Professional Teeth Whitening, At Home!

in , by Hampton Ivy, 3/01/2017

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword." - John Ray .
Today I am excited to share with you all my current secret weapon to pearly white teeth.. Smile Brilliant! You're never fully dressed without a smile- it's your most important accessory! So it's a must to take care of it. This at-home teeth whitening kit provides professional teeth whitening, at a fraction of the cost, to keep your smile bright and beautiful! Keep on reading to see the process and my personal experience.

This kit is the T3 Sensitive System for light stains. It includes 3 whitening syringes, 3 desensitizing syringes, and everything you need to create the molds that Smile Brilliant will use to create your custom teeth whitening trays. It also includes instructions for every part of the process.

In order to get your custom teeth whitening trays, you need to mix one of the catalyst pastes and one of the base pastes to create the final putty you put into these trays. After you spread it out evenly on the tray, you press one evenly up to your upper teeth, hold it there for two and half minutes, remove it, and then repeat with the other tray to your lower teeth. After both are made, you let them sit for 30 minutes, rinse them, let them dry completely, and then ship them back to Smile Brilliant so they can make your final custom trays!

Say hello to your final custom teeth whitening trays! They perfectly fit your teeth, and the best part is that they reach all of them. Unlike strips, you'll be whitening your entire smile, not just the 6 or 8 front teeth. And unlike generic trays, that look like mouth guards, they're fit to your teeth so they whiten every nook and cranny evenly.

Now that you have your custom trays, it's time to whiten! Smile Brilliant says there are about 3 applications per syringe, but I've gotten 6 treatments so far out of only one syringe. I use it sparingly and just enough so that it covers my teeth, but not too much where it gets onto my gums. 

After brushing your teeth with just water on your toothbrush, no toothpaste, you then put a thin line of the whitening gel inside your trays along the front, dry your teeth, and put them on. When I first put them on they felt a little tight, but they stretched to fit comfortably after two or three more uses (like a nice pair of shoes would!). Then set your timer for however long you want to whiten, Smile Brilliant recommends between 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on your sensitivity, and go on with your day. 

While you're whitening, you can go ahead and apply your makeup.. I'm applying my current favorite mascara you can find here by Too Faced Cosmetics. If you're getting ready to go out, whitening while getting ready is the perfect time!

You can pick out your outfit for the day.. If you're like me, you can spend the whole 45 minutes/hour whitening doing just this!

Or you could read a good book!
You can do whatever you like while whitening and the time will fly by before you know it.

After the time is up, you rinse your mouth and the trays, brush your teeth, this time with toothpaste, dry your trays, and put the desensitizing gel into them now. You dry your teeth again, which is to help the product really grab onto your teeth to work its best, and put on the trays. The desensitizing treatment only has to be worn for 15 to 20 minutes. 

My whitening routine:
When I whitened, I would do it before bed so I could go hours before eating or drinking anything again that could restain my teeth. I also started off whitening for 45 minutes, went to 1 hour, and then finally to 2 hours. For the desensitizing, I usually went the full 20 minutes.

After 6 days of whitening, these are my results!
As you can see, my teeth weren't too badly stained originally. I drink coffee every single day, and whiten with drugstore whiteners once every year, so they were only slightly yellow but definitely dull. After using this whitening kit, they're bright, pearly, and beautiful! 

Now for the pros and sort-of con..

No sensitivity! I've used whitening treatments in the past that left my really teeth sensitive for a while after finishing them. The only sensitivity I've experienced from this treatment was the first two days with my gums, which could have been from over brushing, not the treatment. And the other sensitivity was once while I was using the treatment for 2 hours and my teeth were a little sensitive to cold the next day. After that though, nothing! That is a huge plus in my opinion! You can read more about tooth sensitivity: causes, solutions, and prevention on Smile Brilliant's website.

Results! My teeth are a beautiful, natural white. I prefer my smile to be bright, but not too bright white. I'm sure they could be even whiter though if I continued using these treatments. If you want to see some serious bright white beautiful results from this kit, I recommend checking out this video on YouTube: "How I Whiten My Teeth at Home | Danielle Mansutti"

Price.. The price for my kit is $139. The price may seem steep, compared to drugstore teeth whitening kits, which is why it is sort-of a con. It is only sort-of a con though because when you compare the beautiful results, the amount of treatments you can get, the custom trays (which dentists' recommend for the best whitening), and the no sensitivity to those whitening kits, and the price compared to dentist whitening, it's definitely affordable teeth whitening! So while it may seem steep at first, it's a great deal in the end.

& That's the brand and the process I currently use to whiten my teeth!
If you're ever searching "how to remove stains from teeth", I recommend searching Smile Brilliant instead. The results beat all the past whitening kits I've tried, making this one honestly the best at home whitening kit, in my humble opinion.

Plus, a GIVEAWAY!!
Smile Brilliant was kind enough to collaborate with me on this post and host a giveaway for all of you amazing friends! One lucky winner will receive a T3 Sensitive kit for yourself!
All you have to do to enter is fill out the entry form here!
But if you want your teeth whitening kit right now, you can always use the coupon code "hamptonivy5" for 5% off any Smile Brilliant purchase.

Also be sure to follow both Smile Brilliant (@smilebrilliant) and me (@hamptonivy) on Instagram and tag/share with your friends who would also love a chance to win!
Giveaway ends March 15th.

Good luck everyone!!

Do you friends whiten your teeth? Would you ever try Smile Brilliant? 
Let me know in the comments below!
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  1. Great post - just reading up on yours and how you wrote it as I am doing a campaign soon for Smile Brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration girl. :)

  2. The results are great. Your lucky you have great teeth and a beautiful smile. So not much if any work needed. I do love the line "Your never fully dressed without a smile" no doubt from Annie, My childhood favourite movie and quote : ) xo