Hands up if you've been drinking way too much coffee during lockdown? Have you noticed your teeth look a little dull and can't bear people to see it post quarantine? If the answer is yes, it's time to transform your smile with an at-home teeth whitening kit. Especially with the news that we're on track for all covid restrictions being lifted by June 21.
Whether you're looking for a budget buy whitening toothpaste, or whether you're after a dentist-approved DIY treatment, see our suggestions below…
Today's top-rated teeth whitening kit deal
Fairywill teeth whitening strips, was £16.99 now £12.58, Amazon
Fairywill's teeth whitening strips are an Amazon bestseller and have thousands of five-star reviews and customers sharing impressive before and after photos. Says one satisfied customer: "Been using the strips for roughly 2 weeks now, and WOW!! what a difference, even after the first use you could see the stains on my teeth fading!" You get 44 strips in the kit, all you have to do is apply the strips, wait 30 minutes then remove them and brush your teeth. They're peroxide-free, so they're good for those with sensitive teeth - the ingredients strip the surface of the teeth of stains without harming the enamel.
The best teeth whitening kit created by dentists
Spotlight Oral Care Teeth Whitening System, £39.95, Beauty Bay
The Spotlight Oral Care Teeth Whitening System contains a full 14-day course of whitening strips and a free 100ml Whitening Toothpaste. Created by dentists Dr Lisa and Dr Vanessa Creaven, both products contain the active whitening ingredient hydrogen peroxide which is clinically proven to whiten teeth. The system whitens teeth gradually and safely at home. Wear strips for one-hour daily for 14 days and combine with its whitening toothpaste to brighten teeth and get real results without sensitivity.
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The best teeth whitening pen with a celebrity backing
Moon Oral Care Kendall Jenner Whitening Pen, £19.95, Beauty Bay
Curated by Kendall Jenner, Moon Oral Care's signature on-the-go whitening pen is for instant brightening and long term whitening. With an Elixir III proprietary antioxidant blend of honeysuckle flower extract, strawberry extract and lavender oil, and fresh vanilla mint flavour will leave your smile shining.
The best teeth whitening kit with a toothbrush that cleans and whitens as you brush
Fairywill E11 sonic toothbrush, £24.99, Amazon
The Fairywill sonic toothbrush includes a special white mode that cleans and whitens teeth, removing stubborn stains as you brush.
The best teeth kit with minimal sensitivity
Smile Science Harley Street Teeth Whitening Kit, £15.95, Feel Unique
This kit delivers intensive stain removal and teeth whitening results for sensitive teeth of up to 8 shades whiter, in just 10 days. Safe and convenient to use at-home, the pre-stain remover effectively removes stains before the whitening gel is activated by a 5-point Blue LED Accelerating Light to enhance the teeth whitening process and achieve rapid, long-lasting results.
The best teeth whitening pen for on-the-go whitening
Teeth whitening pen, £19, Swiss Clinic
Introducing an efficient teeth whitening tool - perfect for the ones short on time and who want an easy refreshment of the teeth. The teeth whitening pen is easy to use, and quickly reduces discolouration.
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The best teeth whitening toothpaste on a budget
Colgate's Max White Ultimate Whitening Toothpaste, £10, Boots
Colgate's Max White Ultimate Whitening Toothpaste is the first 2 enzyme boosted whitening toothpaste with a professional whitening ingredient – Hydrogen peroxide. The formula is powered with a non-abrasive breakthrough whitening technology, composed of three key ingredients that work in synergy for the best results. It safely removes stains below the enamel surface caused by food, coffee, wine and even tobacco.
Why you should add a water flosser to your dental regime
Waterpik Water Flosser, £97.83, Amazon
Dr Kamala Aydazada from Kensington Cosmetic Dentistry recommends ditching the over the counter treatments and invest in a water flosser machine instead. "These at-home devices direct a stream of water onto your teeth and gums, and are proven to reduce plaque and improve the overall health of your gums. I recommend using water flosser as a supplement to your regular brushing and flossing regime."
She also suggests reducing your consumption of coloured drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine & carbonated beverages, as well as watching how many sugary snacks you consume.
The expert professional also suggested waiting to brush your teeth after a snack or a meal. "Wait for 30 - 60 minutes before you do so, especially after having acidic foods."
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