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    19 Teeth Whiteners That Work So Well, I'm Convinced It's Magic

    Whitening paste, LED kits, and more to get you those pearly whites.

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    1. 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.

    Reviewer photo showing results of using toothpaste after three uses

    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 who 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 $8.99.

    2. Glowup Teeth-Whitening Kit customizes your experience based on your own sensitivity and discoloration through an online quiz so your formula is tailored to *your* needs. Plus! It only takes ten minutes to use per session, as opposed to the standard half hour.

    BuzzFeeder placing LED kit in mouth
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    You can even opt for all-natural ingredients in your formula — they'll use pomegranate seed extract, chamomile flower, and aloe leaf juice. The kit includes a 16-LED light mouthguard, three whitening gels, and adapters for either an iPhone or Android phone.

    Promising review: "I've always dealt with teeth sensitivity, especially when using whitening products. White strips, charcoal toothpaste, etc., all of it made my teeth hurt. I decided to try Glowup on a whim after taking their quiz. I have tried it for six days and definitely see a difference in the color of my teeth! For the price, it did a great job." —Page

    Get a kit from Glowup for $60, or $30 if you sign up for a subscription (with refills for $10).

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeeder recommends this, check out "I Tried An LED Teeth-Whitening Kit And Honestly You Should, Too".

    3. 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.

    Bottle of Active Wow toothpaste next to toothbrush

    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: "Didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised - this actually tastes good, and I can see a real improvement in the brightness of my teeth. I love coffee, and have tried other teeth whiteners to offset the staining of my teeth, but never was consistent enough due to the hassle factor/time involved. With this option, all I had to do was switch toothpastes - no additional time or hassle involved. Big win! Will definitely continue to use and purchase for my teen daughter as well." —Delene Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98+ (available in two varieties).

    4. Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips mold to your teeth with their no-slip design to dramatically lift even years of 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: "Great product! I was skeptical at first, because any OTC teeth whitening product I’ve ever used never worked for me. Only professional dental bleaching has. I tried this and saw a difference after the fifth treatment. I did like that you can use it every day until you’re done with all 14 treatments. That way you can see results a lot faster. I’ll be repurchasing this regularly now (every six months like it says) to always have a nice white smile." —Danny

    Get a pack of 28 from Amazon for $35.04.

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

    5. Or! Crest 3D White Teeth Whitening Strips Kit combines their famous strips *with* an LED light to increase effectiveness in removing stains and brightening teeth. This is the kind of multitasking I actually find rewarding., Amazon

    You'll get one LED light and 20 strips — they recommend you use this once a day for 60 minutes (the light will automatically turn off).

    Promising review: "I am only on day five of whitening, but so far I already see a difference! The box recommends to do it twice a year, and I am definitely going to do that! I drink a ton of coffee and a decent amount of wine (lol), so I was always worried my teeth would get really yellow/brown even with proper brushing. The fear is gone!" —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $59.94.

    6. 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: "This product is easy on your teeth and works great, I use it in the morning and before bed. I can see visible difference in the discoloration of my teeth! Also, it doesn't taste bad!" —Daniella

    Get it from Tarte for $22.

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

    7. White Birch Activated White Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste gently removes plaque and staining with its unique *white* charcoal formula that's been extracted from birch trees. It has a creamy consistency to make reaching every nook and cranny easy, plus its jojoba oil leaves your teeth extra shiny and polished.

    Reviewer photo showing results of using White Birch whitening toothpaste

    Promising review: "I have been using this product for just about a week and can't believe I already see a difference in my teeth. A huge plus with this product is that it isn't making my teeth sensitive, which every other whitening product I have tried has done. I'm really liking this product so far!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. 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.

    Bottle of Supersmile Whitening Pre-rinse

    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 $16.

    9. AsaVea Teeth Whitening Pens use carbamide peroxide (typically gentler than hydrogen peroxide) to give you pearly whites without costing you a lot of *green*. Their soft-bristle brushes are designed to fully coat evenly with minimal effort — all while you go about your day.

    Reviewer photo of results from using AsaVea teeth whitening pens

    Did I mention it's mint-flavored?! AND reviewers say it doesn't cause sensitivity!

    Promising review: "Due to prior experiences with other whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. Naturally now, I only use this pen every other day thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don't. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I'm not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains." —Claudia Garcia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.96.

    10. 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 with 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 $18.99.

    11. 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.

    Bottle of Hello toothpaste next to toothbrush

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

    Promising review: "This toothpaste is exactly what I needed. It will give you a clean feeling, like you just came out from the dentist after a cleaning. I saw a difference in my teeth after the first time. I brushed with a different toothpaste one day and went right back to this. I recommend it and will purchase again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82.

    12. Fairywill Teeth Whitening Strips are designed with sensitivity in mind, but without sacrificing ~results~. And! They're moisture-activated, meaning they'll fully stick on your teeth until you want to remove 'em — unlike other brands that slip and slide.

    Each session is 30 minutes.

    Promising review: "These teeth-whitening strips are easy to use, affordable, and of good quality. They're gentle yet effective, and the set comes with instructions and tips on how to make it work best for you. I have very sensitive teeth and gums and haven't had a problem yet! I would recommend this to others, particularly because so many whitening kits on the market are way overpriced with the same results. My teeth were noticeably whiter after only a couple of uses, and they continue to brighten!" —💙 PAIN ₩ARRI0R 💙

    Get a pack of 28 strips from Amazon for $21.99.

    13. 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, 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. 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 $15 (available in two flavors).

    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!

    Box for Uncle Harry's Remineralization Kit

    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 $22.95.

    15. 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.

    Model squeezing Marvis toothpaste on toothbrush

    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 $7.50+ (available in two sizes).

    16. 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 used this once and immediately saw results. I drink coffee every morning and red wine on the weekends, and it has been years since I used a whitener because my teeth are very sensitive. Previous whiteners have striped the enamel off my teeth, resulting in a very expensive bonding procedure from a weakened chipped tooth. I like Aura Glow because it's great for sensitive teeth and doesn't strip your enamel. I'm looking forward to my next session." —LLL

    Get it from Amazon for $48.95.

    17. 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.

    Three boxes of Arm and Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste

    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. 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 $5.44.

    18. A bestselling whitening kit that over 7,000 Amazon reviewers have had luck with. Simply fill the tray with the whitening solution, place in your mouth for 10 minutes, then relax while the LED lights help vanish those pesky tea and coffee stains.

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after results of using LED teeth whitening kit

    Promising review: "I decided to try this to see how it would work against removing coffee staining and its overall whitening ability. You can immediately see the impact after your first use, however I saw the actual difference after comparing before and after pictures. With that said, you can see results on parts of your teeth after the first use, but wait until the treatment is over for the real difference. I also recommend spreading the gel on with a q-tip if the tray does not sit firmly against your teeth." —anunakki

    Get it from Amazon for $48.

    19. And a pack of whitening strips that promises to give you a glowing smile in just one week, so you'll only have to wait seven days to flash those pearly whites!


    Promising review: "Great product! Been using this for almost a week now, and I've been really excited about the results. Saw a noticeable difference in shading after a couple days, and it just kept improving from there. And best of all, no sensitivity or pain. I have really sensitive teeth, so I was concerned about using this whitening product....but really happy to report, it's been pain-free." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 28 strips from Amazon for $23.43.

    Trying to ~subtly~ show off your teeth every second of the day like:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    And don't forget to check out what won best teeth whiteners in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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