A sparkling smile can make a strong statement and is an easy way to add an instant pop to your everyday look. Fortunately, you no longer have to shell out big bucks at the dentist or suffer through days of sensitive teeth in order to get the perfect set of pearly whites. TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares new, at-home ways to get your teeth in tiptop shape.
Dentist to the stars Dr. Smigel has long helped Hollywood flash perfect puckers with his SuperSmile products. Cameron Diaz loves the on-the-go powder mouthwash packets, Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony sneak in the Quikee (the on-the-go stain remover), and Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon and Sarah Silverman are just a few more of the million-dollar mouths that count on the Supersmile system. The whitening toothpaste set offers up five fresh flavors, while the tongue cleaners can help anyone get ready to pucker up on-screen or off ($7-159; Supersmile.com).
Technology has come a long way, especially in the field of home teeth-whitening devices. Just one in-office appointment can cost hundreds of dollars, but Go Smile's Whitening Light System and Glo Brilliant's Personal Teeth Whitening Device promise professional results for less, with no sensitivity, that you can do yourself, anywhere, at any time. While the Whitening Light System ($99-$198; GoSmile.com) works in conjunction with Go Smile's patented ampoules to whiten your teeth up to eight shades in 30 minutes, the Glo Brilliant device ($275; Sephora.com), created by Jonathan B. Levine, DMD, uses a combination of heat and light built directly into the form-fitting mouthpiece to lighten up to seven shades in 3-5 days.
Fast becoming a household staple in Japan, Soladey's J3X toothbrush brings a whole new approach to dental hygiene. The light-powered titanium brush produces plaque-fighting ions, which promote whiter teeth and a healthy mouth, all with little or no toothpaste. Long-lasting and eco-friendly, this futuristic find is available in four fun colors and is expected to roll out nationwide in the coming months ($59.95; soladey.com).