This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant. I received a complimentary at-home teeth whitening kit in exchange for my review, but as always, all opinions stated are my own.
If I have to pick something I love the most about myself, I would choose my smile. It is something that has always represented me. And people would always bring that up. That I look like a nice girl because I smile a lot. That I seem to be funny because my laugh makes them believe that. But in general, I smile because the world needs it. Since I was very little I’ve known that if you smile to the world you can bring some joy in the people you come across. So I always make sure to show it to everyone I can. You never know how much a smile will mean to a stranger.You never know how much a smile will mean to a stranger. Click To Tweet
Reasons To Smile
I know it can be hard to smile when you don’t feel confident with your teeth. I have friends that have problems with that, and I’m constantly trying to encourage them to smile more. I tell them that, no matter how their teeth look, a smile is about how you express a certain moment of happiness. Make a silly face to show it. It can be a little easier that way.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy ― Thich Nhat Hanh
You might be going through hard times, and the last thing you want to do is smile. I have felt like that before. Why smile when I have more important things to worry about? But the secret is… smiling and laughing can bring the positivism you were needing. It can help you to look on the bright side. And it can be the push you needed to feel better.
Smile over the silliest and more basic aspects of life. The smell of coffee in the morning. Your pup begging for food. Eating your favorite food. Because you tripped and didn’t fall. Sunsets. Funny videos on Youtube. Getting in bed after a long day. Smile while you sing or dance. And the most important thing, smile because you are alive.
My Smile Brilliant Experience
There have been moments where I wanted to whiten my teeth, but my dentist didn’t think it was necessary. Saying that my teeth had a normal coloring and they were healthy. No need for that. And another important reason, it can get very expensive to do it. And since I wasn’t going to appear in a toothpaste commercial… The investment wasn’t worth it.
So, when Smile Brilliant contacted me to try their product I was very excited. And a little worried. Excited because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a white smile? If that’s going to make you feel better, go for it! And I was worried because I didn’t know how the product would react with my teeth. Sensitivity can be very annoying. I remember that for a few years, around my early teens, eating ice cream was super hard. Luckily that changed over the years and now my teeth aren’t as sensitive.
When I got the package the first thing I did was read the instructions guide very carefully. It might seem a little overwhelming at first but I guarantee you that making the impressions is very easy. Just be sure to follow every step like it’s mentioned in the cards.
So once you make the impressions. You will have to mail them back to Smile Brilliant and they will send you your custom whitening trays. The ones you will need to put the gels in. Just like you can see in the photo below.
The process of whitening your teeth is very simple. And you can easily make it part of your nightly routine. Which is the best time to make it and have better results! The first thing you will have to do is brush your teeth with just water, then apply the whitening gel between 45 minutes to 3 hours. Once you are done with that, brush your teeth like you normally do and apply the desensitizing gel from 15 to 30 minutes. Make sure to not drink water for at least 30 minutes.
And that’s it! As you can see the process is very repetitive so you won’t have trouble forgetting what to do.
As you can see there’s not much change in the color of my teeth. And like I said before, they had a normal coloring. What I did notice, however, is that the yellow spots disappeared. Which makes me so happy! They were starting to bother me and seeing that I don’t have them anymore is very exciting.
In hindsight, I should have kept they trays with the whitening gel longer than an hour. I used it every other day (to avoid sensitivity) and just for an hour when I should have kept it for at least two hours.
Next time I use the products I will definitely change that! I loved everything about them and I know they work. The process is easy and affordable. I’m so happy that I tried Smile Brilliant!
Now the exciting part! You can win a Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit! What do you have to do to enter the giveaway? It’s very easy! Just just CLICK HERE and fill out the form.
The giveaway is open to USA, UK, Australia and Canadia residents.
Also, you can use my code elephantontheroad10 for 10% off. Yay!
Have you ever try any teeth whitening product? Are looking for one now? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you have any questions about the product I will be happy to answer them!