How To: Cruelty-Free, Vegan Friendly Method to Whiten Sensitive Teeth At Home
The season of graduation, weddings, and summer parties is upon us! Normally we prioritize our skin care and makeup to make sure we look our best, but do you pay attention to your smile? Taking care of your teeth is just as important as taking care of your skin! If you’re like me and you drink coffee and tea everyday then you know your teeth have some degree of staining. I’ve been drinking black tea since I was twelve and started coffee four years ago. At my last dental check up, my dentist happily pointed out all the dark stains on my teeth magnified 4x on a gigantic screen. Yikes! I use Crest 3D White toothpaste on a daily basis and thought that would be good enough to combat the stains, but I guess I was wrong. The awesome people from Smile Brilliant couldn’t have contacted me at a better time. They offered to let me try out their at-home whitening kit for this review and an extra kit for one of you as well!
What It Is
Smile Brilliant offers cruelty-free, vegan friendly at-home teeth whitening kits with custom trays to fit every nook and cranny of your teeth. Each kit comes with a set of dental trays and impression material, whitening gel, and desensitizing gel if you have sensitive teeth. Kit prices start at $139.
Glycerin, Carbamide Peroxide, Carbopol, EDTA, Menthol
Glycerin, Potassium Nitrate, Sodium Fluoride & Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Deionized Water, Carbopol (carboxypolymethylene), Menthol, Sodium Saccharine
No harmful ingredients found.
How To Use
When you first get your kit, you need to create your dental impressions before you can start whitening. This is where I totally failed and couldn’t get my impressions right. Luckily, Smile Brilliant was super nice and quick to send me more impression material to try again. I left it in longer than the suggested time and that did the trick! Take those impressions, stick them in the prepaid envelope, and mail them out.
I got my custom trays back about a week later and the whitening process was easy as pie. Just pipe in the whitening gel, pop them on, and go about your day! Since I have sensitive teeth, I started with 30-minute sessions, and then gradually built up to 1-hour sessions. I always followed up with the desensitizing gel and I never had any issues.
During the initial whitening process, I kept looking at my teeth and thought they weren’t really getting white like what I expected. I did a little research and found out this kit works to lift the stains to reveal the true color of your enamel, instead of just bleaching them white. It took about 2.5-3 weeks to see a difference since my sessions were shorter. Check out my before and after picture! I was surprised myself when I saw it.
The Smile Brilliant kit is awesome! I love how easy and customizable it is, and how much value you get out of it. Once you have the kit, you can use it as often or as little as needed. Do you just want a spot treatment? Or maybe weekly maintenance treatments? It’s up to you! I’ve got some weddings and graduations to attend really soon so I’m glad my pearly whites are ready for the cameras.