Lets admit, we all want to have a brighter smile. With having braces twice and spending hundreds of dollars on teeth whitening strips, I have been in search for something that would give me a long lasting, brighter smile without having to spend a fortune. I was super excited to collaborate with SmileBrilliant, a do it yourself, at home teeth whiting solution, but I must admit I was a bit skeptical. I decided to give it a try and I am sharing my step by step process. Be sure to keep reading till the end of this post for a chance to win your very own teeth whitening kit from SmileBrilliant.
The kit comes with everything you will need for the entire teeth whitening process:
Catalyst & Base Paste
Professional Teeth Whitening Gel
Return Envelope (to mail impressions)
Before you begin taking your dental impressions, brush your teeth and floss thoroughly. Clean teeth are important for the perfect impression.
The first step is to remove the catalyst and base paste for the kit. These are needed to make your dental impressions.
*The base paste is blue and the catalyst paste is white.
The second step is to mix the base paste and catalyst paste together until you no longer see any white (catalyst paste).
Step three is to spread the paste evenly across one of the trays. * Only mix one tray at a time to avoid the paste from hardening.
The next step is to insert the tray into your month but do not bite down or wiggle the impressions. The quality of the whitening trays depends on accurate dental impression. Press deep enough into the teeth so the material flows over the gum lines of both the front and rear teeth.
Your tray should look similar to this one.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for your next tray. I completed my top impressions first, now the bottom.
At this point you should have two impressions. One for the top and one for the bottom, *Note to self, do not wear lipstick while making impressions 🙂
Place both the upper and lower impressions in the pre-paid envelope and drop it in the mail. It takes 3-4 business days for Smile Brilliant to receive your impressions. They received my trays within 3 days. Your custom whitening trays will be created and shipped to you within 5 days of receiving your impressions.
Your trays will come in a case similar to the one pictured. I tried mine on prior to starting the teeth whitening process just to make sure they fit.
One of the most important steps of the teeth whitening process is the strength tooth desensitizing gel by Smile Brilliant. The gel replenishes essential vitamins and minerals lost during whitening treatment. By using the desensitizing gel post-teeth whitening, you will reduce the chances of re-staining of the teeth following whitening procedure, remineralize small lesions, strengthen tooth enamel, and significantly reduce tooth sensitivity.
*Prior to application: Rinse mouth thoroughly with water
The first step is to remove the cap and apply the gel to the tray. Apply a thin ribbon of gel to the interior, middle of the bottom of the tray.
Dry teeth to the best of your ability and insert the trays.
Leave the trays in your mouth for 5-15 minutes. Spit out the remaining gel but DO NOT rinse your mouth.
*Refrain from consumption of food and beverages for a minimum of 30 minutes.
The final step of the desensitizing process is to remove the trays from your mouth and prepare for the teeth whitening process.
*Prior to Application: Floss your teeth and brush throughly with water. Using toothpaste containing fluoride will slow the whitening process.
Lets get started !
Apply a thin steady ribbon of gel front inner surface of the tray that comes in contact with the front of the teeth.
Insert the trays using a forward pressing motion to avoid dragging the gel. The gel will spread evenly over the front surface of the teeth. Wipe away any excess gel with a moist Q-tip.
The final step is to let the trays sit. The duration can range from 15 minutes to as long as three hours. I kept my trays in for 1 hour.
Here are my final results! I am very satisfied with the results and did not realize how bright by smile could get. What is even more exciting , you can win your very own teeth whitening kit from SmileBrilliant. Simply go to the Giveaways tab on the blog for details.