If there's one beauty category that has become a lot more democratic and attainable (no matter what your budget), it's the vast and varied world of teeth whitening. There was a time when only a professional could whiten and brighten your chompers, and you can bet it was going to cost you a pretty penny. You would make an appointment weeks ahead of time and might consider whitening your teeth a once-in-a-while indulgent beauty treatment — something you'd save for your own wedding and then cancel when you realized, again, that it cost a small fortune.
But, oh, aren't progress and technology great? You're now able to hit the drugstore, go online, or even get ahold of a few cheap materials at your local health food store and whip up your very own teeth whitening treatment in the privacy of your bathroom. Better still: you can score cheap teeth whitening products that have already been tested by many happy beauty-lovers, have been proven effective at safely whitening teeth, and cost less than $50.
Seriously — a brand-new set of pearly whites for less than some luxury-brand eye shadow palettes — that's money well-spent!
Here are eight highly rated and regarded teeth whitening products that won't break the bank.