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It’s Official—These Are the 5 Best At-Home Products for Whiter Teeth

They’re perfect for sensitive teeth, too.

By: Hannah Baxter

While there’s no way to replicate the results of a half-hour teeth-whitening session at your dentist’s office, it is possible to get a whiter smile from your bathroom. Sure, you don’t have the high-tech laser zapping away surface stains, but that hydrogen peroxide gel is available over the counter (albeit at much lower doses). And yes, a whitening toothpaste *can* actually make a difference in your smile. The most essential thing to remember when whitening your teeth at home is to stick with it—consistency is key in order to see tangible results. Using a strip three days a week and then forgetting about the rest of the box is not going to cut it. Also, avoiding food and drinks that tend to stain tooth enamel (or at least brushing right after), like coffee, tea, wine, soy sauce, and tomato sauces, is an easy way to keep your smile brilliantly white.

Check out the five best and most highly rated teeth-whitening products below.

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Colgate Optic Renewal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste High Impact White, $7

If the 9,000+ reviews on Target don’t have you convinced, let us stress, this toothpaste is the best bang for your buck for keeping your pearly whites stain-free. It’s also still super minty and refreshing, so your breath smells clean.

Moon Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen, $20

Whether you’re a Kardashian fan or not, there’s no denying that this pen delivers tangible results if you use it consistently. The blend of essential oils paired with the hydrogen peroxide leaves your mouth feeling tangy and fresh.

iSmile Teeth Whitening Kit, $96

This kit comes with 22 gel treatments of 35 percent carbamide peroxide, plus an LED light to activate and speed up the whitening process. Keep the tray on your teeth for 10 minutes for a gentle yet effective whitening treatment.

Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrip Teeth Whitening Kit, $45 $34

Ah, the classic Whitestrips. These are American Dental Association–approved as an effective teeth-whitening system, and when you use the whole pack as directed, you really will see a noticeable difference in your smile. It’s also ideal for sensitive teeth.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, $223

OK, yes, this might seem like a lot of dough for a toothbrush, but may we remind you that Beyoncé and Kanye West use this model? If you want to prevent surface stains and keep your teeth extra white, then a thorough cleaning with the Rolls-Royce of toothbrushes is a must.

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