These Are the Best Teeth-Whitening Pens for Easy Brightening

Updated 04/25/19

We'd be lying if we said that we didn't care about the color of our teeth. In fact, if someone happens to comment on how white and bright our smile is, we feel pretty darn euphoric. That said, maintaining our pearly whites is no easy feat, which, perhaps, is why a compliment feels so victorious. We brush, we floss, and somehow we even manage to make our twice-yearly teeth cleanings (seriously, is there an award for that?).

Yet time and time again, we find ourselves wishing our teeth looked a tad more dazzling. Blame it on the booze, (just kidding, we just had to cue Jamie Foxx there), the coffee, or our occasional sugar cravings, but we're constantly on the search for the best teeth-whitening products. And right now, we're super into the idea of whitening pens. Quick, mess-free results that we can easily take on the go? Sign us up. Keep reading to see our list of the best teeth-whitening pens for easy brightening.

Dr. Ginger's Natural Coconut Oil Pulling Whitening Gel Bamboo Pen $20
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Not to get overly Gwyneth on you, but this all-natural whitening pen incorporates coconut oil for extra antibacterial benefits—boosting freshness and encouraging a healthy and ultra-white smile. Inspired by oil-pulling, this one's on our watch list and provides a one-two punch of payback, from minty-cool breath to healthier gums.

Polar Teeth Whitening Pen $15
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With 12% dental-grade hydrogen peroxide (sounds scary, but it's totally safe), this handy teeth whitening pen is one of the best when it comes to instantaneous results. All you have to do is apply, smile (dry time is around 30 seconds), and go! Just remember to wipe off any excess around your gums or lips. 

Smilebriter Teeth Whitening Gel Pens $15
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Pesky coffee and food stains are no match for this highly applauded whitening pen. Plus, a two-for-one price never hurt anyone. According to the brand (and lots of reviewers), the formula whitens and nixes stains in as little as three days.

Single Whitening Touch-Up Pen
Phillips Sonicare Single Whitening Touch-Up Pen $13
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If you love a heavier-duty whitening treatment but want something to maintain your super-bright results in between appointments, this pen from Phillips will be your new go-to. The gel is easy to apply and makes touch-ups a breeze.

Peroxide Free Teeth Whitening Pen, Mint, 0.067 Fluid Ounce
Dr. Brite Peroxide Free Teeth Whitening Pen $20
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Adorable packaging aside, this peroxide-free pen is a gentle alternative for those seeking a whiter smile. Created by dentists, it's a smart solution if you have sensitive gums and teeth.

Smileactives Tooth Whitening Pen $17
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Hot pink packaging, a refreshing Winter Berry scent, and an advanced whitening formula separate this whitening pen from its competition. We recommend embracing your inner Plastic and applying this one on Wednesday. Because, after all, it's pink.

GLO Science Everyday GLO Teeth Whitening Maintenance Pen $25
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Thanks to Everyday GLO, you can have your cake and eat it too. Well, kind of. Not only will this adorable little tube whiten your teeth, it's also chock-full of antioxidants and vitamins and removes stains from coffee, sweets, and wine—instantaneously, to boot!

ON THE GO Teeth Whitening Pen
Go Smile On the Go Teeth Whitening Pen $19
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Convenient, wallet-friendly, and effective—all things we want in a whitening pen—and this one just so happens to deliver on all fronts. The unique formula is not only easy on sensitive teeth and gums, it also adheres better to your enamel for a longer-lasting (and more superior) brightening result.

Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen $22
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Leave it to cult-favorite makeup brand Tarte to not only create a whitening pen that boasts the best of the best results but one with a vegan formula, no less. Great for on-the-go touch-ups (it's so cute people won't even know it's a whitening pen, we swear), it also protects your enamel so, you know, you can enjoy that delish vegan ice cream cone.

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