Safest Teeth Whiteners
The safest ways to whiten your teeth explained
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The options are endless when choosing a teeth whitening solution that’s best for you.
Some kits offer LED lighting, while others promise immediate results. Luckily, the brand Auraglow has considered all these preferences to build a brand that has something for every kind of user.
Made in America and offering a 30-day, risk-free trial period, there is much to love about the brand. Their best-selling Teeth Whitening Kit is only $80, notably less expensive than competitors.
It comes with an LED mouthpiece, charging device, and whitening gel. Over 5,000 happy reviewers agree this kit offers the best the industry has to offer.
|Ingredients||Glycerin, Urea Peroxide, Propylene Glycol, Xylitol, Carbomer, Mentha Piperita Oil, Triethanolamine, Aqua|
|How Long to Use||Once a day for 30 days|
Creating enamel-safe products that are also fit for sensitive teeth has been the heart and soul of Auraglow’s process since its inception. The brand counts on enthusiastic reviews and is featured on sites like Health and Allure.
Auraglow products are kosher, vegan, non-GMO, cruelty-free, gluten-free, organic, and contain no artificial colors.
The brand’s offerings range from whitening kits to trays to gels to strips. The website features a Smile Quiz to help customers find the best products for their whitening needs.
Whitening Kits from Auraglow come with an LED whitening tray, a travel container for the whitening kit, a charging cord, two bottles of whitening gel, and instructions.
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We asked Auraglow to break down the choice of their key ingredients. They stated that “carbamide peroxide is one of the most commonly used at home whitening ingredients. It is generally safer because it breaks down slower than hydrogen peroxide and causes less sensitivity for most people.”
I used the Auraglow Teeth Whitening Kit three times, though the results were visible after my first 30-minute session. The images below are the before and after of my smile.
I brushed my teeth, as advised, before opening the kit for the first time. I was impressed by the amount of whitening gel in the initial kit.
The LED mouthpiece fits much more comfortably than other mouth trays I’ve tried recently. Without having to grip my teeth tightly for the duration of the treatment, I set the timer and almost forgot there was a tray in my mouth.
After rinsing my mouth and the plastic side of the mouthpiece, I could store everything in a compact travel case. Before trying the Auraglow Teeth Whitening Kit, the edges of my bottom teeth appeared a little yellow from forgoing whitening treatments for a few weeks. I was very satisfied with the brightness I saw after only three uses.
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Auraglow’s price point and variety of products make integrating whitening into one’s routine—versus reaching for the kit at the last minute—attainable.
After using it just once, I felt that my teeth lightened significantly. However, the kit did not come with a shade identifier, making tracking progress a little more difficult. The brand also encourages users to try the product daily for 7 days before evaluating their results.
Thankfully, I did not experience any sensitivity while using the kit, even on consecutive days. Storing the kit in my medicine cabinet was a breeze, a certain plus when it comes to apartment living.
Auraglow also offers extra strength whitening gel with 40% carbamide peroxide for avid whiteners.
Start your whitening process by brushing thoroughly for 2 minutes:
According to a 2021 study, the added benefits of LED light in the whitening process include accelerating the bleaching process and attacking more stain compounds than peroxides alone. 3
Some of Auraglow’s products don’t come with an LED light, but it’s no wonder the brand’s best-seller includes the added boost.
Yes. AuraGlow products are safe to use on tooth caps, crowns, and veneers, among others. However, remember that the restorations will not whiten like your real teeth. Do not use the products on dental braces as whitening will be uneven, messy, and uncomfortable.
The star ingredient in Auraglow’s products is 35% carbamide peroxide. This percentage is scientifically proven to yield effective results with only transient sensitivity.1 Carbamide peroxide is a compound composed of urea and hydrogen peroxide.
According to the National Library of Medicine, “the FDA considers carbamide peroxide to be safe in oral mucosal injury drug products as an oral wound healing agent, although there is insufficient data to establish general recognition of the effectiveness of this ingredient as an oral wound healing agent.”4
According to Auraglow, “carbamide peroxide is one of the most commonly used at home whitening ingredients. It is generally safer because it breaks down slower than hydrogen peroxide and causes less sensitivity for most people.”
Propylene glycol is the third ingredient listed on Auraglow’s Whitening Gel.2 Propylene glycol is a substance that absorbs water. It is found in many medications, cosmetics, and foods since it helps preserve moisture and dissolve other ingredients.
