We all want perfectly white teeth, but sometimes obtaining those pearly whites can present a challenge. Not all products work as well as they say they do – so The Manual did some investigative reporting to figure out which products won’t burn a hole in your pocket (or your enamel). For those of you who need to seek a little extra help in the tooth department – no worries, we found the perfect spot for you, too.
For the Quick Swish
If you’re looking for something to throw into your daily routine and not think twice about, a whitening mouthwash is just your style. This mouthwash from Crest doesn’t just whiten, it also prevents future stains and fights bad breath. A little swish after you brush your teeth and you’ll start seeing a brighter smile in seven days – could it be any easier?
For an Easy Addition
So your teeth just need a little boost and you’re not really down for a lengthy routine any time you want a little whitening. Consider a paste like Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster, which you place over your toothpaste during your daily routine and brush as usual. You can start brightening up your teeth in only a week without having to interrupt your schedule or eliminate your favorite toothpaste brand.
For a Jump Start
It’s not just a seal you guys – it’s an advanced seal. Crest Whitestrips have been on the market for some time – and they just keep getting better. These won’t slip or slide (like other products with plain ol’ average seals), and you can even drink water while wearing them. Expect to see noticeable whitening in about two weeks. Sometimes even we here at The Manual can’t get over where technology has taken us.
For a More Natural Option
Words can hardly describe the sheer torture of tooth and gum irritation. The last thing you want to do if you have sensitive teeth or gums is to put anything on your teeth that could make it worse. Even if your teeth aren’t particularly sensitive, you may just have a preference for natural grooming products. Either way, Tuxedo from Gold Mountain Beauty is going to suit you. It comes in powder form, and you can use it by dipping your toothbrush into it before your usual brushings. Tuxedo has a completely natural formula and one jar lasts up to three months, so it’s perfectly gentle on your mouth and your wallet.
For Fast Treatment
Have you decided you’re going all-in on this teeth-whitening thing? Are you only holding out because you’re afraid more advanced products will be too much work for no pay-off? Do you like fun lights but you’re also impatient? The AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit is for those who want fast results without a complicated process. Just put some whitening gel into the included tray, turn on the light, and keep the tray in your mouth for thirty minutes a day, and you’ll see visible results after the first treatment.
For Professional Help without the Hassle
Lavaan Dental Spa
If you have a wedding, Bar Mitzvah, or red carpet event coming up and you need immediate assistance, visit the Lavaan Dental Spa. A spa for your teeth? Yes, a spa for your teeth! This service, started by NYU College of Dentistry grads Dr. Michelle Katz and Dr. Rappaport, takes all the pain away from setting up a dental appointment. No need to call ahead – just stop by and choose from a wide selection of options on their ‘spa menu’, from a quick 30-minute clean to several express whitening packages. And, of course, if you don’t have a tooth-spa in your area, you can always see your personal dentist, who are privy to high-powered whiteners not available on the open market.