I love coffee. So much so that I estimate I’ve drunk over 27,000 cups in my lifetime! Although I won’t be giving up my Starbucks habit soon, all of that coffee has wreaked havoc on my smile. I really noticed the effects when I had my new head shot taken a few weeks ago. Immediately, I knew that I needed to do something… and fast.
Like many of you, I’ve tried over-the-counter whitening strips, whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, LED lights, and even an at-home teeth whitening charcoal powder (which worked temporarily, but what a mess!). An expensive trip to the cosmetic dentist is out of the question for me right now. The average U.S. dentist charges $500+ for teeth whitening and I still have the last of three kids in college.
So, what to do?
Lucky for me, I recently learned about Smile Brilliant. The Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening system uses custom fitted trays, unlike one-size-fits-all pre-packaged systems. Creating custom-fitted trays is the same process you would go through when visiting a professional dentist.
The Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening process is so easy
I must admit, I was a little intimidated by creating the custom-fitted trays at home. But, it was actually incredibly simple. The directions are very easy to follow (best to read through them once before you start, so you know what the steps are). And, I created my impressions, pictured, in no time.
Then I popped them into the pre-paid envelope. I got my trays back in under 2 weeks. And, they are a perfect fit.
The directions for the actual whitening process are also very easy to follow. First coat your gums with Vaseline to protect them. Use a 1/3 of a syringe of whitening product in the trays. And, leave them in for 45 minutes. The directions do say that you can leave them in longer, but I was afraid of gum or tooth sensitivity, so I didn’t push it. (And if fact, I did not experience any sensitivity at all.) Finish with the desensitizing gel. That’s it!
Initially, I thought I could whiten my teeth in the morning, while getting ready for work (I am the queen of multi-tasking). But, the literature suggests that you do it at night, since teeth are actually more susceptible to staining after they’ve been whitened. Also, it’s best to whiten for multiple days consecutively, with no breaks, for the best effect. I must admit, I missed a few days here and there, but I stayed reasonably consistent.
And, as you can see from the before and after, the Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening system really works.
I absolutely love my new smile. I even bought some new lipstick in a darker shade than I would normally wear, just to show it off. The Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening system arrived at the perfect time, too, because with the holidays coming up, the cameras will be out in full force. Now, I can smile with confidence!
Learn more about the teeth whitening process at Smile Brilliant.
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If you are ready to try at-home teeth whitening, I highly recommend Smile Brilliant. It’s easy. It’s affordable. And, most important? It works!
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