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What Is the Best Whitening Toothpaste?

When you want to improve your smile and remove stains, you turn to whitening toothpaste. But with an endless variety of tubes, foams and gels out there, how do you even begin to choose? How do you know that your money is well-spent and that you will achieve the results you desire? For that, you have to choose the best whitening toothpaste.

So what is the best whitening toothpaste? Don’t be fooled by words and pretty packaging. GO SMILE breaks down what makes one effective and some of the ingredients that should be on your radar. Plus, we offer a list of our high-quality whitening toothpastes to get those pearly whites sparkling!

What Makes an Effective Whitening Toothpaste?

An effective whitening toothpaste works to remove the surface stains. Through gentle abrasives and your sonic toothbrush or blue light toothbrush, whitening toothpaste will break down and dissolve stains. Meant to replace your regular toothpaste, GO SMILE whitening toothpaste can be used twice a day and can give you a brighter smile in as little as two to six weeks. 

Minimizes Germs and Bacteria

As a whole, though, whitening toothpaste is much more effective when used in combination with a blue light toothbrush. The blue light accelerates the whitening process, while also reducing germs that ultimately cause stains. 

Fights Cavities and Bad Breath

At a minimum, whitening toothpaste should provide more benefits than simply giving you a brighter smile. It should also be offering cavity-fighting ingredients and fresher breath with a mint flavor or similar.


Lastly, and most importantly, your whitening toothpaste should be approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) with an ADA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging. The ADA Seal ensures that the whitening toothpaste has undergone a complete evaluation, guaranteeing it is both safe and effective. 

The Best Ingredients to Look for in Whitening Toothpaste

When it comes to choosing a quality whitening toothpaste, you have to look closer at the list of ingredients. Some higher-quality and more natural ingredients and abrasives to look for in whitening toothpaste are:

  • Sodium fluoride
  • Hydrated silica
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Carbamide peroxide

The American Dental Association suggests that whitening toothpastes with hydrogen and carbamide peroxide are the most efficient abrasive ingredients you can seek out. 

Approved by the ADA, GO SMILE products are safe, effective and clinically proven to whiten your teeth. Most notably, our ingredients offer a more “natural” solution, providing a sensitive-free teeth whitening experience. Many of GO SMILE’s products contain one or a few of the ingredients listed above. 

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Ingredients

Not only should the best whitening toothpaste have natural ingredients, but it should be an ethically-made product too, both vegan and cruelty-free. Look for an ethically-made whitening toothpaste with three symbols -- a bunny, leaf and plant -- to rest-assure that no animal was harmed in the making.  

A Note About Blue Covarine

Blue covarine is a common ingredient in many at-home teeth whitening products. However, don’t be fooled by its marketing! Essentially, blue covarine is an optical illusion. When this tricky ingredient adheres to the enamel surface, it makes teeth appear less yellow, while the stains are still there! Blue covarine offers fast and immediate results, but at what cost? There are still underlying stains. 

High-Quality and Effective Whitening Toothpastes 

Foam Toothpaste

Foam Toothpaste

If you want the powerful cleaning of foaming nanotechnology, look no further! GO SMILE’s foaming toothpaste provides you with quality ingredients and a combination of teeth whitening gel and nanotechnology. These advanced formulas of highly effective ingredients offer a deep whitening and penetrate the tooth beneath the surface stains. Our foam whitening toothpaste is also proven to be 10 times more effective than the leading whitening toothpaste brand. Now that’s a powerful product for sparkling teeth! 

Again, whitening toothpastes work best with a blue light. Check out one of GO SMILE’s entire collection of cutting-edge LED blue light devices and toothbrushes to accelerate your teeth whitening routine, while also killing germs and bacteria that cause other oral health issues.   

Luxury Mint Toothpaste

Luxury Mint Toothpaste

Another option is to use our mint toothpaste, which offers the active ingredient of 

sodium fluoride and hydrated silica, a more “natural” stain-removing whitener. Not to mention, it’s packed with enamel-strengthening vitamins like A, C and E that keep your teeth healthy and bright. Also commonly called a luxury toothpaste, our vitamin-enriched toothpaste is the ideal solution for combating harsh acidic chemicals from coffee consumption and citrus-based drinks. Not just ADA-approved, our luxury mint toothpaste is also FDA-approved. 

Similar to our foaming toothpaste, GO SMILE’s luxury mint toothpaste shows accelerated results when it’s paired with a teeth whitening gel or one of our bacteria-killing blue light toothbrushes. 

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