Teeth whitening is a million times easier than it’s ever been. Years ago, we used to have to schedule an appointment with the dentist to enjoy a dazzlingly white smile.
But once teeth whitening kits hit the market, suddenly we had options. There are teeth whitening gels, trays, toothpaste — maybe too many options. Finding an effective and affordable teeth whitening kit (that doesn’t potentially have harmful chemicals in it) can definitely be overwhelming.
Reviews.com has an excellent, detailed review of which teeth whitening kits are worth trying. And the best part: the reviewers took care to not include kits that had high levels of active ingredients (which can…) or didn’t explicitly list all the ingredients. (Which they’re allowed to do because the FDA does NOT regulate teeth whitening kits.)
The 30-Second Review
There is no big secret to what makes the best teeth whitening products. According to the American Dental Association and the dentists we spoke with, hydrogen and carbamide peroxide are the only things that work. We found which teeth whitening products capped their peroxide at 10 percent — the amount the ADA says is safe for over-the-counter use — then had 32 testers weigh in on their results. Finally, we compared the method of delivery: trays, strips, or a paint-it-on gel to find three whiteners that outperformed the rest.
Keep reading at Reviews.com!