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Crest Whitestrips Daily Whitening Plus Tartar Protection

6 Of The Best Teeth-Whitening Kits In The Drugstore

6 Of The Best Teeth-Whitening Kits In The Drugstore There's no doubt that Crest Whitestrips are one of the most recognizable over-the-counter teeth whitening systems available. It seems almost as if they've been around forever — and professionals still love 'em. “Over the counter, I recommend Crest 3D

Whiten your teeth at home

Whiten your teeth at home Three groups shouldn't do their own whitening: those whose teeth are painfully sensitive to cold; anyone with crowns or fillings on their front teeth (they won't whiten and will end up looking much darker than surrounding teeth); and people whose

Cinch Teeth Whiteners for Sparkling Smile Fast!

Cinch Teeth Whiteners for Sparkling Smile Fast! Gallant cautions that, before you try any whitening products, you should talk to your dentist, because the active ingredient in all of these items is carbamide peroxide, which can make your teeth sensitive. Depending on how soon you need a Some

Whiten your teeth at home

Smiling, which usually feels good, can also make you feel self-conscious if your teeth are less than white or your lips are lined or cracked. But a slew of new treatments and products can keep you from wanting to stifle that grin. Here are the most effective teeth whiteners and brighteners, plus tips on selecting and applying gorgeous and goof-proof shades of red lipstick — just in time for little-black-dress season.

Get whiter teeth at home
Strips, trays, toothpastes...what really works? Here, our experts reveal their favorites, along with advice on who should see a dentist before considering the DIY approach.

Why do teeth change color?
Blame time and your diet. With age, the enamel on teeth becomes thinner and more transparent, and the inner layer, called dentin, looks darker. Teeth also absorb colored liquids throughout your life, says Jeff Golub-Evans, D.D.S., a cosmetic dentist in New York City. Coffee, tea, cola, and red wine are frequent culprits, along with more tenacious tobacco stains.