If your teeth whitening appointment has been put on hold or you’re just looking for an easy way to brighten your smile, then an at-home kit is your BFF. Now is actually the perfect time, as you have to consistently apply the strips for up to 90-minutes a day, often for a week or more. So, make the most of your new WFH schedule and brighten while you work without having to worry if your colleague has spotted your strip! Here are three of our fave tried and tested at-home teeth whitening options that deliver real results.
The Drugstore Hero: Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Teeth Whitening Kit, $35
We’ve been relying on these teeth whitening strips for years and they’ve never let us down. Not only are they far more affordable than an in-office treatment but they’re pretty much pain-free, which is a must! The strips use an enamel-safe whitening agent that will remove any stains or discoloration. Plus, the results can last up to twelve months, however, we usually use these twice a year. Another reason why we’re addicted? They’re so easy to use – apply the strip and they mold to the shape of your teeth. For best results, you should wear the strips for 30 minutes a day for 20 days.
For the Celeb Experience: Apa Beauty White Duo System, $150
To brighten your smile, apply the formula from the pen to your teeth and apply the strips on top – they’re clear so they’re easy to conceal. Leave the film on for 90 minutes, for five consecutive days. Our only hang-up with these is as they have such a strong grip, they can be more difficult to remove, and wearing for 90 minutes can feel a little long. Dr. Apa also recommends avoiding teeth-staining food or drinks like coffee (cry) or tomatoes, during the five-day period for best results.
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Another great at-home solution for stained teeth is the vegan-friendly Spotlight Teeth Whitening Strips, created by two dentists. Despite the fact that treatment is recommended for two weeks, we noticed a difference within a week of using them. The three-step solution includes 28 whitening strips, plus a gentle and comforting gum oil. The strips need to be applied for one hour each day, which should be followed by the gel and oil for a period of five minutes. The strips are easy to wear and comfortable.
For more ideas on how to make the most of your new schedule, check out 10 beauty benefits of working from home.