A brighter smile is one of the easiest ways to look better. But getting your smile whiter isn’t as easy as, say, getting a new haircut. There are dozens of products you can purchase in drugstores, or even at the dentist—all ranging in potency and price. Knowing what’s best for you is tricky. 

So we did the not-so-dirty work and scouted out the most effective tooth-whitening brushes, pens, trays, strips, and devices. They run the gamut in terms of cost and how they work, ranging from all-natural to those powered by LED and peroxide. See what best suits your needs and get ready for the compliments to start rolling in. 

*We've included basic instructions so you can see how much work you'll need to put in, but always be sure to read the full package instructions and warnings before use.