Teeth whitening need not be expensive, especially now that there are so many products in the market that will turn your gnashers into pearly whites. If you want to keep it easy and at-home, then this list of whitening products (some natural and some more intensive) will surely help. Here are the best teeth whitening products in the Philippines.
1. Colgate Optic White Sparkling White
Colgate's whitening toothpaste is the most affordable whitening product you need to add to your arsenal. It goes beyond surface-stain removal and deeply whitens teeth with regular use. The special enamel-safe formula uses hydrogen peroxide as well as anti-cavity fluoride.
COLGATE Optic White Sparkling White, P120, Watsons
2. The Bamboo Company Panda Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrush
Aside from using different kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes, it pays to use a charcoal toothbrush. Its benefits are endless: The charcoal infused toothbrush helps whiten teeth as it cleans and removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar. This, paired with an effective whitening product, will definitely brighten teeth naturally.
THE BAMBOO COMPANY Panda Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrush, P149, Beautymnl
3. Sensodyne Whitening Repair And Protect Toothpaste
Sensodyne isn't only good for sensitive teeth. It's also good for whitening teeth. The Repair and Protect forms a protective layer over teeth while restoring the natural whiteness of your teeth. Additionally, it helps promote healthy gums, freshens breath, and protects against cavities.
SENSODYNE Whitening Repair And Protect Toothpaste, P239, Watsons
4. Listerine Healthy White Mouthwash
Using tried-and-tested natural ingredients, Listerine's Heathy White mouthwash gives you whiter teeth in two weeks. Lemon, salt, and essential oils combine to reduce plaque bacteria and promote naturally whiter teeth. That, combined with polyphosphate technology, lifts tough stains.
LISTERINE Healthy White Mouthwash, P252.25, Watsons
5. Tea Tree Therapy Whitening Toothpaste
With all the different kinds of natural toothpaste around, it's really up to your preference when it comes to the ingredients. Tea Tree Therapy's take on whitening toothpaste uses tea tree oil that combats stained teeth. It also has low abrasive polishers such as dicalcium phosphate and silica for good measure.
TEA TREE THERAPY Whitening Toothpaste, P300, Beautymnl
6. Philippine Pure Activated Charcoal
No doubt, activated charcoal is one of the most popular ingredients when it comes to at-home teeth whitening. Philippine Pure uses 100 percent pure and powdered activated charcoal made from coconut shells to deeply cleanse and remove discolorations. All you have to do is leave the activated charcoal paste on your teeth for three minutes and then wash it off. Not to mention, it's a multipurpose product that you can use as a cleansing body scrub, face mask, or what have you.
PHILIPPINE PURE Activated Charcoal, P350, Beautymnl
7. Brilliant Smile Whitening BOOST Toothpaste
Brilliant Smile is a Swedish brand that specializes in oral care. Its teeth whitening range is meant to be used together, starting with the Whitening Boost Toothpaste, an intensive formula that is used for two weeks at a time. What makes this different is that it uses a higher concentration of active ingredients. It also contains potassium nitrate to help with sensitive teeth and fluoride to protect against cavities.
BRILLIANT SMILE Whitening BOOST Toothpaste, P649, Beautymnl
8. Brilliant Smile Whitening EVO Toothpaste
For something less intense, you can opt to use the Evo toothpaste. Made for daily use the whitening toothpaste promises brighter teeth without damaging abrasives. The many active ingredients work to rebuild and repair enamel, counteract plaque and discoloration, fight bad breath, and more.
BRILLIANT SMILE Whitening EVO Toothpaste, P849, Beautymnl
9. Brilliant Smile Whitening EVO Mouthrinse
This mouth rinse dissolves surface stains to make it easier to just brush them off. Daily use, of course, prevents tooth sensitivity as well as plaque and cavities.
BRILLIANT SMILE Whitening EVO Mouthrinse, P999, Beautymnl
10. Marvis Toothpaste
For a pearly white smile, supplement any treatment with Marvis toothpaste. The creamy toothpaste whitens and protects teeth while preventing tooth decay, tartar, and plaque. Plus, the tube will look good on your bathroom counter.
MARVIS Toothpaste, P825, Beautymnl
11. Kopari Coconut Charcoal Toothpaste
If you're too lazy to use activated charcoal powder and turn it to a paste, Kopari has got you covered. The coconut charcoal toothpaste fights plaque without fluoride, sulfates, and artificial sweeteners. It also works to capture toxins that cause staining and bad breath.
KOPARI Coconut Charcoal Toothpaste, P845, Sephora.ph
12. Crest 3D White Luxe Professional Effects Whitestrips
Crest's Whitestrips are known all over for being the most effective. It's formulated with the same enamel-safe ingredients dentists use and it claims to remove up to 14 years of stains. In just three days, you'll start seeing a whiter smile but full results really come after 20 days. Best of all, you can decide on the level of whiteness you want—just by stopping the treatment.
CREST 3D White Luxe Professional Effects Whitestrips, P3 140, Crestwhitestrips
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.