I'd be lying if I said obtaining perfectly white teeth isn't at the tippy top of my beauty bucket list. I'm always on a hunt for the best teeth-whitening products, tricks, and hacks to make 'em glow. But for all the tips I've found, I haven't seemed to achieve my goal: an admittedly, almost flourescent-like white—especially considering my coffee and wine habits. (I love those guys, but damn are they working against me.) Thankfully, a slew of the newest, best teeth-whitening products—think strips, pens, gels, and more—are now better than ever, delivering on their promises of pearly whites in sometimes minutes flat.
I promise, these guys really do work. To get the best results, dentist Michael Apa—yes, the man behind our favorite strips—says to stay away from food and drinks with strong pigmentation for a minimum of 24 hours after you whiten and even longer, if possible.
Although this natural formula might not to be as strong as targeted strips, this toothpaste gently scrubs away stains and discoloration thanks to the mild exfoliant silica.
One piece of Tarte's new athleisure makeup and skin-care collection, the pen is packed with whitening hydrogen peroxide to boost brightness. Thankfully, it's bleach-free, which means it even works for those with the most sensitive teeth.
Think dark when reaching for your next date-night lip color: Cherry red, wine, and berry hues instantly make teeth look whiter. But if you're scared of a statement lip, try a gloss with a blue undertone, like the pearlescent, vanilla-scented Estée Edit Flash Photo Gloss, which leaves behind a shiny—not sticky—finish.
An oldie, but a goodie: This brush does double-duty, with a touch-up whitening pen similar to the Tarte one, at the brush's other end. And we know it seems obvious, but there is no better way to keep your teeth clean than with twice-daily brushing.Bonus: This black toothpaste is killer at whitening teeth, too. Proof that you can never judge a book by its cover, courtesy of.