”The Easiest Way To A Bright Smile – Plus a Smile Brilliant Giveaway!” is a sponsored post and includes affiliate links. I was given product in exchange for a review. These opinions are 100% mine. Please see the disclosure page for more information. Disclaimer – always verify medical information with your doctor or a professional.
There are several different things that people notice about each other’s faces when first meeting, but a beautiful smile often is one of the things people remember the most.
If you’ve read SimpleStepsForLivingLife for a while, you may know about my teeth issues as a kid in elementary school. I did not have a beautiful smile. Well, a person has to smile to at least have a smile right?
When I was a kid, I don’t remember smiling much outside of the safety of our home. My gnarly teeth were scary enough that I was called a monster. Thankfully, my parents somehow managed to find an orthodontist who had a retainer/mouthguard/nerd badge of honor that I wore for several months along with wearing braces. I’m pretty sure I felt confident to smile more after that and was also thankful I could actually use my front teeth to eat after they got all straightened out.
Now that my teeth(and the rest of me) are 4+ decades old, they haven’t been looking as good as they once did. Not because of them being gnarly, but because of how my pearly whites had more of a hue of muddy river water. The gallons and gallons of coffee and tea I have drank over the years hasn’t been kind. This is one of the reasons I was SO happy that Smile Brilliant partnered with me so I could try out their easy to use at home whitening system.
For a couple of years, I had been wanting to have my teeth whitened and have tried the generic over the counter ones with no luck. I didn’t want to spend time or money having my teeth whitened in an office. What busy momma has time for all that?! And actually, what busy momma has time for brushing her teeth or putting on clean socks every day or time to not main-line coffee(which on the bright side would help with her teeth not being so dull LOL).
Smile Brilliant is the perfect solution for busy people like you and me! And it’s not some generic one-teeth-whitening-tray-will-hopefully-just-kind-of-fit kind of system. You will get upper and lower custom trays that are made from your own teeth impressions. Use the coupon code simplestepsforlivinglife15 for a 15% off store wide code.
Smile Brilliant starts first by sending to your home all the necessary items to create impressions of your teeth that will be used to make your whitening trays. The instructions are very simple to follow even though this crazy lady didn’t follow them correctly the first try.
That’s right folks! The instructions that a squirrel could understand were not followed correctly by moi. SIGH!
Ok, here’s the deal, part of a crown had broken off in the upper back of my mouth. When I signed up for this great opportunity, I literally forgot about that because it had been 6 months since it happened and my tooth didn’t hurt at all during those 6 months. Then, when I was about to start mixing the base and catalyst putty together, I remembered.
So in the midst of all this, I think to myself, “No problem self, just get some plastic wrap and put a piece over the top of the putty mixture once it’s in the tray and ready.”
Um, yea… don’t do this.
I happily put my impressions in the return envelope included in the kit and went about my business of, well, taking care of my family and my business. Then I was contacted about the upper tray that it wouldn’t work after I fessed up what I did. They were so so so sweet to send out another tray and more putty to mix up.It didn’t take very long and both the upper and lower custom fit trays to arrive.
This is the simplest thing in the world to do at home. Don’t worry, I completely followed directions this time!
First, brush your teeth with water and clean/dry your trays. Remove the cap on the gel; save it for later to reseal it. Here is where I didn’t do so good the first whitening session. I used too much gel. Keep in mind that 1 syringe = 3-4 applications for the top and bottom. Use just a thin steady ribbon of gel along where the outer part of your teeth will touch. No one is going to see the inside of your teeth so no need to whiten that part!
Now, dry your teeth as much as possible and put on the trays using a forward pressing motion so the gel will stay as much as possible on the fronts of your teeth. Have too much gel and now it’s spilling out? Use a wet Q-tip and wipe it away.
Note On Teeth Sensitivity
If you have trouble with teeth sensitivity, don’t worry. Use Smile Brilliant’s Desensitizing Gel immediately after each whitening session to reduce sensitivity. And FYI, adding too much whitening gel in the trays may increase teeth sensitivity or gum irritation.
Depending on your sensitivity whiten for 45 minutes – 3 hours. Before bed is a good time to do this. When you are chilling and watching videos or reading your favorite book.
For me, this was like a little spa treatment. It felt good doing something for myself which made me feel pampered. It didn’t interfere with my day because setting up the trays and popping them in took mere minutes. They work great and I’m still finishing up my sessions because of my mix up. So far I can tell a bit of a difference.
Here are some examples of happy customers…
Photo courtesy of Smile Brilliant
If you are considering purchasing an over the counter whitener, don’t. Go to SmileBrilliant.com and use their system. The sessions are easy to do and don’t disrupt daily life which is important to this busy mom. Plus, it’s so important to pamper ourselves every once in a while!
Smile Brilliant has been so so generous by offering a discount code for SimpleStepsForLivingLife readers (That’s you!). You can save 15% off store wide with the code
And better yet, you can enter for a chance to win a whitening system through this link. You will need to be 18 years old or older plus to enter.
Don’t forget… “You never lose your smile. It’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there!”