I am both an avid coffee and wine drinker, so I'm always concerned about stains on my teeth. I've tried many different methods for whitening my teeth at home...the strips seem to cause too much sensitivity and other methods are either messy or don't yield results. So, I was excited when Smile Brilliant approached me to do a review of their system. This is the same exact kit that you would get from a professional dentist, but at a much cheaper price and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. I was especially eager to try something that came with a desensitizing gel to specifically help with the sensitivity problem that can come along with whitening.
At first, making your own impressions for the trays might seem overwhelming, but it's actually really fast and easy. They even give you extra catalyst and base paste in case you make a mistake. If you read through the directions completely a couple of times before you start and make sure that you have everything ready to go, you should be fine. Once you make your impressions and they are dry, you just send them back in a prepaid envelope. Smile Brilliant sends you an email confirming they got your impressions and are working on making your custom trays. Before you know it, your customized trays will be on their way to you.
Once you get your trays you can start whitening. I was nervous about the trays not fitting correctly because I have had issues in the past with the ones I have gotten done at the dentist, but they fit perfectly! The whitening process itself is really easy and Smile Brilliant provides you with very detailed instructions as well as photos to help you along the way. You always want to begin with freshly flossed and brushed teeth. First, you use the whitening gel and apply a small ribbon of the gel along the trays. You put the trays in, and whiten for anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how quickly you are looking for dramatic results. Directly following the whitening you apply the desensitizing gel the same way and let that work for 15 to 20 minutes. I do notice a tiny bit of sensitivity the morning after if I whiten at night, but nothing like I get with the whitening strips that I have tried.
Just like with any whitening product, you won't notice a really dramatic difference right away. You will notice slower gradual results. You may see some strange white splotches on your teeth after you whiten but if you do, don't panic! This is totally normal and it will go away by the morning. You can read more about that here. All in all, this is definitely my new favorite way to whiten. Once I'm out of the syringes that came with my kit I'll definitely be ordering more in order to help maintain my teeth. Here is my before and after:
Smile Brilliant has graciously offered to host a giveaway with me for for one whitening kit of your own so you can try the system for yourself! All you have to do is make sure you're following me (@laurenscorza) and Smile Brilliant (@smilebrilliant) on Instagram, then head right here and tag a friend in the comments. Last, fill in your information here and you're all set. Good luck! If you don't win and still want to try out the product they are also offering a coupon code for 5% off. Just enter petiteinpearls5 at checkout.
If you have any questions about the system please ask down in the comments or feel free to shoot me an email! You can check out what other people had to say about the system here.
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Disclaimer: I received a free Smile Brilliant kit in exchange for an honest review however, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Petite in Pearls.