If you’ve been following along for the ride for a while, you know that I happen to enjoy wine. So much so that I make it myself. I know, right?
My wine preference of choice is red wine. And we all know that red wine happens to have the audacity to stain teeth. Not only that, but I’m an avid coffee drinker – gotta have my coffee first thing in the morning, or my brain protests and doesn’t want to function.
Years of coffee and wine drinking tend to make the pearly whites not so pearly. To combat that, I’m always looking for options of teeth whitening in the privacy of my own home vs. plunking down the excessive cashola to have a dental office to the tricky trick.
So naturally, when Smile Brilliant! contacted me to see if I wanted to give their products a test run, my response was “Heck yeah!” Of course.
The tray kit they sent was impressive – it exceeded my expectations and has everything you need to get those pearly white to shine brightly again:
They have very clear instructions on how to prep to take molds of your teeth – you combine the blue and white play-do like material together into one lump of clay, put it in the provided blue plastic mold thingies, firmly squish it into your teeth and wait at least 90 seconds before removing the tray from your mouth. You can be patient for 90 seconds, right?
Voila! You have perfect impressions that you send back in a padded pre-paid envelope so you can receive whitening trays that are 100% personalized to your teeth:
Luckily they send you an extra in case you make a mistake with an impression. I didn’t think I’d pushed down hard enough on my lower choppers, so I did it again, hence the reason there are three molds in the picture.
Not because I’m some alien from outer-space with three sets of teeth. As far as you know.
The whitening trays are returned to you very quickly – less than a week and you’re ready to get down to business and get those chompers white again.
It’s super easy – the 2-step process has you use the first syringe to ‘desensitize’ in case you have extra sensitivity (like my hubby does), then step 2 is the whitening agent.
The benefit of this particular system is the customized whitening trays – definitely beats the brush-on whitener or the strip whitener I’ve used in the past, and blows the whitening kits that come with a hard-ish plastic tray right out of the water! These are really comfortable and non intrusive – and no drooling transpires during the desensitizing and whitening process.
The only time I ended up drooling all over myself with this kit was during the impression making part – which happens at the dentist office too, so ya know… Expected.
The end result was fabulous! And I totally would have shared a before and after picture with you, except about 100 images from my phone and camera seem to have disappeared during the transfer to my computer.
I have a feeling they were saved into a random folder, so I have a long road ahead of me to find them amongst the gazillion images dispersed between three different hard drives. Ahem.
Trust me, I’m very happy with the end result – I don’t feel self conscious about my teeth not being as brilliant white like they used to be pre-coffee and pre-wino mode, because they’re back to being brilliant! And no worries, it doesn’t turn out like Joey from FRIENDS – remember the creepy white teeth?
So no worries. I promise.
I’ll definitely be ordering more syringes from Smile Brilliant! when I need to whiten and brighten again – because, you know, I’ll still be drinking coffee and red wine.
How would you like to Smile Pretty and Smile Brilliantly?
You can buy them directly from Smile Brilliant! on their website.
One Lucky Stacy Uncorked Reader is eligible to win a Smile Brilliant! coupon code which will be for the value of the tray kit with 3 whitening syringes (total value of $119.95 with free shipping). The winner will be able to use the coupon code to either order the same kit I received, or they can purchase any product preferred from the Smile Brilliant! website up to $119.95.
You have until Midnight PDT on August 25, 2014 to enter. One lucky winner will be randomly selected. I will email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or a new winner will be chosen. Open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Good Luck and SMILE PRETTY!
A big thank you to Smile Brilliant! for providing the product for review as well as supplying the coupon code for giveaway. No other compensation was received for this post implied or otherwise. The opinions are all mine and not influenced by any outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.