As Moms we always talk about all the things we have to give up when we decide to have kids. We often talk about letting ourselves go, and self care tends to go down the drain faster than your kiddo’s bath water. Sometimes we forget to take into consideration that Dad’s often take a hit in the self care department too, maybe not as big as a Momma hit, but still. I’m very fortunate that my husband is a hands on Dad. He’s deep in the trenches with me. The baby wont sleep? He’s up right alongside me. I need a break? He takes the kids as soon as he gets home from a grueling 8 hours at the office. Is he stressed? Of course, but he knows being at home with two kids all day is just as stressful so he never makes it a competition.
One day we both looked in the mirror and realized those double (sometimes triple) coffee days were starting to show their mark. As if graying hair and new wrinkles weren’t enough in the parenting world, now yellowing teeth were starting to make their debut. This past Valentine’s Day we decided we weren’t going to give big fancy gifts, we were going to give the gift of white. We both were desperately wanting to reverse our coffee stained smiles, so when Smile Brilliant wanted to collaborate with the two of us, we were all in.
What attracted us to Smile Brilliant’s system was the convenience and affordability of the product. We were able to make our custom whitening trays in the comfort of our own home, on our own time. Once we made our molds, the only laborious task we had was the walk to the mailbox to send off our molds for customization. In about a week, we received our custom trays in the mail and whitening could begin. THIS is my favorite part of the Smile Brilliant System. As a parent, you know finding the time to do ANYTHING for yourself is like finding a needle in a haystack. The ease of whitening with Smile Brilliant allowed us to whiten while we went outside to play with our kids, cooked dinner, vegged out on TV before bed. Whitening never bit in to our parenting time. We were able to do something small for ourselves while still being present for our kids.
Another attractive factor of the Smile Brilliant System was the fact that we were able to whiten as little or as much as we wanted. Again, with parenting times get busy, and just because whitening didn’t bite into our parenting time, didn’t always mean we remembered to whiten every single day. We were able to whiten on our own schedule, and skipping a few days at at time didn’t put us back to where we started. Whitening was easy and laid back, not stressful or time consuming which is just the way we like things.
Other products we have used in the past just don’t compare. I used to be a firm believer in a certain company’s white strips. They were the end all be all in whitening for me. So much so, that I convinced my husband that’s what he needed to try! When we started whitening with Smile Brilliant we couldn’t believe we spent all those previous years even fooling with those strips. They didn’t stay on your teeth, they only whitened the front few teeth not the whole mouth, and they were pricey even for being sold at a drug store. With Smile Brilliant we learned just how huge the benefits of customized fitted trays were, and we’ll never go back to strips.
A little self care goes a long way, especially when you do it as a couple. Smile Brilliant has brought a little confidence back to both my and my husband’s smile. It’s been a long time since the both of us have done something for ourselves. It’s amazing that something as small as whitening can have such a big impact on ourselves which then bleeds into everything else in our lives. Happy people are better people. So, with Mother’s and Father’s Day around the corner, how about making that Mom or Dad’s day just a little bit whiter?
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I received this product courtesy of Smile Brilliant in exchange for an honest review. As always here at Jen & Juiceboxes, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Jen & Juiceboxes.