The Classic Brunette: How I Professionally Whiten My Teeth Featuring Smile Brilliant

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How I Professionally Whiten My Teeth Featuring Smile Brilliant

I don't know about you, but a good, bright smile is one of the first things I notice about a person. It's the accessory we all wear everyday, and it's something we all try to take care of in one way or another. We all brush our teeth, floss (at the minimum a few days after our dentist scolds us for not doing so), and use mouth wash to try and make our smiles as healthy and pretty as possible, but often times that still won't help if you want a bright white smile. We eat and drink things that stain our teeth, and I'm on a mission to keep my pearly whites, well...pearly white. This is especially relevant to me now since I've been steadily drinking more coffee based drinks while in college and don't want coffee stained teeth! 

Now I've been attempting to whiten my teeth for many years now with varying results. I've used white strips that make my mouth feel slimy, I've used whitening toothpaste and mouthwash that taste bad, and I've used drugstore gel trays that are uncomfortable. Yes, I've had some results with each of these, but nothing lasts as long as I want them to and are not as easy as I want them to be. I've thought about going to get my teeth whitening or bleached at the dentist's office, but decided against it due to the fact that it would have negative effects on both my wallet and my mental health. (Anyone else hate going to the dentist?)

There are so many at home whitening options nowadays it's hard to know which ones work, are long lasting, and are worth the cost. I want to be clear that I've tried many, many different styles of whitening, but the only product I've had serious results with is Smile Brilliant's Teeth Whitening Trays. I was excited when Smile Brilliant contacted me to work with them because I had heard stories from other bloggers about how great their results with them were and wanted to try them out for myself. Like I've said, I like doing at home whitening because 1) going to the dentist is not ideal for my introverted and anxious self and 2) I can do them at my convenience on my own time at my own pace. Plus this type of whitening trays/gel can cost up to $500 if you went to the dentist to have it done!

One of the main reasons why I was so excited to use Smile Brilliant's teeth whitening gel is that they also have an option for sensitive teeth. I received sensitivity gel along with the whitening gel and although I was expecting to use it, I haven't had to yet. I regularly have periods of time where my teeth are more sensitive than normal, so I was happy to see that if I did want to whiten while avoiding the sensitiveness that I've experienced with other forms of whitening, it was an option with Smile Brilliant. If you're interested in learning a little more about teeth sensitivity you can check out this article Smile Brilliant conveniently provides on their website!

How these customizable teeth whitening trays work is you first make impressions of your teeth with the tools Smile Brilliant sends you. If you follow me on my Snapchat (@samimast) you may have followed along with me as I made my own trays and sent them in! I was actually really scared I was going to mess these up, but honestly it's so easy if you just follow the instructions that come with the kit. I didn't take any photos of the trays since I was a little messy while making them and it wasn't ideal for pretty blog photos, haha. But essentially you mix the two pastes your given, place the paste in the trays, and then mold your teeth for the allotted time and then rinse of the molds. So simple! After you make your impressions you send them off to Smile Brilliant in a prepaid envelope and you get your trays in about a week. If you want to see how the full process works you can watch this video!

After you get your trays, whitening is seriously a breeze. You apply the whitening gel to the trays, put them on for your desired about of time and then you you're done! With the other whitening products that I've used I would look in the mirror after and think "Well maybe it looks whiter?" or "I think it worked?" but with these trays there's no question that my teeth are whiter. After the first session I could see definite change and was so excited! I've had eight sessions so far and the results are seriously amazing. Here's a before and after:

Smile Brilliant was also kind enough to offer you all a chance to win $139.95 credit to them to get your own whitening kit! This credit is enough to order 1 tray creation kit + 6 gel syringes of your choice (3 whitening + 3 desensitizing or 6 whitening) Click here to enter the giveaway! Even if you don't win you can still get 5% off using my code theclassicbrunette.

Hope everyone's having a great Thursday so far, we're so close to the weekend! :)
This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Classic Brunette possible!
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  1. Ah! I've been looking for a product like this! Awesome :)

  2. Your teeth look aweosme! I love how this seems so customizable to anyone using it!

  3. Your teeth look great! Glad you ended up liking it.

    Rachel |

  4. What a gorgeous smile, Sami! Love that you had great results with Smile Brilliant. I'm in the midst of trying them out, and I'm excited to give it a go :)

    Cristina /

  5. I love Smile Brilliant thus far. I can't wait to see what my results look like at the end of the day.

  6. How cool is this!!! I usually just use baking soda lol! Ill have to check this out.

  7. It looks like quite the process, but DANG look at those results! I'm glad you're loving them :)

  8. Something I've always wanted to try :)

  9. What a process, but you look great! I need this for my wedding!
    Ashley |

  10. What awesome results! I need to try this!

  11. You have such a gorgeous smile!

    Greta |

  12. The results look great — so cool you can do it on your own!

    — DT | Here I Scribble

  13. This is what my son and niece are looking for.. i will let them read this post so they know.. they will love this too..

  14. now this is definitely on my to do list!!

  15. I love that you had such good results with Smile Brilliant too!

  16. Looks like a few shades brighter and they look great! Now that you've finished with this product, do you use other whitening methods? Or do you just brush once/twice a day? I use charcoal every once in a while and it really gives my teeth a boost.

    Theresa N | Lisle Dental Center


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