How I Whitened My Teeth

I’ve never really whitened my teeth before. I probably used those drug store brand strips years ago, but never professionally. I go to my regular teeth cleanings, brush with a natural toothpaste, floss and use a Waterpik. I do take care of my oral health, but I do drink a lot of coffee and love my red wine. So, I did think that I had nice white teeth, but when I took a selfie with natural lighting, I realized that in close ups, that wasn’t the case.

I discovered Smile Brilliant last Summer, and had the opportunity to try it out for myself. I went to my dentist to ask about at home whitening kits and they explained how they work and all about tooth sensitivity and the care I needed. I got my cleaning and ordered my trays with the super easy DIY impression kit I received upfront. So, I started my 1 hour to 2hr sessions while I Netflixed or read during the evenings before going to bed. With my first 14 day trial I started to see the difference! I did have to travel a lot for work, but I was still able to whiten while I was on the road. My teeth were bright for my major event in the Fall, but I did want to see how much better they could get with a second round. So, for the Holidays I decided to go again. From round one to round two, it was a huge difference! I did continue to drink coffee, though I tried to always use a straw, even when hot, during the whitening rounds. I avoided foods that stain, like tomato soup and acid fruits like oranges. It was totally worth it. I still want to try one more round, I feel like years of stains can take several times to clear up.

What I loved about Smile Brilliant was how easy and convenient the process was. Once you get your personalized whitening trays, the process is really easy. First, you brush without toothpaste and floss like normal. Use the whitening gel and leave the tray on for 45 min up to 2 hours, depending on your level of sensitivity. Then you brush your teeth. I used a natural toothpaste without fluoride for sensitivity. Then you apply the desensitizing gel and leave it for about 15 minutes, then spit out any residue but don’t rinse in order for the gel to continue to do its magic while you sleep. And that’s it! Every day you’ll see it get better and better before your eyes!

Another fabulous aspect of this product is the fact that it’s vegan and cruelty free!! They don’t do any animal testing and the glycerin they use for the gel is plant based. Smile Brilliant is Leaping Bunny Certified and they’re the only teeth whitening company to receive the award. In my search for Vegan and Cruelty Free products for my wellness and Beauty, I have done extensive research and I’m so happy to have found this brand. If this is something that’s important to you, you should definitely check them out. Plus, the kits are affordable and they also have payment plans. I highly recommend this product, but don’t just take it from me. Try it for yourself! Use my special code thefashionlotus for 15% off site wide!


I have another treat for you! Enter here for your chance to win a prize valued at $149 USD towards your very own Whitening Kit! The Giveaway is open to the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Closes on March 2nd, so enter today!

Home Teeth Whitening provided by Smile Brilliant in exchange for post. Don’t worry, all opinions are my own and 100% honest!

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