At-Home Teeth Whitening: Does it Work?

When I sat down to map out my 2020, one of the goals I set for myself is to increase my self-care. Everything from meditation in the morning to working out in the evening. Taking charge of my health is important and I have evaluated my daily routine down to my teeth. That’s right, I said it, my teeth.

With my high levels of black coffee and red wine intake, my teeth aren’t as bright white as I want them to be. I have Instagram to thank for the new “normal” for teeth whitening levels, although I was wanting a more natural look to a brighter smile. I was recently approached by Smile Brilliant, an at-home teeth whitening system that comes right to your doorstep. I’m always looking for ways to cut down on time at the dentist’s office and more affordable products that fit my budget.

How does it work?

It’s easy to get started. Smile Brilliant makes it easy to customize your own at-home teeth whitening kit. Choose whether or not your teeth are sensitive and the level of stains: light, average, or heavy. Each tier gives you an in-depth definition of light to heavy stains, which is helpful when deciding if an at-home teeth whitening kit is right for you.

Once you have selected your kit, you simply add to cart and it ships directly to your home. When your box arrives, the step by step instructions makes it easy to create your impressions for your custom molds.

So…what’s in the box?

When you open your at-home teeth whitening kit you will find two impression trays and the base and catalyste paste to create the mold for your custom-fitted teeth whitening trays.

Don’t worry about postage to send in your trays, Smile Brilliant has included three-way postage between you and the professional lab service who will receive your impressions, create the custom mold to complete your at-home teeth whitening system.

When you receive your completed molds, immediately start using your at-home teeth whitening system with the dentist-strength 22% carbamide peroxide in 3ml syringes and desensitizing gel.

What’s the first step?

I received my two trays and impression material to create the molds of my upper and lower teeth. This was kind of fun, but I did need some help from Mike to watch the time and to make sure I was holding the trays correctly. I actually ended up using the extra set of impression material included with the set. It never hurts to have a partner involved, Mike also laughed at me while I had drool on my face. Just another fun Saturday night at the Burnett house.

What now?

From the time I dropped my impressions in the mail to the knock at my door with my completed custom molds; I was impressed by how quickly I received my custom molds.

Now that I had my custom molds in hand I was ready to get started with the whitening process. I decided to add this to my evening routine given that you do have to wear the trays for 45 minutes up to 3 hours. You’ll want to begin your teeth whitening sessions at shorter durations. If you start to feel sensitivity you will want to decrease your session time and possibly skip a day or two. Remember this is a marathon not a sprint on the teeth whitening, gradual is better.

It’s important to also note that a little goes a long way, each syringe provides you with 3 to 4 applications (top and bottom). Gently apply a small line of gel into the trays and you’ll have plenty to spare!

Another thing that I liked about using the at-home teeth whitening system was all of the instructions included with the kit. Not only are the instructions clear but they have included photos with every step. They have great online resources to also help you out if you have questions.

Want to hear more reviews?

Hear what other Smile Brilliant customers have to say about their experience at-home teeth whitening system, click HERE.

This article is an ad. Smile Brilliant provided products in exchange for a product review. Although products were exchanged, all opinions are my own.

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