We’ve all done it. Whether you’re a professional blogger or a casual instagrammer, most of us made some type of adjustments to a photo we’ve posted on social media. Maybe it was fixing a weird bulge on your clothing or covering up a zit. For me, it has always been teeth whitening.
My struggle with stained teeth has been a sensitive subject for as long as I can remember. Even as a child, my mom used to tuck me in with a warm cup of chamomile tea every evening and that was the beginning of one of the greatest loves of my life. As a busy mother of 2, I drink tea in the caffeinated tea every morning without fail, often 2-3 cups of herbal tea throughout the day, and I still end my day with a soothing cup of chamomile. My friends have joked that I’m a real-life Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland because when you come to my house I have a pantry full of more different types of tea than anyone could ever need and a variety of mugs to match. I love tea. But what I don’t love is the way it stains my teeth.
Teeth whitening is something I’d always wanted to try but have been nervous because my teeth also tend to be sensitive. I also just don’t have the time (or the money) to go to a dentist and sit under a light for any amount of time. In the past, I’ve tried grocery store whitening products but honestly just felt like I was paying a lot of money to put hydrogen peroxide on my teeth and they just didn’t give me the results I was lookin for.
Enter Smile Brilliant who has eliminated the need for an office visit, thus making the teeth whitening process both convenient and affordable. Was I hesitant to try it initially? Absolutely. I had so many questions. How much time would this take out of my day? Does it hurt? Will it even work??? But part of why I ended up giving it a try is that it is so customizable. Unlike the products I’d tried previously, this wasn’t just a strip or a rinse. You start by choosing the kit that is best for you by answering some simple questions about yourself. Do you have sensitive teeth…? Do you have heavy, light, or average staining…? After selecting the package that is right for you, they send a super easy to use molding kit that takes about 15 minutes to make.
You send the mold back to them in the pre-paid envelope and they create a whitening tray formed specifically to your teeth. This part was very important to me because I have an overbite and teeth that are a bit crooked in the front so a “one-size-fits-all” whitening tray just wouldn’t have cut it for me.
The tray they sent me fit so perfectly and snugly to my teeth that when I used it, you could barely tell that I was wearing it at all… which is great because it also meant I didn’t have to pause my life to whiten my teeth.
The end result? Let’s just say I don’t need Facetune anymore (well, not for teeth whitening anyway). My smile is significantly brighter and I feel so much more confident smiling for photos. I will likely never give up my tea obsession, and now I feel like I don’t have to. I went from being a Mad Hatter to a Cheshire Cat and I love it!
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Disclaimer: I partnered with Smile Brilliant and was given the whitening kit to try for free, but the opinions and words in this post are my own.