My at home teeth whitening experience

Hello friends and Happy holidays!  The holidays are such an amazing time of year and wishlist making and gift buying is underway.  Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift for adults and I know that I have a hard time even telling Matt what I want.  So, I wanted to share a great self care / self love idea for you to spend your Christmas money on! How about a whiter smile?

A couple of month’s ago Smile Brilliant asked me if I want to try their teeth whitening kit.  The timing couldn’t have been better because recently I have noticed some terrible staining on my teeth from years of way too much coffee!  So, of course I said yes.

I have always been a little self-conscious about my smile.  When I was Abby’s age I fell off a bike and broke off my front two teeth.   I have since had porcelain veneers and this last set is 16 years old — way past it’s life expectancy.  I remember the day I got them put in because it was Sept 11, 2001.  Instead of elevator music the dentist office had the news playing in the office and I laid there listening for a few hours.  It was crazy.  Random of course, but that is my story.  Anyway, I need to get them replaced because they are worn to slightly different lengths but man it’s so expensive!

Lately,  I have noticed that since those front fake teeth are still white the stained ones around it stick out quite a bit.   I was excited about this collaboration because it would be a chance to get them to match a little bit better by removing the stains on the other ones.  (which it did!)

For those not familiar with Smile Brilliant here is a little background.

Smile Brilliant was created (and made in the USA) by a dental professional to help people like us combat those yellow life stains, whether your vice is coffee like me, soda, or anything else) from the comfort of your own home and at a fraction of the price of in office treatments.   You can read their 10 facts you should know about teeth whitening here and also some FAQ about the process here.

HOW IT WORKS

Here is a little rundown of the process.

  •  I completed a short survey about my dental history online.
  •  A couple of days later my kit arrived and I easily made my molds and sent them back.
  •  My custom trays arrived in less than a week and I was ready to get started!
  •  I have semi-sensitive teeth so instead of using it daily I opted to do it about 3-4 times a week for 4 weeks.  I filled my trays at night and wore them for about an hour while I watched TV or edited photos.  They are comfortable, non-obtrusive, and slipped over my teeth perfectly.
  • After each application I cleaned the trays and used the de-sensitizing gel for 15 minutes.  This really helps with any sensitivity!
  • Repeat.  Repeat.  Repeat.  And watch the results.    SmileBrilliant03 SmileBrilliant04 SmileBrilliant08SmileBrilliant06SmileBrilliant05  SmileBrilliant07SmileBrilliant02

The Results

So, how did it work?  Here are some photos to show my results.  I can totally tell the difference and Matt was impressed!  He even hinted that I should get him this for Christmas!

I do have to say that taking a photo of my smile was hard!  My grin usually only shows my top teeth but I also included an awkward clenched jaw photo showing the top and bottom.  LOL.

Can you see the difference?  I feel like they blend with my veneers  better  This is great because when I go to have them replaced they will match them to my clean pearly whites.   Seriously, I would have cried if they were replaced last year and they had to match them to the yellowish ones!

 

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Can you see the difference?  I feel like they blend with my veneers  better  This is great because when I go to have them replaced they will match them to my clean pearly whites.   Seriously, I would have cried if they were replaced last year and they had to match them to the yellowish ones!

SHOP

Order a kit for yourself or a loved one at smilebrilliant.com!  For a limited time you can enter code ourlittlelifestyle and save $20 on your trays!

GIVEAWAY

And we are giving one lucky reader a smile brilliant kit!  Click here to enter!

* Giveaway open for 1 week. Open to USA, UK, Australia, and Canadian residents. Winner is contacted by email by Smile Brilliant upon conclusion of the giveaway. 

 

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