Mommy Self Care: At Home Teeth Whitening
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A teething, active toddler, a husband, endless house chores, and being a work-from-home mom leaves almost no time for mommy self are, even less at home teeth whitening.
Once Liam was born, on March 21, 2016, I completely let myself go. My priorities consisted on or around Liam, and no one else but him.
It took months of zero self-love and confidence for me to snap the hell out of it and reached out to moms for any advice I could get. The most common advice I got from moms across the board, and world, is to take care of myself first.
The phrase “If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others” rings very true, even for the strongest momma out there.
It wasn’t, and still isn’t easy. I started slowly but dedicated a day or two for a warm bath, a facial mask, or just binge watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while my husband, Edgar, or my in-laws watched the munchkin.
These “me” days, or moments, make a BIG difference in how I feel and manage my entire life. I feel human again, and not just a raggedy work-from-home mom, who people think has more than enough time and that I should not be complaining because I have it “easy”. *AS IF*
What’s so easy about working in the early mornings/late nights, chasing around my 16-month-old son, who has a worse tantrum than a 2-year-old, cooking, cleaning, meeting deadlines, and running errands all with just 4 hours of sleep a night, if I’m lucky?
It’s not, in fact, it’s physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, which is more a reason why taking care of myself is vital to survive the chaos of motherhood and wife life.
My mommy self-care routine involves a few things: a facial mask, a bubble/detox bath, aromatherapy (essential oil diffuser), lemon water, and music.
The newest addition to my mommy self-care routine is an at-home teeth whitening system. I have been DYING to whiten my teeth for so long but never made the push until Smile Brilliant reached out to review their product.
What many people don’t know is how insecure I am about my teeth, they’re a bit crooked and have gaps. I do drink A LOT of tea and only drink coffee when I really need the instant caffeine kick, which has caused the yellowing of my teeth throughout the years. I’ve always accepted them because, it’s a part of who I am. Although, I do plan to straighten them out in the near future, teeth whitening is the perfect start to getting the teeth I’ve always wanted.
At Home Teeth Whitening
So, before the actual at home teeth whitening process begun, I had to send over in my impressions (basically, you create a replica of your teeth through mold) so that they can create custom-fitted trays. Once I received the custom-fitted trays, then the fun began.
The kit comes with two gels: professional whitening gel and desensitizing gel. I have been whitening my teeth every other day, due to my work schedule, and for about 1 1/2 hours at most. Seems like a long time but they do recommend up to 3 hours depending on your sensitivity. Immediately after, I use the desensitizing gel for 20 minutes.
What I have loved about Smile Brilliant is how specific and detail oriented their instructions have been. I’ve never had to second guess, whether I was doing it right or wrong. And, if you do need any help, they have excellent customer service and answer right away.
I’ll be honest, I see a small difference in my teeth since the first day I started but I know I would see a much better result if I did it every day.
- Easy to use
- Custom-fitted and comfortable trays
- Gels last for several applications
- Cost-Effective compared to whitening at dentist office/other companies
- Customer Service is excellent.
- Time: They do recommend up to 3 hours of whitening for best results.
Would I recommend Smile Brilliant? Absolutely! Just remember that at home teeth whitening is a process and not from one day to the next. Be consistent with your teething whitening as much as your mommy self-care days.
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May your mommy-self care be as strong as ever!! You deserve it, Mama!
This is a sponsored post with Smile Brilliant, however, opinions are all mine.