...Said no one ever.
Like it or not we are judged by our physical appearance. (Insert big sigh here followed by an ughh.)
And it's true. Who wants yellow or brown teeth? Ick. Right?
Looks matter. Period.
Teeth matter. Period.
When you meet people for the first time one of the things they'll notice are your teeth. It's a cruel world.
Now if you're thinking right now...."hmmm... can't figure out Laura today. I mean, what do teeth have to do with the home & garden?"
Correct answer....not much.
Except that we all have teeth. Hopefully! And if we have them, we should be proud of how they look. Agree?
So it's my pleasure to introduce you to Smile Brilliant today in the hopes that you will learn a bit about at-home teeth whitening options and even earn a $149 credit towards a Smile Brilliant kit!
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What surprised me most about the Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening system!
But it wasn't hard. Not a bit. In fact, Smile Brilliant practically holds your hand through the process making it the simplest the whitening system I've ever tried. The directions they send are foolproof. Nothing could be easier to do!
Your best bet is to read and follow the pithy instructions included very carefully. The tips they give you in particular are winners.
How does the at-home teeth whitening system from Smile Brilliant work?
2.) Mail your molds to the lab. And guess what? There's a pre-paid envelope included in your package. Yippee. Skippee.
3.) The molds come back from the lab in about 5 days. Yay! Wash your molds thoroughly and allow to dry. (I mean who knows who touched them last, ewww). Use a paper towel to dry. Make sure they are bone dry before adding the whitening gel.
4.) Squirt a tiny bit of the gel into both the upper and lower mold. You'll get 3-4 applications from each tube. Trust me ~ a little goes a long way! Don't overuse this product because if you do it can increase tooth sensitivity!
5.) Place molds on teeth for at least 45 minutes and up to 3 hours per session. I wore mine for 2 hours every other day and that was spot-on perfect for me!
6.) After your whitening session, remove molds and again wash thoroughly and dry with a paper towel. If you are using the desensitivity gel, now is the time. Again, squirt just a little bit into each tray and place on your teeth for 15-30 minutes.
Look 10 years younger with the Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening system....
It's life as we know it.
But teeth can have a happier ending. With the Smile Brilliant whitening system, you can take 10 years off those pearly whites by removing unsightly stains (or not so pearly whites as may be.)
After roughly 18 applications, my teeth look bright, clean and white. Certainly whiter teeth have boosted my confidence and make me more likely (I'm not even kidding here) to smile.
No shame about my teeth at least.
My own mother noted how white my teeth looked the other day! Yay!
My below after photo doesn't do my teeth justice! They were tinged with a yellow color that didn't get reflected a ton in the before shot picture. It was super bright outside the day the photo was shot. Trust me ~ my teeth were yellower than the picture shows! Yuck.
Now that the stains are removed, my teeth are the closest they've ever been to their natural color!
Teeth get stained over time by food & drink
You probably also eat blueberries by the pound like I do and enjoy red pasta sauces? Who doesn't. Blackberries, strawberries and raspberries are scrumptious. But they leave their mark on your teeth!
The problem is staining over time. While drinking out of a straw somewhat helps, overall, the damage is done.
Truly, I have even tried brushing my teeth after every single time I eat any food to prevent stains. But that's a lot of work and effort!
With the Smile Brilliant at-home whitening system, you can remove many of these stains and ignite that gleaming smile again!
Why try Smile Brilliant over going to the dentist to whiten your teeth?
A mortgage payment....right?! No can do. Prices for Smile Brilliant systems are a fraction of the cost ranging from $140-$190 depending on the kit you choose.
Economical considering Smile Brilliant uses a professional dental lab to create an exact model of your teeth and mold a truly custom-fitted tray.
Where are you gonna get that kind of service for this kind of price other than Smile Brilliant? Custom molds fitted to your teeth mean every bit of your exposed teeth are going to get the royal, white treatment!
Besides, you don't have to leave your house to whiten your teeth. Big plus for this introverted homebody who wants to stay put.
Why try Smile Brilliant over White Strips?
I've tried every brand of white strips under the sun and they do work. Well...sort of work.
White strips only whitened the front of teeth while the sides still look sadly neglected and yellow. So front teeth are white but sides sadly discolored. Not really fooling anyone here.
Okay...and this part is silly but when trying other brands, I'd always have a lisp when I'd talk with those silly strips on.
Not so with Smile Brilliant! I can wear these out and about (yes, you can see that I'm wearing them) but I can still talk quite normally.
In fact, you can drink water through a straw, too, with your molds on if need be! Just don't overdo it.
Tooth sensitivity & Smile Brilliant
Smile Brilliant has an option of a desensitizing gel than minimalizes tooth sensitivity! Big plus.
After about 30 minutes of removing my custom trays, tooth sensitivity starts to settle in for me. This is where the tooth desensitivity gel was a necessity. I squirted some gel on my custom-made molds and placed them back on my teeth.
The directions said to leave them on for 15 minutes but I left them on for 30 minutes for better results. The extra time seemed to help restore tooth dehydration and strengthen enamel ~ the root cause of tooth sensitivity!
Speaking of those odious white strips, I overused them in my youth. The bleaching system in the strips stripped my teeth of their enamel to get my teeth white.
The at-home teeth whitening by Smile Brilliant is a much safer option to use on your teeth with minimal side effects.
Sneezing with Smile Brilliant
It caused me to sneeze. A lot. But since I was ready to start the process without delaying the 10 days for a head cold to disperse, I forged ahead.
Then the unthinkable happened. Of course I sneezed. Not just any old sneeze but a hearty one that shook my whole body.
And guess what? The custom fit trays created by Smile Brilliant truly stayed put on my teeth. Smile Brilliant has ironed out every last detail! I was able to create molds that were 100% fitted to my teeth. Hurrah!
These custom-made molds fitted to my teeth could have easily stayed put for the maximum whitening time of 3 hours. Although I typically did 2 hour stretches. And I was comfortable keeping them on for 2 hours. Imagine that!
Those white strips I was talking about? They totally would have slid off my teeth with that kind of sneeze and I'd have to use another one. Bleh.
Snacking with Smile Brilliant...
We munch at night. We know it's wrong but do it anyhow. Popcorn, graham crackers, chips, ice cream, even fruit. The temptations are endless.
Snacking a few hours before bed? Bad idea. Not only does it pack on pounds but it gives me heartburn!
So I did something crazy. I started whitening at night.
This meant that I couldn't snack because I had my custom fit molds on my teeth! Silly the things we celebrate in life...right?!
But it worked for me. So after an....ahem, nutritious dinner at 6 ish, I put on my molds for two hours. At around 8 p.m. I'd remove them to put on my desensitizing gel for another 30 minutes.
By 8:30, my stomach is done. To level with you, with 3 crazy kids, I'm exhausted. Besides, I get up around 6-6:30 each day so I'm beat!
It's time for bed. No snacking. No added pound that day. Whiter teeth and a smaller waistline. Can't beat that winning combo!
Final Riveting thoughts.....
My teeth look great. And I feel great about my teeth.
Now if exercising were only this easy......
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to all in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia 18 and older.
This Giveaway begins on September 6, 2018 at 12:00 am ET and ends on September 20, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm ET.
One winner will be random chosen and notified by email.
The winner will receive a $149 credit toward any Smile Brilliant at-home teeth system. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook.
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