I prefer to feel confident (rather than insecure) about myself, so I deem 2017 the year of self-care & self-love. Exercise. Nutritious food. Time to unwind. Reading. Regular haircuts. Whatever it takes to maintain that sense of self-love.
I decided to start off the new year with a nice smile, a big ol' cheesy grin. It had been a while since my last session teeth whitening session — more than a couple years — so it was a match made in heaven when Smile Brilliant* approached me for a collaboration.
How Does It Work?Smile Brilliant sends over your dental impression kit, all set with catalyst paste & base paste. The impression process is pretty easy as long as you take it one impression at a time. My tip: make sure to use a mirror to avoid dragging. After you make your dental impressions, let them dry, & then mail them out in your pre-paid Smile Brilliant envelope. After some patient waiting, my fitted trays arrived in the mail.
Wondering if you should you whiten your teeth? Make sure to read through these things to know before whitening your teeth or you can watch the video review here. You can begin the process once you receive your teeth whitening trays. Simply apply the teeth whitening gel to your teeth tray, then place them carefully in your mouth. I took them out after about an hour & then applied apply the desensitizing gel.
How Much Time Does It Take?I did four one-hour teeth whitening sessions. The whole process was a bit time-consuming since you have to factor in wearing the teeth whitening trays (one hour), then applying the desensitizing gel (20 minutes), then waiting 30 minutes after if you want to drink or eat. At minimum you're looking at 80 minutes per application, but you may notice results in as little as one application.
Why Do I Whiten?I occasionally drink a cup of coffee & a glass of wine, but I mostly drink black tea. My teeth weren't severely yellow, so I was aiming for a whiter, brighter, & natural look. I've had some teeth sensitivity issues with past at home teeth whitening kits, so I wanted to try something different.
How Did Smile Brilliant Work For Me?Overall, the process was relatively simple. I had some minor teeth sensitivity after applying the teeth whitening gel, but the Smile Brilliant desensitizing gel worked well to combat that. I can still grocery shop, paint my nails, edit photos, & do whatever I want while I whiten. I like that it whitened the little nooks & crannies that store-bought teeth whitening kits can't give you. I achieved the results I was looking for — a brighter but still natural smile. I have plenty of teeth whitening gel & desensitizing gel to keep in my refrigerator for future use!
Smile Brilliant! That can get you their T3 Non-Sensitive System (Custom-Fitted Trays + 3 Whitening Gel Syringes) for that price. This giveaway closes January 23, 2017. All you have to do is enter your name & email address! Click here & enter to win! Winner receives free shipping if a resident of the US. International winner is responsible for part partial shipping.
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Have you used Smile Brilliant before? What do you think of at-home teeth whitening? :]