As a busy 8-5 sales women, dog mom, and blogger entrepreneur, I’m constantly on the grind. My week days are filled with morning Starbucks runs and mid-day espresso shots for a pick me up. Coffee has become such a part of my routine that I didn’t notice the impact it may have been having on my teeth. During a visit to my dentist, he recommended having my teeth whitened, and after crunching the numbers, I realized professional teeth whitening was an option I could not afford.
Ben on the other hand is an avid smoker. This is something he is trying to quit, however the years of smoking have also taken their toll on his smile. With changes in our jobs, ear surgery, and moving homes, professional whitening was out of the question. Thankfully SmileBrilliant offers a much cheaper teeth whitening alternative. It’s easy, affordable, and can be done daily in under an hour! Today I’m sharing a little more about SmileBrilliant’s teeth whitening kit and our before/after results from just one week.
Smile Brilliant will send you a kit packed with everything you need to make your own personalized impressions so they fit your teeth perfectly. Making the impressions are easy and take under 15 minutes! Included in the kit is detailed, step-by-step instructions. There is also a sheet showing the most common mistakes and how you can avoid these. Smile Brilliant includes a spare putty to make additional impressions just in case you make a mistake. When Ben I finished, we sent the impressions back (in the pre-paid envelope included). About a week later we received our personalized trays!
The Whitening Process
During this time Ben & I were juggling A LOT. He was in the middle of changing roles at his job and we were moving houses. I was so thankful this kit was something we could easily fit into our every day routine, whether it was getting ready in the morning, on our lunch break, or while we were packing up boxes!
To start, the kit comes with multiple syringes of teeth whitening gel and I also ordered some desensitizing gel as my teeth can sometimes be a little sensitive. I used the whitening everyday for 45 minutes, sometimes longer! I used the desensitizing gel once at the end of the process as I experienced a little sensitivity on my 7th day. The trays are not uncomfortable to wear for an hour as they fit your teeth perfectly so it is similar to wearing a retainer. Especially for someone like me who has been in and out of braces three separate times. However, for Ben (who has never had braces or a retainer), the foreign object in his mouth seemed a little strange, but manageable.
Each syringe can be used to whiten your teeth for 3-4 sessions. I would recommend adding the de-sensitizer to your kit just in case you experience tooth sensitivity. If needed, take a break in between whitening days.
I’m in love! Our teeth are look naturally whiter and brighter but do not have an over-bleached look after whitening. After multiple uses, there was a clear difference which you will see below. Overall, I am so happy with the ease of the at-home kit but professional quality. The kits start at $139 and you can also buy gel refills so your custom trays last you longer! Check out our before and after’s from 2 weeks of whitening!
Smile Brilliant was kind enough to let me try out their teeth system complimentary but have also partnered with me for a giveaway for my readers. One of you will receive a voucher for $149 towards a kit. The competition is open to Ireland, US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Smile Brilliant will choose the winner in 2 weeks from today. For those of you who do not win, use my code FREEDOMOFTHEDRESS15 to receive 15% off.
You are never fully dressed without a smile. Happy Whitening and good luck to all!