Christmas is often said to be the season of sparkle so there’s no better time to give your teeth a bit of sparkle by whitening them for the festive season. At home teeth whitening has become very popular this year, mainly because of its convenience and affordability.
Teeth whitening at home can be done in a few short steps, and depending on the teeth whitening product or method you choose, it could cost you as little as the price of a bottle of wine or run into thousands of pounds.
I’ve been testing some affordable yet effective home teeth whitening products that may come in handy as Christmas approaches and you want your smile to sparkle. Here are a few options…
Charcoal products are very trendy in the beauty and dental industries right now, and that’s largely due to its ability to draw out impurities and stains. Depending on where the charcoal is from, it might even have the magnetic ability to pull out and attach to stains on teeth leaving it stain free and whiter.
Toothpaste brands have been claiming to make teeth whiter for years but this one from Arm & Hammer does appear to actually do so.
The charcoal in this Arm & Hammer Charcoal White gently removes impurities from the tooth’s enamel surface caused by daily stains, and it also contains baking soda that not only deeply cleans teeth but also whitens it. So you get 2x the teeth whitening power.
Holland & Barrett Teeth Whitening Powder
This may not look pretty in your sink but it promises to give you a bright sparkling smile in no time.
This charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder aids whitening by helping to remove stains and discolouration from the surface of your teeth. Simply put a pinch of the powder in the palm of your hand and dip a wet toothbrush into the powder. Brush teeth for two minutes, then rinse. Brush again with water to remove residue. Do this for twice a day, for a few weeks and you’ll see a real difference.
RM Natural Whitening Toothpaste
If you’re looking for a Hollywood smile, this might be for you. From the Dr. Richard London collection, this natural whitening toothpaste promises to get you there in no time. It was created by one of the UK’s leading celebrity dentists – Dr Richard Marque, also known by the industry as the ‘King of Smiles’.
Rapid White Tooth Whitening Express Max Effect 5 Minute Dissolving Tooth Whitening Strips
This box gives you one week’s supply of non-peroxide rapidly dissolving tooth whitening strips. These ultra-thin, flexible and transparent mint-flavoured strips start to whiten teeth and remove stains the minute they come in contact with your teeth. with the added benefits of controlling plaque and freshening your breath.
Marbonne Teeth Whitening
If time is of the essence and you need results fast, this Marbonne Teeth Whitening Kit may be the one for you. The Teeth Whitening Kit acts fast to whiten your teeth up to 10 shades whiter in 6 days. The Kit contains Marbonne LED device, whitening gel which has no sensitivity and a mould.
Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit
This is a great at home teeth whitening kit if you have the time for a longer process and want custom moulds for your teeth. The kit can be easily bought online and allows you to make dental impressions and send back to the company. They will then send you your custom dental trays so you can add the professional teeth whitening gel provided.
The company is based in the US so the process can drag on but if you’re committed to a beautiful smile and want professional results without the price tag, Smile Brilliant is the one for you.
With so many options and price points, getting your teeth to sparkle this Christmas will be very easy.