Smitten: Smile Brilliant
As a new mom, the first 3 months of “baby boot camp” were extremely challenging. My sweet and demanding little roommate was attached to me, but I was completely okay with him being my number one priority.
Now that he is nearing 4 months old and I’ve started to get the hang of this whole motherhood thing, I can make myself a priority again. Woo hoo! As a therapist and advocate of living a balanced life, I knew I was in need of some major self care. Pregnancy and labor takes a toll on your body, so I wanted to treat myself to a little mommy makeover. Getting back to the gym, daily meditation, skincare, a lash lift and teeth whitening were all on my “show myself a little love” mission. I was thrilled when Smile Brilliant reached out since the timing could not have been more perfect. Rather than using my facetune app to whiten my teeth in photos, I wanted a beautiful white smile IRL.
When I started drinking coffee and tea on the regular is when I started to notice I was losing my white smile. I have tried a few teeth whitening techniques before, including Crest whitening strips and Zoom whitening at my dentist office. As a stay at home mom, traveling to an office for the lengthy treatment with a baby was not going to happen. I LOVE the convenience of Smile Brilliant because it can all be done from your home. I did not find the results particularly noticeable or long lasting from my previous whitening attempts, so I was excited to try something new. Here is the breakdown on how it works.
You receive your kit and follow the easy instructions to create your impression trays. It’s literally as simple as 1-2-3. You combine the catalyst and base paste into a ball, spread it out evenly in a tray, then bite down. These impressions are used to make custom molds of your teeth. Then you just pop them in the mail. Smile Brilliant has made the process so easy, they even give you a return envelope.
I received my whitening trays a week later. The kit includes 4 teeth whitening gels and desensitizing gels. Each syringe has 3-4 applications for top and bottom teeth. You can whiten for 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on your sensitivity level. I have a history of teeth sensitivity, so I was worried about how I would react to the whitening process. Thankfully I didn’t have any issues! I kept my sessions to 45 minutes and forgot they were even in as I went about my day taking care of my little one. It’s totally your call if you decide to whiten daily or every few days, so be mindful of how your teeth feel and are reacting and do what works best for you. I was impressed that my teeth were noticeably whiter after one application. This technology lifts stains rather than just covering them up, so you get longer lasting results. I love that they are vegan, cruelty free and registered with the FDA. Best part? They offer the exact same, custom-fitted teeth whitening trays as your local cosmetic dentist. I definitely recommend Smile Brilliant to anyone looking to instantly beautify their smile.
And what you’ve been waiting for…
The Before & After
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