Recently I had the opportunity to work with Smile Brilliant and try their teeth whitening system. As a girl from the south, I am a lover of sweet tea, and I also enjoy red wine – both of these have taken a toll on my smile over the years. In the past I have tried different over the counter whitening treatments such as strips, whitening toothpastes and even Crest White trays, but I never really saw a lasting difference. I had considered professional whitening from my dentist, but just really couldn’t justify the $500+ expense.
When my box of goodies arrived, the very first thing I had to do was create a mold of my teeth so the Smile Brilliant lab could make my own custom fit trays for the whitening process. They included extra pastes, so if I made a mistake I could try again. Once I was satisfied with my results, I mailed them off and a couple of weeks later received my trays and they fit perfectly.
My package included three syringes of Teeth Whitening Gel and Desensitizing Gel, my trays, and a case to store the trays. Once I had my trays I started on the fun part – the actual teeth whitening stage. Basically you spread a little of the Teeth Whitening Gel into the bottom of the trays (caution – a little goes a Long way!) and slide them on your dry teeth, then wear them anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours. I always brushed and flossed first, then wore them while I was watching TV or reading at the end of the evening. After the whitening gel phase, I would spread a little of the Desensitizing Gel into the trays and let it do its thing for another thirty minutes.This is an important step because it helps remineralize your teeth and fill in the pores that can cause sensitivity.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the results after only five sittings. I am really excited to continue using this system for an even brighter smile. The only time I have experienced any sensitivity was once when I was a little heavy handed with the whitening gel and it spread out on my gums after I applied the trays. After that if I noticed any residue spilling over, I just swabbed off the excess with a q-tip and had no problems.
I am thrilled with my new, brighter smile and am sure you will be, too. If you would like to see the results others have experienced, check it out here. Seriously, I feel as though I have much whiter teeth, without the same price tag I would have had from my dentist. It took a little diligence from me, but I was willing to do the same with the white strips, toothpastes, and trays, and received far better results. All in all I am thrilled.