Any dentist will tell you coffee and wine are enemies no. 1 and 2 when it comes to a white smile. But there's just one problem — both are essential for us to remain sane throughout the week. There's no way we'd get through a 10 a.m. meeting without a double espresso shot. And who the heck wants to watch The Haunting of Hill House sans a nerve-calming glass of merlot? Unfortunately, these drinking essentials stain our teeth, and honestly, it's a consequence we are willing to live with.
Thankfully, there's an array of products out there to erase our sipping sins, keeping our smile white and giving us carte blanche to drink all the caffeine and vino we want. But while everything in the dental care aisle, from toothpaste to mouthwash, claims to give you a brighter smile, it's hard to know which ones will actually work and won't leave you with a toothache. So, R29 staffers set out to try the most popular and innovative teeth whitening products out there. Their honest opinions, ahead.