The Easy and Affordable Way to Whiten Your Teeth At Home (and a GIVEAWAY!)
This post is written in partnership with Smile Brilliant, however, all opinions are 100% my own.
It’s almost the end of February, ladies: how’s your year going so far? I would be lying if I said that January was productive in any way. Lots of plans were made but nothing much got done. But now it’s February and it’s time to get down to business.
One of the plans made during those cold January days is to put more effort into looking and feeling good. That means making time to take care of myself, both mentally and physicaly. I realized that one of the reasons I don’t make time for taking care of myself is because it always takes “too long”. There’s always something that I “need” to do. If beauty and self-care is going to happen, it needs to be quick, inexpensive, and effective. Cue Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kits.
My smile is something I’ve always struggled with. I wore braces when I was younger but never fully straightened my teeth because I did not want to spend all of high school with braces. Then in case you missed the memo, I’m a teacher. This means lots of early mornings and late evenings and lots of coffee and tea. Anything to keep me going but not doing my smile any favors.
When I was getting ready for my wedding, I decided to try whitening strips. Unfortunately the strips irritated my gums and I could never get them to fit perfectly to my teeth. It just seemed like my okay smile was something I was going to have to live with.
Then Smile Brilliant reached out to me about trying their teeth whitening system. Their at-home teeth whitening system was something I’d heard of but I wasn’t sure would work for me. What convinced me to give it a try was that it was more personalized than grabbing a box of strips at the drugstore but I didn’t have to schedule a dentist appointment. Anything to not have to add one more thing to a busy schedule!
How it works
Smile Brilliant sends a kit right to your front door complete with everything you need to start. We’re talking trays, whitening gels, and all your instructions for getting the job done.
The first step is making a mold. It’s super easy, takes about 3-5 minutes, and guarantees that you’ll have a system that’s customized to you. I think this was my favorite part; I knew I was going to get something that was meant for me and my teeth.
Once you send the molds away, it only takes about a week before your custom molds are sent back in a sweet little case. The case was perfect for storing the molds in our overflowing bathroom cabinet. I might like my beauty and skincare products a little too much…
Then it’s time to get started! At first I was worried that there would be a bunch of steps and I would do something wrong. But after the first time, I realized how simple the two step process is. It consists of whitening gel, which lasts for about 45 minutes to three hours. Then you rinse, brush, and apply the sensitivity gel for 15-20 minutes. And that’s it. See how simple that was?
Usually while my teeth are whitening, I can get a lot done. Sometimes I sit down and plan out my lessons for the whole week. Other times I organize my blog calendar. If I’m really lucky, I can even make time to read a book. It isn’t like I was stuck at the dentist’s office with just a two month old copy of People magazine.
Is it worth it?
Just because something is simple and easy doesn’t always translate into good value, but Smile Brilliant did not disappoint. After using it almost every other day for a few weeks(I’ll be honest, I slipped up on some days when my schedule got too busy!), there is a pretty good difference between my before and after.
I’m also impressed by the affordability. I previously shied away from even considering custom whitening kits because I thought the price would be too high and, well, I’d rather have shoes. But at only $139, with reusable fitted trays and everything you need, it’s a pretty good deal.
I’m pretty low maintenance and kind of busy but I still like to take care of myself and look good. Smile Brilliant is the kind of product that’s easy to fit in your busy schedule and gives you real results. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to try them out and will keep using them in the future!
And now for a GIVEAWAY!
Click here to enter to win your very own Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit!
(Giveaway open to readers in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada)
Even if you don't win, Smile Brilliant is offering Wear She Blossoms readers $15 off any tray with the code: wearsheblossoms15