I am pretty sure I drink an embarrassing amount of coffee and red wine. I know those beverages can wreak havoc on the color of my teeth, but I just can’t give them up. And drinking them from a straw is so unappealing to me! So when Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their teeth whitening kits, I nearly jumped for joy. It was about time I tried an at-home teeth whitening kit!
I have been wanting to whiten my teeth for a long time, but I always put that job on hold. I thought it would be a nuisance and take too much time. Well, good news for all, because if you sink your teeth into a Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit, the process is unbelievably simple. You can get a brighter smile that no one will ever be able to forget! Talk about making a lasting impression! Let me know how you like my results, and at the end of the post, you can enter a giveaway to win your own kit!!
Disclosure: Smile Brilliant sent me a teeth whitening kit in exchange for my honest review. This post also contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission off of any purchases you make through those links.
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I used the T6 Sensitive System for average stains. When I first received my at-home teeth whitening kit, it looked like this:
In the kit:
- 2 impression trays
- 3 sets of impression material (You only need 2 sets- 1 set is just extra in case you make a mistake.)
- professional teeth whitening gel and desensitizing gel (18 applications of each)
- an envelope in which to mail your finished impressions (Postage is paid both ways!)
- detailed instructions
Do you want to know something extra cool about Smile Brilliant? You’ve got to check out their list of ingredients. The gel is vegan and cruelty-free!!
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At first, I thought there was no way I wouldn’t mess up doing at-home impressions. Smile Brilliant even sends extra materials for the occasion, but I didn’t even need to use them!
The instructions for making the impressions are so well-written and easy to follow. Thank goodness, because for some reason, I was really nervous about making them!
After I brushed my teeth, I simply had to mix with my fingers a container of base paste with a container of catalyst paste for each of the impressions. It was kind of like playing with silly putty! (Do one at a time to prevent the material from hardening. It’s all a pretty swift process.)
I placed the mixed material (one part base + one part catalyst) into one of the trays, spread it evenly, and gently placed the impression tray onto my top teeth. I made sure to have a clock or timer nearby so I could adhere to the 2.5- minute recommendation.
After I removed the top impression tray from my mouth, I repeated the process for my bottom teeth and rinsed the finished impressions under cool water. I allowed them a generous amount of time to dry before placing them in the envelope to send to the lab. (You don’t even have to remove the finished molds from the trays!)
So simple! I did not use the extra impression material but it definitely took a lot of pressure off knowing it was there! I was now on my way to being able to #smilefearlessly!
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My whitening trays arrived in under a week and fit flawlessly!
I know I called it a process, but its nothing of the sort. All I had to do was take a whitening syringe (which contains 2-3 applications of gel) and distribute a thin line along each tray, place the trays on my teeth, and live my life. I legit couldn’t see them on my teeth when I smiled. I even went to the store for a pretty hefty load of groceries while wearing the trays!! Talk about living my life! Ha!
After whitening for about 2 hours, I removed the trays and rinsed them off. Then, since I had the sensitive kit, I dried them the best I could with a paper towel or Q-tip, and applied the desensitizing gel the same way that I did the whitening gel. Before inserting the trays with the desensitizing gel, I brushed my teeth (with toothpaste this time) and tried to dry them off as well.
I wore the desensitizing gel for about 15-20 minutes, and I did this after almost every whitening session. Since I had very little sensitivity (way less than when I had used Crest Whitestrips many years ago- those little buggers made me discontinue trying to whiten!) Learn more facts about sensitive teeth– the causes, solution, and prevention.
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Smile Brilliant had a tough job when it saw my teeth coming, because like I said before, coffee and wine are my life. Who’s with me here?? But you’ll have to see the sparkling results below!
Have a look at my before and after photos:
Now I know that I can continue my coffee until wine habit and still maintain a sparkling white smile. And listen to THIS: I still have 3 applications left!! Should I continue to whiten or stop here? Please let me know in the comments! (I will NOT feel bad if you tell me I could use a little more!)
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Enter THIS GIVEAWAY to win a free kit!! All you have to do is type your name and email. The winner will be chosen two weeks after I published this post. If you can’t wait that long, you can enter the code “thatswhatsupblog” at checkout after shopping on Smile Brilliant to receive 10% off your purchase. Here is everything you need to know before buying an at-home teeth whitening kit. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!
That’s what’s up today. If you don’t want to give up coffee and Cabernet, you have to try Smile Brilliant! All it takes is some simple impressions to help you make a lasting impression. I really think this is the best at-home teeth whitening kit! Smile fearlessly!
Special thanks to Smile Brilliant for allowing me to have this sparkly smile!
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