At Home Teeth Whitening: Does it Work?

The other day I was walking past Yankee Candle in the mall. Someone passed me by and then yelled back to me, “Nice Teeth.” It was the weirdest thing; it was if he had a delayed reaction.

The other day while at my mom’s house we were tinkering around in her kitchen. She was staring at me hard. Well, she was staring at my teeth.“Boy, your teeth are white,” she said.

Over the last two weeks, I have been getting random compliments on my teeth daily. I use to get compliments on my teeth, but it wasn’t an everyday thing. Now it is an everyday thing.  If you‘ve been keeping up with my Instagram stories, you probably already know why my teeth have been receiving all of this attention.

It’s all thanks to Smile Brilliant!

Truth is I never thought about the stains on my teeth. I always wanted to give whitening my teeth a try because I knew I needed it. My favorite soda is Pepsi unfortunately and I drink a lot of tea. Everyone that knows me knows that I love Pepsi. So, I knew that my teeth could benefit from this process. I am so glad that I was able to go to this journey!

Smile Brilliant was gracious enough to send me a teeth whitening kit to try and out and provide an honest review of their product. The results are in! Looking at the pictures below, you can see the results speaking for themselves.  Are my teeth whiter, yes, but let’s dive into the details.Smile Brilliant sent me a teeth whitening kit, which included everything I needed for this entire journey. I did not want for anything. When I say everything was included, i mean everything. This kit came complete with paste, trays, whitening gel, desensitizing gel, instructions, pictures and ingredient lists.

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There are steps in the process:

  1. Make imprints of your teeth
  2. Start the whitening process

Step One: Making your imprints

In my opinion, this step in the process was super fun. What I especially like about Smile Brilliant is that they sent an extra [putty] for people like me. You know the people that might mess something up the first time around.  The people who don’t always get it right the first time. People who need to practice one time, Lol! So, after my practice round I got it right the second and third time. The instructions to make the impressions we very detailed. They we so detailed they sent pictures of what not to do. I felt super comfortable after my first trial and error run.

One thing you gotta pay extra close attention to is the putty because it hardens quickly. Make sure you are timing yourself and moving quickly. If not you will have some hard blue putty on your hands and no teeth impressions. Smile Brilliant very helpful throughout the process, I was able to send in pictures of my imprints to check and see if I had done them right. After I received the okay, I place my imprints in the pretty pink packaging. The packaging was already addressed and stamped. Loved that! It was very simple; I did not have to buy packaging, tape, or postage.

After you send off your teeth impressions, you wait for them to be made and sent back to you. The turnaround process was fairly quick. I sent them off and within two days, I received an email saying they were received and they being shipped out. Now this may vary, depending on when you mail it off!

Now let’s get to the nitty, gritty…TEETH WHITENING!!!

Step Two: Teeth Whitening

Let me start by saying this was so easy and convenient! The teeth whitening process was simple and came with tons of instructions on what to do! First, you start off by trying on your trays and seeing if they are a good fit. My trays fit perfectly! In my mind, I was having anxiety because I was sure I did my impressions wrong, even though I got the okay that they were fine.

I rinsed and dried my trays and the instructions tell you to brush your teeth with water and dry them as much as you possibly can.  After you’ve done this, you can put a thin ribbon of desensitizing gel into your trays. My first time, I used too much. So, be careful! Each syringe is good for three-four uses. When you get your trays loaded with the desensitizing gel plop them in your mouth and set the timer for twenty minutes.

Right after you use the desensitizing gel, take your trays and spit. Don’t rinse your mouth and brush! I rinsed my trays and dried them completely. Then I place a thin ribbon of the whitening gel into the tray and proceeded to whiten my teeth for about forty-five minutes. This is the perfect time to watch your favorite television show, read a book, and/or clean. Those are some of the things I did while whitening my teeth. Sometimes, I talked on the phone, used facetime, or made a run to the store.

Your first time using the whitening gel, it’s recommended to only whiten for forty-five minutes because of any sensitivity you may experience.

My review:

In all honesty, I thought this process was going to be a lot because a lot came in the kit. At first, I was hesitant about diving into the process, but I am glad I did. When I actually started working through everything, I found that this process was fun and simple. My favorite part of the experience was making my own impressions. Smile Brilliant is so amazing they even gave you extra, just in case you messed up!

My trays came back in a timely manner and they fit well! Most people didn’t know I had them in my mouth. That’s how unnoticeable they were. You could basically whiten your teeth while doing anything. I mean anything! The best thing is that your impressions came back in this convenient and cute carry case. It can fit inside you makeup bag and/or anywhere. It made me feel real official because I had my own impressions that I made and they had their own carrying case. Very convenient Smile Brilliant!

The Desensitizing and Whitening Gel were clear gels. The packaging they came in was très chic! They were in completely clear plastic syringes. They had a glossy finish and they were purple and orange. They looked so fancy lol! I loved it. The actual gels did not have a smell. They had a slight taste to them, but I can’t explain it. It was nothing too powerful.

All in all, the process was very easy and simple. The instructions provided were detailed and thorough. They even provided additional support if anyone needed it. The experience was most enjoyable and relaxing. It was if I was giving my teeth a spa night, every night and I started to see results right away! I would recommend it to anyone. If you have a special occasion you need to get ready for or even if you just want to whiten your teeth just because. Girl! Go whiten your teeth with Smile Brilliant!

Smile Brilliant has been awesome through this entire journey! To be even more awesome, they are allowing my followers to receive %15 percent off store wide using the code: shannac15. Also, if that isn’t enough, Smile Brilliant is allowing me to giveaway one of their custom fitted tray kit(valued at $149)! Click here to enter a chance to win! Good Luck!!!



Shanna C.

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