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Smile Brilliant Review-Whiten Your Teeth at Home

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Today I am talking to you about a product I was given the opportunity to try, called Smile Brilliant. I have wanted to look into teeth whitening before, asked my dentist, and he told me I was about the second or 3rd whitest on the teeth scale, when they bring out the tooth colors, so at that time I didn’t feel the rush. However, I am now quite excited to share the experience I had with Smile Brilliant Whitening Kit. They have been featured in Forbes mag. as one product to try at home.

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I had looked into prices and it was about $500 or so to get it whitened by my dentist, and I thought with my medical bills, it was not necessary. Then, years later I am contacted by Smile Brilliant, and thought, here is my chance to give it a shot! You all know that I tend to smile in my photos. It is a natural instinct for me. Ok. Perhaps I was conditioned at an early age. My dad had a darkroom, and we were told to “smile”, so I am so used to it. Even if I wanted to look very fashion savvy, serious, with a come hither look, I just don’t think I could pull it off!

I also considered using a whitening kit, like Smile Brilliant as I am an avid tea and wine drinker. I do drink coffee in the morning, so all of these factors can stain one’s teeth. I needed to know how the product removed stains.

“SmileBrilliant! Teeth Whitening Gel removes most stains with a gentle action that whitens your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel (carbamide peroxide) is broken down, and oxygen acts upon the stained organic deposits and oxidizes them into a white color. This process makes the overall tooth color closer to its natural unstained color. Your tooth structure remains unchanged. Years of clinical tests have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of this system. Over 95% of people treated achieve some level of tooth whitening.”

I got the kit in the mail in a timely manner, and Marty, the associate I had coordinated with, was very helpful, answering questions and emailing in a prompt manner. I was impressed by the customer service. When I opened the kit there were:

When I first was approached to do the review I was concerned about the 22% peroxide whitening gel, that it might be too high and cause tooth or gum sensitivity.

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“Sensitivity is a result of tooth dehydration. When teeth whitening gel comes in contact with a tooth it causes the pores in the enamel to open so that the gel can flow in and remove the deeply embedded stains. As a result of these opened pores, the tooth may become dehydrated (which can cause sensitivity). The sensitivity will persist until the tooth re-hydrates.”

I was surprised that I did not need the desensitizing gel, even after keeping the trays in my mouth for at times 3 hours.I decided the best time for me to do it was in the early morning, use a thin ribbon of gel along the middle of the upper and lower sets, and then just go back to bed! If one does not have that convenience, I think it best perhaps while watching tv at night, or a few hours before bed. I was informed by SB, that it was important, if only ever so often, to use the desensitizing gel, as when one whitens one’s teeth, there is a propensity for dryness and the gel helps to ” rehydrate and remineralize your teeth. It also seals the pores back up which helps to decrease chances of new stains from developing.”

The kit comes with a booklet of instructions on how to use the paste to create the upper and lower dental molds. The company give you 3 sets of paste, in which only 2 sets are needed for upper and lower, however if one makes a mistake, there is extra. That is exactly what happened.I used the mixture, put it in the  mold for the upper teeth, and instead of lifting directly upward, I covered more of my back teeth, not covering the front teeth well enough with the paste. I had to do it over. The instructions are good, however, if one is more apt to learning through a visual, the video on the website may be more effective. I am much better with instructions if I can see, in steps, how to do something.

If you like to be educated on the product you buy, especially if if it has to do with one’s health, there is a great FAQ page to answer many questions. Since I have EDS, I am always pro-active with my health, and the gums are connective tissue which is effected by Ehlers-Danlos. So, my hesitation was mainly about sensitivity.

Here are the Before and After Pictures untouched.

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Before: Not that bad! My dentist told me I was between the second or third stage of whiteness on the  tooth whitening scale.

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This is untouched, no photo processing. The change came after about 5-6 sessions with the trays. I used 3 of the syringes of gel, accounting for about 12 applications. I was pleased with the results. I did notice a difference in whiteness, just enough for them to look a bit whiter without it looking phony or “hollywood white”. A natural look is what I preferred and it seemed to do the trick.
Much less expensive than the dentist, an average cost here in NC is $500 for a treatment.

Gives you a whiter smile and can help with stains due to wine, coffee, etc.all of which I indulge in as you know.

Convenient in your own home, Can be a bit inconvenient to have them in your mouth for 3 hours each time, but the instructions were 15 minutes up to 3 hours. So, since I didn’t experience the sensitivity I kept them in longer, usually while watching tv, cooking etc.

Overall, I am happy with the result, and would suggest this product to any of my readers and friends. The nice thing also is that you keep the trays and can just buy the gel as needed, when you feel you want to whiten your smile!

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What would this review be without the perfect song to go with it: One of my favorite singers is Louis Prima. He had so much charisma and talent.

Here’s the song: When You’re Smiin’

**This is a Sponsered post. The kit was provided by Smile Brilliant. The opinions in my post are my own and honest. **

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening | forsevenseasons
    August 12, 2015 at 5:02 am

    […] using their product (like Jessica over at Jeans and a Teacup and another lovely Jess over at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish). Other bloggers seemed to have wonderful experiences with the company and the product, and I was […]

  • Reply
    Ada
    June 29, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    You have a beautiful white smile, Jess!

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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    June 28, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. You really have nice teeth. Yes, I agree, you did not even need that. But it looks great.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Thank Nicole! I know, I thought I would give it a try. Have a great day! xx

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    Grace Liang
    June 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Wow! It seems work so well! I have very sensitive teeth and my dentist told me I can’t use any whitening things on my teeth. 🙁 But you look really good! 🙂

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you Grace! I was concerned about sensitivity. It did work well I appreciate it! xx

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    Susan
    June 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for the review! I am always looking for a great way to whiten without sensitivity issues! Susan

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, that was my biggest concern, xx

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    Dawn Lucy
    June 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Beautiful white smile! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a great weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    Liz Lizo
    June 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    This looks promising. I’m always looking for ways to whiten my teeth. Oh vanity haha!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      I know! It is very reasonable, and the neat thing is you keep the trays, so one can just order the gels as needed.
      Thanks for stopping by! xx

  • Reply
    weshopinheels
    June 26, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Such a great review! I’m doing mine in a few weeks. I hope I get good results as you did. Thanks for sharing!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 26, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to your review as well! xx

  • Reply
    Anne
    June 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Jess, You might want to correct the typo in your post title. It should by “your” not “you”

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you, I made the correction at first, but probably forgot to Update. I appreciate it!

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    Elle
    June 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Great review and a nice result! My mouth is dry from My AI disease, so i am having issues with teeth. Your smile is dazzling !
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      I know what you mean, I wake up often with dry mouth, I am constantly drinking water.. Glad you can see the results! xx

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    dousedinpink
    June 25, 2015 at 11:09 am

    You have a beautiful smile! You can really tell the difference between the two photos! I’ll have to check it out!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      June 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Jill! Yes, they are a really nice company to collaborate with, everything went very smoothly. I appreciate it! x

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