One thing I have always wanted (other than six pack abs and an unlimited source of money) is to have white teeth. HOLLYWOOD white teeth! I take good care of mine, but it has seemed that no matter what I do, or what toothpaste or at-home whitening kit I use, nothing works. Not even a shade whiter! All I am left with is the insane sensitivity whitening products can cause, and a whole lot of bitterness.
Why not get my teeth professionally whitened, you ask? That would require a small fortune and a babysitter, and as I said in the first sentence, I don’t have those kinds of funds!
It’s almost like the world knows when I am at the end of my rope in certain areas and PING! I got an e-mail about a teeth whitening system I’d never heard of before: Smile Brilliant; a customized at-home professional level tooth whitening system. Who hasn’t heard that before? But as I read on, I came to see just how different Smile Brilliant is from the competitors. Not only is it AFFORDABLE compared to other at-home whitening systems, but you create your own tooth impressions at home, get a tray that fits your own teeth (and won’t go falling off like the strips or standard trays), and it comes with a desensitizing gel. DESENSITIZING GEL!
So… I wouldn’t want to rip out each tooth with pliers for the week after I attempt to whiten them??
Count me in!
I was most nervous about making my own impressions, as that was what I’ve always hated the MOST about the dentist- but it was an easy mixture of two compounds Smile Brilliant sends in a kit (they send you three sets- the third just in case you mess up your top or bottom impressions!)- but it was painless, gag-less, and actually kind of fun!
After that, I let them set, popped them into the mailing envelope (provided by Smile Brilliant) and sent them off. About a week later, I had my custom trays, and it was time to start whitening!
The kit Smile Brilliant sends to you has 3 syringes of desensitizing gel and 3 syringes of whitening gel. I don’t know about most people, but I have done 3 treatments with just one syringe of each (you put the tubes in the fridge to extend shelf life)- so a little goes a long way!
Now the question I am sure all of you are wondering- DID IT WORK?
Here are my results!
Let me say that I had no idea how hard it is to take pictures of your own teeth (and in the same lighting? yeah right!). This is after just ONE syringe! I still have two more! I’ve been pretty impressed with the results so far. My teeth look CLEANER because so many of the stains I’d fretted over for years were lightened, and while my teeth are the tiniest bit sensitive for about a day, I have no urge to yank them out or wince in pain. Instead, can’t wait to keep using Smile Brilliant to get the blindingly pearly whites I’ve always wanted. I’m well on my way already!
Smile Brilliant was kind enough to offer to give away a complete customized whitening kit to one of my lucky readers (read: YOU!) so if you’re interested in trying this system, enter to win using the widget below!! (the only required entries are to sign up to receive Smile Brilliant discounts *and possibly win more prizes!* and to like Holdin’ Holden on Facebook. Everything else can be done for EXTRA entries!)
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