I’m your average joe – I brush twice a day, floss when I remember to, and visit the dentist only to hear them tell me to floss more often. What they don’t mention at the dentist’s office is at home teeth whitener. Oh, yes, you can pay for that uber expensive teeth whitening sessions, but who has that money? Today I’m sharing an at home teeth whitener – and it actually works! Meet Smile Brilliant!
Why I did it
As a blogger and influencer, my face literally sells. I’ve been self-conscious about my teeth for awhile. Not only have they gone back to their crooked ways (sorry, daddy, I should have worn my retainer…) but they bear the scars of years of coffee, wine, and other not-so-nice-looking substances on my teeth. You can see below how my mouth looked before, and try not to cringe.
I hadn’t thought of an at home teeth whitener because I thought any type of teeth whitening system was out of my price range. At the dentist, they quoted a hefty amount for the whitening services they offered. Those overnight strips sounded like they might not even work. That’s where Smile Brilliant came in.
How it works
The special thing about Smile Brilliant is that they work to whiten and reinforce your whole tooth, not just the part that shows to everyone else. Upon purchasing their kit, they send everything you need to create your own impressions so your whitening trays will fit your teeth perfectly. And it’s all done at home, too!
After ordering your kit, Smile Brilliant will send you a little blue and white box full of materials! When you receive your start-up kit, you will follow their detailed directions and create your impressions. After they have hardened and you rinse them off, in they go to the envelope provided (postage is included).
Directions – At Home Teeth Whitener
When you’re ready to start creating your impressions, first start by brushing your teeth and washing your hands! Don’t forget to floss, too. 😉 You don’t want impressions of that broccoli you had for lunch.
Here’s a quick video I did on how to make your impressions. Your kit will include even more detailed directions, so make sure you read it all carefully before you begin.
Once your impressions have hardened, rinse them off with cold water, allow them to dry, then stick that package in the mail asap! You’ll get your personalized whitening trays in 5-10 days. Oh and if you want any of the add-ons Smile Brilliant offers, be sure to include them when you fill out your information card.
Don’t forget to fill out the information card!
When your trays arrive, you will first do something most people hate to do: read the directions. The kit contains your whitening gel and your desensitizing gel, as well as detailed instructions for each.
Essentially, each night about two hours before bed, but after dinnertime, you will follow this routine:
- Brush your teeth with water (no toothpaste!) and floss.
- Squirt 1/3 of one teeth whitener gel syringe evenly onto each tray (top and bottom).
- Put the trays in your mouth for 45 minutes-3 hours (start with 45 minutes and see if you can build up to longer)
- When you’re done, remove the trays, rinse and dry them.
- Brush your teeth with toothpaste.
- Repeat step #2 but with the desensitizing gel
- Put the trays in your mouth for 20-30 minutes. Don’t swallow the gel.
- When you’re done, don’t rinse your mouth out. Simply spit out the excess gel, rinse the trays, and dry them for the next use.
It may sound like a lengthy process, and not going to lie, it takes some getting used to. You will also experience some pain with the whitener at first because it is drying out your teeth teeth to remove the stains.. The desensitizing gel helps loads with this, though, so don’t skip those steps!
What I thought
I was shocked by how quickly I saw results from an at home teeth whitener! Within 5 uses, my teeth already looked much whiter and brighter. I really do feel more confident when smiling!
While it was extremely uncomfortable at first, the whitening gel certainly worked its magic. I tried to skip the desensitizing gel a couple of times, but I regretted it because my teeth became overly sensitive and and my gums started to hurt. Follow the directions!
It’s also important to do your whitening every day until your materials run out. This is because your teeth pores will actually open up for 48 hours after you whiten, leaving them vulnerable for more stains.
The customer service is also great with Smile Brilliant – any time I had a question, they were eager to respond in a timely manner. With an at home teeth whitener, or any other do-it-yourself system, the customer service is a biggie so you can ask any questions you might have about the product.
Results – Does it really work?
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Here is a before and after of my teeth. These are REAL results!
Overall, I’m very happy with my Smile Brilliant results. My smile now has confidence, and I have also learned so much from the information they provide in their kit. I don’t know about you, but I had no idea teeth had pores!
And now, because I love you all so much, I have partnered with Smile Brilliant themselves to bring you this coupon code as well as to offer you an opportunity to win a free kit yourselves!
15% off coupon code: lilmamabear15
Giveaway link: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/lilmamabear
Giveaway will be open for 2 weeks and is available for USA, UK, Australian, and Canadian residents!
Have you ever tried teeth whitening? Share with me by commenting below!
Love, Emily XOXO