How to Brighten Your Smile for Less with These At-home Teeth Whitening Products

Who doesn’t want to flash a row of sparkly white teeth when they smile, right?

Unfortunately, there are many factors that can come into play that can discolour our teeth. The main culprits being poor oral hygiene, certain medications, smoking cigarettes, tea, coffee and red wine. But, (as if fine lines and grey hairs aren’t enough to worry about), our teeth also naturally discolour as we age. This is caused by the natural thinning of our tooth enamel which reveals the less-than white layer of dentin beneath it. This can leave us with pale grey or yellow teeth that only deepen in colour as the years tick by.

Fortunately, our obsession with having pearly whites has fuelled a plethora of at-home teeth-whitening products, meaning it doesn’t have to be a costly process. However, we so many products available, navigating the different types of tooth whitening product can be confusing.

Knowing which products target what dental concerns will help you to choose the most effective teeth whitening product for you.

Whitening Toothpastes

Whitening toothpastes are mildly abrasive formulas that often contain tiny, miniscule particles that work to gently scrub debris from your teeth, polishing them to remove built up stains and restore colour. Some also contain chemical agents designed to lighten the colour of your teeth below the surface of the enamel, giving your teeth a whiter appearance.

Colgate Optic White Enamel White Whitening Toothpaste

For 3 Shades Whiter Teeth^ and fortifies enamel.

Colgate Optic White Enamel White whitening toothpaste delivers 3 shades whiter teeth^ and fortifies enamel. It is the only toothpaste with the whitening ingredient dentists use* to remove surface and deeply set-in stains. The high fluoride formula fortifies enamels weak spots for a strong white smile. The must-have toothpaste for your daily beauty regime, this whitening toothpaste contains all the benefits of a regular daily use toothpaste plus a whiter, brighter, bolder smile.


White Glo Deep Stain Remover Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste 150g

Whitening toothpaste with Activated Charcoal Particles helps to detoxify your mouth and removes deep stains and discolouration. The highly absorbent Activated Charcoal Particles penetrate and draw out stubborn stains, traps colour particles, fights bad breath and whitens teeth enamel.

Oral-B Gum Care & Whitening Toothpaste 110g

Oral-B Gum Care & Whitening Toothpaste Mint revitalises your gums in 2 weeks with gentle, enamel safe whitening.

Oral-B Gum Care & Whitening promotes healthy gums by fighting plaque bacteria along the gumline and slowing its re-growth. The polyphosphate technology removes surface stains to gently whiten teeth.

Its ActivRepair Technology is proven to target the gumline area combining:

Gentle antibacterial action on gums. Revitalises gums. Restores weakened enamel.

Strengthening action on enamel. It creates a shield against acid erosion and actively restores weakened enamel.

Flouride toothpaste for daily use.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips are made of flexible plastic that mould to your teeth, and are a very popular method of teeth whitening due to affordability, ease of use, and effectiveness. They contain a bleaching gel that breaks down and oxidises into the teeth to whiten them.

Oral-B 3D White Luxe Advance Seal 14 Whitening Treatments

Advanced Seal Anti-SLIP Technology will remove up to 10 years of stains in as little as 14 days. These strips can help remove tough coffee, wine and smoking stains and will provide you with up to 12 months of a radically radiant white smile.

Whitening Gel

Whitening gel can also come in tube form, often as a two-step process combined with a whitening toothpaste. Together they work to remove the surface stains (the toothpaste)  and whiten the internal layers of your teeth (the whitening gel).

White Glo Diamond Series Whitening System

A revolutionary new White Glo Diamond Series Whitening system lifts stains and removes yellowing on the surface of your teeth enamel safely – without abrasion! Formulated by dentists with the same ingredients they use in clinics to achieve fast effective results for a smile that shines bright like a diamond.

Safe Peroxide Levels.

Approved by Australian Government Standards.

Daily Maintenance.

Replace your ordinary toothpaste with White Glo Professional Choice for the best way to maintain your sparkling new smile.

White Glo Toothpaste should be used daily for anti-cavity protection and removal of plaque and stains for whiter teeth.

Oral-B 3D White Brilliance 2-step whitening kit toothpaste and whitening gel

Oral-B 3D White Brilliance Kit has a fluoride toothpaste for anticavity and whitening gel for daily cleansing & whitening system.

Upgrade to a 3d white smile!

Deep cleans & keeps your smile up to 99% as white as a professional polish (with daily use. Stain assessed 4 weeks after dental cleaning.)


Tips for Maintaining Teeth After Teeth Whitening

What many people fail to realise is that your teeth may be especially susceptible to staining in the hours and days directly following a teeth-whitening procedure.

  1. Avoid foods that can stain theteeth (coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks, etc) and smoking cigarettes.
  2. Brush twice a day and floss once a day.
  3. See your dentist for professional cleanings.


The great products we’ve listed above are available through our friends at Coles on eBay Plus. The links provided are affiliate links which means that should you make a purchase we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Happy shopping!

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Jolene is Editor at Mum Media Group, where she enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.


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