Monday, June 24, 2019

At Home Teeth Whitening, Electronic Toothbrush Reviews & Giveaway

Smile Fearlessly. What's more disarming and engaging than a friendly, warming smile that reaches the eyes?  However, there's many an opportunity missed when one doesn't feel confident enough to give that full toothy smile! Though my teeth aren't perfectly straight, I'm blessed with white teeth that only need occasional help due to daily coffee consumption. Usually an activated charcoal treatment straight out of the capsule helps enough to keep my smile confident, but my hubby has a different story. As a former smoker with years of daily coffee intake, he tossed "white" out of his teeth vocabulary a long time ago. In addition to this, he also had a root canal done on his front tooth. All this combined can take some confidence out his smile. Would an at home teeth whitening system even work for him?

And this my friends brings me to today's post. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me to review their whitening system, I immediately dreamed of their electronic toothbrush for me and the whitening kit for my husband. They agreed and I'm thrilled to share our review today and a giveaway! (Look for a link at the end of this post.)

Teeth Whitening: What's In The Box?

The kit comes with:
  • All you need to prepare a mold for those custom-fit trays 
  • Teeth whitening gel 
  • Desensitizing gel 
  • Step by step instructions on how to make your clay molds 
  • A postage paid and addressed envelope to mail your molds to the lab 

***A couple of Things before we start:

We knew that Glen's root canal would not change in appearance, but we also knew that it would not be adversely effected in the treatment. Also, Glen's only exposure to whitening treatments were whitening strips and activated charcoal. Neither had any visible results for him, so we kept our expectations low in this case as well. 

Back To It...

Before you can begin whitening those choppers you will need to make a mold for a custom fitted tray. This is the best part in my opinion!

Step 1: Prepare Your Mold For the Lab

We made sure to read all the instructions carefully before opening the catalyst and base tubs. 

Once reading all the instructions we made quick work and followed the directions.
We set timers where needed and my hubby carefully placed the molds into the trays and the trays into his mouth.
You do one set of teeth at a time and before you know it, there's two sets drying in preparation to mail back to Smile Brilliant.

Begin Gel Treatments:

Once mailed you wait for your customized trays to show up in your mailbox. Then it's time to get the party started. 
First Comes the Whitening Gel and Desensitizing Gel
As directed, Glen began with 45 minutes and gradually increased to leaving the molds in for about 3 hours. After he finished with the whitening gel, he would then apply the Desensitizing Gel for 15 to 20 mins.

He did this at night after dinner and went about his usual nightly routine.

After the first couple of applications, I didn't notice any change. Then one day in casual conversation, I thought, "wow, his teeth are really brightening!" And I liked it. For me, it was one of those, you don't know what you have or don't have until it changes. He's a real cutie in my opinion, but this brighter smile is greatly appreciated!

What he says:

My teeth are brighter and I notice this without studying my teeth in the mirror. The difference is obvious and other people have noticed as well.

Before & After Pics
Bigger, Brighter Smile! 

That CariPro Toothbrush:

In comes my wish. My only experience with electronic toothbrushes is the inexpensive battery operated choices in Target or Wal-Mart. Every time I passed by the nicer options in Costco I'd contemplate making the purchase. This was something I wanted but wondered if it make enough of a difference to justify the cost?

Enter the Smile Brilliant CariPro Electronic Tooth Brush!
  1. Tooth Brush With 5 Settings: Clean, White, Massage, Sensitive,  and Gum Care
  2. Charger
  3. An extra brush head

What I love:
  • A thorough clean! After one use of this brush, I knew I wasn't brushing my teeth for a full two minutes!
  • The brush pauses in between 4 sets of 30 second intervals to help ensure you're reaching all those teeth: top left, bottom left, top right, bottom right.
  • The brush is waterproof so you can submerge that whole brush under water for a good rinse. Or hop in the shower to multi-task.
  • The five different settings. I use the "clean" option the most, interchanging with the "white" setting. 
  • The charger is small and takes up very little space on our cramped, 1 sink vanity! 
  • Lastly, my teeth feel so clean once I'm done!

I love this brush and don't know why I waited so long to seek one out. And today I'm thrilled to offer a 15% off code granolangrace15 AND a giveaway, where YOU get to CHOOSE either the custom-fit whitening trays or the toothbrush if your entry is selected!

Enter HERE!! 

Thank you Smile Brilliant! We couldn't be happier!

Professional Teeth Whitening
Have More Questions? 
Have additional questions on the whitening process? Check out this great post from Smile Brilliant, answering the most popular teeth whitening questions!


  1. WOW! I can't believe the difference!

  2. Ahhhmazing! Both your smiles light up the whole world!

  3. Great results! You can really see the difference from the teeth whitening system! You both have amazing smiles!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thank you Jill!! We were pleasantly pleased!

  4. Chrissy you knocked it out of the park with this one! Glen is a great sport and he got great results! You two are too cute!

    1. Thank you so much. I might have shed a few blogger tears getting there. haha. Hard work will hopefully pay off!

  5. As a retired dentist, I feel like these two products can make such a huge difference for everyone!!

    1. Thanks Jodie! I always appreciate your feedback!!

  6. What engaging smiles you both have! I'm like you in that I keep looking at electric toothbrushes...

    1. Thank you Kim! I know. For some reason I wouldn't take the risk. I love it though and am glad it's apart of my daily routine. I hope you entered for a chance to win it. You will love it too!

  7. It's great that these products worked for you! You both look so cute!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From Blue

  8. I love a good electric toothbrush.
    I get so super nervous at mouth imprints - I'm always afraid they're going to pull my crowns off :)

    1. Why did I wait so long to get one?? I don't know about the crown deal, as I've not heard. I can always find out for you though. ;)

  9. What cuties! And that Smile Brilliant works, huh? I entered the giveaway. Fingers crossed. We converted to electric toothbrushes recently. PC loves his. I am old school so switch back and forth between electric and old fashioned corn cob!!

    1. Haha! Thank you! Your comments always make me smile - no pun intended here. And I truly like the electric toothbrush though the first couple of uses it tickled my mouth like crazy! No it doesn't at all. Strange. Stranger still, is that tooth powder I'm still using. It's working though so it's like I refuse to stop. I might even be getting used to it!

  10. Wow! I really see a difference in his teeth! I'd love to try Smile Brilliant, the results always look so nice and the price point is way more affordable than professional whitening!

    1. Thank you Laura. And You're right about the price point - that's something I should have pointed out!!

  11. Choosing from the multitude of electronic toothbrush options out there can be a little tricky. However, knowing how to properly use an electronic toothbrush and understanding the available options that are available will help you to make an informed decision.

  12. Yay, for white teeth and both of you to have them. I've tried both of these products too and LOVE them.

    1. Thanks Carrie! And thank you for the validation as well. I hope your summer is going well!

  13. They are great for people with disabilities or elderly people who do not have the grip or arm strength to brush thoroughly.
    Leland West

    1. Wow! That is something I would have even thought of! Thanks for pointing that out!

  14. I love Smile Brilliant! It works and so easy to use. I also love that I didn't get sensitivity with their whitening gel. I have not tried their electronic toothbrush but from your bigger, brighter smile that it works wonders! I hope your week is going well so far and happy Thursday!

    Maureen |

    1. Awww, thank you for your kind words and support Maureen. You're the sweetest!

  15. CHRISSY!!! Super job with this post. WOW! Glen's teeth look great! I want one of those toothbrushes!

    1. Thank you Lisa! Thank you for the kind words and for being a blogger that invests in others! Blessed to know you!

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