I don’t know about you, but I love red wine. Especially during the winter months—and although I enjoy a glass or two with dinner, I can’t help but cringe afterward when I see the stain it leaves on my teeth. Though those stains aren’t permanent, they definitely build up. And along with my love of herbal tea, other food, and candy over the years, I definitely feel my teeth could be whiter–but of course, we all know how pricey that process can be. In the past, I’ve tried Crest White Strips, which at first glance seemed to be a great affordable option, but after using I began to notice the flaws. For instance, they didn’t cover my entire row of teeth or all of the grooves in my teeth, so the whitening was a bit inconsistent. Since then, it’s been several years since I tried whitening, until recently, when I came across the brand Smile Brilliant.
When the brand first reached out I was a bit skeptical. We’ve all seen the Instagram models pushing LED whitening systems or charcoal toothpaste down our throats on social media–so I didn’t know if this would be the real deal. Fortunately, after some research, I decided to give Smile Brilliant a try. And I’m so glad I did.
Created by hygienists and dentists, Smile Brilliant makes easy to use custom fit teeth whitening trays. The system conveniently eliminates a visit to the doctor’s office by allowing it’s users to make the dental impressions at home.
Here’s how it works: I received the kit at my doorstep, which includes Base Paste, Catalyst Paste and Impression Trays that you use to create your custom mold. There are easy to follow instruction on how to mix the pastes and create your mold–so easy that I got it right on the first try! From there, I sent the molds back to the Smile Brilliant lab (they provided postage for this) and within 2-weeks they were shipped back.
I was so excited to see and feel that the custom trays fit perfectly onto my teeth, which would ensure maximum whitening capabilities. Prior to whitening each evening, I’d brush my teeth without any toothpaste just to get rid of anything blocking the top layer of my teeth. Using the syringe, I squeezed a thin line of Teeth Whitening Gel onto the top and bottom trays, popped them in and the rest was history. My teeth weren’t too heavily stained to start with, so I kept them in for only about 45-minutes to an hour each use.
I anticipated some tooth sensitivity so my kit also included Desensitizing Gel to use after the whitening process. I felt very very minor tooth sensitivity after each use, so ended up not really having to use the Desensitizing Gel the entire time. I did, however, feel much more sensitivity on my gums, which I didn’t expect. Fortunately, all I had to do was coat my gums with vaseline prior to whitening moving forward to build a barrier over them and decrease any irritation.
Now for the results! I’m not going to lie, it really worked! It didn’t take many uses at all for me to start to see a difference. Although the process is a bit lengthier than other whitening methods, I feel Smile Brilliant is absolutely worth it if you’re looking for a system that is not only thorough but lasts.
Whereas most whitening in a dentists office costs about $600+, Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening systems retail from $139 – $189. Though that still may seem a bit pricey, the good thing about these systems is that they are reusable, and Smile Brilliant also offers an installment option for payments. They also have a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied within a 45-day time period. Now, if they’re that confident in their product, you know it’s worth a try.
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