Hello friends! I am super excited to finally be sharing my review on Smile Brilliant's at home teeth whitening kit! As a photographer having a great smile is pretty important to me. My mom has told me from when I was really little that you're never fully dressed without a smile; that is something that has always stuck with me since. I also am a big iced coffee lover, so I tend to stain my teeth pretty frequently. I have used loads of teeth whitening products before but nothing really compared to this kit.
The kit comes with two pastes you roll together to place in your trays to create your molds. (See a few photos below for the blue trays!) You do this first and send them back as soon as possible so they can get your custom whitening trays made and sent back to you. Honestly, I was expecting shipping and tray creation to take a little while but it was a super quick and efficient process. Once you get your trays back, you are ready to start whitening!
The kit comes with a bunch of teeth whitening gels and desensitizing gels - Each tube of gel is in a syringe for easy application. You can see my custom trays in the photo above and a cute little container to hold them in also. Each syringe lasts about 3-4 whitening sessions. I have been whitening my teeth each night (sometimes every other night) before bed. I have very sensitive teeth so I started below the recommended minimum for 30 minutes. (They recommend using for 45 minutes - 3 hours per session). After the first application, I started doing each session for about 45 minutes. In the past, I have used a bunch of different whitening strips and every single one has made my teeth so uncomfortably sore and painful for days after. I have also experienced my gums turning white with those as well. (they turn back normal but it's no bueno if you do it before you head out somewhere!). I have not received ANY pain with Smile Brilliant's kit whatsoever, which is a huge plus for me. That is probably my favorite thing about it. The desensitizing gel is supposed to be used for 30 minutes directly following your whitening session to lock it in and to prevent future staining. I have noticed that the white color does seem to hold on better than when using other products in the past when using this teeth whitening gel in conjunction with the desensitizing gel.
(Excuse my messy room, but these were the trays!) #WhileIWhiten ;)
As this is a review, I would like to point out that although I do really love the product and the results so far, I have to say the process was a bit messy for me. This may not be an issue for some people but the problem I found was I kinda really had to sit there once I had my trays in. Which you're probably thinking well duh, right? Well, I thought I would be able to be doing laundry, cleaning, etc while whitening my teeth but I could not. I had to pretty much sit completely still for the process, which is another reason I have only done 30-45 minute sessions; and I simply don't have the time to just sit and watch tv for three hours. BUT! If you can, that's awesome! I envy you ;) It just doesn't seem very practical for me and my lifestyle. My trays just kept wanting to slide out (which may just even have been I was getting too much saliva in my mouth or maybe the trays were cut too short on the sides - not a big deal but I didn't want to leave anything out). I have not seen extreme results yet but also keep in mind, it's a process - it's removing years of stains and I'm not using it for the full recommended time so in a few weeks I'm sure I'll be even happier with my smile. Also, for now, my results are great! I wouldn't want stark white teeth all of a sudden so it's nice that it's a little subtle. Overall, I definitely think this is great at home teeth whitening kit and I can't wait for you to try it! Please let me know if you decide to pick it up - I'd love to see your results as well! Thank you so much for reading and a HUGE thank you to Smile Brilliant for partnering with me for this blog post.
*This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant. While I was given product for this post, all opinions are my own.