Whitening toothpaste review and compare

Hoping for a DIY Hollywood smile? You might be disappointed.
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  • Updated:1 Jan 2005



In brief

  • 55% of the people in our trial noticed a difference after using a whitening toothpaste for a month, but for most, the difference was small. Only WHITE GLO Extra Strength Whitening Toothpaste Professional Choice produced results that were significantly better than the average.
  • Before you buy any whitening product, we’d recommend talking to your dentist about the particular type of stain that affects your teeth, to avoid wasting money — and effort — on a product that may not work for you.

For just a few dollars (and some regular brushing), using a whitening toothpaste will result in teeth that are “whiter and brighter”, “sparkling white” and with “a whiteness you can see” — if claims on the packaging are to be believed. We put 20 to the test.

Please note: this information was current as of January 2005 but is still a useful guide today.



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