A three-step process including a mouth rinse, a brush-on gel, and a whitening light, Luster 1 Hour White lightens teeth up to six shades in―that’s right―under 60 minutes. And all without making teeth sensitive.
To buy: $43, at drugstores.
2 of 7Colgate
For Gradual Whitening
The grainy texture of Colgate Pro Clinical Daily Whitening toothpaste helps gently buff away discolorations, but it’s the high level of stain-busting silica that really fights discoloration.
To buy: $4, at drugstores.
3 of 7 Crest
For In-Office Results at Home
Longer than the average whitening strips, Crest 3D White Professional Effects Advanced Seal Whitestrips contain the same enamel-safe ingredient dentists’ offices use, and a gel-adhesive that molds them to teeth.
To buy: $50, at drugstores.
4 of 7 SexySmile
For Instant Results
Sweep on moisturizing SexySmile Lip Gloss, which has blue-based pigments to make teeth look whiter. The stick does double-duty; its other end contains a hydrogen peroxide fluid to brush onto teeth. Available in six shades.
Kill bad breath-causing germs, strengthen enamel, and whiten teeth all in one swish by gargling with Listerine Whitening Plus Restoring Fluoride Rinse for 60 seconds twice a day after brushing.
To buy: $10, at drugstores.
6 of 7 SuperSmile
For Tight Spaces
Use SuperSmile Whitening Floss to target hard-to-reach crevices that strips and brushing can miss―the fine thread is coated with a whitening baking soda formula that softly dissolves the stain-attracting proteins that cling to teeth.
Fourteen single-use ampoules that contain potent doses of hydrogen peroxide to break up stains when used over the course of seven days, the Go Smile Whitening System received a zero on the sensitivity scale during testing. Not just kind to teeth, they’re safe to use on crowns, veneers, and other dental work.