One of the easiest ways to make yourself more attractive is to brighten your smile. The teeth sit right in the middle of your face and have a huge influence on the way you look. Having nice white teeth will improve your looks drastically and also give you more confidence. If you've ever been hesitant to raise your hand in class or say something at a meeting due to the fact that your teeth are yellow, you know what I mean. Having wonderful teeth does come at a price though. In this article, we'll explore the teeth whitening cost of a few different methods.

Now, the absolute cheapest way to whiten your teeth is to switch toothpastes. This method will basically cost you $4.00 or so. Granted, it's not the most effective method of getting whiter teeth but what can you expect for such a low price. Next time you're at the supermarket, look for a toothpaste that has peroxide and baking soda in it. You also have to make sure that you are brushing on a regular basis. Do it when you get up, go to bed, and after particularly sweet snacks...

If you're willing to spend just a little bit more money, you'll see far better results. The Crest Whitestrips are, by far, the most popular home whitening option. These are basically little bits of tape that have peroxide gel on one side. You stick them on twice a day for about 30 minutes. Here's a quick breakdown of the various costs of these products. The Classic Whitestrips go for $25.00. These ones need to be used for 14 days before any serious results will be seen. For $35.00, you can get yourself a set of Premium Whitestrips. You wear these for 7 days and can often see results at about day 3. The next step up are the Crest Pro Effects Whitestrips. This product is a little bit different than the ones mentioned above. It promises "In office" results and goes for about $40.00. The last whitening option that Crest offers isn't in the Whitestrip family. It's called the advanced seal and looks kind of like a set of mouth guards. The trays mold to your teeth, providing a more consistent whitening application across the surface of the tooth. The teeth whitening cost, in this instance, is about $50.00

The final, and most expensive, option you have if you want white teeth is to get an in office treatment. This method is done by a dentist or teeth whitening expert and usually costs between $600 and $800. The results are a thousand times better than anything you'll see with a toothpaste or Whitestrip though. If you'd like to know what's typically involved with one of these procedures, check out my article on the Brite Smile Teeth Whitener. This is one of the most popular in office systems available. As far as I know, all of them are quite similar.

As you can see, the teeth whitening cost varies a lot depending on what method you opt for. Do a lot of research, consider all your options, and make an informed decision. Good luck!