Friday, June 17, 2016
How I Whiten My Teeth with Smile Brilliant + A Giveaway!
*Disclosure* This post is kindly sponsored by Smile Brilliant, and contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% honest and my own, like always!
Hey guys! I had the awesome opportunity to try out a tooth whitening product by the company Smile Brilliant. I had heard of the brand before from reviews on blogs and YouTube, so when I was contacted to try out their product, to say I was excited was an understatement! Be sure to stick around for my review, as well as before and after pictures.
Before using Smile Brilliant, I had used different tooth whitening products in the past. They're usually expensive for what you get, messy, and with sensitive teeth and gums, it can hurt. When you get your Smile Brilliant kit in the mail, it comes with trays to make molds of your teeth, Catalyst and Base Paste to make the actual mold, 3 packages of Professional Teeth Whitening Gel and 3 packages of Desensitizing Gel, as well as directions for use. There are other options for the kit as well.
Now, something like this can cost $500+ at the dentists office, yet you're getting all this from Smile Brilliant at a fraction of the price, starting at $119.95.
Sending out the dental impressions is super easy, and you get your custom fitted trays within about a 2 week window, and for me it took about a week and a half.
This is a close-up of my teeth prior to any whitening (scary, I know), and it might be hard to tell, but I have the most discoloration around my gums at the bottom of my teeth and my canines (the fangs as I like to call them). I hadn't done any kind of whitening for quite a few years, so I was really excited to see what kind of results I would have.
What you do is to first make sure that your trays are completely dry, as moisture reduces the efficacy of the whitening gel. You then take the green syringe and place a thin ribbon of gel to the front inner surface of the tray that comes into contact with your teeth. You then have to make sure your teeth are as dry as possible by using a paper towel or tissue, then you insert the trays using a forward pressing motion to avoid dragging the gel down. If you have sensitive gums like I do, you can apply a small amount of Vaseline to them before inserting the trays. I didn't do that because I don't have any Vaseline on hand.
The amount of time you can leave the trays in depends on your level of sensitivity. Times range from 15 minutes, and you can leave them in for up to 3 hours. Now if you know me and read my blog, you know I use sensitive toothpaste because I do have sensitive teeth and gums. I started out doing the whitening for 15 minutes to be on the safe side, and by the end of the 2 weeks I had to try the whitening, I made my way up to 45 minutes. I was honestly proud of myself that I could use a whitening product for that long, as strips and other whitening kits similar to this practically killed my teeth and gums after about 10-15 minutes.
After whitening, you use the Desensitizing Gel to help with re-hydrating your teeth, and to cut down on the sensitivity. I'll be honest and say that I didn't notice it helping with the sensitivity I had, but it was so minimal that I wasn't too bothered by it.
Because I wasn't able to make it up to the 3 hours for intense whitening, I don't think I got the full effect of the process, but I am definitely happy with the progress I've made. My fangs are more white and my teeth overall are brighter. Even my husband noticed my teeth, and he never notices anything. I've been so happy with everything Smile Brilliant has done for my teeth, and the company is super nice. I've never been more impressed with teeth whitening in my life, and that's something I never thought I would say! Seriously, doing this kind of teeth whitening in the privacy of your own home, for a fraction of the price at a dentist's office, is just incredible.
Be sure to check out some testimonials on this product here, and also this video of beauty vlogger Danielle Mansutti of her amazing results from using Smile Brilliant!
I also am very excited to say that there is also going to be a giveaway! If you click on this link here, it will take you to a page where you can enter to win a $139.95 store credit, which is equal to their Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes or the Teeth Whitening Trays + 6 whitening gel syringes. You can also change the selection by paying the difference if it comes to more than $139.95. The winner will receive a code to use at checkout. The giveaway will run for 2 weeks from today (May 17th).
The winner of the giveaway can be international, but if the winner is outside the US, you will have to pay the shipping cost for sending the impressions back to Smile Brilliant.
If you're too excited about this product and want to purchase for yourself now, you can use the 5% discount code skinstuffbykaty on the Smile Brilliant website.