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I have a little something different for y’all today. I’m going to share my results from a product that I received from Smile Brilliant. They provided me with a professional teeth whitening kit that you could do at home.
My teeth are pretty white as is, because I don’t have any bad habits such as smoking or drinking coffee that will stain my teeth. I may not drink coffee, but I’m a Diet Coke addict and drink bourbon. I wanted to whiten my teeth by a few shades. I wanted them to be ridiculously white, like in those cheesy toothpaste commercials.
Believe it or not, I was about to head to Wal-mart to buy some Crest White Strips. However, I couldn’t remember if I could see results or not, when I used them. I was willing to try again, but I didn’t want to waste my money if they weren’t going to work or I wasn’t going to see the results that I wanted. The only thing I remembered was that they were rather uncomfortable and wouldn’t necessarily stay in place the entire length of the process. I had always wanted to get my teeth professionally whitened, but I hate going to the dentist and I haven’t been in a looooong time (longer than I care to admit!), and it is so pricey, so that idea was completely out. It was simply not going to happen. Did you know the average cost of professional teeth whitening at the dentist is $500?!?! That definitely isn’t easy on your wallet. Here’s an article that goes into details comparing the different methods.
I had thought about trying out other ‘over the counter’ teeth whitening products, but I never made the plunge, because I personally didn’t know anyone that had used the products that I was looking at.
I looked over several reviews, as well as before and after pictures of Smile Brilliant, before saying yes to the product. I told my best friend about it, and she had actually heard of it before and was even thinking about ordering it herself.
I’m always going out and about in my city. I need to make sure my smile is dazzling white, especially if I’m going to be meeting people. I never who I’m going to meet or who may see me, so I want to look my best. I’m the face of my blog and brand, and a smile is one of the first things people notice, so it is super important!
The Contents of Your Kit:
When you place your order, you will receive a kit with everything that you need for the process. The kit includes: Base and Catalyst Paste (this is used to make your impressions), teeth whitening gel, and detailed instructions. In my kit, I received desensitizing gel. However, the average customer kit doesn’t include it.
How to Make Your Impressions:
This was my favorite thing about the kit, and what I believe sets them apart from other companies. Your teeth whitening trays are customized to fit your teeth. The process is easy peasy, but I had my husband help, because I didn’t want to screw it up somehow, even though they provided extras just in case. You start off by mixing both pastes together, and then you press it into the plastic trays. After that, you will put them into your mouth one at a time. Be sure to bite down and hold them in place for approximately two minutes or until firm. Be sure to brush your teeth beforehand, so there isn’t any food particles that may get stuck in the impression. You will then put them into your pre-paid mailer that Smile Brilliant provides for you, and then mail them back. Now, you wait. Once you receive the trays, you will be able to start the process right away. When I received my trays, I was surprised how perfectly they fit in my mouth. Smile Brilliant definitely makes sure that they are tailored to you, hence the impressions.
The Teeth Whitening Process:
The process is pretty simple. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth beforehand (with water only). Both the teeth whitening gel and desensitizing gel are in syringe form. You will start with the teeth whitening gel. Be sure to twist and remove the cap. Scissors can be used if necessary. Then apply a thin steady ribbon of gel along the front, outer surface of the tray. You whiten for 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on your sensitivity. You can clean your house, watch TV, blog, cook, or whatever you wish to pass the time, while your trays are in place. Once time is up, brush your teeth as you normally would. Note: 1 syringe = 3 to 4 applications (top and bottom)
Time for the Desensitizing Gel:
You use the desensitizing gel treatment for only 15 to 20 minutes. Once time is up, do not brush or rinse.
What Does the Desensitizing Gel Do?
The desensitizing gel helps with diminishing teeth sensitivity, replenishing natural minerals of the teeth, and preventing new surface stains.
- Sensitivity is normal: Everyone experiences some level of sensitivity. To lift deep stains, whitening gel must soak into the teeth. This leads to temporary dehydration of the tooth and subsequent sensitivity. DO not be alarmed if your teeth become sensitive. Simply reduce your whitening time or skip a day.
- Gums turning white: This is the result of excess gel coming into contact with gums for a prolonged period of time. Do not put excess gel into the trays. If gum irritation persists, consider putting vasoline on the gum line.
- Refrain from immediate restaining: Do not eat or drink foods rich in color for a minimum of 30 minutes after whitening. It is best to whiten before bed as to reduce chances of restaining.
- Be patient: Each whitening session removes years worth of stains. You do not have to over-whiten in the first week. Take your time, gauge your sensitivity, and whiten accordingly.
- Results may vary: No teeth whitening product can change the physical makeup of your teeth. All whitening products work by removing stains. If all the stains are removed, the color that is left is the whitest your teeth will become.
Still not convinced? Check out this video by Danielle Mansutti, and you can see for yourself!
As you can see I’m pretty happy with my results, and I plan to continue doing more treatments in the future!
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The winner will receive $139.95 store credit which is equal to Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes or the Teeth Whitening Trays + 6 whitening gel syringes!
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