Bedtime is one of the most relaxing yet busiest time of the day, at least it is for moms anyways. Everything we do for ourselves before bed we have to do for at least one other person, (I’m going to have two soon, yikes)! It’s often hard to keep up with beauty appointments to stay looking your best- as you can probably tell by how badly my hair needs dyed- when we are so focused on keeping our little people healthy and looking nice. I got the chance to work with Smile Brilliant on this post and show you how I keep my teeth white while also being very pregnant and taking care of a toddler!
I used to be a dental assistant so I am very concerned about me and my family’s oral hygiene and health. It drives me crazy if little man ever falls asleep without his teeth brushed (and I can’t go to bed without brushing mine, I just can’t do it)! Before getting Brayden ready for bed, I brush my teeth off with a bit of hot water and use Smile Brilliant’s whitening gel and custom fitted trays. Since they are custom fitted I can talk really easily and not worry about them falling out of my mouth haha! I love multitasking and the more I can get done in an hour, the better. While I’m giving little man a bath, myself a bath, getting his teeth brushed, our jammies on, and by the time he falls asleep I’ve already been whitening for about an hour and have saved so much time!
Whitening from home is so much easier and efficient than going to the dentist. Let’s face it, most of us don’t like to even go to the dental office, (I used to work in one and I still hate getting anything done at the dentist)! You also don’t have to deal with the awkwardness of drooling and gagging all over the assistant when you get molds made of your teeth to make your custom trays. I used to take those impressions and I hate to say it but I got so many great laughs from the reactions of patients getting molds made. Don’t judge me, you would too!
Something that I never noticed at the offices I worked at was the option of desensitizing gel. When patients came in to get their trays they got a few tubes of whitening gel and that was it. They basically had to get over any teeth sensitivity they would experience. Smile Brilliant’s kit includes desensitizing gel and it makes the whitening process so much more comfortable! The desensitizing gel also helps to seal everything to prevent staining, which is such a relief because this mamma drinks way too much coffee. Especially since it is fall now and the pumpkin spice latte is out so that means PSL all day everyday!
Smile Brilliant has also been so nice in letting me giveaway a teeth whitening kit to one of my readers! Enter here!
(Open to USA, UK, Australia, and Canadian residents).
They are also offering $20 off trays when you use my code ‘linnstyle20’
Now here are some very scary close ups of my teeth. Excuse the chapped lips.
I still wanted my teeth to have a natural color so I only whitened for about 1 hour per session, but you can leave you trays and whitening gel on for up to 3 hours to get extra extra white teeth!