Affordable At Home Teeth Whitening Review

This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant and contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase by clicking on any of my links, I will receive commission that helps keep In Search of Sheila going. I received a complimentary at-home teeth whitening kit in exchange for my review, but as always, all opinions stated are my own.

What is the first thing you notice about people? For some, it might be a person’s eyes, but for others, it might be their smile. Nowadays, first impressions are EVERYTHING, especially if you have a big job interview or are going on a first date with your crush. For me, my smile is one of my favorite parts about myself. Having whiter teeth definitely boosts my confidence, but y’all know I love my coffee. My one to two cups a day have definitely caught up with me, and nobody likes coffee stained teeth, am I right? Luckily Smile Brilliant came to my rescue.

Today I’m sharing my experience with Smile Brilliant’s affordable at-home teeth whitening kit and providing an honest review of the whole process. I’ve also teamed up with Smile Brilliant to give away a whitening kit to one lucky reader! Be sure to read through until the end to find out how to enter 🙂

How to get whiter teeth to feel more confident



Perfect teeth was not something I was naturally blessed with. I grew up with a little gap between my two front teeth and was fortunate to get braces in middle school thanks to my parents. But having straight teeth is only one piece of the confidence puzzle.

I wanted to have whiter teeth too.

I’ve always struggled with keeping my teeth white. I remember trying out my first set of Crest White Strips in high school, but always felt so awkward wearing them and I would ALWAYS DROOL. Can anyone else relate or am I the only drooling weirdo out there? LOL.

Since my smile is one of the first things people notice about me, I want to make sure my teeth are nice and bright, so that I look and feel my best on a daily basis. When you look and feel great, you will be much more confident. And when you are confident, it will shine through you and other people will notice!

Smile Brilliant At Home Teeth Whitening Kit

With Smile Brilliant, you get the same results as if you went to the dentist, but at a much lower price and all in the comfort of your home and DROOL-FREE! And don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth, because I do too, and will be covering all that in just a bit.
Smile Brilliant At Home Teeth Whitening Kit


Allow me to explain the whole process so you can get the 4-1-1. Smile Brilliant will send you a set of impression trays (1 upper and 1 lower) and three sets of impression material to make your dental impressions. By mixing the catalyst paste and base paste, it’ll form a blue substance that you place evenly onto the upper and lower impression trays. Then you make your teeth molds by placing and holding them onto your teeth. The kit comes with a really easy to follow step-by-step guide which I really like, because I always need directions lol.
The whole process doesn’t take longer than 15 minutes and don’t worry if you are worried about messing it up, because I did! Thankfully, Smile Brilliant provides an extra set of impression material if you end up like me and messing it up. Once your molds are done to ship it back to the lab (postage is free!)
How to whiten your teeth without going to the dentist

The lab will craft your trays and mail the custom-fitted trays to you within 3-5 working days. No trip to the dentist necessary! Then the whitening process begins.

How to whiten your teeth without going to the dentist

You will receive your whitening trays (1 upper and 1 lower), whitening gel and desensitizing gel which are actually made with vegan and cruelty free ingredients! The initial process should take 7-10 sessions (once per day). I started how with short durations and increased my session times as I got used to the gels. I started with 30 minutes and increased to an hour. After you complete your initial sessions, Smile Brilliant recommends an additional 1-2 applications every 2-3 months to maintain your results.

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Smile Brilliant custom fitted whitening trays
The custom fitted trays are super comfortable and it doesn’t even look you’re wearing them, which makes it great to go about your normal routine, while getting whiter teeth! I would wear mine a couple hours before bed, so they became part of my night time routine, haha. Custom fitted whitening trays are the best way to whiten if you want on-point results, because they ensure that the gel actually comes in contact with your teeth. Go figure, right?! Options like whitening strips just don’t provide the same precise results, because they’re missing stains in certain crevices of your teeth.
Smile Brilliant custom fitted whitening trays
If you have sensitive teeth like me then the desensitizing gel is AMAZING, haha. After you wear the whitening gel, I highly recommend wearing the desensitizing gel for at least 15-20 minutes to help with gum pain.


After my first session I saw dramatic results, and I’M NOT KIDDING! My teeth were definitely a lot whiter which kept me motivated to keep up with them. The custom-fitted trays are comfortable and easy to clean, and the whole process was a breeze.
At home teeth whitening before and after pictures
And here are my results after my first 7-10 sessions! I’ve had pretty decent teeth all my life, but my lower teeth have always been a lot more stained than the upper set. You can definitely see a different in my before and after, woohoo!  It took me a couple of weeks to get through my first sessions and now I just have to apply 1-2 times every 2-3 months to keep my pearly whites, white!
I only have one negative comment, however, which is because I have sensitive teeth (or at least found out using this kit that I did…) Towards the end of my sessions I started to have what I thought was a canker sore. Now, I get canker sores from time to time, so I treated it as one, but soon noticed that the sore wasn’t going away plus I started to have pain in my lips and gums. After a few days I emailed Smile Brilliant and they said I was probably reacting to the whitening gel and suggested that I try Vaseline or coconut oil to help with the pain. So, I rubbed coconut oil all over my gums and lips and the pain was immediately relieved! The sore also went away completely in the next 2 days. I was shocked at how beneficial coconut oil is, haha.



I definitely recommend trying Smile Brilliant if you’re looking for an affordable and easy way to whiten your teeth that produces RESULTS without leaving the comfort of your own home. Whitening your teeth at the dentist varies between $400-$500 and can take time out of your busy schedule, while Smile Brilliant’s kits start at just $129 and can be used whenever works for you. What a difference, right? Plus if you use my code INSEARCHOFSHEILA15 you can get $15 off!

OR you can enter to win your very own teeth whitening kit by clicking down below! Giveaway ends next Friday and the winner will be contacted by email. Good luck!!

Still not sure if Smile Brilliant is right for you? I feel you. I’m the kind of person that needs to be 100% committed to something too, so that’s why I alwaysalwaysalways read customer reviews, so I recommend checking out their teeth whitening testimonials. The before and after pictures are crazy!

And as always, if you have any questions, please leave a comment down below and I will try my best to answer you!

Have you tried any teeth whitening products or ever been to the dentist? How was your experience?


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