I have never met a tooth whitening tray that I've liked. Bleaching strips slip. While Go Smile requires patient rubbing. Unable to use Watt's whitening kit without getting lung fulls of bleach and unable to buy Target's no-slip wraps online, I was excited to find that an oral health company called Nuvora has launched teeth whitening lozenges called Nuvorawhite. Now all I have to do is suck my stains away.

The lozenges, which dissolve in the mouth in an hour, are supposed to whiten the teeth, kill bacteria and freshen the breath. The active whitening ingredient is carbamide peroxide, with essential oils, xylitol to kill bacteria, and zinc to freshen the breath. Nuvora claims that they are all in amounts suitable for release over time.

Although the lozenges are not supposed to create sensitivity (as strips can), the main selling point is the simplicity of  use. Place in the mouth, move occasionally over the front of teeth, twice a day for up to 18 days - or for occasional touch ups.

In a pilot study, Nuvorawhite achieved an average of 7.8 shades improvement in 12 days - about the same as existing home-whitening products.

I have an 18-day supply ($59.99) on its way and I'll let you know if I achieve hassle free at-home teeth cleaning. Nuvora.com.


Ethyl Cellulose Polymer, Peppermint Oil, Carbamide Peroxide, Gum Arabic, Xanthan Gum, Xylitol, Sucralose, Zinc Gluconate, Spearmint Oil