I’m kicking off a new series here on the blog: Friday Finds! This could be about anything I ‘find’ that I absolutely love and want to share with you; from beauty products, trends, design ideas … you name it.
So to kick this series off, I want to introduce to you, Smile Brilliant. It’s my secret to keeping my smile white because honestly, your smile is often the first thing people notice about you!
That’s why I feel like it’s important to keep it white & bright.
For the longest time I used whitening strips found at the grocery store. Yep, the ones pictured below:
But I found that not only can the cost really add up, despite coupons and sales, they didn’t really work all that well. The varying brands of white strips I’ve used over the years either made me drool all over myself or they slipped off my teeth, leaving me with a mouth full of the peroxide- bleach concoction.
I’ve also tried the lighting treatment at a dental office 8 years ago right before my wedding, but I still felt like that didn’t give me the results I wanted.
Then I came across Smile Brilliant. Actually, the company contacted me to write this review, which was perfect because I had been thinking about trying custom teeth whitening trays but hadn’t gotten around to doing the research.
So here I’ll let you know what you can expect when whitening your teeth with Smile Brilliant. Just to have a second opinion, I had my coworker try out the kit, too. First, you get this adorable and easy-to-understand kit in the mail, which includes the materials you need to make the custom molds of your teeth. They make it really easy to understand what you need to do in order to create your molds, which is basically mixing the catalyst paste with the base paste, placing it in the trays and carefully biting down while hold the trays in place.
A nice little side note: Smile Brilliant even provides a return mailer so you don’t have to worry about making a special trip to the post office. I’d say the whole process took me under 15 minutes from start to finish.Check it out. Before I knew it, the molds were completed and mailed back to me and ready for me to begin the whitening process!
One thing I wanted to point our and that I really liked were the desensitizing pens offered by Smile Brilliant. Just as the whitening pens, they come in per-filled syringes and help eliminate the sensitivity associated with whitening your teeth. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever whitening your teeth. It can hurt!The process itself is quite simple and self-explanatory. With just the first treatment, I noticed a difference. Because I had been whitening my teeth for years, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean I didn’t want them to be too white, but also like to continually whiten my teeth due to the amount of coffee I drink and just to keep my smile bright.
Here’s my results after three uses: [Photo credit: Emily Maxwell – Photojournalist for WCPO-TV]
So on to the second review, because it doesn’t hurt to have second opinions, right?
This review was completed by my co-worker and dear friend, Libby. She’s had a lot of dental work completed and wasn’t sure how the mold would work for her due to a complicated bite. But excited to try something other than the store-bought whitening strips, she gave it a go.
Despite having the complicated bite, she had no trouble creating the molds:And the results, well, they speak for themselves:A few other notes from Libby’s review:
- The teeth whitening gel does cause some sensitivity, so having the desensitizing gel was definitely necessary.
- The difference in the color of my teeth were noticeable right away, where oftentimes with other products, I felt like it took until the next day to notice.
- Despite the complicated bite the molds fit perfectly over my teeth, including my fake tooth from a root canal.
- Even though I have sensitive teeth and can only use the product in increments of 15-20 minutes, there was still a noticeable difference in the brightness of my smile.
This contest ended June 2, 2016. Thank you for your interest!
Want to try Smile Brilliant our for yourself? Click here for your chance to WIN a complete kit. Details: The contest ends Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 12:00 PM. If you’re the selected winner, you’ll receive a $139.95 store credit to Smile Brilliant, hich is equal to our Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes or the Teeth Whitening Trays + 6 whitening gel syringes. If you’re selected as the winner, you’ll be given a code to use at checkout. The contest is open to those internationally, but if you do win and don’t live in the U.S., you’d be responsible for the shipping cost of the product.