Happy Monday, you guys! I feel like this is the time of the year when I'm trying to whip my life back into shape after the holidays. I ALWAYS without fail gain a couple extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years, my hair is in desperate need of a salon visit, and the house always has extra clutter from Christmas gifts and holiday shopping. One huge thing I also notice is my teeth! I'm always drinking extra coffee, beer, wine, etc. during the holidays, and my teeth definitely suffer. I'll admit, I've definitely gone to bed a couple times this holiday season without brushing my teeth - ew!
Just before the holidays started, Smile Brilliant approached me and asked if I'd be interested in testing out their whitening kit, and I jumped at the chance! I've tried those whitening strips you can purchase from stores but never really saw a difference. Not to mention the fact that the strips never stayed on my teeth and always left me with some hardcoretooth sensitivity.
I'm not going to lie, I wasn't totally sure what kind of effect the whitening would have on my teeth. I was pretty proud of how white my teeth were. Despite a couple of stains, I never felt that I really needed to whiten them - and boy was I wrong! When I took my after photos this week, I was completely shocked by the difference in my smile. I feel SO much more confident in my smile now! I honestly didn't realize how yellow my teeth were, and those stains were pretty unsightly.
The process with Smile Brilliant was awesome! I first received a package in the mail to make my impressions, like what they do when you get fitted for braces. I then sent the impressions back in a prepaid package and received my kit a week later! The kit came with 6 syringes of whitening gel and 6 syringes of de-sensitizing gel. Each syringe has about 3 uses (sometimes even four), so I was really able to get about 18 uses out of them! One of my favorite parts of this was the fact that the trays were specifically formulated to fit my teeth. I occasionally sounded like I had a retainer in, but I was able to wear the trays with no problem. I would even leave the house with them in sometimes because you really couldn't see them! I have them in in the picture below.
Another thing I was worried about was tooth sensitivity. When using strips from stores, I'd get a fair amount of tooth sensitivity after using the more hardcore ones. Smile Brilliant thinks of this and sends you a de-sensitizing gel to use after each whitening! I did get a bit of gum sensitivity during the first couple of uses, but someone at Smile Brilliant recommended that I use coconut oil to help. Towards the end, though, I had no problems at all!
These are my before and after photos below. Like I said, I really didn't seen my teeth needing whitening until I did it and I'm so pumped with the results from Smile Brilliant!
Now for the best part of this post - a giveaway! I'm teaming up with Smile Brilliant to give away one whitening kit to one of you guys valued at $149! Simply follow this link and follow the instructions to enter. The winner will be notified in two weeks! Even if you don’t win, you still have an opportunity for a great deal. Use my code “vikka” for 10% off your purchase!
My name's Vikka. I'm a Nashville fashion and lifestyle blogger. I post a lot of fashion, recipes, and home tips and tricks!
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