seriously amazing and exceeded my expectations. I have sensitive teeth and have tried using whitening strips, which all make my teeth and gums hurt. Not to mention, the strips are uncomfortable and taste awful. I'd pretty much lost hope, because even certain whitening toothpastes made my gums and teeth hurt and gave minimal results. I am not a smoker and I don't drink soda, however I do love drinking Earl grey tea and coffee which we all know tend to stain anything it comes in contact with, especially teeth. After one time of using this toothpaste, I saw instant whitening results. It tastes minty and clean, and because of the natural ingredients, it's gentle and did not cause any pain or extra sensitivity to my teeth or gums. After just three days, my teeth were so noticeably white that my coworkers were even commenting and asking what I use. This will always be my go-to from now on!" —Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two flavors).

    20. Arm & Hammer Advance White Extreme Whitening Toothpaste fights cavities, provides tartar control, and uses the power of baking soda to remove plaque and whiten your smile. It even contains peroxide to target the toughest of set-in stains. I suppose you could call this an overachiever — but you'll still want it to stick around.


    And! Its fresh mint flavoring will leave your breath smelling delightful.

    Promising review: "My dentist told me that I needed to switch to baking soda toothpaste as part of an effort to maintain the health of my teeth. I picked up this brand on a whim to appease my disappointed dentist and to give myself the peace of mind that I was following his advice. Given every other whitening product I've tried never delivered, I assumed that this toothpaste would be the same and bought it simply because of the dentist recommendation. While I cannot speak to whether my teeth are actually healthier (although I haven't had a cavity since I switched six months ago, which could mean nothing), my teeth are noticeably whiter. Several people, unsolicited, have actually complimented the color of my teeth since using this product, which is shocking because I've had very yellow teeth since I was a kid. My teeth are now a natural white color!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.99.

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