Thursday, 10 May 2018

Smile Brilliant: how to whiten your sensitive teeth at home

A universal truth is that coffee is students’ best friends and teeth’s worst enemy. I was the speaking (bad) model but I finally re-found my white, whiter smile with Smile Brilliant.

Smile Brilliant, how to whiten your teeth at home by Valentina Chirico

A nice smile is a winning business card but, unfortunately, some of the things we love to drink and eat stain our teeth with ease.
I’ve stumbled across different solutions and this human guinea pig is really happy to show her new discovery: Smile Brilliant.

WHAT’S SMILEBRILLIANT?
Smile Brilliant is a customizable whitening system made in the US: a sort of mini dentistry lab that allows everyone to whiten his/her own teeth effectively, without dentist’s extra expenses and waiting time. All is done and received in a comfortable environment: your home!

Smile Brilliant whitening kit for sensitive teeth at home, review

SMILE BRILLIANT: THE SYSTEM
This system consists of a pair of tailored trays, a set of whitening and desensitizing gel doses.
The Smile Brilliant experience is developed in two steps - trays creation and whitening process – and each one can be done with the kit shipped to your door.

THE TRAYS
Smile Brilliant’s trays are done by your impressions and will fit your upper and lower dental arches.They look like Invisalign, thus completely clear, flexible and lightweight but durable. They are so easy to wear that you could forget them!

Smile Brilliant whitening kit for sensitive teeth with ease at home

THE GELS

Smile Brilliant whitening and the desensitizing products come in syringes to dose and spread the gels in your trays without waste and mess. Dummy-proof, aren’t they? 
Both gels have a jelly and dense texture so that they don’t drip but stay inside the trays to cover and work on your teeth. 
The desensitizing gel has also an extremely pleasant and refreshing aftertaste!

Smile Brilliant whitening kit for sensitive teeth

HOW TO USE 
Each Smile Brilliant set contains all the material for your custom-made trays (2 blue trays, 3 pots of catalyst and 3 pots of base paste), plus whitening and desensitizing gels (the amount of syringes depends on your chosen kit) and step-by-step instruction leaflets

The first step to a whiter smile is creating your own dental impressions... 
Don’t get fooled here: it’s easier than you can even imagine and I’ve been surprised by that! 
The guides will follow you through this process which is really fast: floss and brush your teeth and be sure they are completely clean and free from residues; mix one pot of catalyst paste (which is white) and one of the base (the blue paste). Mix them as a sort of Playdoh until you get a blue paste
Put it quickly in your tray (one per time); wear it and wait for 2 to 3 minutes to create your impression; remove it and let it dryRepeat for the lower impression.

VoilĂ ! Your impressions are done and you can ship them back to the Smile Brilliant lab with the pre-paid envelop you’ll find in your set. After 5 days your custom-made trays are ready and shipped to your door from the States.

Smile Brilliant whitening kit for sensitive teeth at home

The second part is the proper whitening process
For a lasting whitening effect, 7 to 10 sessions are recommended to be repeated 1 or 2 times every 3 monthsNo worries! Also, in this case, the guides give all the information to safely use the kit and start your journey to a whiter smile. 

The steps I followed fit quite well my routine if done before going to sleep... 
- brush your teeth with water- wear the trays with the whitening gel. I suggest starting with a short whitening session of 45 minutes (the max session is 3 hours but it’s too much to start with)
- at the end of the whitening step, wash your trays with running water and dry them with paper, then brush your teeth with a mild/no-whitening toothpaste (I used Sensodyne to reduce sensitivity)
- wear your trays with the desensitizing gel for up to 30 minutes
- remove, wash your trays and refresh your mouth with water.

The immediate result is a fresh breath and... in a couple of sessions, if every day in a couple of days, you’ll see some “brilliant” progressions.

Smile Brilliant whitening kit for sensitive teeth at home

If your guinea pig was able to do it, you can do it alone and that’s a great satisfaction!
Overall, you may ask, what are the main pros and cons of whitening at home with SmileBrilliant?


PROS:
no queue at the dentist’s
complete kit at home
custom-fitted trays (at home)
easy to use
quantity (gel quantity per syringe)
lasting effects
competitive price
good value for money
freshness feeling

CON:
risk of sensitivity



When I joined the program I was both excited and concerned: thrilled for this experiment, which is really personal; concerned about the possibility of pain or hassles due to previous sensitivityI was extremely scared of doing my impressions all alone and - especially - of pulling my trays out of my mouth! Every time at the dentist’s, I felt so much pain while he was taking them off! I’ve taken my impression really fast and I’ve also done an extra to be sure to send a good “sample” of my smile.
My custom trays arrived really quickly, after one week from their creation!

Smile Brilliant whitening kit for sensitive teeth at home
Before my Smile Brilliant whitening treatment for sensitive teeth

I felt like a pro when I’ve started the whitening with Smile Brilliant...
I wanted to start straight away because I’ve been getting really excited and... in the meantime, I’ve been consuming too much soluble coffee, that my teeth weren’t that nice anymore. 
I’ve started little by little with a 45-minute session and had no problem at all, then – after 5 days – I tried to reach a 1-hour session but I faced some bothering sensitivity overnight night but...
Ashley, the inventor of Smile Brilliant, has never left me alone and she kept giving me suggestions and tips for my case.
I’ve just skipped a couple session, replaced by a simple desensitizing treatment before going to bed and the pain has vanished. 
I’ve completed my first whitening session without further problems and these are the results....

Smile Brilliant whitening kit for sensitive teeth, result
After whitening with Smile Brilliant kit

I was smiling at the mirror and impressed by how shiny my smile was and how smooth the surface of my teeth are... and it’s still so
I’ve been looking to improve my smile for a long time but going to the dentist was too expensive and time-consuming in Italy, impossible in my new house because I haven’t got yet my personal dentist and, so far, all the other whitening options rather disappointing: sage leaves, stripes, whitening toothpaste... every time I switched toothpaste something went wrong, while stripes don’t fit my imperfect smile.


I’ve been pleasantly shocked because it’s all real! It’s so real and uplifting that I’ve also cut my caffeine intake in order to keep my smile whiter than ever! 
Do I recommend it? If you have my same problems (little income, irregular bite, re-constructed teeth and sensitivity), Smile Brilliant can be your solution and be quite gentle with your wallet too!
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There are also kits for sensitive and no-sensitive teeth
, light to heavy stained smile, starting from 139€.
On the website, you'll find all the information you may need before starting and after whitening with Smile Brilliant, with tips and news; while on Instagram you can have a look at how 
Smile Brilliant fits into everyone's daily life!
Yes, Smile Brilliant has helped me a lot, in self-confidence and health... all done from the small room #5!



Valentina Chirico aka Valens

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