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Auraglow Teeth Whitening Review

Updated on June 16, 2022
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Written by Erika Veurink
Medically Reviewed by Khushbu Gopalakrishnan

My Review of Auraglow’s Teeth Whitening Kit

When it comes to choosing a teeth whitening solution that’s best for you, the options are endless. Some kits offer LED lighting, while others promise immediate results. Luckily, the brand Auraglow has taken all these preferences into consideration 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’s lots 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
Sensitivity Level None
Price $80

About Auraglow

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 also 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. 

What’s Inside

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. 

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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

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 actually 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.” 

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.” 

The Whitening Gel also includes Mentha Piperita 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.   

What the Science Says

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.  

What’s Included

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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How To Use

Start your whitening process by brushing thoroughly for 2 minutes:

  1. Remove the LED mouthpiece from its travel case. Charge the piece with the included cord. Once charged, unplug. 
  2. Remove the cap off of the brand’s whitening serum. Line the top and bottom ridges of the mouthpiece with a thin layer of the product. 
  3. Place the LED mouthpiece in your mouth for a desired time, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. According to Auraglow, “In general, we've found 30 minutes to be the ideal amount of time for balancing whitening results/sensitivity. If someone does feel sensitivity, we generally recommend they try 15-minute or 10-minute sessions, or space the whitening treatments out with a few days in between.”
  4. Rinse mouth and mouthpiece with water. Repeat the process as often as daily, if preferred and tolerated. 

My Experience Using Auraglow’s Whitening Kit

I used the Auraglow Teeth Whitening Kit three times, though 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 at the amount of whitening gel included 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 was able to 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. 

Before
Erika Veurink / Before Auraglow
After
Erika Veurink / After Auraglow

What I like:

  • Travel case for easy storage
  • Comfortable mouth tray
  • Affordable

What I didn’t like:

  • Finicky on and off button
  • 30 minutes per day for maximum results felt impractical 

Results

Auraglow’s price point and variety of products makes the idea of integrating whitening into one’s routine, versus reaching for the kit at the last minute, feel 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. In addition, the brand 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. 

For those who are avid whiteners, Auraglow also offers Extra Strength Whitening Gel with 40% carbamide peroxide instead of the original 35%. 

Who Benefits From Auraglow’s Whitening Kit?

If you’re looking to build out a teeth whitening habit at home that doesn’t break the bank or create sensitivity in your teeth, Auraglow is for you.

Last updated on June 16, 2022
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Last updated on June 16, 2022
All NewMouth content is medically reviewed and fact-checked by a licensed dentist or orthodontist to ensure the information is factual, current, and relevant.

We have strict sourcing guidelines and only cite from current scientific research, such as scholarly articles, dentistry textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals. This also includes information provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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  2. Tooth-bleaching procedures and their controversial effects: A literature review” Mohammed Q.Alqahtani, 2014 April. 
  3. Insights into blue light accelerated tooth whitening” Bart Gottenbos, Christiane de Witz, Sophie Heintzmann, Matthias Born, Sandra Hötzl, 2021 Feb.
  4. Carbamide Peroxide.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Database, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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