The 11 Best Teeth-Whitening Products to Brighten Your Smile

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If there's one beauty category that has become a lot more attainable no matter your budget, it's the vast and varied world of teeth whitening. There was a time when only a professional could whiten and brighten your smile, and it'd cost you a pretty penny. Whitening your teeth was considered a once-in-a-while indulgent beauty treatment — something you'd save for an event like your wedding.

But my, how things have changed. You're now able to hit the drugstore or go online to get ahold of the best teeth-whitening strips and kits that allow you to do your own treatment in the privacy of your bathroom. This is good news for anyone with a coffee dependency or a habit of unwinding with a glass of red wine, as these beverage choices can take a big toll on your smile.

Now, there are plenty of at-home solutions to treat stains and dullness at prices notably lower than pro treatments and with great reviews, too. You can score some of the best teeth whiteners for pretty cheap and even products for whitening sensitive teeth without pain. In general, consistency is key with teeth whitening, so no matter which product you choose, the most important thing is that you stick with it, whether you just want to be able to do quick touch-ups or are looking to invest in a more long-term whitening solution.

If you want to whiten your teeth at home, we found 11 of the best teeth-whitening products that won't break the bank, from strips to kits, pens, and even toothpastes. Keep scrolling to shop.

Best LED Teeth-Whitening Kit
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Best LED Teeth-Whitening Kit

Colgate Optic White ComfortFit Teeth Whitening Kit ($43)

The Colgate Optic White ComfortFit Teeth Whitening Kit comes with the bestselling teeth whitening pen, as well as an LED light tray that utilizes purple-wave light. The LED light is bendable and flexible, so you can mold it to the shape of your smile to ensure uniform teeth whitening. This promises to show results in just three days, and the treatment time is only 10 minutes long. You get results fast without the tooth sensitivity.

Best Sensitive Teeth-Whitening Kit
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Best Sensitive Teeth-Whitening Kit

Hi Smile Ultimate Whitening Bundle ($35)

The Hi Smile Ultimate Whitening Bundle has everything you need to keep your smile pearly white, all at an affordable price point. It comes with the brand's PAP+ Whitening Strips, which offer whitening and remineralizing benefits without the sensitivity. It also comes with a unique V34 Colour Corrector Serum, which is a color-correcting purple-toned brightening treatment that will cancel out the yellow shades for a white smile.

Best Teeth-Whitening Strips
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Best Teeth-Whitening Strips

Crest 3D Professional Effects Whitestrips ($45)

These 20-day Crest 3D Professional Effects Whitestrips couldn't be easier to use — and they really do work. Apply the no-slip strips to top and bottom teeth, let them sit for 30 minutes, and remove them. The key ingredient here is hydrogen peroxide, which helps erase years worth of coffee, tea, and wine stains. Read our review of the Crest Whitestrips and see the results after just four treatments.

Best Hydrogen Peroxide-Free Teeth-Whitening Strips
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Best Hydrogen Peroxide-Free Teeth-Whitening Strips

Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strip Kit ($45)

This 21-day Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strip Kit has enamel-safe strips made with coconut oil, Dead Sea salt, sage oil, and lemon peel oil that are not only good for your teeth but will also whiten them in a speedy amount of time. These are 30 minute treatments will brighten your teeth without making them sensitized. The Lumineux treatments do not contain hydrogen peroxide. Read our full Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strip Kit review.

Best Dissolving Teeth Whitening Strips
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Best Dissolving Teeth Whitening Strips

Snow Sensitive Magic Strips ($26)

The Snow Sensitive Magic Strips include 28 whitening strips that show noticeable results after just three uses. The antibacterial ingredients whiten teeth and freshen breath in just 14 uses. The strips dissolve onto your teeth for a mess-free and comfortable whitening treatment.

Best Teeth-Whitening Pen
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Best Teeth-Whitening Pen

Colgate Optic White Overnight Whitening Pen ($20)

The Colgate Optic White Overnight Whitening Pen is an easy, less extensive whitening option. After applying the serum to your teeth at night, brush it off in the morning when you wake. In a couple of days, you'll be looking at a bright set of pearly whites. This treatment contains hydrogen peroxide.

Best Fluoride-Free Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste
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Best Fluoride-Free Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste

Hello Activated Charcoal Fluoride Free Toothpaste ($6)

A blend of activated charcoal, stevia leaf extract, and coconut oil in Hello Activated Charcoal toothpaste helps naturally whiten teeth while killing bacteria and fighting bad breath. Charcoal powder whitens, polishes, and cleans teeth and helps freshen breath. It shows caffeine, berry, and wine stains no mercy.

Best Vegan Teeth-Whitening Pen
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Best Vegan Teeth-Whitening Pen

Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen ($25)

If you're worried about some of the ingredients you'll find in many teeth-whitening products, this easy-to-apply vegan teeth-whitening pen will ease your fears. Brush the gel onto teeth, wait 15 seconds before closing your mouth, and then give the gel 15 minutes to penetrate before eating or drinking. For best results, it is recommended that you use the Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen up to four times a day.

Best Flavored Teeth-Whitening Strips
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Best Flavored Teeth-Whitening Strips

Zimba Teeth Whitening Strips ($20)

The Zimba Teeth Whitening Strips take up to two weeks for full results, though you may see results in half that time because these strips get the job done. These no-slip strips can be left on the teeth for 30 to 60 minutes, and are great for those who have sensitive teeth as well. Unlike other options, these come in a variety of delicious flavors, so you can actually enjoy the whitening experience.

Best Weekly Teeth-Whitening Kit
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Best Weekly Teeth-Whitening Kit

Smile Direct Club Bright On Premium Teeth Whitening Kit ($37)

No big, bulky LED lights here. The Smile Direct Club Bright On Premium Teeth Whitening Kit is super simple to use, and the treatments will last you up to six months. Just brush the formula onto your teeth, use the LED light to boost its whitening power. It's a weekly treatment that only needs five minutes of your time.

It comes with four gel pens that contain professional strength hydrogen peroxide and an enamel safe LED light. The LED light powers up when it's plugged into an USB-C compatible outlet or even phone; it even comes with a lightning cable adapter that works with your iPhone.

Best Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste Kit With Hydrogen Peroxide
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Best Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste Kit With Hydrogen Peroxide

Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste ($14)

Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste, a two-step daily cleansing toothpaste and whitening treatment, is said to keep your smile up to 99 percent as white as a professional polish. The trick here is to be consistent: use this toothpaste system daily and it can fight stains that begin to develop before they have a chance to set in.

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— Additional reporting by Renee Rodriguez


Lisa Fogarty is a writer based in New York who loves skincare, beauty, and wellness.

Renee Rodriguez is a staff writer and social producer for PS. She writes across all verticals, but her main areas of expertise focus on fashion and beauty content with an emphasis on reviews and editor experiments. She also produces social content for the PS TikTok and Instagram accounts.