Chemist Warehouse Teeth Whitening Kit Review
A kit with three 3ml dental-grade carbamide peroxide syringes, LED light, and teeth whitening trays for whiter and brighter teeth. This powerful formula breaks down stubborn discoloured molecules, including tetracycline stains.
Dr. Messina says most over-the-counter whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or a diluted form called carbamide peroxide. These are known to produce good initial results when kept in contact with the teeth for long enough.
1. Hismile Teeth Whitening Kit
Unlike many other LED whitening kits, Hismile doesn’t require you to hold it in place with your lips. That means you can relax and read a book or check social media during the ten-minute whitening cycle. It also helps that the mouth tray is soft and flexible, moulding around crooked teeth without exerting pressure.
The whitening gel is free of hydrogen peroxide so it won’t damage your enamel or demineralise your tooth surface. Instead, Hismile relies on an active ingredient called Phthalimido Peroxycaproic Acid (PAP) plus potassium nitrate, which makes nerves in the dental pulp less likely to fire during the whitening process.
The box contains six whitening pods, intended to be used daily for ten minutes. It should take a week to see results, though the brand’s website warns that they won’t last as long as other whitening products, especially if you regularly consume dyed foods or drinks like coffee, red wine and curry.
2. Colgate Optic White Pro Series At Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Using LED blue-light technology to activate the bleaching agent (hydrogen peroxide), this Colgate whitening kit can remove stubborn stains from your teeth. It is designed to be more effective than other whitening kits and is safer and less expensive than professional whitening.
This at-home whitening kit includes a reusable LED device and three maximum-strength whitening pens. It is recommended to use the whitening pens for 10 days in a row to get best results.
Each pen contains a small amount of the hydrogen peroxide serum. Once applied to the teeth, it breaks down the stains on the surface of the enamel and within the dentin, which results in whiter and brighter teeth. The whitening formula contains some fairly standard ingredients, such as water, sodium lauryl sulfate and carbomer. It also contains calcium pyrophosphate, which helps prevent cavities and tetrasodium pyrophosphate, which reduces plaque and tartar build-up. These ingredients are combined with the whitening gel to make it safe and effective for whitening.
3. HiSmile PAP+ Teeth Whitening Strips
This popular TikTok whitening kit features Hismile’s PAP+ whitening strips, which contain the scientifically proven ingredient to whiten teeth without causing sensitivity or irritation. Unlike peroxide, PAP+ oxidises discolouration molecules and breaks them down without releasing free radicals or dehydrating the tooth. It also contains nano-synthetic hydroxyapatite, which mimics the properties of the natural enamel and replaces lost minerals.
This whitening kit is easy to use and comes with 28 individual whitening strips (14 upper and 14 lower). Simply apply a strip to each tooth surface and leave on for 30 minutes. Each whitening strip firmly adheres to the tooth and releases the PAP+ formula into the teeth’s structure for fast whitening, desensitising, and remineralising benefits.
The whitening strips are mess-free and dry, so you can whiten anywhere on-the-go with no need for a timer or rinse your mouth post-treatment. They can be used up to 3 times a week for best results, but you can whiten more frequently as needed.
4. 3D White Teeth Whitening System
The whitening strips in this kit contain the same enamel-safe bleaching ingredient dentists use. They also feature Advanced Seal technology that helps the strip mold to your teeth. One box contains 54 whitening strips for your upper and lower teeth, enough to remove 14 years of stains. You can apply them once a day for 30 minutes. They’re easy to apply and come with a convenient LED accelerator light that helps speed up the whitening process.
Whitening kits can help to make your teeth a few shades brighter and are more affordable than professional whitening treatments. However, they won’t be as effective at removing deep stains or whitening fillings, crowns, veneers, or caps.
The best way to get a whiter smile is to visit a dentist’s office, but that’s not always feasible for everyone. Luckily, there are several at-home teeth whitening kits that can be just as effective. Just be sure to follow the instructions carefully so you don’t end up with sensitive teeth or gums.