Seems like all the finer things in life, like coffee, red wine, and curry, can seriously stain and discolor teeth over time. If you happen to love all three, then you’ve little chance of keeping those pearly whites gleaming without a little bit of extra help. Having them professionally whitened by a Dentist is still a relatively expensive exercise and not something that your average Joe can regularly afford to have done. So, what’s the next best alternative? Well, turns out there has been a considerable rise in medically licensed and approved home whitening kits that do a fantastic job. Besides kits with LED lights, you can also choose from a range of gels, toothpastes, and whitening activator products that will help restore that killer watt white smile. So we’re taking a look at our top pick of DIY home whitening solutions today in our Best Whitening Kits review with everything from strips to kits and gels to toothpaste. Word of warning though, carry on with your love of Vindaloo and Merlot, and you will need to stay on top of your whitening routine to maintain those new sparklers!
The Best Whitening Kits
We have something to start with which certainly does work. Who’d have thought that cleaning your teeth with a black paste could make them whiter? Go figure right! So this is something called charcoal powder, and you will probably have seen this latest whitening product online if you’ve been doing your research. People like this because it’s natural and gentle enough to be used twice daily. You should start to see visible results from as little as just a couple of treatments and its ideal to use on a regular basis as part of your on-going dental hygiene routine or just for occasional use. Active Wow naturally detoxifies and whitens the teeth using activated charcoal from coconut, not hardwood and pulls stains from your teeth via a process of absorption. With additional ingredients including Bentonite and Orange Seed Oil, it’s gentle on teeth and gums, naturally absorbs toxins and as well as providing that all-important whitening effect, also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. Just dip your brush in the powder and brush teeth for 2 minutes as you would with your regular toothpaste. Simple!
Naturally derived from coconut based charcoal
Hassle free and easy to administer – just brush as you would regular toothpaste
Contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities
Re-mineralizes the teeth and absorbs toxins
Gentle enough to be used twice daily
Contains no harsh chemicals or bleach
- BrandActive Wow
- Weight0.64 ounces
We’re continuing your tooth whitening journey with a fantastic cost-effective solution from global brand Crest which promises to whiten to a professional level with results that can last over 12 months and beyond (with the correct maintenance of course). Crest are well known for their range of oral hygiene products so stands to reason that they would venture into the whitening market. This latest product promises to remove years of stain in just 30 minutes a day. So confident are they in the product and its results they claim it can remove no less than 14 years of stains. That’s impressive! The best thing about these Crest Whitening Strips has to be how easy they are to apply. They’re enamel safe which is, of course, a must and uniquely mold to the shape of your own teeth with no trays required. With a non-slip grip, they stay perfectly in place until you are ready to remove them and you can even enjoy a glass of water while wearing. They’re fast, effective, enamel safe and should deliver results after just three days. Included with your purchase are also 2 sets of express bonus whitening strips that provide accelerated results in only one hour.
White like a pro to remove up to 14 years of stains
Visible whitening results in just three days from a daily 30-minute application
Full results visible in 20 days
Enamel safe whitening ingredient used by Dentists
Includes 1 Hour Express Whitestrips
Advanced seal non-slip technology
- Weight 0.8 ounces
Our next top recommendation in the Best Whitening Kits category goes to a light activated kit from AuraGlow. With an accelerator light to help speed up your results this LED light contains 5 bulbs for even greater power and advanced whitening results plus a built-in timer so that you can keep track of your session. Included with the kit is everything you need to get started including 2 x 5ml teeth whitening syringes each containing a 35% carbamide peroxide formula which should last you for 20 sessions. Mouth trays for your top and bottom teeth are also included along with a tray case to store your mouth trays in which is great if you also intend to travel. You should see results after just one 30-minute treatment and experience no tooth sensitivity or dental pain. Delivering professional and safe whitening results from home. Full instructions are included to ensure that you get the best out of your product. The AuraGlow LED Accelerator light speeds up the overall whitening process and with cool light technology won’t cause sensitivity. Safe for enamel, caps, crowns, and veneers, after 20 days of treatment, you can expect to see significant removal of stains from coffee, wine, smoking, and strong colored foods.
Includes 20 treatments for 20 days of whitening
One size fits all, comfortable mouth tray requires no molding
Product safe on enamel, caps, veneers, and crowns
Contains 35% active carbamide peroxide formulation
Powerful LED accelerator light has a built-in 10minute timer
Cool light technology won’t cause sensitivity
- Weight7 ounces
This Dentist approved whitening kit from Cali White is marketed as being totally Vega, Kosher and Vegan free with certified organic ingredients. If that sounds like music to your ears and something to put a smile on your face, then this could be the best whitening kit for you. Proven to remove stains associated with daily consumption of wine, tea, and coffee, or for the regular smokers among you, this should deliver professional style results at home with a promise of providing 2-8 shades whiter teeth from a 7-10 day 30-minute application. The active ingredient is 35% Carbamide Peroxide which comes in 2 x 5 ml gel syringes which are enough to complete the recommended course. A universal fit tray is provided along with a palm tree designed case to keep your retainers fresh when not in use. There’s also an LED 5 x bulb accelerator light to advance those whitening results.
