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Should You Use Teeth Whitening Apps?

by Aura Glow on May 27, 2019

Should You Use Teeth Whitening Apps?

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What’s a teeth whitening app? Well, it’s basically an app that will edit photos of your smile to look whiter and improve your appearance.

And every day, people add thousands of selfies to these types of apps. People whose teeth look yellow just want to look their best. They want people to see them as beautiful.

We’ve checked out the top teeth whitening apps and compiled a list of the best ones out there.



AirBrush (Android / Apple) not only whitens your smile, but it can also removes pimples, brighten your eyes, and reshape any part of your photo.

This free app offers certain editing options in exchange for you sharing the app on social media or watching some ads. Otherwise, you can pay to get the upgraded features.


“I like this app. It is great for simple photo touch ups! I appreciate that you can brighten, crop, change lighting angle, adjust colour temp (warm/cool), adjust shadows, smooth skin imperfections. ...And the edits actually are realistic looking! One thing it IS sadly missing (and the main reason I needed a photo editing app) is a tool to remove red eye!! Would be amazing if this can be added!!” - Sarah

“I really like this app, and the amount of filters is awesome! I am able to do so much that I just can’t find on any other apps. The only problem I have is the reshape tool. Before the update came out, I was able to do very precise edits. For example, I have edited people and legs out of the backgrounds of my pictures. But now, I can barely do anything without it moving everything around it as well.” - Maddy



Facetune (Android / Apple) is an award-winning app that lets you whiten and widen your smile, remove red eye, and make your skin look smoother.

You can also make certain parts of your photo look slimmer and use makeup tools to paint your skin or hair.


“Love Facetune 2 and glad it's come to android, I was worried about features changing too drastically but I've immediately gotten used to any changes, however there appears to be a major bug that I've been encountering when zooming into photos and switching tools, where a white grid begins to overlay the image which makes it incredibly hard to see the image until zoomed out. I hope this get fixed pretty quickly as it makes editing any photos extremely difficult and I still love to use this app!” - Liam

“With the added features of ''sharpness,'' a ''face'' adjustment, and a wide variety of overall tones, each with an intensity slider, this may now be the only photo adjustment tool I need!” - Eugene

BeFunky Photo Editor


The BeFunky app (Android / Apple) has no ads, watermarks, or requests to share it on social media. It’s a free app but it does have in-app purchases.

It allows you to whiten your teeth, make a collage, overlay photos, and choose from a variety of fonts.


“I'm really liking this app very much so far. Will update if any issues, but not expecting any. ...Has more to offer than MANY other apps I've tried!! plus offers a clean, simple layout. Well-designed! Thank you so much to the developer(s)!! Refreshing to know there are still good people with integrity out there!!” - Alice

“Incredible app!! I've been using BeFunky for a few years now because no other editing app has come close to it.” - Cliff



With over 100 million users and features on The Today Show and ABC News, Perfect365 (Android / Apple) seems to be one of the top teeth whitening apps.

On top of giving you a brighter smile, it offers 20 makeup and beauty tools, 200 preset Hotstyles, and a plethora of coloring options. Plus, it’s free to use.


“This app is amazing! There are so many options, yet its super easy to use! I consider P365 to be a crucial part of the editing process.” - Renee

“I like that the app is very good at detecting my face position. The makeup instantly goes where it's supposed to. Cute hairstyles as well. I wish there were more options.” - Melissa

Visage Lab


Visage Lab (Android / Apple) calls itself a “professional beauty laboratory,” promising to remove blemishes, wrinkles, and stains from your teeth.


“I just got the app today - I will need to use it more to be certain of course but - I really like it! Photography is a hobby that brings me a lot of pleasure so finding a good app to help make pics top of the line really rocks! Thank you!!” - Anonymous user

“This app sucks - too many freaking ads. This is the worst thing I've ever experienced. The big [gimmick] to make money and it doesn't work right.” - Gary

What Is The Best Choice?

The fact that millions of people use teeth whitening apps tells us something profound: people are not happy with the way they look.

It tells us people are desperate to have brighter smiles -- so much that they’ll doctor photos of themselves. But this is only treating the symptoms, not the cause.

The better option is to actually whiten your teeth in real life. The first step is to take care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis. This is by far the best thing you can do for your smile.

Also, instead of wasting your money on app upgrades or extra features, put that cash into your teeth whitening fund. Here at AuraGlow, we offer affordable at-home whitening kits, some as low as $25. Whatever the case, if you want a truly amazing smile, ignore the apps and actually brighten your smile.