. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Smile Brilliant + a giveaway for you

February 10, 2015

Smile Brilliant + a giveaway for you

One time in high school I made a list of life goals.  Some really serious and attainable like run a marathon, get a tattoo, get married and have kids.  Others a little far fetched like have a pet monkey or own an orphanage.   Somewhere in the middle was have white teeth.  I have never been super confident with my teeth.  Part of the reason is because I have these calcium deposits on my teeth, which despite any whitening will stay around, but the overall color of my teeth could be whiter for sure.

I have tried whitening stripes once or twice but end up feeling like I'm gagging and can't ever keep them in long and did not get any results.  So I was really happy with Smile Brilliant contacted me asking me to try their products.

The process is really detailed and more time consuming than simple white stripes, but more effective and went pretty fast.  You receive these trays and putty in the mail and make a mold of your teeth. You put the mold in a prepaid envelope they include and mail it back.  Within a week I had my own mold, made perfectly for my teeth.

My biggest concerns with trying out the whitening system was that I seem to have extra sensitive teeth and I also thought keeping trays in for a long would involve lots of gagging and drooling.

Thankfully, Smile Brilliant's whitening kit comes with desensitizing gel that you can use after you use the whitening gel.  By using it for 5-15 minutes it eliminates the opportunity for the whitening gel to get into the more sensitive dentin beneath your enamel.  Also rather than using the trays daily like the directions suggest, thanks to the advice given to me, I spread it out a day or two in between, and stuck to the shorter end of around one hour rather than closer to three hours.  I'm sure I would've seen faster and maybe a little more drastic results had I not been careful about my sensitive teeth but I didn't want to risk it!

And thankfully the trays did not make me gag and I could handle keeping them in for over an hour.  I think the reason is that they are custom fit to your teeth and are pretty thin so it didn't feel like these slimy, bulky trays.  The first time I did put way too much gel on and had to spit it out and start over. A little gel goes a long way!

I am so very aware that my skin color is different in the two pictures and therefore not the most accurate as it was so hard to get a good picture of my teeth before and after, despite the same place and same time of day (we are not professional photographers over here).  You will just have to take my word for it!  

Not glowing white, like Ross in friends, which is what I immediately think about when I picture extreme teeth whitening.  But they a few shades whiter, which makes me feel more confident in my smile.  I'm excited because I still have a good amount of gel left, as it goes a long way, so I am going to keep using it a little longer and down the line I can do a treatment here and there for extra whitening. 

Smile Brilliant is generously offering one reader a $139 credit, which is good for the same kit I received.  It includes the teeth whitening trays plus 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes.  

Enter here.  All you have to do is enter your name and email!  

If you'd like to see the process of the whitening kit check out this video here!

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Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow! I can totally see a difference. Do your teeth get sensitive? Mine did when I used bleaching trays in the past. Beautiful smile indeed!

Sharlee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an awesome opportunity! I can totally see a difference!

Christina Schergen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Nice about the sensitizing trays. I had my teeth whitened by the dentist before my wedding...I wanted to cry my teeth hurt so bad after!! Your teeth look nice!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I want to try something like this! I see a difference for sure. You have such nice teeth. I hope I win!