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Monde Shops 16 September 2021

How to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

DIY your way to your whitest, brightest smile.

Not to be too dramatic, but when I say I want white teeth. I really do mean *WHITE*. So, if you’re like me (to some sort of degree anyway) and you’re looking to improve the overall appearance of your teeth, it’s your lucky day. We here at Monde have done all the hard work for you! We’ve rounded up the best teeth whitening products that you can try now and treat yourself to, all in the comfort of your own home.


Words By Katelyn Kalafatis

Whitening Toothpaste

This technique is for the time poor. If you don’t have the luxury of adding an hour a week to treating your teeth, try whitening toothpaste!

This gradual approach will get you amazing results sans the effort of allocating extra time into your busy schedule.

So, we suggest, every morning and night swap your basic squeezy tube of toothpaste for something with safe and effective whitening properties.

These ingredients are less aggressive and therefore less likely to cause any damage to your overall dental health.

Believe it or not, but your gums are imperative to keeping a white smile. And some whitening agents, albeit are amazing at brightening your teeth, can also cause some serious damage.

In this case, it’s best to take the slow and steady approach. Not only will these products do the bare minimum of cleaning your teeth, but they give you that added boost you need for a brighter smile.

Blaq Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste Peppermint, $10.35, Flora & Fauna

Whitening Pen

Whitening pens are the mobile, on the go tool that can provide a quick fix to any teeth cleaning emergency.

Unlike trays and strips, these particular teeth whitening tools are small enough to fit into any pocket or handbag for easy travelling.

We all know foods can stain the colour and finish of your teeth (*ahem* the coffee dependant, we’re looking at you) and sometimes no matter how much you brush, wash or floss, that slight yellowy discolouration just won’t go away.

Teeth whitening pens aid in combating these reoccurring stains that are a common part of every day.

So how does it work? The product in the pen contains bleach that breaks apart surface stains into tiny, little fragments.

This makes the stain less concentrated and in turn, gives the appearance of whiter teeth.

With consistent use, these teeth whitening pens are bound to make a big difference.

Moon Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen 2.65ml, $40, ASOS

Charcoal

We get it, activated charcoal in your mouth doesn’t sound like the most appealing sensation. But hear us out.

This particular product is known to be mildly abrasive, absorbing your teeth’s ‘surface level’ food and drink stains.

This means the abrasiveness of the powder along with the porous texture of activated charcoal is the perfect recipe for light stain removal and in turn blindingly white results.

Now, we’re not saying exfoliating your teeth with charcoal will completely rid your smile of any long standing, intrinsic stains.

You’ll want to see a pro for that. But using activated charcoal, along with a combination of other teeth cleaning products will act as the essential helping hand you didn’t know you needed.

Shop below for the charcoal tablets, powders and toothpastes that will whiten your teeth, freshen your breath and get you one step closer to the smile of your dreams.

Love Beauty Foods Teeth Whitener, $19.95, Flora & Fauna

Whitening Tray

If you’re really aiming for that in-chair, white gloved, dentist appointment type of experience at home.

You’re going to want to try these DIY teeth whitening kits.

Coming with a whitening syringed solution, a moulded tray and blue LED lights, these bundles will make you forget why you need the dentist’s office in the first place.

As much as we would love to take the less invasive approach, chemical bleaching is proven to lead to the best results when it comes to teeth whitening treatments.

In combination with blue light LED that speeds up the activation of stain removal – you’re sure to see fabulous results.

This one is probably the best to do with a hair mask on and a television remote in hand.

So, sit back, relax and try to think of anything but the awkward solution filled tray that’ll be in your mouth for the next 30 to 40 minutes.

GLO ScienceTeeth Whitening Device Kit, US$199, Anthropologie