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13 Whitening Toothpastes That Really Work

Farewell, yellow stains!

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There are so many reasons sparkling white teeth can be difficult to get and to maintain. Red wine, coffee, and some food products all take their toll on our teeth. Habits like smoking or inconsistent oral hygiene also cause damage. Not to mention, yellowing teeth can be genetic! How unfair. Still, since teeth staining is something many people experience, there are an overwhelming number of teeth whitening products on the market. But not all these options work well for everyone—teeth bleaching, whitening strips, and visits to the dentist can be time-consuming and cause sensitivity. Not to mention, they can get really expensive. So let me reintroduce you to a simpler option: Whitening toothpastes, which have been on the market forever but can be a little hard to navigate.

Not all whitening toothpastes are created equal. In this list, we've got everyone covered, from natural product lovers to fluoride-sensitive users. We've got classic staples and exciting curveballs. We have simple standards and lesser-known loves. The one thing they all have in common? They all promise to whiten your teeth and keep your mouth clean and fresh. For every taste and preference, there's a whitening toothpaste on this list to fulfill your teeth goals.

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The Eye Candy
Whitening Mint Toothpaste
Marvis sephora.com
$7.50

This Italian toothpaste is not only eye candy for your bathroom shelf, but has a spicy mint flavor that leaves your mouth feeling refreshed. The whitening version of the Marvis toothpaste line is a classic staple.

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For Sensitive Teeth
True White Sensitive Teeth Whitening Toothpaste
Sensodyne amazon.com
$5.98

For anyone whose teeth are too sensitive for white strips or any other whitening treatment, this toothpaste is your new best friend. This toothpaste gently whitens teeth while providing protection from sensitizing factors.

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The Tablet Cleanser
Antiplaque + Whitening Toothpaste Tablets
Hello ulta.com
$8.99

For anyone who can't deal with messy, squishy tubes of toothpaste, these tablets are the next best thing. Chew the tablet until it turns into a paste, then brush as usual. When the tin is empty, simply request a refill!

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Best Bacteria Killer
White Toothpaste
Apa Beauty dermstore.com
$25.00

So often, yellowing teeth are the result of bacteria that latches on to enamel. This toothpaste actively whitens while killing bacteria to prevent further discoloration. 

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The Classic
Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening Toothpaste
Colgate amazon.com
$1.67

Colgate, the gatekeeper of toothpaste, created this whitening toothpaste that contains two of the most effective whitening ingredients: Baking soda and peroxide. This toothpaste deep cleans while also removing stains.

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Most Soothing
Whitening Toothpaste
Linhart amazon.com
$12.00

This gorgeous toothpaste tube contains a cleansing formula that's great for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. It protects enamel while also whitening teeth, plus it contains soothing aloe vera to help soothe gums.

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The Professional-Grade Pick
Professional Whitening Toothpaste
Supersmile dermstore.com
$23.00

If you've had professional teeth whitening and want to maintain your teeth shade, this toothpaste is perfect. If you haven't had any whitening dental work, this toothpaste will still work to dissolve yellow-causing bacteria.

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Kendall Jenner-Approved
Stain Removal Whitening Toothpaste
Moon ulta.com
$7.99

This vegan and fluoride-free formula was created to remove stains that cause unsightly yellow spots. Formulated with natural extracts, this Kendall Jenner-approved toothpaste is sure to be a win.

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The Stain Remover
Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth
Spotlight Oral Care ulta.com
$10.00

For fans of red wine or coffee who suffer from staining as a result, this cavity-protecting and whitening toothpaste works overtime to remove stains. It's great for sensitive teeth that need some extra T.L.C.

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The Drugstore Favorite
Crest 3D White Toothpaste, Pack of 3
Crest amazon.com
$12.59
$9.49 (25% off)

An affordable drugstore favorite, Crest's 3D White line boasts thousands upon thousands of enthusiastic reviews on Amazon.

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The Peroxide-Free Pick
Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste
Nu Skin amazon.com

This fluoride toothpaste is formulated without peroxide for fresh, bright teeth. It has a refreshing vanilla and mint flavor for a maximum clean feel.

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The Clean Choice
Whitening Toothpaste
Native nativecos.com
$10.00

This clean toothpaste comes in both fluoride and fluoride-free formulas to fight cavities while also fighting stains and yellowness. This toothpaste also comes in a charcoal option for maximum detoxification. 

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The Natural Pick
Fluoride-Free Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste
Tom's of Maine amazon.com
$12.37
$7.96 (36% off)

This toothpaste works to prevent plaque build-up that can can appear on teeth. The naturally derived ingredients in this toothpaste also whiten stains and give your breath a clean, fresh scent.

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