13 Best Teeth Whitening Kits to Try at Home ...


I've whitened my teeth so much that I think I qualify as a teeth-whitening professional.

In fact, my dentist had to ask me to stop whitening my teeth because I'm doing it too much!

So, believe me when I say that I'm obsessed with teeth whiteners, and I've tried almost all of them.

Here are thirteen consumer favorites and my take on them.

1. Rembrandt Intense Stain Whitening Toothpaste

Price: $7.00 a tube

Claims: Brighten, whiten, and protect teeth with each use.

My experience: I started with this one because it is the most common, easiest to find, and easiest to use. However, I don't think it works! Rembrandt is by far the most expensive brand of toothpaste on the market, and I didn't notice any big whitening when I used it. I'd save my money and buy a bargain brand of toothpaste, then use a better whitener.

2. Crest Whitestrips

Price: $44.99

Claims: Safe, easy, and effective whitening in ten days.

My experience: I think this whitening system is by far the best one out there. I've used a lot of products, and this one always works. Yes, it is pricey, but I always see three to four levels of whitening in the two or so weeks it takes me to use them all. Just place the little gel-covered strips on your teeth twice a day, and you're done! (And here's a little tip.. I've bought the Target generic brand for $24.99, and they worked just as well!) The only downside I've found with these is that I had some little white dots on my teeth for several hours after using it.

3. Colgate Simply White

Price: $15.99

Claims: Provides an easy way to sparkling white teeth.

My experience: Of all the paint-on whiteners, I liked this product the best. I did feel like this product stayed on my teeth fairly well, and I did see about two levels of whitening while using it. However, I didn't like having to hold my mouth totally open for thirty seconds after applying it, and I'd rather just save my money and buy the Crest Whitening Strips. I probably wouldn't use this product again, but for people who don't like the slimy feel of strips, this would be my favorite paint-on whitener.

Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit
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