Okay guys…moment of truth: I am obsessed with my teeth. Obsessed. Like I still wear my 13-year-old-post-braces retainers to sleep obsessed. And for someone so obsessed with a pretty smile, I drink a lot of teeth-staining beverages. Cue: morning java, afternoon java or tea, nighttime tea or wine. See what I’m saying? That’s at least three times a day I’m presenting my teeth with the opportunity for stains and discoloration. No bueno.
When I was given the chance to start whitening my teeth with Smile Brilliant, I couldn’t turn it down. Of course, I did my research before committing because I didn’t want to ruin my teeth. I found MakeupBySarah’s teeth whitening routine and little Q&A session to be helpful, before I got started.
Q: What is Smile Brilliant?
A: After realizing that more than 70% of the cost & time associated with professional teeth whitening revolves around trips to the dentist (office “chair time”), we decided to develop a system that allows our customers to make their own dental impressions.
Q: Okay, but why Smile Brilliant?
A: Our trays and professional strength teeth whitening gel exceed general dentists standards. By eliminating the dentist and allowing customers to purchase direct, we are able to deliver 3x to 5x faster and at 70% less price. Sold.
Q: What if it doesn’t work?
A: Simple. It does. But if you’re unhappy, Smile Brilliant offers this guarantee: We are 100% confident in our products and we know that you’ll be satisfied with the results. If not, we’ll give you a full refund.
So fast-forward six weeks…the amount of time I’ve been whitening with the Smile Brilliant system. Here’s my experience:
Okay, so know when you go to the dentist and you have to get impressions made? Well, that’s Step 1 with the Smile Brilliant system…except you DIY (you may recall seeing this drooly blue process on my Snap story a while back). The kit was all-inclusive and really easy to use, as long as you can laugh at yourself and follow instructions.
Then once you mail your impressions back (for free), you wait a bit while your whitening trays are being made. You’ll receive them in the mail shortly after, and once you do, you’re good to go!
Once a day – I chose before bed – you squeeze the whitening gel syringe in an even line in the whitening tray…again, very easy with their instructions – and chill out for 30 minutes to three hours. What a time frame! I know. I started at 30 minutes because it does burn at first, but within a week I was up to an hour and a half.
Afterwards always always always use the desensitizing gel. I was so cooling on the teeth and felt so good after the whitening step. This stays on for 30 minutes, and then you’re good to go! Done.
Repeat tomrrow x however many days you plan to whiten.
I’m happy to report I notice a difference in my teeth. I think what I like best about this system is how gradual it is. I have to admit: I had been inconsistent at times with my whitening, skipping nights due to travel, colds and socializing, but still, the system works. My teeth aren’t necessarily brighter and BAM in-you-face-bleached-white; they look naturally white. See?
The only side effect I came across during my whole teeth whitening experience was tooth sensitivity. Smile Brilliant thought it was something of note too, when they developed their product. Part of the process (as mentioned above) is taking time to use a desensitizing gel after whitening your teeth. I’m grateful for that step, but my teeth are still a little tingly when touched by extreme temps. It didn’t shock me that I experienced this side effect because I have sensitive teeth to begin with, but it’s definitely something to mention in a product review.
Now’s as good a time as any to start a lengthy teeth whitening process. I actually recommend doing it now that it’s winter, because if you’re anything like me and are less of a social butterfly this time of year, you have time to commit to perfecting your stain-free, brilliant smile. All of the information you need to research Smile Brilliant for yourself and sign up is right here. Of if I’ve already convinced you, take 5% off your purchase with the promo code simplybedazzled5.
Wait – one more thing! What fun would reading a whole long post like this be if a giveaway contest wasn’t included? Smile Brilliant is offering my readers (you!) a chance to win a teeth whitening starter kit. You’ve got two weeks, enter here.
Bring onnnnnn the coffee!
Special thanks to Smile Brilliant for providing the products for this post!