We all want to have brighter teeth right? Especially when out pops the camera! For years now, I have not liked to have my picture taken and one of the reasons is because of my teeth. One of the lingering effects of smoking is yellow teeth. I am a former smoker. I smoked for about ten years and quit cold turkey four years ago. While I am not proud that I was a smoker, I am very proud that I am no longer one.
I don’t like my yellow teeth, and I can’t afford the high prices of professional teeth whitening at a Dentist office. Recently I was approached by Smile Brilliant to review their LED Teeth Whitening system and I literally jumped at the opportunity!
I received my product in the mail within about a week.
The kit contained the following items:
- High Intensity LED Accelerator Light: – Accelerates the teeth whitening process
- Teeth Whitening Gel Pen – Convenient, 4ml whitening pen (brush-on applicator) with 22% professional stength whitening gel
- Lip & Cheek Protector – Upper and lower protective tray ( prevents gel mess)
- Detailed Instructional Brochure – Guide to using your LED teeth whitening kit effectively
- 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
What the kit does:
The LED teeth whitening system by Smile Brilliant is perfect for those who want great tooth whitening results but are on a budget. Our LED system is competitively priced when compared to popular whitening strips sold at your local grocer. However, it is far more effective due to its 22% carbamide peroxide tooth whitening gel and high strength LED light which accelerate the whitening process. With hundreds of reviews available on the internet and thousands of satisfied customers, our LED teeth whitening system is a superior alternative to over-the-counter whitening products.
This LED teeth whitening package comes complete with our 4ml, 22% carbamide peroxide, teeth whitening gel pen. This compact and easy to use whitening pen releases the whitening gel into a smooth brush tip applicator. Simply crank the bottom of the pen to release an even amount of gel into the brush. Brush on, put in your cheek protector, turn on the light, and you are ready to go. See results in as little as 20 minutes a day!
It was really very simple. You twist the bottom of the pen (about 30 or so times before the gel releases), then paint your teeth with the gel, which didn’t leave a nasty after taste in my mouth (I imagined something that would make you gag or burned your tongue), put in the mouth guard, then turn on the LED light and insert in your mouth and keep it in for about 20-45 minutes. I could never go longer then 28 minutes because my mouth got tired and the drooling…plus everyone seemed to want to talk to me or make me laugh when I had it in (BIZARRE family). I noticed a difference in the color of my teeth after each application. That’s the amazing thing to me!
You should not use teeth whitening on untreated cavities, and you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing prior to using any teeth whitening product.
This system is worth the $39.95 it retails for. Smile Brilliant also has custom fitted teeth whitening trays which use the same gel as that in the LED system, however the trays are specific to your teeth, and is available on their website for $89.95.
You guys in luck! Enter to win a Smile Brilliant LED Teeth Whitening Kit! Giveaway is open to residents in the US, UK and Canada. Giveaway beings on 1/17/14 and ends on 1/31/14. Winner will be contacted by email. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for a review
It’s been several weeks since I’ve posted an update and so much has happened; none of it very good. The last update I had, I posted about my husband undergoing a heart catheterization and finding he has artery spasms and blockages (not bad enough for stents, thank God), which is one of the reasons why we have decided to go totally organic after the holidays.
Shortly before my husband’s procedure, I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in the c5-6 level (owie!) and Chiari 1 Malformation (pronounced Kee-AH-Ree), which is a condition which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal. Apparently, I have had this my whole life, and none of my doctors or radiologist have thought to inform me of it until recently. After reading up on the condition (my symptoms are making sense now…apparently it is one of the most misdiagnosed disorders out there, and I know that first hand now) and finding out it can only be diagnosed through MRI, I went and got a disc of all my MRIs of the brain from present back to 2002, when I first started having them due to a strong family history of brain aneurysms in my family (at the urging of my aunt’s doctor’s for those of us that suffer from migraines and headaches). Sure enough, the Chiari can be seen on the 2002 MRIs. And I was never told. This is a serious condition, and since my symptoms have gotten so much worse in the past couple years, especially the past year, I could face brain surgery sometime in the near future. I’ve had that to worry and chew on since October 10th.
Nearly two weeks ago at my first appointment with my new neurologist, after finding out about my family history of aneurysms (my brother had one that he had coiled, my aunt had one rupture, had brain surgery and has several with stents/coils, my uncle died from a ruptured aneurysm) and after an eye exam, my doctor sent me downstairs for an MRA and back to his office to await the results, where we found out that I do, in fact, have a brain aneurysm behind my left eye (yes, he apparently saw that during the eye exam).
I will be spending the weeks before Christmas, in between shopping (thank God I can do some of that online), in and out of the hospital, getting this aneurysm taken care of. The first appointment is this Wednesday when I go in for the cerebral angiogram, where they basically map out my brain and see if I have any other aneurysms.I am assuming I will be getting it coiled a week or two after my angiogram. Not gonna lie, all of this kinda freaks me out. Even the angiogram.
In between all of this, I am having sleep studies, because my doctor thinks I have sleep apnea (which is also an associated condition of Chiari), my twelve year old is now seeing a pediatric GI and nutritionist and I won’t even go into the problems my son has been having. I’ll just say that they are not medical, they are behavioral (which is not new, it’s been escalating for several years).
On November 4th, we were also informed that my stepson’s cancer was incurable; that he needed a miracle. To date, Tyler has went through a total of five rounds of chemotherapy and a tandem stem cell transplant with high dose chemotherapy; all have failed. Dr. Einhorn put him on Etoposide, which is a chemo pill that is meant to maintain his HCG numbers (this is his main tumor markers), to keep them low for as long as possible. We are praying and believing he will get his miracle.
To say that my family is going through some hard times is an understatement. We could really use your prayers. Please pray for my family’s health, and please pray for my stepson, that he receives a miracle healing. This is what I want for Christmas: my family and I to be healthy. I want a Christmas Miracle.