At Home Teeth Whitening: Does it Work?


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Have you ever wondered if teeth whitening actually works?! I have wondered about this for such a long time and I’m here to tell you that it REALLY does work.

I will be sharing with you my thoughts on the entire process of my teeth whitening and what it all looks like. Smile Brilliant, a professional teeth whitening company sent me their entire teeth whitening system. I will be sharing with you my complete honest opinion on the product and the entire process. Which honestly has been such a fun one and one of the best companies that I have worked with. 

I have never whitened my teeth before this process but have always been really interested in trying it out. I was always interested in using whitening strips, but I never used them because I couldn’t find a package small enough to test out. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me I was super intrigued in the product and really wanted to know if it worked and I am happy to tell you that it actually does WORK!


What is so unique about Smile Brilliant compared to going to the store and getting whitening strips is they make you custom fitted trays to use for their teeth whitening system. Getting custom trays for your teeth allow for complete coverage of the product on your teeth, compared to strips that just lay across a portion of your teeth. Everybody’s teeth are different, so getting custom trays only makes sense.

To get your custom fitted trays you make impressions of your teeth with their catalyst paste and base paste, which is included when you buy the whitening system. Then you send those in and from your impressions they send you your custom fitted trays to start your whitening process. 


I started the whitening process on September 4th and I was really surprised with my results. For every whitening session I would do it right before bed, so I wouldn’t eat or drink anything afterwards and they say that helps bring the best results. I would usually watch a movie or read while whitening or sometimes finish up homework for the next day. I really enjoyed that I could get other things done while I whitened my teeth. I experienced a little sensitivity while the whitening gel was on but nothing crazy. I did my first session for 45 minutes to start. The next night I bumped up my session to 2 hours. You can whiten from 45 minutes to 3 hours. I did experience some sensitivity when I would drink cold beverages. So on September 10th I started whitening every other night because my sensitivity increased and after talking with Sophia, an awesome gal from Smile Brilliant, recommended me to try that and it extremely helped! After switching to every other night, I barley experienced sensitivity throughout the whole process. It’s very common to experience sensitivity when whitening your teeth so if it happens to you don’t worry. 


At one point a couple of the desensitizing gel syringes weren’t working, but Sophia was super kind to send me more and those worked perfectly. My experience with working with Smile Brilliant was really pleasant. Which I think is another plus when you are trying a new product for the first time, to have good customer service.  


For the whole process I switched between doing the whitening from 45 minutes to the whole 3 hours. I did it for 45 minutes and then on weekends, since I had more time, I went longer and did the 2-3 hours. After every whitening session you then do a desensitizing gel session for 15- 20 minutes and most nights I did it for 20 minutes. I ended the entire process on October 6th so the whole process was about 5 weeks.

I 100% recommend Smile Brilliant I genuinely was surprised by the results and really didn’t even know what to expect. It’s a long process so you can’t expect to have white teeth overnight, but if you do the whole process, I am pretty sure you will be happy with your results too! Just like anything you care about, it’s not always going to happen instantly, but if you do the entire process right you will see your teeth getting whiter! 

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Before Teeth Whitening


After Teeth Whitening

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