*I received the Smile Brilliant Kit for Sensitive Teeth in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.
Like every other mother on the planet I recently realized that I need to take better care of myself. I have the kid, Hubby and pets all under control. The house is mostly under control (at least it is clean and livable). My personal care train has gone so far off the rails however, that I can’t remember the last time I gave myself a facial or treated myself to a pedicure. After this revelation I sat and made a list of all the things that I want to do for myself. There are the normal ones like meditate and exercise more, find the perfect purse and give the rest away, clean out my studio so I can get to my creative things easier. After making the grand plan I was a bit overwhelmed, so I started thinking of what has been bugging me and how I could fix it.
The first thing that came to mind was our trip to Disney World in October. While we were going thru the pictures I realized that I only smiled with my mouth closed. When I pointed this out to Hubby he said that is how I have smiled for years. He honestly could not remember the last time I smiled and showed my teeth! After thinking about it I realized that even though my teeth are pretty straight and my caps are so awesome you can’t tell where they are – they are stained. I don’t smoke or drink coffee or red wine, but I do drink Pepsi like it is going to give me eternal youth. The day after that startling revelation I was contacted by Smile Brilliant before I could call my dentist. I am just lucky like that some times.
Before I agreed to review their product, I did some research. I compared the system to what my dentist would do. It is better because I get to do it on my schedule and in my house. I don’t have to make a couple of appointments and spend that precious time while Mermaid is in school stuck in a chair at their office. I compared it to what I could buy at a big box store by talking to a few friends who have tried the strips. Only one person out of the six I talked to actually had good luck with the strips (and he has good luck with everything – I think he is charmed). The biggest complaint they had was that the strips did awesome on the fronts of their teeth but didn’t get the indents and curved spaces between the teeth. Then I pulled out the big guns and asked my little sister. She has been a dental assistant for the last 15 years and if anyone would know she would. Turns out she knows all about it and told me to go for it, that she had only heard good things from her patients.
So I agreed! After answering a few questions online about my dental history and sensitivity I had a kit at my door within the week. I made a mold of both the top and bottom of my teeth and sent them back in the prepaid envelope. A few weeks later I got my personal trays. Don’t freak out when I say ‘trays’ because these are just thin plastic that fits directly on your teeth – you are not going to walk around looking like you’re ready to wrestle. Once you get the trays you just put some of the whitening gel in them, slide them on your teeth, then get on with life. The first couple of times that I used them I was nervous because my teeth are super sensitive, but I have had no problems thanks to the desensitizing gel they include in the kit.
Now this is the part that I find the funniest. The first time I put them on I waited until Mermaid was in bed asleep and I literally sat in my bathroom the whole time doing my toe nails – bonus points because I knocked off two things from my weekly self care list. The second time I realized that I could go out into the rest of the house and do anything I wanted. No tooth whitening police was going to get me for wearing them out of the bathroom. Now my favorite thing to do is to stretch out on the couch and read a novel, or work on my crochet while listening to podcasts while I wear them. Not going to lie, I have worn them to the grocery store for a last minute toilet paper run. No one even noticed. That is how discrete and invisible the whitening trays are. If it wasn’t for the shine you could not even tell I am wearing them in the picture!
The only downside is of course you can’t eat or drink when your wearing the trays. But it has turned into a bonus. I have lost 5 pounds over the last few weeks because I can’t snack at night while I wear the trays! Talk about making yourself feel pretty! Never underestimate the power of just feeling pretty. And thanks to Smile Brilliant getting rid of my teeth stains I have been smiling wide and often.
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If your feeling lucky Smile Brilliant is hosting a Giveaway for my readers! If you want a chance to win a custom teeth whitening system from them worth $139 enter to win before January 13, 2018.
** The contest has closed, and the winner asked to not be named. But he is getting a great smile as we speak.