A little bit of a different approach to today’s blog post. For once, it’s not all about our gorgeous little darling children because guess what? Us mummies and daddies deserve a treat too. I am such a big advocate for women taking time out to treat themselves. You know what they say, “If you look good, you feel good” and we all know that’s true. They also say life ends after you have a baby and I just want to say that is most definitely not true (Most of the time anyway).
I still like to take time out to get manicures and pedicures but I have never had any previous experience with teeth whitening services before. I’ve tried some charcoal toothpaste from retail stores here and there but nothing that actually works. A whitening service like this is something that I have always wanted to try and see what magic they can do. That’s exactly why I couldn’t turn down the offer to review this whitening kit when I was recently contacted by Smile Brilliant.
As you know, I am a mama to a very active 10-month-old baby. A baby who requires me to drink a lot of coffee just to be able to keep up with her. Before motherhood, my teeth weren’t something I ever worried about but now I’m drinking more coffee I’ve started to see the effects. I knew I needed some help when I started noticing I was editing my photos to give myself whiter teeth! I’m ashamed to say my insecurity of discoloured teeth got that bad that I felt I needed to edit it out.
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TEETH WHITENING AT HOME:
The whole teeth whitening process was so much easier than I thought it would be. Everything you needed was right there and delivered straight to your door. All you needed to provide yourself was a little bit of time and patience. If you’re happy to do that then you would be well on your way to getting the results you were after.
This part is for anyone who is currently considering or has considered using a home teeth whitening kit before. If you aren’t sure what to expect or don’t want to invest your money before you know the ins and outs. Don’t worry that’s what I’m here for! I am going to talk you through each step and show you my results along the way. I can assure that by the time you’ve finished reading this you would have wished you had done it sooner. The very first step is all about deciding which teeth whitening kit is right for you. Do you suffer from sensitivity? or are you worried that your teeth are too stained? Smile brilliant has a vast amount of packages to cater for all your needs.
If you’re British like me it’s more than likely you’re going to have quite a few stains. I’m sorry but we all just love tea, don’t we? I wouldn’t be able to function without my daily cup of tea (plus my extra caffeine intake now). So how does one simply get a gorgeous smile whilst not having to worry about their excessive tea consumption? Let me show you because guess what? I managed it!
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GETTING HOLD OF YOUR CUSTOM TRAYS:
Let me show you exactly how straightforward it is to create your custom-fitted trays. You do have to do this part yourself but the instruction booklet is very simple to follow. Inside your box, you will find everything you need. This includes your trays, dental putty, and an envelope to send your impressions back to the lab. It might sound like a lot of money for something you have to do yourself at home but I can assure you it’s actually not. On average, dentists in the UK & the USA would charge you around £500 for this exact same service, if not more! By creating your very own custom-fitted trays at home it is ensuring that every angle of every tooth (regardless of whether your teeth are straight or not) is covered.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR DENTAL IMPRESSIONS:
I don’t know about you but I’m a little impatience and always want to sneak peek and see what I’m getting myself into. That way you get an insider’s look and will know exactly how you are going to create your dental impressions. If you are like me and jump straight into things without properly reading the instructions. You are more than likely going to do it all wrong. If you do happen to make a mistake there is no need to worry because Smile Brilliant provides you with a spare pot of putty. That way you have a second chance to get it done correctly. Is it that obvious that I didn’t read the instructions and messed up my first go?
Here is an example of how to create your dental impressions:
- Mix the two putty colours together into one solid colour for 60 seconds.
- Lightly place the putty into the blue tray in a ‘hotdog’ like shape. Do remember that you don’t need to press down too hard.
- Place the blue tray into your mouth, making sure that your teeth are in the middle of the putty. In one motion, press evenly with your thumbs to ensure that each tooth is covered.
- As some of the putty oozes out of the blue tray in the front of your mouth, push it into your gum line.
- Leave the tray in your mouth for 3 minutes.
- Use your index and middle fingers to VERY CAREFULLY remove the tray from your teeth.
ON YOUR WAY TO A BRILLIANT SMILE:
After you receive your custom-fitted dental trays you are all set to go. It’s important to remember that this change will not happen overnight. It will require you to keep up repeating these steps to achieve your desired goal. They say that you will receive the best results by using your gel every day or every other day depending on your sensitivity. I was ok for the first few days and then they started to become a bit sensitive. It wasn’t painful but it was enough to know that I needed to skip a day and let them recover. I will say that the desensitizing gel really does help so don’t be like me and forget to use it, oops.
Now for the best tip of all! Did you know that each syringe will actually cover you for 3-4 whitening sessions? Nope me neither. You actually get so much more for your money than you even realise. All you need is one thin layer of gel on each set of trays and that’ll be plenty to whiten your perfect gnashers.
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I have never done anything like this in the past but for my first experience, I was extremely impressed. The whole process was super easy to follow and has really helped me to gain my confidence back. I don’t know about you, but I could definitely see a difference when looking at my before and after photos. For someone who drinks tea, coffee (and wine) on a regular basis, it’s expected that you aren’t going to have amazing pearly whites. However, I cannot believe the difference this has made. It may have even persuaded me to cut back on the caffeine and see if I can keep up this beautiful smile that Smile Brilliant has given me!
I really thought that I would struggle to make time for the whitening itself but It wasn’t an issue once. It was the perfect product to be able to work it around my daughter’s schedule. Sometimes I would do it in the morning before her first nap and other times I would complete it in the evening before bed. Overall, this home kit was perfect for me and done the exact job it said it would do. Therefore, I am one happy customer!
Are you interested in getting your VERY OWN customised home teeth whitening kit? If so then make sure to use my code ashleighsmoments15 to get 15% off your next order!
*This post is sponsored by the company Smile Brilliant. I was kindly gifted my own teeth whitening kit to test and review. However, all opinions within this post are my own.*