Of the many cosmetic facets of your body, your teeth perhaps need the greatest amount of care in order to be healthy and beautiful. And nothing makes a smile more flattering than having clean, white teeth! If you have an important date or event approaching and need to get your teeth from looking dingy and yellowed to sparkling and white, you need the right toothpaste to help you out.
Picking the right toothpaste can be challenging. With all the different brands and flavors available, it almost seems impossible to find the right one for you! And if you’re looking for a toothpaste that does the quickest amount of work in the shortest amount of time, you may very well be stumped on what to do. Luckily, we have compiled a list of some of the fastest, most effective teeth-whitening toothpaste on the market, ensuring that you don’t have to look far to achieve those desired pearly whites!
First, we’d like to go over our top three picks-
Our top pick on the list is the Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste because it works to fight bacteria and bad breath while providing whitening properties for users. This toothpaste works to fight bacteria that cause plaque for up to 12 hours while removing surface stains without being harsh on gums and enamel. It is a trusted brand, affordable, and works to keep teeth fresh and clean.
In second, we chose the Crest 3D White Luxe Toothpaste because it removes up to 90% of surface stains, contains fluoride to fight plaque and cavities, and freshens breath with a vibrant and fresh mint flavor. This toothpaste works well on its own but works best when used in combination with Crest 3D White Luxe Mouthwash.
Finally, for our third pick, we chose Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste because it is particularly good for sensitive users. It whitens gently while helping to protect teeth with added fluoride, strengthening the enamel and fighting plaque. The formula of the toothpaste is also made to help prevent erosion from acids and sugars, further protecting and strengthening your teeth.
What Makes A Good Whitening Toothpaste?
What you should look for when buying a whitening toothpaste-
Fluoride or Non?
It can be difficult to determine whether or not you should choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride or not. We know that fluoride can improve your enamel and fight bacteria, but sometimes too much fluoride or certain kinds may not be beneficial. It’s a personal choice whether or not you should choose a fluoride toothpaste or not. You should weigh the pros and cons before coming to a decision, keeping in mind what you need from your toothpaste.
Choose A Trusted Brand
Make sure to do your research before you purchase a toothpaste. It’s good to be familiar with the brand before you buy, so you know the company’s reputation. On our list, we’ve only chosen brands that we believe are best for whitening teeth. You can always purchase more than one toothpaste, sometimes available in test and travel sizes, in order to test and decide which toothpaste works best for you.
Check For The Seal
Has your toothpaste been approved by a dental association? Check for a seal, such as ADA (American Dental Association) to ensure that you’re using a toothpaste that has been tested and approved by dentists for good oral hygiene. When approved, you can rest easy knowing that your toothpaste is safe for used and effective for oral hygiene.
1. Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste
This toothpaste, as mentioned above, is our top pick for teeth whitening toothpaste. Throughout all the toothpaste products in the Colgate brand, this is the one most focussed on helping you get rid of that yellow tint while also cleaning the entirety of your mouth. With effectiveness that lasts twelve hours, Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste gently removes surface stains with each use and helps to prevent future staining.
This toothpaste is also approved through the New Drug Application Process to help prevent gingivitis, proving it is as powerful a cleaner of all of the mouth’s hard-to-reach areas as it is a teeth whitener.
- Strong cleaning fluoride solution
- Easy to Use
- Easily available
- Quick, effective teeth whitening
- Strong solution may be harsh on gums
2. Crest 3D White Luxe Toothpaste
Need whiter teeth fast? Crest 3D White Luxe Toothpaste gives you visibly whiter teeth after only two days of use when paired with any Crest 3D White mouthwash. With the same enamel-safe teeth whitening agent used by dentists, this product is a fast and effective teeth cleaning solution that removes 90% percent of surface stains within the first five days. And with it’s unique Whitelock technology, Crest 3D White Luxe Toothpaste also prevents new stains from forming, even within the microfine lines of your teeth.
- Fast teeth-whitening
- Whitelock technology
- Gentle foaming action
- Fluoride toothpaste prevents cavities
- Best only when paired with other Crest products
- Rough on sensitive teeth
3. Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste
While not the fastest whitening toothpaste available, Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste is certainly one of the most efficient in cleaning the teeth and preventing future discoloration. With its gentle whitening effects, this product is likely the best for those with sensitive teeth and gums. It helps to protect against the effects of acid erosion, and re-hardens acid-softened enamel. In the modern area of what dentists refer to as ‘acid wear’, this product is specifically designed to protect against it while removing stains.
