One of the most frequent compliments that people give me since I started blogging and posting pictures of myself on social media is about my smile. I’d like to formally thank Kenny and Brenda Rodgers for the money they spent on braces, retainers, and lost retainers to make my smile what it is today, haha! I have been pretty successful at maintaining fairly white teeth because, unlike my husband Cameron, I am not a huge coffee person…speaking of Cameron…yellowing teeth has been an issue for him for a while. Every time we take family pictures he comments on how he needs to get teeth whitening done. It’s always been something he has talked about but there has never been any follow through. As the New Year approaches I told him that it was time to finally get serious about teeth whitening so that it doesn’t have to be a hindrance for him in posing for pictures. As an act of solidarity we committed to doing it together and committed to whiter teeth by Christmas.
Before leaving for our trip to Israel, we got our teeth whitening kits in the mail from Smile Brilliant. I was pretty jazzed at the fact that the whole Smile Brilliant system is just like the process of teeth whiting that you would go through at the dentist, except with this kit you can skip all the “dentist-y” stuff. You make the molds yourself, send the molds to Smile Brilliant, and they send you your impressions so you can get to whitening! It was super easy and not at all intimidating to Cameron who is a first time teeth whitener.
Mixing the catalyst with the base was kind of fun. It reminded me of back in the day when I used to play with GAK. Do you remember GAK?! Anyway, once it’s mixed you then add it to the the tray and make your impressions.
The process and speed at which you receive your teeth whitening impressions back totally depends on you. If you ship the molds to them right away, you can expect to get to teeth whitening in about 2 weeks. It was a super quick turn-around for both Cameron and I.
And there they are! Mine fit like a glove. Seriously it felt like they just snapped right on to my teeth. I was super impressed by the fit. Your kit comes with teeth whitening gel and sensitivity gel. If you feel as though your teeth are sensitive after the teeth whitening, then the sensitivity gel will be your BFF. I was ok without it, but Cameron did experience some sensitivity after his second day of teeth whitening.
Cameron and I whitened for about 3 weeks. I whitened every other day for an hour. Cameron started doing every other day, but then scaled back to 45 minutes a session because of sensitivity.
By Christmas Eve we completed our teeth whitening “journey” and we both could not have been more happy with the results!
Everyone was all smiles on Christmas Eve!
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Thank you to Smile Brilliant for collaborating with me on this post! As you know, the thoughts are all my own.