A smile is the best accessory, right? It’s a first impression, a warm hello, or one of the best ways to brighten someone’s day. So, we need to take extra-good care of it.
We’ve both tried various teeth whitening products over the years, but haven’t found anything that was easy to use, didn’t leave our teeth feeling super sensitive, and, most importantly, produced results. We also regularly consume our fair share of coffee and red wine… which is not doing our pearly-whites any favors. That’s why we were so excited to have opportunity to collaborate with Smile Brilliant to whiten our teeth.
With Smile Brilliant, you’ll first create a custom fitted whitening tray. They’ll send over all of the materials you need for the fitting, making the entire process quick and easy. With a custom fitted tray, you know the product will be covering your teeth in just the right way, and will be more comfortable than a one size fits all tray or strip.
Once you have your trays, the whitening process is super simple.
- Apply a thin layer of the whitening gel across the front of each tray. It works best if you make sure the tray and your teeth are dry — just use a tissue to do this.
- Sit with the whitening gel on for about an hour. You can leave the product on for a little less time or longer, it just depends on how sensitive your teeth are. Try about 45 minutes for the first session, and then increase the time depending on how your teeth feel after.
- Take the trays out, rinse them, and brush your teeth. Then, making sure the trays and your teeth have been dried off, apply a thin layer of the desensitizing gel to each tray. This will help prevent your teeth from feeling sensitive to extra hot or cold temperatures the next day. Let this sit for about 15 minutes.
- Take the trays out and rinse them. You’ll want to avoid drinking or eating anything for at least 30 minutes, so we usually do this process right before bed. That also allows your teeth to re-hydrate overnight, getting rid of any of the white spots that occasionally appear during the whitening process.
We have been whitening using our kits for a few weeks, and have been loving the results!
If you have any questions about the process or Smile Brilliant’s kits, they have a great round up of frequently asked questions about home teeth whitening, and one of our favorite beauty vloggers talks about her teeth whitening testimonial here.
To have you all join us in our whitening efforts, we are excited to be teaming up with Smile Brilliant to give away a whitening kit to one lucky reader. Simply leave us your name and email address here.
We’re also offering 5% off any Smile Brilliant purchase with the coupon code “simplydarlingduo5.”