- Gentle, good for sensitive teeth
- Re-hardens enamel
- Protects against acid wear
- Contains fluoride for cavity protection
- Slow, gentle working whitening solution
4. BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Charcoal is a natural whitening product, acting as an abrasive agent that scrubs away the plaque while also whitening the teeth and protecting them from bacteria. Which is why BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste is a good choice for naturally healthy and white teeth. This toothpaste is gentle enough for everyday use, and it is fluoride-free, but makes up for it with the added benefits of activated charcoal and natural additives. This toothpaste is also made with coconut oil, aiding in its antimicrobial and whitening properties. With natural ingredients and an affordable price, it’s hard to go wrong with this charcoal toothpaste options.
- Natural- Natural ingredients and additives
- Works quickly and well
- Liquid consistency- Should be put in the refrigerator to thicken for use
5. Primal Life Organics Dirty Mouth Toothpowder
If you like to opt for organics, you should try Primal Life Organics Dirty Mouth Toothpowder. It’s all-natural, organic, and kid-friendly. The powder can be used by dipping your brush in water, then the powder to collect the product for use. The tooth powder is made with extra fine bentonite clay and charcoal as it’s main ingredients, providing many helpful properties for fighting bacteria, removing plaque, and whitening your teeth. This toothpaste is also fortified with essential oils and mint, to bring you a healthier and fresher mouth while protecting and soothing your gums and teeth.
- Organic, all-natural ingredients
- Whitens naturally
- Fun to use- great for kids
- Earthy taste- takes getting used to
6. Colgate Optic Platinum Toothpaste Express White
Peroxide products are known for having excellent whitening properties. Colgate Optic Platinum Toothpaste Express White can be used daily, as directed for 4 weeks to achieve whiter teeth. The product formula had fluoride as well, a fortifying ingredient that strengthens enamel and protects against bacteria. It has a great mint taste and brightens your smile gradually over a four week period. You can maintain with continued regular use. This toothpaste is best used by adults but may be used by children 2 and over when supervised by an adult.
- Safe for daily use
- Contains fluoride- protects enamel and fights bacteria
- Expensive for the amount and results
7. Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste
Marvis toothpaste provides freshening and whitening with gentle xylitol and sorbitan, it provides plaque fighting and whitening, while still being gentle on teeth and gums. With an old-fashioned formula and a fresh taste, it’s a great option for individuals looking for a through clean and fresher breath, along with whiter teeth. Marvis is an Italian luxury line of toothpaste, with high-quality ingredients and effectiveness in mind.
- High-quality ingredients
- Great freshening
- Fights plaque and tartar
- Average whitening
- Very expensive
8. Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
Tom’s of Maine is a longstanding name in natural, environmentally friendly toothpaste, and the Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free formula is no exception. This formula manages to effectively clean, strengthen, and whiten teeth, all without the use of the harsher chemicals found in other toothpaste. On top of that, this toothpaste has a clean, fresh, mild flavor for pleasant brushing.
- Natural ingredients
- Great flavor
- Effective whitening
- Small tubes for the price
9. Crest Pro-Health Advanced Extra Deep Clean Toothpaste
Perhaps the best toothpaste on this list as far as cleaning teeth, Crest Pro-Health Advanced Extra Deep Clean Toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling clean as if you had just been to the dentist. It also has a more subtle flavor than most other toothpaste, which could make it better or worse depending on preference. Unfortunately, the toothpaste also has a runny consistency, and the snap-on hinged cap doesn’t always create a perfect seal. This means that occasionally toothpaste may drip out of the cap and onto your counter. A great toothpaste as far as performance goes.
- Protects against gingivitis
- Protects against acid erosion
- Breaks down plaque
- Bad seal on cap
- Toothpaste is runny
10. Colgate Maxwhite Crystal Mint Liquid Toothpaste
The best part about brushing with Colgate Maxwhite Crystal Mint Liquid Toothpaste is the mini bright strips in the toothpaste itself! Every time you brush with Maxwhite, the special formula in the mini bright strips helps to keep teeth white for an extended time. However, to see the best results, you need to consistently use this toothpaste, since the mini bright strips are most effective over extended use. The toothpaste is reliable, affordable, and works well to protect your teeth from bacteria.
- Less mess dispensing
- Freshens bad breath
- Fights cavities
- Mini-bright strips are a strange texture for brushing
- Some whitening, but not as quick or intense as similar brands
Our team has carefully tested these kinds of toothpaste and it took us almost a week to finish the tests. We then make our own judgement on each product we use based on experience and present all of them as a brief review to you here.