Drugstore oral care options
Why should you pay for a whitening system, you might wonder, when there’s a range of toothpastes, brushes and mouth rinses that claim to whiten? Many of these products contain a bleaching ingredient, and they do have some effect, acting mainly as abrasives, to scrub away surface stains.
Brushes: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean ($230); Rexall Power Whitening ($8); Reach Total Care + Whitening ($5); Oral-B 3D Advanced Vivid ($9).
Mouthwashes: Listerine Whitening Restoring Fluoride Rinse ($9; 473 mL); Scope White ($6; 170 mL)
Toothpastes: Colgate Optic White ($6, 165 mL); Sensodyne Brilliant Whitening ($6, 100 mL)
Floss: Reach Total Care + Whitening ($5, 27.4 m)