"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness" -- William Arthur Ward
Professional Teeth Whitening
As much as I enjoy smiling with my teeth, I tend to feel insecure when it comes to the stains that were left from years of drinking coffee and tea. From a distance, it's unnoticeable but up close, it's embarrassing. Over the past few years, I've tried numerous teeth whitening products from toothpaste to whitening strips to even oil pulling. As efficient as some of these products were, they were not as effective. And I'm sure oil pulling would have done the trick but after trying it for a few days, I couldn't get used to it. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me, I'm not going to lie, I was a bit skeptical. But after seeing results from various bloggers, I had to give it a go! Keep on reading because at the end there is a chance for you to win a Smile Brilliant package!
Who is Smile Brilliant?
They are the #1 dentist recommended teeth whitening procedure, delivered to your home! Their teeth whitening system is exactly what you would get at the dentist. The only difference? You save time and money. No dentist appointment needed, as everything is done from the comfort of your home and let's face it, getting your teeth whiten from the dentist can be costly.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth bleaching gel contains an ingredient that opens the pores in the tooth which allow the active bleaching agent to seep through pores in the enamel into the dentin of the tooth. The oxygen molecules from the bleaching agent contacts the discoloured molecules latched to the tooth causing them to break away exposing the natural colour of the tooth. Repeat applications are required before all stains have been removed. Check out this article from Smile Brilliant for more information about how teeth whitening works.
How does the Smile Brilliant's system work?
The entire process itself was quick and simple. From receiving the package, mailing out my dental impressions and then receiving the custom trays to start whitening. With easy to follow instructions, the process couldn't be any simpler. Visit the Smile Brilliant Shop and find the right package for you - choose whether or not your teeth are sensitive and then select the amount of whitening gel based on how stained your teeth are. Add to cart and wait for your package to arrive at your door!
What to expect inside a Smile Brilliant package?
Every package includes 2 Impression Trays - used in combination with impression material to create mold. 3 sets of Impression Material (Catalyst and Base Paste) - this will make your dental impressions - although you only need to use 2 sets, a third is added in case a mistake happens. Postage - to send your dental impressions to the lab. Professional Teeth Whitening and Desensitizing Gel and instruction guides on how to create your dental impressions and how to use the teeth whitening and desensitizing gel.
Once you completed and mailed your dental impressions, the Professional Lab Service at Smile Brilliant will receive your impressions and create an exact model of your teeth. They will then mail your custom-fitted trays to you so you can start whitening your teeth! The custom trays are meant to fit in your teeth perfectly and they are flexible enough that you won't know you have the trays on.
What happens after the custom-fitted trays arrive?
Start whitening! Follow the instructions provided in your package.
To get started, I brush my teeth without toothpaste and made sure my teeth are relatively dried. I then took the Whitening Gel and applying a thin ribbon of it along the front outer surface of the trays, inserting the tray to fit on my teeth and leaving it on for 3 hours. The first few days I left it on for about 1 hour but once I got used to the process and experienced little to no sensitivity, I left it on for the full 3 hours. Since the whitening process takes a maximum of 3 hours, I recommend starting the whitening process roughly 3.5 hours before bed. As did I; during the first 3 hours I took a shower, did my nightly skincare routine, and catch up on emails and shows. Once time is up, I removed the trays and clean them with cool water and brushed my teeth with toothpaste. I then made sure my trays are dried and applied a thin ribbon of the Desensitizing Gel and insert the tray on my teeth for 15-20 minutes. After that, I removed and cleaned the tray and spit out any remaining gel that was left on my teeth.
As mentioned earlier, I like to do the entire whitening process at night. This is because after applying the Desensitizing Gel, you do not rinse your month and refrain from consumption of food and drinks for a minimum of 30 minutes so the gel can do its work. After a few weeks of whitening my teeth, there has been a significant difference in terms of the colour of my teeth and I couldn't be happier. See for yourself, they are truly whiter!
(Tooth sensitivity - All teeth whitening can lead to temporary sensitivity to some degree. Smile Brilliant is one of the only companies that offer a solution. The Desensitizing gel will help diminish tooth sensitivity, re-mineralizes and replenishes teeth and prevents re-staining.)
Still skeptical? Need more convincing? Many bloggers have tested Smile Brilliant and we can all agree that our teeth are much whiter than before. Check out Sylvia Gani's video on her thoughts of Smile Brilliant:
Thanks to Smile Brilliant, they are giving one of my lucky readers a chance to win their own Teeth Whitening Package. Giveaway is open internationally**. To enter, go to this giveaway link, submit your name and email address, that's it! Giveaway closes on January 20, 2017, and the winner will be contacted directly via email.
That's not all, Smile Brilliant wants everyone to have a better smile, so they are giving all my readers a special discount. Save 5% sitewide by using the coupon code: christinatruong. Coupon code valid until January 30, 2017.
Questions? Feel free to leave comments and questions below and I'll answer them to the best of my abilities.
*Please consult your dentist prior to whitening or using any tooth desensitizing products.
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** If giveaway winner resides outside the United States, shipping and duty fees may be applied.
Products received under this post were sent from Smile Brilliant in exchange for a review. Views expressed are honest and of my own.