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Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening + #Giveaway

You may or may not know that I’ve been on a teeth whitening journey for quite some time now. In the past I’ve shared my experiences with oil pulling and activated coconut charcoal powder, without major results. I’ve also tried Crest White Strips, but they just don’t stay in place; and while all of these attempts at whitening my teeth didn’t deter me from trying more, I had lost all hope in at-home products and was ready to go to the dentist for professional help. But before I even got the opportunity to make an appointment, I discovered Smile Brilliant.

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~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Coffee and tea are staples in my everyday life, but they come with a price – stained teeth. None of the at-home products I’ve tried in the past have provided the results I want, but I kept trying them in an attempt to avoid costly professional whitening services. Just before I was ready to make that dentist’s appointment, Smile Brilliant came on my radar.

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Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening | #SmileBrilliant #teethwhitening #giveaway

Spoiler alert – with Smile Brilliant I’ve been able to get the same professional results I would at the dentist, but without the cost or an actual visit to the dentist. The whole whitening process has been very easy, from getting the kit, creating my teeth molds, and the actual whitening. Even with as busy as my schedule is (hello, mom life), I’m getting it done.

Obviously I love that I’m now getting results with the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System, but my favorite thing is that I can whiten literally anytime I want. On any given day you may find me whitening my teeth while cleaning, cooking (this helps prevent me from snacking while I cook too, haha), walking my son home from school, while giving the kids a bath or taking a shower myself, and I’ve even taken it so far as to whiten while grocery shopping.

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Can you tell I’m wearing my whitening trays?

The trays are clear and fitted to your teeth, so they’re hardly even noticeable. And you can still talk while the trays are in, so if you have to talk to someone while grocery shopping or yell at your kids for fighting (not that I would know anything about that), you can still do it.

My favorite time to whiten is while I’m sitting at my computer working (I may or may not be whitening right now). When I sit down to get some work done, I zone in and get so focused that before I know it an hour and a half has flown by, and not once do I even think about whitening trays being on my teeth. It’s like a snap of the finger and today’s whitening session is done.

Making Time tip: I suggest not whitening after eating Chinese takeout. I did this one evening and all that sodium content had me extra thirsty. I try not to drink anything while whitening, but that evening I just HAD to drink some water. Just saying.

So, all this talk about this amazing at-home teeth whitening system and how I’ve actually seen real results, but I haven’t shown them to you. Here they are!

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This is after just two weeks of whitening. The first week I was doing every other day for 45 minutes, just to get used to the product (it’s some powerful stuff), and then the second week I did every day for an hour and a half. You can actually safely whiten for as long as three hours each day, and I can only imagine how much better the results would be.

The Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System retails for $139.99, which is much more affordable than going to the dentist. And with results like this, why go to a dentist and pay more for the same results?

Another added bonus that’s great about Smile Brilliant, is that once you run out of the whitening gel that comes in the kit, you can simply order more whitening gel for the future without having to purchase a completely new kit.

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Giveaway!

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I have the opportunity for you to win a $139 credit to Smile Brilliant, exactly what you’ll need to purchase the complete Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System! One lucky Making Time reader will win. Enter by visiting the giveaway page.

This giveaway is open to residents of the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, ages 18+ and ends on November 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Tooth Whitening Gel

Try It Tuesday: Nature Phil Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder

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Okay, so it’s been a while since my last Try It Tuesday and I’m still on a mission for whiter teeth. Last time it was Oil Pulling and this time it’s Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder. I had seen various videos floating around social media, and while brushing my teeth with black charcoal didn’t look too appealing, I thought I’d give it a try anyway. Here’s how it has gone!

What?

Nature Phil Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder – All Natural & Organic Teeth Whitening Formula: $14.98 on Amazon

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When?

The results I’m going to show you are after one week of using this product. The directions say to use it twice a day, every day. But I found that I was basically brushing my teeth four times a day and it was causing my gums to become very sore.

You’re probably wondering why I was brushing my teeth four times a day, right? See, you have the option to brush your teeth with your usual toothpaste after brushing with the charcoal, and because I wanted my mouth to feel minty clean, I chose to do that. Hence brushing my teeth what seemed like four times a day.

It was just too much on my gums. Maybe I was brushing to aggressively. I’m not sure, but after three or four days, I reduced my use of the charcoal powder to just once a day.

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How?

Twice a day, brush your teeth using the Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder. As I just mentioned, you have the option to brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste afterward, which I did.

Simply wet your toothbrush, dip it in the charcoal powder, brush, and rinse. That’s it!

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Results

Well, it’s obvious that I couldn’t get a picture in the same light on both the 1st day and 8th day (I wanted to get my full 7th day in before taking a picture). With that being said, it’s hard to tell from the comparison picture if I actually got any results.

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But in person, I think it’s actually working. I certainly don’t see a drastic difference, but the yellowing of my teeth seems to be slowly fading away. I will say, however, I didn’t get the instant results after one use like many others I’ve seen try an activated charcoal powder.

No instant results here!

My boyfriend has also been trying this charcoal powder and he swears by it. He had some yellow staining on his front two teeth and they are almost completely gone (the staining, not his teeth). As usual, I’m sure results vary per individual and use.

Do I Recommend?

Yes, I would recommend Nature Phil Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder. I will continue to use it myself, and because of my subtle results so far and my boyfriends results, I think it’s worth trying. Just don’t expect results after one use.

Tips

  • Brush with toothpaste afterward. With the charcoal powder there’s no minty fresh feeling and the charcoal really doesn’t have a taste (not that I was trying to taste it, but you know what I mean).
    • The charcoal also leaves small black particles lodged in your gums here and there, as well as a general black/gray tint to the gum border along your teeth. My understanding is this is normal no matter which brand of activated charcoal you use. To help rid of that, brushing with toothpaste afterward helps a bit.
  • It’s not necessary, but I used a different toothbrush for brushing with the charcoal powder and brushing with toothpaste. It just made me feel better because some of the charcoal will be left behind on the toothbrush. (My boyfriend used just one toothbrush for both.)
  • The charcoal is going to splatter all over the sink. And wall. And mirror. I recommend trying to brush close to the sink and cleaning up every day after brushing. And maybe even brushing without a shirt on because it may splatter on your shirt too.

Have you ever tried charcoal powder for teeth whitening? I’d love to hear about your experience and results!

Check out previous Try It Tuesday’s:

10 Day Foot Mask | Oil Pulling

*I am in no way, shape, or form a dental health expert and am strictly sharing my experience with this charcoal powder. For dental facts and emergencies, it’s best to consult your dentist. This post contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.