Whilst it’s recommended that you see a specialist for top-notch teeth whitening, there are a handful of at-home products that really do achieve a bigger, brighter smile. Here’s what we thought of some of the best in the brightening business…
Diamond Whites: Black Edition Paste
At the cheaper end of the scale, this paste is quick and easy to use as part of your morning and evening tooth brushing routine. It’s friendly on the teeth in terms of sensitivity and it tastes good too.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: “After a week of using this product I had visibly brighter teeth. The taste is pleasant enough – similar to ordinary tooth paste. Easy to pop in your toiletry bag for on-the-go teeth-whitening. ”
BUY NOW: Black Edition Paste, £9.99 at diamondwhites.co.uk
Diamond Whites: Teeth Whitening Strips
The Diamond Whites whitening strips are a non-peroxide based strip. Simply peel back the top and bottom stickers and place on the front of your teeth. This one takes a bit of time out of your day, but simply stick them on while you’re doing the dishes or catching up on the soaps.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: “Ten days in, I had a much whiter, brighter smile. This one’s a firm favourite for obvious results – but a bit of sensitivity did kick in later in the cycle. The strips are sometimes difficult to keep in place, but we’d definitely recommend this product for use a week or so before a big event.”
BUY NOW: Diamond Whites Teeth Whitening Strips, £22.99 at superdrug.com
Dr Richard Marques’ Super Strong Teeth Whitening Paste
A 100% natural tooth whitening paste popular amongst celebrities. It’s made with natural ingredients, meaning there’s no nasty chemicals that bleach your teeth.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: “This natural paste has a lovely, minty fragrance and tastes just like a good toothpaste. The result: a gentle bit of brightening that brings with it a bold, confident smile. ”
BUY NOW: Dr Richard Marques’ Super Strong Teeth Whitening Paste, £15 at richardjmarques.com
Diamond Whites: Black Edition Tooth Polish
Charcoal is the beauty hack of the moment. It works wonders for our hair, our face and for our teeth too! Think of it as a deep-clean for your teeth. You’ll come away feeling as fresh as ever – just watch out for the mess.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: “We love this product. It’s totally cleansing and detoxifying. Not only does it whiten teeth, it also strengthens your gums and absorbs bacteria. You’ve just got to get the hang of cleaning your sink.”
BUY NOW: Black Edition Tooth Polish, £14.99 at diamondwhites.co.uk
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush – White Edition 3rd Generation
Who knew tooth brushing could be so terrifically techy? The Philips DiamondClean is designed to get your teeth whiter, naturally – better than any other brushing technique. With a diamond-shaped head, the bristles get places you’d never reach with an ordinary tooth brush.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: “Sometimes it just takes a change of tooth brush to brighten your smile. The Diamond Clean keeps you grounded – buzzing in your hand when it’s time to switch between tooth brushing areas until you’ve done your recommended two minutes of cleansing. This one’s a great buy – leaving your mouth and teeth feeling as fresh as ever, and noticeably whiter (or maybe just cleaner) after using for a couple of weeks.”
BUY NOW: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush – White Edition 3rd Generation, £135.54 at amazon.co.uk