The best teeth whitening toothpastes for low-fuss pearly whites
Get ready to smile bright...
By Team BEAUTYcrew
Beauty Crew / April 14 2022
Pearly whites are a pretty nice accessory to have; they do say you're never fully dressed without a smile. Or hey, a little mascara if you ask us, but that's beside the point...
Basically, sparkling teeth are hard to beat, but our non-negotiable affinities for vino/coffee/chocolate etc. tend to get in the way of whiteness.
And while there’s no arguing that booking in to see your dentist for a professional whitening treatment is the most effective method if you want fast results, we’re thankful for the convenience and low price tag that comes with at-home options.
Making the choice to swap out your regular toothpaste for a brightening, whitening version is the easy bit; it's choosing from the shelves of options that all promise to give you the pearliest smile of your life that's the tough part.
We're here to help – here are the toothpastes that'll actually work whitening wonders...
The best whitening toothpastes in Australia right now
Colgate Optic White Expert High Impact Toothpaste
Colgate is a classic in the dental department for damn good reason, and this minty whitening toothpaste is one of the biggest reasons why. Designed to lift teeth by four shades (wow, right?) in just six weeks (with constant twice-a-day brushing, of course) it's set apart by its hero ingredient: Hydrogen peroxide, AKA the very same whitening agent used by dentists during professional whitening treatments.
$9.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Sensodyne Sensitive Teeth Pain Gentle Whitening Toothpaste
Sensitive teeth and whitening products don’t usually play nice together, but this paste is formulated specifically to suit. It has a moderate-abrasion formula that gently removes stains and reveals a whiter smile without giving you the dreaded just-bit-into-an-ice-block-feeling (yes, sorry, we're shuddering too). In addition to its whitening abilities, it also actually works to calm the nerves inside teeth for enhanced sensitivity protection; nifty, huh?
$10.49 at Chemist Warehouse
White Glo Professional White Toothpaste
This guy was originally developed for models and actors who needed their Hollywood smiles to look like literal pearls, so you know it's no joke. Its 'extra strength' formula features 5x whitening technologies for effective yet gentle whitening that's enamel safe. Not to mention it's insanely affordable. Deal alert.
$4.69 at Chemist Warehouse
Hismile PAP+ Toothpaste
Hismile knows what a buzzkill sensitivity can be when you're trying to send stains packing. So if you've sampled hydrogen peroxide formulas in the past with no success, try this effective yet low-irritation formula. Phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP for short), hydroxyapatite and potassium citrate are the hero ingredients. They're hard to pronounce and will work even harder to help you achieve a bright, white smile.
$45 at hismileteeth.com
Mr Bright Whitening Toothpaste
Another winner for sensitive smiles, this teeth-brightening option is housed in a Tiffany blue tube that would look right at home on any bathroom shelf. It's also particularly talented at specifically targeting enamel stains; quite the impressive ability considering it's made up of all natural ingredients. Double win.
$13.95 at Adore Beauty
Gem Triple Whitening Toothpaste: Rose Mint
A classic, mint-flavoured whitening toothpaste is great, sure. But why not go wild and try one with an apple, watermelon or rose twist? The latter is akin to Turkish delight and just what a delight that would be twice a day. These culinary teeth whitening options are all from Aussie brand Gem; flavour meets functionality. We're sold.
$15 at gem-products.co