Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, so it makes sense to go the extra mile to make sure your pearly whites are in tip-top shape. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most effective (and expensive) smile fixers that you can use at home.
Theodent 300 ($100)
If you’re spending more than $10 on a tube of toothpaste, there’d better be something spectacular about it. Rest assured, there is. This whitening and enamel-strengthening toothpaste contains Rennou, a nontoxic alternative to fluoride, that’s made with an extract found in chocolate and other minerals.
Don’t let this scare you away from your fluoride toothpaste though. “In the forms that we normally use fluoride, in water and in dentistry for anti-cavity purposes, I have not seen anything that causes any negative side effects,” says Beverly Hills, CA cosmetic dentist Laurence Rifkin, DDS.
This award-winning whitening system is worth every penny. It actually mimics in-office whitening treatments that use light by combining its Guided Light Optics Technology and Brilliant Whitening Gel. On average, it whitens teeth five shades in about five days with minimal to no sensitivity.
For seriously clean teeth, look no further than this electric toothbrush. It operates at 30,000 ultrasonic strokes per minute, but also has three modes (high, soft and massage) that you can choose from. A two-minute timer with 30-second alerts tell you when to change spots to make sure you use it to its full potential. What really makes it special though is that the charging base also has a UV bulb that sanitizes your brush heads by killing 99 percent of bacteria.
This powerful toothbrush removes up to five times more plaque than a regular toothbrush and has 44 percent more bristles than other Sonicare brushes, so it’s safe to say that it’ll get your teeth in tip-top shape. According to Beverly Hills, CA, cosmetic dentist Kevin Sands, DDS, this toothbrush can “improve gum health in just two weeks and whiten teeth in just one week.” Plus, this toothbrush is particularly unique because it charges in a glass cup that you can also use to rinse your mouth.
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