Beauty Review: Smile Brilliant Whitening Trays

Sometimes the best accessory to your new holiday outfit is super white teeth! While my fave Arm & Hammer toothpaste helps keep my teeth looking their best, sometimes you just need a little bit more. I have retainers that I’ve used to bleach my teeth since I was 13, but I always dreaded it because of how uncomfortable it is to have hard retainers with strong teeth bleach pretty much vacuum-sealed into your mouth for an hour or more. That’s just the way I thought it had to be, though! Uncomfortable, but necessary to fight off those coffee stains from our delicious lattes. So when I decided to try out Smile Brilliant’s whitening trays, I expected them to end up being just like my retainers. Luckily, I was wrong!

The kit comes with everything you need to create your own dental impressions. I love this because instead of having a dental assistant shove the mold into your mouth while you awkwardly drool all over their hands, you can accidentally drool on your own hand in the privacy of your own bathroom. The kit includes trays for your upper and lower teeth, pastes for the impressions (and extras if you mess up), 3 things of teeth bleach, and 3 desensitizing gels. They also include pre-paid postage because ain’t nobody got time to go to mess with the post office.

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What’s nice is that it only takes about five minutes to do your impressions, and the instructions include pictures. In a nut shell, you just brush your teeth, fold together the base paste and catalyst paste, distribute it evenly into the trays, and press it into your mouth for 2 minutes. Simple enough, right?

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