I’m always wishing my teeth were whiter (I mean, who doesn’t unless you spend a load of money on professional whitening regularly?). The drugstore strips and polishes always work okay, but they’re kind of a hassle and nothing compared to getting a (pricey) kit from the dentist.
I was excited to try the Smile Brilliant LED Teeth Whitening kit, because it comes with an LED light, just like the dentists use, to accelerate the whitening process and bring it up a notch.
The instructions say that you should see the maximum whitening/stain removing in 5-7 days. (It will not change the color of your teeth but it will remove stains that have accumulated from coffee drinking, wine, aging, etc). I used it for the full seven days, and I do feel like my teeth are quite a bit brighter. It’s hard to tell exactly how much whiter they are (without those handy shade guides the dentists use) but I am really happy with the way my smile looks after using the system.
You only need to shine the LED light on your teeth (that you’ve put the whitening gel on) for 20-45 minutes, and if you want, you can keep the teeth protectors and gel on for several additional hours. I never did that…I rinsed the gel off and brushed my teeth as soon as the LED time was up, because I started to get that extra saliva in my mouth and I wanted to spit it out.
I did all of the applications in the evening after the kids went to bed. You’re supposed to brush the gel on your teeth with the pen (I just did my front few teeth, the ones you can see when I smile), put the plastic protector over the teeth and under the lips, then turn on the LED light and stick that under your lips over the protector.
The first night, I held the light in my mouth with my hand for 20 minutes and after that, I was ready to take it out. By the third night, I was able to stick it under my lips and walk around wthout using my hands to hold it in, making lunches and getting ready for the next day without it bothering me a bit. And most of those subsequent days, I left it in for the full 45 minutes.
The whole system actually is pretty easy to use. Like I said, it took a day or so to get used to having the light plus the gel in my mouth, but after that, I hardly noticed it (and I’m not exagerrating when I say I’ve always had a pretty bad gag reflex).
Compared to even just a teeth cleaning at the dentist (let alone a professional whitening kit), the price of the system is really reasonable. I didn’t even use an entire gel pen for the week, though the instructions say that you’ll need more.
The only thing difficult about the system was that the LED light was sometimes a little hard to turn off. But, with some hard pressing on the button, it always shut off after I few tries. Nothing I couldn’t deal with.
You can find the LED system, plus other kits at the Smile Brilliant website.
But, I also have a Smile Brilliant LED Teeth Whitening kit (with one gel pen included) to giveaway to a lucky reader! The giveaway will be open for seven days, and it is open to US, UK, AU, and Canadian residents.
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I received an LED Teeth Whitening Kit to review but was given no other compensation. All opinions/experiences are 100% my own.