Raise your hand if you love coffee and / or red wine as much as I do!
(I see a bunch of hands raised!) 😉
The two aforementioned beverages are two of my favorite things, yet sadly, they aren’t that great for maintaining a white smile. One thing I noticed during pregnancy was that my teeth did gradually become whiter because (1) my coffee intake was limited and (2) my red wine consumption was nonexistent.
Now that Dempsey is here and I can enjoy coffee and red wine again, I knew it would be helpful if I could be proactive in keeping my teeth just a shade or two whiter than they would be otherwise. Enter Smile Brilliant, a dentist-recommended at-home teeth whitening method that really works!
Smile Brilliant is the bomb. I love it! It takes about an hour a day (or every other day if you’re like me and just can’t make it happen every day) and I have definitely noticed whiter teeth smiling back at me in the mirror! It’s pretty straight forward: Smile Brilliant sends you a kit for you to make your teeth molds (and they even include extra putty in case you mess up the first mold!), you send the molds back to them, they send you your customized trays within a week or so, and you’re ready to start working towards some pearlier whites!
The first part of the process with the actual whitening gel in your trays takes 45 minutes (but you can leave this part in for up to three hours if you’re able!) Once this part is complete, you brush your teeth, rinse your trays off, then put desensitizing gel in for an additional 15 minutes. Something I learned about teeth whitening during this process is that our teeth are actually like little sponges with pores that open up during whitening! This gel helps close up those pores and protects your newly whitened teeth from further sensitivity.
Finding the time for this has been pretty easy for me. Since I’ve been on maternity leave, I usually do it after breakfast once the older two kids have gone to school. But come next week, I’ll likely do it post-coffee but before I get kids up, while I’m pumping, getting myself ready for work, and fixing kids’ breakfasts and lunches for the day.
Perhaps the best part about this teeth whitening system (besides the outcome of whiter teeth) is that it is formulated for sensitive teeth. There was one day where my gums didn’t really like the new stuff that was sitting on them for an extended period of time, so I was able to talk to a very helpful customer service representative (available for live chat on their website) about my slight discomfort, and she told me to rub a little coconut oil on my gums before the next whitening. That absolutely did the trick, and I was so thankful to have someone to talk to about that little problem! Their customer service is awesome, which makes me love this brand even more.
I have loved my Smile Brilliant experience and I think you would too. Which is why I’m SO excited to give you the chance to win enough Smile Brilliant credit to get your own free teeth whitening kit ($149 value!)
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEWAY:
Simply visit this site and enter your name and email address. That’s it! (Smile Brilliant promises to keep your email address to themselves. No sharing will be done!)
You have until two weeks to enter to win, and you can also use the code thehiveblog15 for 15% off your order with them! I’m confident you will enjoy this process as much as I have. Now go forth and start your new year with a brighter smile! And thank you all for reading. You know it means the world to me! XO!