There comes a time as a mom where you look in the mirror and come to understand why you are no longer referred to as “miss” by perfect strangers.
Those days are gone and now you are known as “ma’am”.
Really? Does it have to roll off your tongue so easily? No hesitation?
“Thank you, Ma’am.”
“Excuse me, Ma’am.”
“Have a nice day, Ma’am“.
Wait a minute, does all this ma’am-ing means I don’t look like a 23 year old anymore? Are you suuure you don’t want to to ask for my ID? To be honest, I’m okay with all of this. If anyone would like to take my three children for one day, I’m willing to bet that you’d sprout a single gray hair, at least. And while I can’t control the bags under my eyes or lines collecting around my eyes (well, without shelling out major dollars), I can keep one thing in youthful check – my teeth! Which is why I was so excited when Smile Brilliant contacted me to test out their custom teeth whitening trays. Because, after all, a killer white smile is really all you need to distract from everything else traveling south on your face, right?
And, I’ll admit, every time I go to to the dentist I gaze at that brochure for custom teeth whitening trays – then learn about the $500-$600 price tag and slip it right back in my “maybe someday” pocket. But then I learned that I can get that same professional system from Smile Brilliant for $119… ok now I’m listening.
So how does it work? Once you order your kit, Smile Brilliant sends you everything you need to make your teeth molds. But don’t worry. It’s not rocket science (you can leave that part up to the lab). You just mix two putty-like pastes together, put them in teeth trays, bite down, wait a few minutes and voila!
Send them back in your pre-paid/addressed envelope and your custom teeth whitening trays will be sent back to you within 5-7 days of the lab receiving them.
There are very simple instructions to follow about how to start whitening. First, brush and floss, apply the desensitizing gel (if desired), do another quick brush, rinse out the trays, apply whitening gel and wear the trays for 1-3 hours at a time. So during nap time, I was a-whitenin’.
And the results? Well, here you go:
I have relatively white teeth to begin with but seeing as my vices (coffee and wine) are not a tooth’s best friend, my goal was to remove any surface stains. And that is exactly what the Smile Brilliant system does – removes stains to get your teeth back to their original color. For more about how, precisely, the whitening works, read this article here. And if you are worried about tooth sensitivity (which I had none after using the desensitizing gel), you can read up on that as well.
And because Smile Brilliant wants to spread the WHITE hot love, they are giving away a custom teeth whitening tray kit with three gel whitening syringes to one lucky reader.
***Thank you to Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post and providing me with a custom fitted teeth whitening kit to sample. All opinions about this product are my own. ***