5 At-Home Whitening Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

Dazzling teeth are just a smile away. We list the best teeth whitening kits for sensitive teeth.

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The first step toward a picture-perfect smile is taking care of your pearly whites. Unfortunately, after time, your teeth look a little more golden than pearly. As much as we love seeing the dentist every year (wink, wink), sometimes your annual visit doesn't even give you the bright white smile you were hoping for. On top of that, when you have sensitive teeth, at-home whitening treatments can be uncomfortable or even painful.

The good news: The at-home teeth whitening industry has boomed, and now shelves overflow with more options than ever before. The bad news: Finding the right choice for you can be trickier than ever. With new products and various trends for how to whiten your teeth appearing all over the internet, taking a chance on the best whitener that won't cause pain can feel like a big risk.

No need to struggle anymore; we found some of the most fool-proof and best teeth-whitening products for sensitive teeth that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Colgate Optic White Advanced LED Teeth Whitening Kit

Colgate Optic White Advanced LED Teeth Whitening Kit, open kit and box
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Using Colgate's LED lights with blue light technology to activate hydrogen peroxide, this kit is designed to remove up to 10 years (yes, 10!) of stains. Squeeze the serum onto the mouthpiece, then pop it in for 10 minutes a day for 10 days to protect the enamel and alleviate sensitivity.

To buy: $145, colgate.com.

Moon Dust Whitening Paste Booster

Moon Dust Whitening Paste Booster black jar container with loose white powder next to it
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This white powder is packed with kaolin and bentonite clays to help boost your toothpaste and brush stains away. To use: Dab the toothbrush into the powder and brush for two minutes, then rinse for a sparkling smile. This teeth-whitening treatment is only meant for occasional use, however. Too much can irreversibly harm the tooth enamel and expose the soft dentin underneath.

To buy: $15, ulta.com.

ARC Teeth Whitening Pen

ARC Teeth Whitening Pen package
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Teeth whitening anywhere, any time! This brush is perfect for removing surface stains caused by coffee or wine, and it's teeny tiny, making it easy to take on the go. Just brush and go–no water needed. Bonus: With a minty flavor, it's also a handy breath freshener.

To buy: $20, target.com.

Oral Essentials Lumineux Whitening Strips

Oral Essentials Lumineux Whitening Strips package
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Medically developed specifically for sensitive teeth, these whitening strips don't use harsh chemicals like hydrogen peroxide. Instead, natural ingredients like coconut oil, sage oil, and lemon peel oil are used as whitening agents that leave teeth feeling smooth and clean. It only takes 30 minutes (and one use!) to start seeing results.

To buy: $40, lumineuxhealth.com.

BLAQ Charcoal Teeth Whitening Wand

Blaq Teeth Whitening Wand package, thin black rectangular box
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Activated charcoal has been a buzz-worthy ingredient in beauty, and for good reason. With detoxifying properties, all-natural activated charcoal absorbs plaque while detoxifying your mouth. Perfect for traveling, this sleek pen delivers a gel derived from natural ingredients—including activated charcoal and coconut oil—with just one click. Simply brush the gel onto your teeth, let dry (about a minute), then rinse.

To buy: $20, revolve.com.

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