Totally Vegan, Kosher, Gluten free and certified organic
Easy fit universal therafoam trays for your comfort
Includes 2 x 5ml gel syringes of Carbamide Peroxide
Powerful 5-bulb LED light accelerator
10 days supply included
Stylish palm tree retainer case included to keep trays fresh
- BrandCali White
- Weight6.4 ounces
Next up from Ultradent, we have their latest whitening product, Opalescence Go, which comes in the form of innovative, ready to wear UltraFit trays which instantly and comfortably adapt to your teeth for a close and secure fit. The trays offer a totally customized one-size fit that will conform to your own teeth from molar to molar. These specially designed trays also uniquely hold just the right amount of whitening gel to be effective and ensure that the gel stays in contact with your teeth for the duration of your session. With a formula that contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, it’s proven to reduce sensitivity while at the same time strengthening enamel. Included in the kit are 10 upper and lower one-use trays which you should wear for 15-20 minutes daily for a minimum of 5 days to experience results.
Superior adaption trays ensure gel stays in contact with teeth
10 upper and lower trays are provided
Formula contains 15% Hydrogen Peroxide
Trays are conveniently pre-filled with precisely the right amount of whitening gel
Ultra-fit molded trays provide molar to molar coverage
Gel can be refrigerated and kept for up to 12 months
- Weight4.8 ounces
From Glo Science, our next product is their patented GLO vials, each of which have been pre-filled with precisely the right amount of specially formulated hydrogen peroxide to deliver targeted and precise whitening application. The airtight vials don’t require refrigeration and the formulation is suitable for sensitive teeth. You do need to use these vials in conjunction with a GLO Whitening device for the best results which can be purchased separately. The product is patented, and the brand is award-winning and fully clinically tested. Whenever teeth appear stained, use one of these easy to apply gel vials for fantastic sparkling results. 7 GLO vials are included with this offer which should deliver 28 applications.
7 pre-filled vials supplied
Feature airtight seals which keep the active ingredient fresh without refrigeration
Easy to dispense and administer
Patented, clinically tested and also award-winning
Can be used only but best used with GLO Whitening Device for accelerated results
Whiten teeth and removes stains without any sensitivity
- Weight0.3 ounces
Another of the LED style kits up next in our Best Whitening kits roundup, this time from My Smile who are one of the more popular brands out there in this hugely competitive category. Delivering express whitening results, the powerful 5 bulb LED lamp conveniently has a 15 minute integrated timer. Included with the kit are 3 x 3ml gel syringes containing an 18% Carbamide Peroxide formulation which is safe for even sensitive teeth. With soft and comfortable silicone trays also provided, it’s an easy to use at home whitening system that delivers professional style results. Those trays can also be re-used and additional gel syringes purchased for when you need to top your whitening results.
Universal fit, comfortable mouth tray requires no molding
Product safe on enamel, caps, veneers, and crowns
Contains 18% active carbamide peroxide formulation
Powerful LED accelerator light has a built-in 15-minute timer
Active ingredient removes superficial stains and deep discoloration
9 treatments in total are provided and top-ups available to purchase
- Weight4 ounces
We have some more gel whitening syringes up next in our Best Whitening Kits review this time from SenAllis Cosmetics, and unlike some of the others we’ve so far reviewed today, these come in bumper 10ml syringes delivering up to 70 applications in total from this offer. Manufactured in the USA, they are proven to get rid of stubborn stains without damaging your delicate tooth enamel and unlike a whitening strip apparently, deliver 30 x more whitening active power. Designed to be used with any pre-existing trays or retainers or directly apply this gel formula like you would a toothpaste and brush with it instead. The product contains Hydrogen Peroxide and a 15-20 minute session is recommended with three courses advisable to see decent results. For more great oral hygiene products check out our guide to the best water flossers.
Formula contains 35% Hydrogen Peroxide
Can be applied like toothpaste or placed in any trays or retainers
100% manufactured in the USA
Generous 10ml syringes deliver up to 70 applications
30 times more effective than whitening strips
- BrandSenAllis Cosmetics
- Weight3.2 ounces
A fully comprehensive and complete kit is up next from Dr. Song which comes with everything you need to achieve a whiter and brighter, more confident smile. You receive 3 syringes containing their active whitening formulation as well as the teeth whitening tray. There’s also an LED accelerator light to turbo-charge those results. Additionally, also included in this special offer from Dr. Song is their charcoal whitening toothpaste so that you can maintain and enhances your desired whitening results. Manufactured in the USA, it’s a seriously cost-effective solution to a more dazzling smile.
Ultimate cost-effective teeth whitening kit
Comes with 3 syringes of whitening gel
A bonus charcoal whitening toothpaste is provided
LED accelerator light is included as well as mouth tray
Manufactured in the USA
- BrandDr Song
- Weight4.8 ounces
Our final product review today in the Best Whitening Kits category is reserved for Rembrandt, a well-established and recognized brand in oral hygiene and dental healthcare. The product claims to deliver the effectiveness of 14 days of whitening treatment but in half that time, providing the same results in just 7 days without compromising on efficiency or efficacy. The product total immerses the front and back of the teeth to deliver an even and comprehensive coverage plus the principle ingredient is Dentist approved and proven to be enamel safe. This is a scientifically proven 7-day home whitening kit that will provide you with professional looking results at just a fraction of the cost. For best results, the manufacturer recommends using the custom fit whitening strips twice a day for 30 minutes and for 7 consecutive days.
Quick easy and convenient to use with no mess
Just peel, shape, wait and reveal
1-week whitening kit delivering 14 days effectiveness
Safe for enamel and gentle on gums with maximum stain removal
Professional style results from home
- Weight0.32 ounces