*this post was entirely sponsored by Smile Brilliant. I received these products complimentary from them in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own*
I am so excited to share with y’all my latest beauty secret – the secret behind my pearly whites! I get asked all the time on what fancy teeth whitening my dentist is using on me, but I’m always so pleased to respond with “Actualyyy, I do this all from the comfort of my own home, in a few quick and easy steps!” 🙂 Today I’m sharing those quick and easy steps with y’all too! I also partnered up with Smile Brilliant to give one of y’all lucky readers your very own professional teeth whitening system for free 🙂 Keep reading to find out the deets on how to enter the giveaway!
The ‘Roots’ Behind My Teeth:
A little background on my current smile: growing up, I always had a hard time accepting my larger smile line because it sometimes looked a little different than some of my friends, or even my sister. I would often pray for a smaller, more ‘girly’ smile line and teeth (at least that’s what I thought was more girly and pretty at that time). It wasn’t until I was a little older and started receiving more compliments on my smile that I actually became more comfortable with it. Don’t get me wrong – by no means am I saying that girls should have to receive compliments on physical traits in order to be comfortable with them, but it just helped me relieve any doubt that I sometimes had in my smile.
Anyway, fast forward to college when I started drinking coffee like water, and my teeth started to suffer from it. I didn’t quite believe in “whitestrips” in undergrad, and thought it was a huge scam to be honest. My dentist was in my hometown, 300 miles away – so that wasn’t a reasonable option to do often either.
It wasn’t until maybe about a year and a half ago that I decided to give the Crest whitestrips a try. My teeth were quite sensitive to them at first, so instead of running it’s full course, I started doing spot treatments for occasions, or when I felt like I needed it. I think they helped improve the whiteness a little, but the sensitivity in my teeth sometimes made me avoid using them.
With that said, when Smile Brilliant approached me with trying out their at home teeth whitening system, I noticed that they had a ‘desensitizing gel‘ that automatically spoke to me. Of course, I was also intrigued in how I could do the entire system from the comfort of my own home and never have to go anywhere. It was too simple of an opportunity to pass up. Here’s why:
The Incredibly Easy Process:
As the process began, I was sent a few general questions about my teeth, such as any products I am using, or have previously, used, or if I experience any teeth sensitivity. I think these questions help them gauge which of their three whitening systemsyou will need.
Shortly thereafter, I received a box from Smile Brilliant that included all the things I would need for my teeth whitening process:
- base and catalyst paste to make my own teeth impression trays
- teeth whitening gel applicators
- desensitizing gel applicators
Making my own teeth impressions was such a super simple and quick process! After that, I just had to mail it back to them in their prepaid envelope (domestic shipping covers 3 way shipping and international shipping covers 2 way shipping), and they sent me my custom fitted whitening trays that fit my teeth perfectly. 🙂
Next, the actual whitening process was just as simple! All I had to do was brush my teeth (sans toothpaste), line the trays with the whitening gel and wear them for at least an hour, or up to three hours. Then, I brushed my teeth with toothpaste, rinsed and lined the trays up with the desensitizing gel and wore them for another 15 – 20 minutes.
And that’s it…I’m serious! How simple is that?! I do this process every other day while unwinding from the day and mentally preparing for the next. I don’t even notice I’m wearing them cause they’re so comfortable!
I am so glad I decided to give Smile Brilliant a try because it has definitely helped me continue to improve and be more confident in my smile, without having to sacrifice my love for coffee (and wine)!
Here are before and after shots to truly show you how Smile Brilliant helped me improve the whiteness in my teeth:
I am also really excited to share a giveaway from Smile Brilliant with one of my lucky readers! If you would like to win a FREE Smile Brilliant professional teeth whitening kit, all you have to do is follow me on Instagram, AND click on this link and enter your email!
If you’re super excited about getting started on your own teeth whitening asap, then you can also use the code “squatsandswatches15” at checkout for $15 off your purchase!
You only have TWO WEEKS to enter, so go go go!
If you have any questions at all on the entire process, please feel free to comment below (or you can email me if don’t feel comfortable asking publicly!). Can’t wait to see y’all’s pearly whites and #smilefearlessly!