“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” – Connie Stevens
Professional Teeth Whitening at Home with Smile Brilliant
Your smile is the first thing that people will see. When I was younger I was always so self conscious about my smile because my teeth were not straight. I look back at older pictures of myself and I was always hiding my teeth because I was insecure about them. I finally was able to ge braces when I was 25, and that was the beginning of my blossoming self confidence. It was after I had my braces off that I had my first experience with professional teeth whitening. What a difference it made in my new smile! I was so glad I did it at the time, but work and family got in the way and I wasn’t able to return to the dentist to have my teeth whitened professionally. I tried whitening strips and whitening toothpaste, but neither worked as well or were as beneficial as the professional teeth whitening experience I had several years ago.
So when I heard about the Smile Brilliant home teeth whitening kit, I was intrigued. Everything I read about the product indicated it worked exactly like what I had done at the dentist’s office. Even better, it could be done at home! So when I was given the opportunity to collaborate with Smile Brilliant I was thrilled! My kit came quickly, and included everything I needed to get started. The kit comes with two impression trays as well as three sets of base and catalyst material (in case you need to re do your impression). First I brushed and flossed my teeth. Then I mixed the catalyst and base paste together (one tray at a time) until the putty became a solid blue color.
Next, once the materials were thoroughly mixed together I placed the impression material in the tray and then placed it in my mouth. This was held in place for approximately 2 1/2 minutes. I repeated these steps for the lower impressions. Leaving the impressions in the trays I let them harden overnight. I then mailed the impressions in the pre-paid envelope back to the lab.
Approximately 10 days later I had my impression trays delivered to my doorstep.
The impression trays come with both a desensitizing gel (made to put on the teeth before the whitening gel is placed on the trays) as well as the whitening gel itself. Read more about what to do about sensitive teeth here.
To begin, I placed the whitening gel into the center of the tray in a smooth line. Be sure to put it in the deepest part of the tray so that when you put it in your mouth not as much of the gel would touch your gums.
I then placed the tray with the gel in my mouth. This was typically done at night, for at least 45 minutes at a time. I found it hard to talk with the trays in my mouth, so I usually passed the time by reading or watching television.
After about ten days I was able to see a noticeable difference in my teeth. This is the exact same process that I did at my dentist’s office, only it was done in the comfort of my own home, for a fraction of the cost. I am very pleased with the results. I could do it even longer for even whiter teeth. I have plenty of whitening gel left over, so I will save the gel and the trays to whiten my teeth again in a few months. The trays will last for years and Smile Brilliant sells the gel on their website, should you find yourself in need of more gel.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Smile Brilliant product, and I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. Now I can smile fearlessly! If my post hasn’t convinced you to try Smile Brilliant, you can read further testimonials here.
To motivate you even more to try Smile Brilliant, we have partnered together to offer a free teeth whitening kit to one of my readers! Enter the contest here. One lucky winner will receive a complete whitening kit, which includes 1 tray creation kit and 6 gel syringes. A $149 value! The contest will end on March 2, 2017.
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*Thank you Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.