Like many people, I am self-conscious about my teeth. When I was younger, I hit my mouth on a table and it turned one of my front teeth black, it was completely dead!
Imagine a cute little girl (me, haha) with a dead tooth…. how embarrassing!
Luckily, I don’t really remember much from that time. The tooth was one of my baby teeth so thankfully it did make way for my new tooth. Since this tooth was dead, it didn’t come out when it was supposed to, so my new tooth grew behind it. Now my front teeth are a tiny bit uneven.
If I didn’t tell you, you probably would never know… unless you’re really close to my mouth, but that would be weird.
This has always bothered me!
I have gone through phases of not smiling because of this.
I finally grew out of this phase but, I still find myself smiling without showing my teeth often, now it’s just more of a subconscious act.
Growing up I have always wanted braces to fix my teeth as well. My parents never went ahead with getting them for me because I didn’t really need them. I just WANTED them to fix this little thing.
Along with slightly uneven teeth, I don’t know how it happened, but my teeth are slightly discolored. That is even more embarrassing for me! I don’t know if you can relate but it sucks. Someone’s smile is the first thing I notice and I’m sure that’s the same for many others. So, for me it’s embarrassing to think that someone is looking at my teeth.
I’ll be honest, I don’t do much to prevent the coloring of my teeth. I drink about two cups of coffee a day, I drink tea fairly regularly and I drink wine. All of these contribute to the staining of teeth but I’m not going to stop drinking these beverages any time soon.
I have tried Colgate whitening strips and teeth whitening toothpaste, but they’ve never worked for me. I never committed to using the strips because I never saw results. I’ve never wanted to go through the dentist way of teeth whitening because I heard how expensive it was. Teeth whitening can cost anywhere from $400-$600, seriously! That price tag discourages me. On top of all of the wedding expenses, I did not want to spend that much extra money.
By the grace of God, Smile Brilliant reached out to me! And not a moment too soon, with the wedding coming up I wanted my smile to be PERFECT.
(Read until the end for a chance to to win a FREE teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant)
About Smile Brilliant
*To maintain complete honesty with my audience, I definitely try everything first and only recommend it if I love it!
Smile Brilliant was created by dental professionals and was founded by Betty Shah. Betty is a 30+ year dental professional that loves coffee & tea (I can relate). Smile Brilliant wants to eliminate the dentist visits, they say “70% of the cost & time associated with professional teeth whitening revolves around trips to the dentist”. Imagine that?! The reason we’re spending so much money on teeth whitening is not for the actual product, wow. Thank God for Smile Brilliant.
The products that Smile Brilliant include:
Teeth whitening trays with whitening gel ranging from $139-$169
Teeth whitening gel ranging from $35- $69
Electric toothbrush ranging from $119-$199
Extra toothbrush heads ranging from $14-$43
My Experience With Smile Brilliant
These teeth whitening trays definitely helped me with my wedding beauty routine. If you read my post about my beauty preparation, you’ll know that I said teeth whitening for me was a must! I didn’t even think about getting whitening trays, I thought that going to the dentist and shelling out hundreds of dollars was my only option. Thank God it’s not, Smile Brilliant is so affordable.
The whole process has been so smooth. I made my impressions, with the help of my husband. I was positive that I would mess them up but they were easier to make than I thought! I mailed them in and within just a few days I received my trays.
I began whitening my teeth immediately, I was so excited. Within just a couple of days I could see a difference. Even my family commented on how my teeth looked whiter. I was truly amazed that they actually worked.
Finally, a teeth whitening system that I can trust, this made me even more excited for the wedding.
How I whiten my Teeth
I varied in the times of day that I whitened, it fits so perfectly into any lifestyle. Here are a few examples of what I did:
The hour before bed
Before Jacob and I go to sleep we’ll watch roughly an hour of a show that we’re watching at the time. This is the perfect time for me to put in my whitening trays. The end of the show acts like an alarm for me to take out my trays. So easy, right?
When I’m making dinner
I usually take an hour – an hour and a half cooking dinner. You might think that’s a long time, and I agree. But most of the time I’m cooking something I’ve never made before so I like taking my time. I’ll place my whitening trays in, put on a podcast and get to cooking.
Right after the gym, before my shower
After the gym I usually take an hour before showering. Yes, during that hour I smell gross but I put my trays in, I cook something for me to eat and sometimes I’ll even clean up a little. After that hour is up I take my trays out and I take a shower.
I even whitened my teeth during my makeup and hair trial for the wedding!
Smile Brilliant gave me so much more confidence. With all the headache and worry from the wedding, I didn’t have to worry about the discoloration of my teeth and the possibility that I would ruin our photos. Here are some photos:
Now that I found a teeth whitening system that I love, I have already recommended it to all of my family. Thank you so much Smile Brilliant for helping me get an amazing smile for my wedding.
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Our wedding photos are amazing, right? They were done by Andrea-Marie Photography.
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