I have been wanting to whiten my teeth for a while, but I never got around to calling the dentist to schedule an appointment. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their at home teeth whitening kit, I did some research and decided it would be great to try it out and share my experience with you all!
When your Smile Brilliant kit arrives, be sure to read over all the instructions first. I know this seems like a no-brainer, but with your excitement you might forget. Your kit includes bases and catalysts, mold trays, teeth whitening gel, desensitizing gel, return packaging, and a case for you to store your trays.
For the impressions, you will need to combine the base and the catalyst paste and place it in the mold trays. Be sure you have your phone timer readily available because it will only take 2 minutes and 30 seconds for the material to get firm around your teeth. After you finish the top and bottom impressions, you will let them sit for 30 minutes then rinse them with cold water. Once the impressions have completely hardened, place them in the return envelope and mail them off!
Once your trays are sent back which takes only a few days, you will need to rinse them with cool water and double check to make sure they fit comfortably. I have had clear aligners (braces) in the past, and these whitening trays are way more comfortable which I think is because they are so much more flexible. Before you prep your trays to whiten, brush your teeth with water only. I do not have sensitive teeth so I chose to not use the desensitizing gel. I will say, that with my first session, I did experience gum irritation. I applied too much whitening gel into the tray which resulted in my gums feeling a slight burn and tingling sensation. It does not take a lot of gel to get results. During session 2, I used a smaller amount of whitening gel and had no irritation. How long each session lasts is totally up to you. My sessions ranged from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
I could tell a difference immediately after my first session. And now after the fourth one, my teeth are noticeably whiter! See pictures below! I had some white spots on my teeth which I was concerned about, but that is because my teeth were dehydrated - which can happen when saliva flow is disrupted. The spots did disappear and my teeth were back even-toned with in a few hours!
Because I believe in this product, I have teamed up with Smile Brilliant to offer YOU a chance to not only win a kit for free but also to receive 5% off!! For the giveaway, all you need to do is click HERE and enter your name and email address. The giveaway will end, on December 16th. If you know that you want to buy a kit for yourself or for someone else as a Christmas present then use the coupon code: misskayelle during checkout!