According to Dr. Khushbu Aggarwal, one of NewMouth’s in-house dentists, “though propylene glycol is considered by some to be abrasive, many studies suggest that whitening products containing silica have a higher relative dentin abrasivity, a measure the FDA uses for dental products.”
“Typically, if the product is more abrasive, it is more likely to remove stains but also more likely to wear away enamel and dentin over time,” Dr. Aggarwal adds. “Auraglow doesn’t list any silicas in its gel formulation.”
The whitening gel also includes peppermint oil to provide the classically minty flavor we’ve come to expect from dental products. Carbomer gives the gel its spreadable consistency, making it easy to apply to whitening trays.
Instructions for each product are provided on their website and come with each product. AuraGlow recommends using the whitening kits for 7 to 14 days in a row for best results. It is also essential to take good care of your teeth and avoid staining foods as much as possible.
Teeth whitening results vary from person to person. But results can last up to three months with proper oral hygiene and limiting staining foods and drinks.
AuraGlow’s Teeth Whitening Pen is the best way to whiten quickly. Simply twist the pen, brush the gel onto your teeth, and brighten your smile in under one minute.
These compact pens are designed for busy people. You can easily whiten your teeth at work, at the gym, or on vacation. The pens fit virtually anywhere and allow you to whiten without a time commitment.
Each pen includes 15+ whitening treatments. For best results, use it twice a day. AuraGlow also offers a subscription service. You can get the pens delivered to your door every month and save 25 percent.
This kit includes custom teeth whitening trays to whiten your teeth. The soft thermoform trays fit the shape of your mouth, just like custom trays made by dentists — but at a much lower cost.
The trays and bleaching gel can remove stains in as little as 30 minutes daily.
Note: This product does not include an LED light.
These trays become flexible when dipped in a cup of warm water. This creates an impression of your teeth that can be used during each whitening session. The trays cover your front teeth and molars, providing an all-around whitening experience. They are also reusable for hundreds of whitening sessions.
Use this kit once per day for 30 minutes. Then repeat for 7 to 14 days.
This kit also includes:
Reviewers mention that this kit provides quick results. Some customers say they saw changes in discoloration after just one use, while others saw improvements after about three uses. Consistent use is required to keep your teeth vibrant.
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Auraglow's teeth whitening strips contain 6% hydrogen peroxide, which helps lift shallow and deep tooth stains in just 30 minutes daily. The treatment process is simple: peel, apply, and reveal.
The product contains 14 treatments (28 strips), one upper and one lower. The flexible strips stretch to fit over your teeth and are designed to stick without sliding.
Auraglow claims you can remove years of stains after just two weeks of consistent use. You'll see noticeable results after just a few uses. Consistent use is required to keep your teeth vibrant.
Auraglow's prefilled whitening trays are not customized to your teeth and mouth. Instead, the trays are ready to use instantly, allowing for a quick and easy whitening experience.
The kit includes 7 disposable treatments (14 trays total). The upper and lower trays come prefilled with 11.2% hydrogen peroxide gel for fast whitening.
For best results, wear the trays for 30 minutes per day. According to Auraglow, you should start noticing results after one to three uses. Consistent use is required to keep your teeth vibrant.
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Common questions regarding AuraGlow products:
AuraGlow products are not FDA-approved (but all of the ingredients are). The products are also made in FDA-approved facilities.
Yes. All AuraGlow products are cruelty-free and have never been tested on animals.
Reviews show people experience less sensitivity with AuraGlow because of their enamel-safe formula.
For best results, whiten your teeth for 7 to 10 consecutive days.
Once you reach the desired whiteness, wait about 2 to 4 weeks after full product use to whiten again. More information is listed in the detailed instructions for each product.
AuraGlow products are not recommended for children under 13 years of age, pregnant or nursing women, and people with braces.
Teeth whitening gel is safe for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, implants, and veneers. Remember that dental restorations will not whiten or change color like your natural teeth.
AuraGlow recommends waiting at least 1 hour before consuming any food or beverages. This is because your teeth become more porous after whitening, making them prone to stains.
For best results, whiten your teeth after meals (with long gaps between) or before bed.
No. Teeth whitening treatment, whether at home or professional, is never covered by insurance. These treatments are cosmetic (not medically necessary).
If you are unhappy with your purchase, AuraGlow offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. View the return policy here for more details.
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