Top 10 Home Teeth Whitening Kits

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The whiter than white Hollywood smile is no longer only available to the rich and famous. There are a range of home teeth whitening kits out there to help you get the smile you want without spending the Earth, or leaving your house.

There are also a range of options available. Some whitening treatments use a pen where you paint the whitening gel onto your teeth, others use strips coated in whitening gels that you fit to your teeth and some use mouth trays, which you fill with a whitening gel before popping in your mouth. We’ve looked at all three types to find the best teeth whitening kits out there.

One point to note when selecting home teeth whitening kits is to keep an eye on the peroxide levels. A brief on teeth whitening from the American Dental Association (ADA) said concentrations of 10 percent hydrogen peroxide or higher are potentially corrosive and can cause tissue damage and a burning sensation in the mouth.

While higher peroxide levels can give better whitening results, it is best to let professional dentists handle these high concentrations. And, as with any change to your dental regime, it’s also best to check with your dentist before you use any new product.

We’ve selected 10 of the best teeth whitening kits (all of which have a hydrogen peroxide level of 10 percent or less) that you can use from the comfort of your home.

  1. Go Smile Double Action 6-Day Whitening Kit

Compared to traditional whitening strips, the Go Smile kit is much easier to apply. It’s comprised of little pockets of gel called ampoules, which you rub onto your teeth. The gel itself was incredibly quick to apply – so it’s easy to integrate into your daily dental routine. The whitening results were some of the best we saw. A great all round product.

  1. Crest 3D White Luxe Professional Effects Whitestrips

These strips are a hugely popular product and, with almost 10 percent hydrogen peroxide levels, they offer very effective whitening over a three-week period. The higher concentrations can cause sensitivity though so, if you are prone to this, then the Crest Gentle Routine (covered next) may be better for you.

  1. Crest 3D White Whitestrips Gentle Routine

Any whitening procedure is likely to increase the sensitivity of your teeth, but this product is gentle on the teeth, and also offers effective whitening. The lower hydrogen peroxide levels (between three and seven percent) mean that it could take up to 28 days for the whitening effects to appear. However, the results were good and you only need to wear these strips for five minutes every day.

  1. Smartsmile Professional Teeth Whitening Kit

The Smartsmile Professional Teeth Whitening Kit comes with applicator syringes, and thermoform mouth trays, which are easy to fit to different mouth sizes. You can choose to wear it between five and 15 minutes per day and results can be seen from the first treatment, so it’s a good option if you need a whiter smile in a hurry.

  1. A+ Professional Strength Teeth Whitening Strips

The A+ Professional Strength strips are a very cost effective product, priced at around $13 for a two weeks of treatments, which is roughly half the cost of the majority of the other home teeth whitening kits on this list. The hydrogen peroxide levels are only six percent too, so these strips a solid option if you do suffer from sensitive teeth.

  1. Harmony Life Teeth Whitening Strips

The Harmony Life strips gave some of the best whitening results after just 14 days of use. However, you must wear the strips for half an hour every day and this treatment can leave a residue on your gums and teeth.

  1. Lumeeno Teeth Whitening Strips

These whitening strips gave great results and only require 15 minutes of wear everyday. They’re the cheapest of the home teeth whitening kits at around $10 for a 14-day supply. The strips are easy to apply and Lumeeno also offers a zero percent peroxide product for those with very sensitive teeth.

  1. Grinigh Pearl White Teeth Whitening Kit

The Grinigh Pearl White Teeth Whitening Kit has low peroxide levels and comes with more than 45 treatments. The thermoplastic mouth trays hug the shape of your teeth and you can buy different sized kits to match the size of your mouth.

  1. Go Smile On the Go Teeth Whitening Pen

The Go Smile On the Go Teeth Whitening Pen has a convenient application method, you simply paint the whitening agent onto your teeth using the pen and leave it there for 30 seconds. Such short exposure times still produced noticeable results in less than a week, so it’s worth a try if you want to whiten in a hurry.

  1. Opalescence Go

The Opalescence prefilled, disposable whitening trays are available at different hydrogen peroxide levels of six percent, 10 percent and 15 percent. They’re a convenient option if you don’t want the hassle of filling the trays yourself and offer great coverage when in your mouth.

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