How to whiten your teeth within the comfort of your own home

Goodbye coffee stains!
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If, like us, you don’t make it past 9am without a second piccolo or can’t pass up a glass of red after work, then you’ve probably noticed the effect your penchants are having on your pearly whites. Years of indulging can lead to staining no amount of brushing or whitening toothpaste can fix. And the alternative – giving up our morning caffeine fix and favourite happy-hour drops – is simply unthinkable.

If you’re wanting to put the sparkle back in your smile, you may want to try a teeth whitening solution. While a professional in-chair treatment can set you back a hefty sum, there are at-home alternatives that can help lift staining for a brighter overall appearance at a fraction of the cost.

Ricki-Lee has some blinding pearly whites.

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The Pro Set

This handy kit from Alviun will give you professional level whitening in the comfort of your own home in less than 15 minutes. It uses violet light technology to activate their Titanium White Formula to destroy bad bacteria in the mouth. Notice results almost immediately after first use and say goodbye to stains!

Alviun Pro teeth Whitening Kit V2

Pro Teeth Whitening Kit V2, $179 at Alviun

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Sensitive Kit

Developed by an Australia Association dentist, Smilie is vegan, cruelty-free and safe for those with sensitive teeth. Promising results from as early as the first use, each kit comes with a dual-LED device, three gel whitening pens, shade guide to track progress and charging cable.

Smilie Teeth Whitening Kit

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Smilie Teeth Whitening Kit, $90 at Smilie

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Clever Pen

The blindingly bright smiles of Hollywood’s A-list are partly to blame for any trepidation we feel about the status of our teeth. So, when one of their most influential members, Kendall Jenner, starts her own oral care line complete with whitening pen, you can bet we pay attention. With a 100% vegan formula and a vanilla mint flavour it’s not only effective at fighting both short and long-term staining but delightful to use.

Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen

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Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen, $35.95 at Moon

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Handy Strips

Perfect for anyone looking to whiten their teeth on the go, these strips are sensitivity-free, meaning they won’t irritate your gums or teeth, but still work quickly to brighten your smile.

hismile PAP+ Whitening Strips

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hismile PAP+ Whitening Strips, $49 at hismile

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‘Bright’ Outlook

If you’re looking for a whitening formula without the often abrasive hydrogen-peroxide, try this number from Mr Bright Whitening Kit which promises a smile 8 shades brighter in three weeks. Instead of harsh chemicals, it utilizes sodium bicarbonate, cranberry extract, peppermint oil, glycerin and LED light to remove stubborn stains.

Mr Bright Whitening Kit With LED

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Mr Bright Whitening Kit With LED, $79.95 at Adore Beauty

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Minty Fresh

For those with sensitive teeth, this little gem (pun absolutely intended) packs quite a punch thanks to its food-grade hydrogen peroxide formula. It also has a deliciously coconut minty flavour which makes the 30 minutes developing time a real treat.

Gem Whitening Pen

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Gem Whitening Pen, $19.95 at Myer

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Natural Approach

Vegan friendly and peroxide-free, this easy to use by Keeko uses a combination of bicarbonate soda and cranberry perfectly blended with soothing Aloe Vera and Chamomile to brighten teeth naturally with a minty fresh flavour.

Keeko Botanical Teeth Whitening Pen

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Keeko Botanical Teeth Whitening Pen, $29.95 at Woolworths

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Apply & Go

This on-the-go product by Oral-B is designed for easy application anywhere, any time- a fast and convenient solution to achieve a brighter smile! Simply apply to your teeth using the applicator wand and the formula starts working instantly- no need to rinse or remove as it absorbs naturally. This handbag friendly essential is as easy as swiping on some gloss.

Oral-B 3D Whitening Emulsions Apply & Go Kit

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Oral-B 3D Whitening Emulsions Apply & Go Kit, $59.99 at Chemist Warehouse

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