Call it what you'd like, but I like to feel good about myself. And I don't think I'm alone. Most women (and men) like to feel good about themselves and their appearance. After all, there's an entire (multi-billion dollar) industry devoted to looking and feeling good. But how does one know who (or what) to trust when it comes to quality products that actually work to improve your appearance? Chances are, if you're like me, you turn to Google to conduct some carefully executed, very scientific research. "What're the best systems for teeth whitening at home?" she feverishly types after noticing the yellowing grin in the mirror. Fiendishly, she scours the results of her desperate search query, looking for indisputable proof. Before and after images, detailed analyses, and consistency lead her to a clear choice in at-home teeth whitening: Smile Brilliant.
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Why Teeth Whitening Matters
The cold hard truth is many women (myself included) spend more and more time focusing on our face as we age. I've written before about my skincare fixation, and I'm sure many of you can relate. But, I recently noticed that I'd overlooked another significant sign of aging.
Did you know that your teeth can show signs of aging, too? No, teeth don't get wrinkles, but they do become discolored. And discolored teeth can be a real distraction. While I've been spending a lot of time (and money) on my skin, I've totally neglected my smile.
Sure, I go to the dentist for regular checkups. And I brush twice daily, often flossing, too. I use germ-fighting mouthwash to avoid gingivitis. And I even use whitening toothpaste. But still, my teeth are showing signs of aging, and my current regimen isn't quite cutting it!
Stains, Stains, Go Away!
The truth is, my teeth are stained. And, chances are, yours are, too! I drink coffee, lots of it. And wine. I'm a former smoker (yuck, I know!). All of those activities, as well as many others, contribute to discoloration. Teeth become stained as they age, and no daily regimen can erase stains or signs of aging. Your dentist will offer to whiten in the office, but who can afford that? I know I can't (likely because I'm spending so much on my skin)!
But, don't fret! There's a solution. Smile Brilliant, an innovative new at-home whitening system, has helped me erase the signs of aging that plagued my smile! And for a fraction of the cost of whitening at the dentist, you, too, can get a whiter, brighter smile.
How is Smile Brilliant Different?
Smile Brilliant is different than your typical at-home whitening system. There are no strips or poorly-fitting trays. With Smile Brilliant, you'll get a highly customized whitening system that's sure to get the results you want quickly and easily.
For a one-time payment of $139, you'll receive a custom set of trays, built to conform to your mouth's shape and get into all the nooks and crannies that strips will never reach. The trays deliver a powerful gel to the front and back of your teeth, whitening the entire surface of your teeth. Plus, the trays are yours to keep forever, meaning you'll have ongoing access to teeth whitening at home that really works!
How does Smile Brilliant Work?
Unlike other whitening systems, you can't get Smile Brilliant at any drugstore. You can only purchase from their website. Luckily, they offer super fast shipping! I got my Smile Brilliant kit just a few days after ordering, and the helpful tracking code provided meant I knew just when they'd arrive. I couldn't wait to get home the day I got my delivery notice.
Creating the custom trays was fun, too! The process is super simple and comes with complete step-by-step instructions. Essentially, you combine the activation gel with the base gel, combine, and place in the tray! Press against your teeth, set a timer, and then, voilà, you've got custom trays. Mixing the gels was super easy (and a little fun, too). Just be sure to follow the instructions to get the texture and color just right.
They Even Take Care of Shipping!
Once my trays were dry and hardened, I quickly slipped them into the pre-addressed, stamped envelope along with my consent and dropped it in the mail. A few minutes later, they were off to the lab!
Waiting for my custom trays was kinda fun, almost like waiting for a Christmas present to come in the mail. As time went by, I began noticing just how discolored my teeth had become. How had I not seen how yellow and stained my chompers were?!?
Teeth Whitening At Home (or Anywhere!)
Needless to say, I went right to work whitening the minute my trays arrived. Following the instructions carefully, I popped in my custom trays and went about my business. The trays fit so well that I almost didn't even notice them! I even chatted with The Professor (my partner) for a while before he noticed the trays. That's when I knew I'd be able to whiten just about anywhere.
Over the next few weeks, I whitened at work, sitting in traffic, while watching late night movies, exercising, and grocery shopping. I was shocked that no one noticed! Sometimes I almost forgot they were there, unlike my past experiences with other whitening systems. No more bulky plastic trays for me!
whitening in LA traffic!
Sensitive Teeth and Gums? No problem!
At first, my sensitive teeth and gums made it difficult for me to whiten daily (even though it's safe to do so). Initially, I didn't leave the trays in for more than an hour, but over time my sensitivity decreased. I was eventually able to leave my whitening trays in for up to 3 hours for what I like to call a "power whitening session."
A few times I noticed some irritation and redness in my gums after a whitening session. So, I'd simply take a break and avoid whitening for 1-2 days. Applying Vasoline to my gums before longer whitening sessions helped to prevent irritation, while the Desensitizing Gel soothed my teeth and gums after each whitening session.
What happens when the whitening gel runs out?
The best thing about Smile Brilliant is the ease and convenience of whitening. You could literally whiten anywhere! Plus, you get to keep your trays to use and reuse for years to come. Your kit will come with enough whitening gel to completely whiten your teeth and complete a few follow-up maintenance sessions. And when your whitening gel (or desensitizing gel) runs out, simply order more from Smile Brilliant.
My Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Results
In four weeks, I did 12 whitening sessions ranging from 1-3 hours in length for a total of 16 hours of whitening. I used two and a half tubes of whitening gel and desensitizing gel, leaving me with more of each for future use. I couldn't be happier with my results and find myself smiling confidently now more than ever. With such great results (see below), I can't help but highly recommend Smile Brilliant to anyone looking to erase stains and yellowing.
Smile Brilliant has given me back my youthful smile, the one I see in high school photos and Facebook memories. If you're stressing about a less-than-pearly white smile, don't sweat it! Smile Brilliant can make teeth whitening at home a cinch!
before & after Smile Brilliant
*neither photo has been edited
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