Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System – Holiday Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 22, 2013

smile brilliant before

{Pardon the goofy look and the angle that makes me look like I have a pencil for a neck. I’m not that into #selfie picts. And I’m definitely not that into #teethselfie picts.}

Last night at dinner, I made this very face and asked my husband…”Do my teeth look whiter?”

Actually, yes.

Just like when I get my haircut, he didn’t really notice…but they really are significantly whiter after 3 rounds of whitening.

I then went on to tell him how I was sharing before and after photos and how goofy this before photo is. Being the Adobe expert that he is, he responded with “you know I can “dodge” that photo and make them look really white”. Of course, he was being a goof…but that lead to a conversation about how “dodge and burn” are the “old school” photo dark room lab terms…which then led to me sharing about how I used to develop photos for the high school newspaper.

How did I not know this about you?

Then we sat amazed about the fact that after 11 years of marriage, we still sometimes learn things about each other that we didn’t know!

I started the Smile Brilliant whitening on Monday. And here we are on Friday morning.

smile brilliant after

Photos were both taken in the late morning, standing in the same spot. It was more gray outside today than Monday, but I still think you can tell the difference after just 4 applications.

I did a few rounds of teeth whitening when we lived in Ohio and I really struggled with issues of teeth sensitivity. I haven’t done it again since then because I didn’t want to deal with sensitive teeth. One of the reasons that I agreed to use Smile Brilliant was their tooth sensitivity gel that you use before the whitening treatment. It really does make a big difference…haven’t at all had the same issues as I have in the past.

Here are a few important things to know about teeth whitening:

Teeth whitening is best described as “teeth bleaching” because it does not make your teeth whiter, it simply reveals the true color of your tooth’s dentin by bleaching away all stains from the surface of the tooth’s enamel. The tooth’s enamel is a clear protective coating that rest on the surface of the tooth’s dentin which is a soft bone like tissue.

A note about tooth sensitivity: Tooth sensitivity is usually the result of the tooth being dehydrated and is normally gone within 24 hours or less. Some people will experience tooth sensitivity while others will not. The degree of the sensitivity is difficult to predict but those who are prone to tooth sensitivity are encouraged to add “desensitizing gel” to their order. Desensitizing gel is a pre-whitening treatment that will reduce/eliminate tooth sensitivity that follows whitening. Simply apply the desensitizing gel in the same manner you did the whitening gel and leave trays in for 30 minutes before doing the whitening gel.

The process for creating the impressions and getting the custom fitted trays sent back was extremely simple and well explained. If you are thinking about starting teeth whitening process, I’d definitely recommend working with Smile Brilliant.

This week, we are giving away 2 goodies from Smile Brilliant:

holiday win giveaways

Contest Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, November 27th at 3 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Please leave separate comments for each entry. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

These lovely blogs are joining me this week and are also offering this giveaway! Feel free to hop on over to their sites and enter their giveaway as well by clicking on the links below.

*Disclosure: I received similar products for review and no other compensation. As always, opinions are my own.

Sarah B-L November 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

My favorite memory is staying after school to play badminton.

Cheryl F. November 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

My favorite high school memory was participating in track meets.

Cheryl F. November 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Repinned Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions.
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Cheryl F. November 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm

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Cheryl F. November 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm

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Maige November 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I loved taking pictures for my high school yearbook!

Maige November 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Liked on Facebook!

Maige November 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

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Judy November 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Loved dressing up for Halloween as a senior with one of my best friends.

Janelle November 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Being part of the state swim meet my senior year!

Lissa Anderson November 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

It would have to be my 1972 Chevy nova that my brother painted candy apple red and gold racing strips loved that car

Janelle November 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

I like your fb page

Christine B November 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

My favorite memory from high school are all the crazy sleep overs we had and late night snack shopping with my besties!

Christine B November 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I love you on Facebook.

Christine B November 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Joined your email newsletter.

Melissa November 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

My favorite memory world have to be meeting my husband

Shannon Hartman November 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

One of my favorite high school memories is camping over spring break with my friends and having it snow!

Robin Chesser November 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

My fave high school memory is when I overcame my extreme fear of heights and got on the trampoline and did somersaults, I had finally passed PE!!

Jennifer C. November 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Graduation!

Robin Chesser November 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I posted Let’s hang on your FB page, was I supposed to come back here and comment for an additional entry?

Dori November 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I loved having a great circle of friends who I always felt that I could be myself with – miss you guys!

Melanie November 22, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Being the first one in my class to graduate, as I was an honor graduate and my last name starts with “B”

Melanie November 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

re-pinned: 15 soup recipes

Melanie November 22, 2013 at 8:41 pm

following you on Facebook. I enjoy seeing you pop up in my news feed with all your tips :)

Kristan November 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I was a cheerleader and had so many memories from that alone!!

Shelly November 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

My favorite high school memory was being nominated for homecoming queen. I didn’t win, but it was still so much fun.

Shelly November 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I like you on Facebook.

Keri November 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

My favorite high school memory was hanging out with those who became lifelong friends.

Shelly November 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

Keri November 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I also receive your RSS feed!

Melissa November 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I want to win. I need whitening so bad. Too many years of drinking tea and coffee…LOL
My fondest memories of high school are during our football peprallies. I loved cheering on the team and our class won the spirit stick most often then not.

Melissa November 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter and follow you on FB

Kathryn November 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm

My favorite memory was for my 18th birthday my friends bought a birthday announcement to wish me a Happy Birthday in our school newspaper.

Kelley November 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Going to prom!

Milian O November 23, 2013 at 4:00 am

My favorite memory is hanging out with my friends in the lunchroom.

Milian O November 23, 2013 at 4:00 am

I’m an email subscriber.

Milian O November 23, 2013 at 4:01 am

I follow you on facebook.

Melody November 23, 2013 at 4:43 am

Favorite memories are practicing with the band and marching at football games.

Katie November 23, 2013 at 7:43 am

Probably hanging out with friends at lunch time.

Katie November 23, 2013 at 7:44 am
Katie November 23, 2013 at 7:46 am
Katie November 23, 2013 at 7:46 am

I like you on Facebook.

Katie November 23, 2013 at 7:47 am

Email subscriber.

Melissa k November 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

My favorite high school memory is graduation day!! Last day of school !

chung li November 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

i subscribed via rss

Jaclyn Oshodi November 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

My favorite high school memory was cheering at the homecoming football game.

cw November 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

My favorite high school memory is French club – we had such a fun teacher!

Rebecca L. November 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Being part of the yearbook staff my junior and senior years and co-editing my senior year.

Rebecca L. November 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I like you on FB

Rebecca L. November 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I receive your emails.

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