A brilliant white smile paired with your go-to lippie is an instant and easy confidence booster. However, whether your poison is pinot, piccolo or avoiding professional cleans, the ‘bright white’ component of our smile can be difficult to uphold. While habits wreak havoc on our pearly not-so-whites, DIY teeth whitening has become a lot more effective and enamel safe in recent years. Meaning, multi-taskers can achieve a dream smile without having to sacrifice precious time in the dentist chair.  Gold Coast Beauticater, and self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, Gracie Clough tried and tested the best teeth whitening products guaranteed to bust the stains and cater to your individual lifestyle.

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Best for: An Instagram Ready Smile

Advance Whitening Teeth Whitening Kit

“I see these handheld light teeth-whitening kits on Instagram, and am not sure of their efficacy. But, this gives a seriously ‘gram-ready smile. I use the mess-free kit for 20 minutes a day in two 10-minute intervals (but for those stubborn stains the kit can be used twice a day). I hold the tray to my mouth during the processing time, and find I have a good chance to catch up on my favourite beauty YouTube channels whilst whitening. On the fifth day of use, I notice whiter teeth – just as the kit promises.”


Best for: Pre Party top up

White Glo Bright Nights Dissolving Whitening Film

“This is great for a boost of white right before I head to an important event. White Glo’s whitening strips give me an instant shade whiter smile with no down time; they just dissolve in my mouth after a few minutes. I pop a strip in after I put on my makeup base, and before lipstick, to ensure the strips completely dissolve as I leave with my lipstick in tact.”


Best for: Heavy duty stains

Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips

“The Oral-B 3D White range is foolproof and ideal for the super stubborn stains that build up over the years. These enamel safe hydrogen peroxide base strips sit easily on my teeth and are so comfortable to wear I forget I have them on my teeth. I pop the strips in both morning and night for 30-minute intervals and notice my teeth appear instantly brighter after each application. The strips have a pleasant minty taste and my mouth feels fresh. However, some gel is stays on my teeth after application so I need to brush straight after use.”


Best for: The time poor

Rapid White Blue Light  Tooth Whitening System

“This peroxide free kit only requires me to pop the light tray in my mouth for four minutes twice a day and it promises me four shades whiter teeth in as little as one week. The speedy processing time means this kit is easily fits in my daily routine, and I’m most diligent using this product than any of the others. This kit is quick to deliver results and my teeth experience no sensitivity.”


Best for: Everyday Maintenance

White Glo Professional Choice Toothpaste

“This enamel safe toothpaste is gentle enough for daily use and doesn’t only prevent stains from making their way back on my teeth, but also helps fight against cavities. I use daily and the toothpaste doesn’t cause any unwanted sensitivity and my mouth feels squeaky clean and fresh.“


Review by Gracie Clough

Comment (7)

  1. March 22, 2017

    I also use Advance Whitening and love it! It’s great for touch ups before going out.

  2. March 22, 2017

    I’ve used Crest 3D white strips and have noticed an extreme difference, but my teeth feel super sensitive afterwards. Do the lights work better than strips for sensitivity?

  3. March 22, 2017

    I’ve never heard of dissolving white strips, might have to give that a try!

  4. March 29, 2017

    Wondering what the dissolving white strips taste like…

  5. March 29, 2017

    Always been curious about whitening, maybe it’s time to try one of these