If you know me, you know I’m not shy, you know I don’t hide from ANY sort of social interaction, but if you asked me what is one thing that makes me uncomfortable, it’s my smile. Not necessarily my hamster cheeks that puff out when I smile REAL big, or the crooked grin I often give, but the many yellow-tinted chompers that hide beneath. Being a mother, or just a working human in general, you can imagine that each day has a couple cups of coffee in it and on the weekends, a couple glasses of wine. My teeth have taken quite a blow over the last couple years and try as I might, every whitening toothpaste out there hasn’t made a dent on brightening up this smile.
[Make sure you scroll to the very end for an awesome giveaway and my before and after teeth whitening pictures!]
When I found out about Smile Brilliant I thought it was too good to be true. An at home and CUSTOM teeth whitening kit? I’ve got to hear more. As I went through their website, I discovered that this was a brand new way of whitening teeth and for what you get and the precision it offered, it was a fraction of the cost that most whitening kits on the market were. You are whitening your teeth 5x faster and for roughly 70% less!
One thing that made me a little bit nervous was the gel and that it does offer caution to sensitive teeth, there is an option to order desensitizing gel you apply after each session and their online staff is more than helpful! My experience I worked with one of their amazing online customer support and she was with me EVERY step of the way, answering every question I had about pregnant/nursing mothers who wanted to try it, as I was expecting Isla and planning on whitening my teeth.
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The process was fairly quick after I received my materials to create my imprints. I did them that night and sent them off and received my Smile Brilliant custom whitening trays within a couple weeks. (and guess what?! You don’t have to have perfectly straight teeth to use these trays! They are completely customizable, even for that one tooth that kind of sticks out a little bit on the right, Smile Brilliant has got that covered; literally!)
Guys, I was nervous. First of all, I thought I completely messed up the initial molding of my teeth and thought ‘there’s no way that this is going to feel good when it comes back’ but it DID! Smile Brilliant put together such a comfortable set of custom whitening trays for me that I sometimes forget that I am whitening. I’ll be in the middle of chores around the house, folding laundry, unloading the dishwasher, fluffing the cushions (haha. jk.) and feeding both my babies in-between.
Each of the whitening sessions can take anywhere between 45 minutes up to 3 hours for a session, depending on sensitivity and how intense of a session you are wanting, everyone has their own goals. Wether you are looking for a touch up or a full revamp, you can go anywhere from 2-3 sessions a week and up from there, but it is best to stay consistent if you are looking for a bigger change.
For my personal journey with teeth whitening, I have only tried it once and that was when I was 17 with Crest white strips right before high school graduation. It hurt, but I did it because I wanted to have those pearly whites. Even after the painful sessions I did not achieve the beautiful smile I was hoping for. Now when I made my order with Smile Brilliant, I know my teeth are sensitive and I also have quite a bit of sensitivity through nursing Isla. The first thing I made sure to order was the desensitizing gel and have started with 45 minute sessions and have been whitening every 2 days, I find that that has been my comfort zone. It is suggested to whiten right before bed to reduce the amount of drink/food stains right after a session and to allow time for the desensitizing gel to soak in.
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Overall I am so excited to have this option literally at my fingertips in a matter of seconds. This is more than I could have ever asked for when I think about teeth whitening. Being a mother is busy, you’re always on the go even when you feel like you’re resting, you’re most likely nursing your baby or folding clothes while sitting, this is the exact reason I love the custom at home whitening kit. Even though I may feel a little dull, diluted and on the sleepy side of the spectrum, my girls constantly keep me smiling and with Smile Brilliant I’m smiling bigger and brighter than ever before!
My crooked smile: Before + After (6 Sessions)
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Take care and happy smiling friends!
If you have been thinking about getting yourself an at home teeth whitening kit and have any questions please reach out! I would love to answer any questions/concerns you may have or direct you to the amazing team I worked with when ordering my own!
This post was sponsored by Smile Brilliant. All text and opinions are my own.