How to whiten teeth at home

If your long-time love of coffee or red wine has left your smile looking a little less than, well, dazzling, don’t fret. With the right teeth whitening products and some TLC, those pearly whites can be pearly again – and you don’t even have to visit the dentist!

From brightening toothpastes to hi-tech toothbrushes and fast-acting whitening gels, here are all the best ways to whiten teeth at home. We’re sure you’ll find an option that will make you smile – no matter your budget or end goal.

Use a teeth whitening kit for… fast results

Got a wedding or special event coming up and want to make sure you’re rocking a bright white smile in the photos? Don’t waste time phaffing about with baking soda toothpastes or tricky teeth whitening strips. You really need to bring in the big guns – and that means reaching for a trusty teeth whitening kit!

Fast, effective and easy to use, an at-home teeth whitening kit can give you dental-grade whitening results within a week. Especially if it’s powered by hydrogen peroxide. Used in many teeth whitening gels, this oxidising active doesn’t just remove surface stains, it (safely) penetrates the enamel and causes a chemical reaction that helps break down deeper discolouration. In other words? It makes short work of the kind of stains that daily brushing just won’t budge.

Teeth whitening gels vary in ingredients and effectiveness, though, so make sure you’re choosing a top-notch kit with a highly concentrated gel. Powered by the highest strength dentist-approved whitening ingredients on the Aussie market, our Advanced Teeth Whitening Kit whitens teeth by up to a whopping 12 shades in just 5 days.

While some kits require you to use fiddly gel syringes to fill your mouthguard, ours conveniently comes with pre-loaded pens to eliminate mess and prevent product wastage. After all you want to put your money where your mouth is, not wash it down the drain!

The other thing any good at-home teeth whitening kit needs is an LED mouthguard to activate the gel. At Advanced Whitening, we go one step further by incorporating dual light technology into our Wireless Teeth Whitening Kit. This means that not only does our LED device come with the standard blue-light mode to accelerate whitening, it has an additional red light mode to kill bacteria, banish bad breath and promote healthy gums.

When to use: Each night after you finish eating. Apply the whitening gel, activate the LED mouthguard and pop it in your mouth for 10 minutes. Rinse, switch over to the red light mode, and repeat. Use for 5 nights in a row, or until you achieve your desired results.

Try a charcoal toothpaste for… daily brightening

Charcoal Toothpaste

Maybe you only have some light staining and you’re wondering how to whiten teeth naturally. Or maybe you’ve finished using your teeth whitening kit and want to maintain your results. In either situation, a charcoal toothpaste is your brightening BFF.

Highly porous and adsorbent, activated charcoal is popular in natural toothpastes due to its amazing ability to remove impurities, lift surface stains and eliminate unpleasant odours (so long, Morning Breath!). It’s the key ingredient in our fluoride-free Charcoal Toothpaste – alongside a bunch of natural antibacterial agents.

Cruelty-free and vegan, our no-nasties toothpaste gently yet powerfully polishes and brightens teeth, without damaging tooth enamel. Dentist formulated for complete oral care, it’s also packed with coconut oil, peppermint oil and other mouth-loving natural ingredients that whiten teeth, promote minty-fresh breath and reduce cavity-causing plaque.

When to use: AM and PM – whenever you brush your teeth. For best results, use alongside our sonic toothbrush.

Switch to a sonic toothbrush for… better stain removal

While it definitely won’t have the same dramatic whitening impact as teeth whitening gel or charcoal toothpaste, the right toothbrush will also keep your smile dazzling. With more brush strokes per minute than a manual or regular electric toothbrush, a sonic toothbrush is better at shifting surface stains and reducing discolouration.

Using sonic waves to send fluid into all the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your mouth, it also promotes a deeper, more dynamic clean for better oral health. With 24,000 brush strokes a minute, the Advanced Whitening Sonic Electric Toothbrush accesses even areas your toothbrush bristles can’t reach to give you a clean like never before.

While the Normal mode is ideal for gentle daily dental care, the more intensive Massage mode is your go-to for extra stain-removing oomph.

Maintain your results with… fortnightly touch-ups

Don’t worry - if you don’t want to give up your daily piccolo or evening Pinot, you can still maintain a white smile. All it takes is daily use of a charcoal toothpaste and sonic toothbrush, and a session or two with your teeth whitening kit whenever your smile starts to fade.

To keep on dazzling, we generally recommend using your kit for a touch up every fortnight after the initial 5-day whitening period.

Running low on gel? No dramas. We also sell our pre-loaded teeth whitening pens separately, or in value packs of 2 or 3. For extra sensitive teeth, there are also peroxide-free teeth whitening pens (just know that with this option it will take a little longer to achieve the same whitening result).

Happy teeth whitening, everyone!

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