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At Home Teeth Whitening- Does it Work?

Hi there!

This blog post is dedicated specifically to my teeth whitening experience with Smile Brilliant!

Now I am not necessarily an avid teeth whitener in the sense that I have always had pretty yellow teeth but have just accepted that as my fate. I have been drinking black coffee since high school, I took medication as a child that yellowed my teeth, and I have recently discovered a love for red wine. And basically, I didn't feel like there was much I could or wanted to do about it.

And sure, I have tried Crest Whitestripes and every whitening toothpaste under the sun, but none of those gave me any real or lasting results so that furthered this idea that yellow teeth was my fate. Plus, there is just no way in heck I am giving up coffee for white teeth!

And then Smile Brilliant came around. Now that I am taking a ton of photos of myself and putting them out there, I can't help but be a little self conscious about my teeth. Photo editing only goes so far, ya know? So I had been contemplating getting a little more serious about teeth whitening (still unwilling at the cost of coffee), and started doing research on teeth whitening options. I even went as far as to ask my dentist how much it would cost there, and y'all the cost was absolutely outrageous. Like it would be a toss up between that and coffee. Yikes. But then I discovered Smile Brilliant which turned out to be a happy medium between professional whitening and drug store whitening, with absolutely wild results!

Smile Brilliant is an at-home, yet professional grade, teeth whitening system. There are two parts to the process. First, they send you a kit to make a mold of your bottom and upper teeth. You use the mold to make custom fit teeth whitening trays! Then you send your molds in, and they send you back your trays with teeth whitening gel and de sensitizing gel. Then the second step starts where you begin to WHITEN!

Once you have your custom fit trays, your whitening gel, and desensitizing gel, you can begin the whitening process. You can whiten once a day for two weeks and you will start to see your results! You will apply the whitening gel for 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on your sensitivity level, and then the desensitizing gel for another 20 minutes. BOOM! White teeth in less than two hours! Because I experienced some sensitivity, I jumped to whitening only every other day. It did take a little longer then to get through the gels, but of course my results are still impressive!

What I loved most about using this product was the convenience. Because the trays were custom fit, they don't feel any more uncomfortable than wearing a retainer. And even that, once I got used to wearing them I didn't even have a lisp or experience any disruption. I could slip my trays in once I got home for the night, and do my entire normal routine. I could run errands if need be, I could talk to CJ about my day, I could watch Bachelor in Paradise or Mindhunter, and I could take a shower or a bath! And then by the time I got ready for bed, I was done! It was so easy and convenient. There was no discomfort or after taste or any type of unpleasant experience. It was all so smooth!

What comes in a pretty close second is how permanent these results are. AKA not giving up coffee ;) Whitening strips were always nice because they were inexpensive and you usually noticed results within a couple of days. But if you have ever used them, you know those results diminish after jus a couple of weeks. I am posting these after pictures a week or so after my last whitening and still the results remain!

As someone who was not willing to spend $500+ on something I wasn't even sure I was bothered by, I could not me more thankful. Smile Brilliant addressed my yellow teeth problem. Period. And the tray system worked wonders for my deep set stains and budget. It was the happy medium between knowing I needed some real, professional help and wanting something affordable that could be done on my own time. Voila, perfect!

And perhaps the BEST part is.... I have a giveaway and coupon code for all of you to start your whitening journey!

One lucky winner will receive an at home teeth whitening kit for FREE. Here is the link to the giveaway- www.smilebrilliant.com/g/theretailtherapists

And even if you don't win the giveaway, you can still use a coupon code for 15% off! Use code theretailtherapists15

Please reach out if you have any questions at all! I am really happy with my results and would 10/10 recommend this product, so definitely let me know :)

Happy weekend!