A smile is your best accessory. We’ve all heard the saying many times over. For many, the first thing that they notice about someone is a lovely smile. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m one of these people.Â Having a bright smile, in my opinion, is one of the biggest confidence boosters. When my teeth are seeming a bit yellow after one (three) too many espressos, I notice that Iâ€™ll tend to fully smile less.
Iâ€™ve been an avid coffee drinker for nearly four years now. Before that, it was darker coloured soft-drinks, and my teeth were starting to show it. In terms of teeth-whitening, Iâ€™ve tried a few products in the past â€“ whether it be whitening strips, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and pens. And while they seem to initially work, I hadnâ€™t found any that have had massive lasting power. In short, I needed a good way to whiten sensitive teeth.
I havenâ€™t always had the most positive experiences with whitening products. Sometimes the results could be a bit patchy, and my teeth would start to look uneven and perhaps even a bit dirty (definitely not a look I was going for!). The strips that Iâ€™ve used in the past would usually move around on my teeth, thus not getting the best results possible. At one point, I had started looking into professional teeth whitening from my dentist â€“ but professional whitening services tend to come with a hefty price tag.
A few months ago, Smile Brilliant contacted me and asked if Iâ€™d like to test out their home teeth-whitening system. Always looking for the chance to get rid of the coffee stains on my teeth, I jumped at the opportunity.
At the start of the whitening process, I was asked questions about my teeth, my dental history and if Iâ€™d had any work done (fillings, etc.). Upon receiving my whitening kit, I had to make impressions of my teeth in order to get the custom-fit trays used during the whitening process. The custom trays are probably my favourite aspect (aside from the whitening itself) about this process.
When Iâ€™d used other whitening products before, Iâ€™d had issues with fit. The white strips never really stayed in place well, and in my opinion, were not the easiest to take off without a bit of a mess. The trays eliminate all of the hassle, theyâ€™re quite easy to pop in and out after the treatment is done.
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The whitening treatment itself is also an incredibly easy process. Personally, I went for a whitening treatment every other day. This is more of a gradual result, but it worked the best for me as I have quite a bit of teeth sensitivity. The whitening kit comes with a desensitizing gel as well as the whitening treatment, which is perfect if youâ€™ve got sensitive teeth like I do.
If youâ€™re looking for a faster result, you could go for a whitening treatment every day â€“ in my case it took about three treatments for others (instead of just me) to notice a difference in my teeth, so if youâ€™re whitening every day you could have a brighter smile in as little as a weekâ€™s time!
With whiter teeth, I find myself smiling more and enjoying my smile more. Always taking photos, Iâ€™ve noticed how much more Iâ€™ve been smiling lately vs when I first relaunched my blog. I definitely have Smile Brilliant to thank for that.
Smile Brilliant has been kind enough to give me a discount code for you to use if you are interested in trying out the at home whitening treatment yourself.
If you’d like to get 15% off your Smile Brilliant purchase, use monochrome15 at checkout!
Also, if you’d like to enter a giveaway for $149 towards your own whitening kit, enterÂ here!
Have you ever tried an at-home teeth whitening system before? If so, did it work for you? Would you use it again? Let me know in the commments! xoxo
A huge thank you to Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post!
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