10 Leading Beauty Bloggers share their Favorite Whitening Toothpastes
With a white smile so important these days there are a number of different whitening toothpastes on the market. But with so many different choices, how do you pick the best whitening toothpaste for your smile?
Lucky for you, we have combed the internet for the top whitening toothpastes recommended by the top beauty bloggers. Armed with these top 10 toothpaste essentials, you can skip the hours of research and go straight to having a sparkling smile!
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1.) Enamel-building Toothpaste
2.) Crest Whitening Strips
How long does it take for them to work? I just bought a set of 10 to start with as I was worried that my teeth might be sensitive to them, but not at all. I’ve used about 5 so far and am now going to order a set of 20. I’ve noticed a definite difference already… my teeth definitely aren’t as white as I’d like them to be just yet, but I’m confident they will be after 20 days.
3.) Pro Namel Gentle Whitening
Body and Soul recommends using the Pro Namel Gentle Whitening
This gentle toothpaste protects teeth from acid wear by helping to re-harden the enamel that has been soften by acidity. It’s also great for lightening stains and brightening teeth.
4.) Colgate MaxWhite One
5.) Whitening Pre-rinse
Grace from Allure.com recommends using whitening pre-rinse before brushing and a mouthwash afterward:
"My recommended protocol is whitening pre-rinse, flossing, brushing, and mouthwash," says Gause. A prerinse, with active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, "loosens buildup and food, so brushing will be even more effective." (Listerine Whitening Plus Restoring Fluoride Rinse is one example.) Mouthwash gets into the gaps cleaned out by brushing and flossing; if it's a fluoride wash, the fluoride sits there repairing decay. "Really swish that fluoride-packed mouthwash around after brushing, too, but wait an hour before drinking anything. Fluoride has to soak into weakened tooth structure."
6.) Natural remedies
Arielle from Daily Beauty Blog suggest a range of natural remediates instead of using whitening toothpastes.
1. New Kid On The Block – Activated Charcoal
You might have heard about this newest craze to hit the teeth whitening market. During the process, it might look like you’ve become the antagonist of a B rated horror flick. The outcome though is instantly whiter teeth and removed plaque and stains! The only ingredients you need are 1 or 2 capsules of activated charcoal (carried at most health food stores or vitamin shops) and enough water to make into a paste.
Activated charcoal has great natural binding agents that grab onto stains from coffee, tea, plaque, etc effectively removing them permanently! Since this is a natural product it IS safe if you accidentally swallow, but might not taste very good! This method can get messy and should be used only rarely to achieve desired effects.
2. The Old Fashioned – Hydrogen Peroxide + Baking Soda
This one, you don’t drink. Nothing like a good old fashioned, tried and true method to teeth whitening!
3. In A Pinch? – The Banana Peel
Spotted an old crush while out? Called into an interview? Freshening up after breakfast? Whatever the reason, you need a quick and painless remedy to your teeth situation and we’ve got you covered.
4. The Natural – Oil Pulling
That’s right. This fad is a hit for a reason. Not only does it promote a properly clean/hygienic mouth, but it noticeably whitens them too!
Interested in Oil Pulling? You can purchase direct from TheLittleHealthCompany.com
7.) Pearl Drops Instant White
Jessica at The Beauty Series prefers Pearl Drops Instant White to keep her smile bright and beautiful:
Whenever I'm taking a break from whitening strips I use this whitening toothpaste which always keeps my teeth looking pearly. You won't ever notice a huge difference with using just a whitening toothpaste alone, but I've found that this version works better than any other.
8.) Baking soda
Julie at memybestandi.com has probably the cheapest solution to whitening your teeth. Baking soda!
If you’re chompers are looking bit wan and feeling a bit furry then a quick bicarb scrub will have them sparkling in no time. Just sprinkle some on a moistened toothbrush and scrub away. I find two rounds work best, the first descales and deplaques and the second seems to add the finishing, whitening polish. Such a great trick if you are a regular wine/coffee/tea/all of the above type party girl.
9.) Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant
Tiffany at fabulousmomblog.com has written about Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant as a teeth whitening solution:
The benefits of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant are cleaning, strengthening, and whitening. I really like that I’m removing 100% more surface stains than ordinary toothpaste and these products smooth surface imperfections while restoring shine. Did you know that Truly Radiant toothpaste is the only paste with baking soda, peroxide, and active calcium?
10.) Whiter Than White Teeth Whitening Kit
Chloe at makeupandbeautyblog.com has selected the Whiter Than White Teeth Whitening Kit as her preferred whitening method:
The kit came with custom made trays, which meant I had to take an impression of my teeth myself, which I found slightly alarming due to never having done anything like it before. I watched the instructional DVD and then felt a lot more confident to give it a go without my dentist.
I mixed the putty as per instructions, put it on the plastic tray, and then attempted to get my whole mouth over it and bite down quickly before the putty hardened. You get about three minutes before its too late, and I’ve never been great with time management. My first thought was, “Hmmm, did I bite down hard enough?” and then, “Arrrgh, am I going to get this thing out of my mouth?”
The suction caused by the process was a little distressing, but with a bit of patience I managed to pry it out along with the excess dribble. Unfortunately, only a mere dent of my teeth appeared on the putty. I phoned the free phone number and was told that another set of putty would be on its way. Great!