At Home Teeth Whitening: Updated Routine!

May 26, 2022

Smile Brilliant

A beautiful, pearly white smile will never go out of style. I often get asked about my teeth whitening routine and to be honest, I’ve used the same products for many years. In fact, since 2018 I’ve been obsessing over the Smile Brilliant at-home custom teeth whitening kit. Now, I’m here to report that nothing has changed – well except their incredible range! Here is my updated routine, which includes a new surprising addition:

Customised approach

2018 before and after

I’ve tried and tested many with teeth whitening products before, but none offered the customised approach like Smile Brilliant. To get started, first you need to create custom teeth whitening trays, fitted specifically to your mouth. Until now, this type of teeth whitening system was only common at the dentist. To read more about how this process works, and how you can get your own customised teeth whitening trays – see my previous blog post on my experience with Smile Brilliant.

Professional teeth whitening

Once you have your trays made, simply apply the whitening gel inside and put them on! It is so easy and totally unnoticeable – meaning you can whiten your teeth and carry on with your day at home. Each syringe has about three to four uses, which makes the system super affordable! Leave the trays in for between 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on your sensitivity. I usually leave this on for about an hour and watch tv, clean the house or even get ready for an event – all while whitening my teeth!

After the time is up, rinse your mouth and the trays, brush your teeth, dry your trays, and follow the same process with the desensitizing gel. Wear it again for 15 to 20 minutes. While not necessary, the desensitizing gel really helps to minimise any sensitivity following a whitening treatment!


As I mentioned before, I have continued to use the Smile Brilliant system for over four years now. So, luckily for me, my teeth have remained white and fresh over this time. I have no sensitivity at all whilst using this treatment, especially when I use the desensitizing gel. As my teeth are generally prone to sensitivity, when I want more dramatic results, instead of leaving the treatment on for longer, I spread it over a few days. So, after using it 3-4 days over a week my teeth look super white and sparkling!

Dental Probiotics

Now, a new addition to my dental routine is something that really boosts my dental health: dental probiotics! The Smile Brilliant Dental Probiotics help to cultivate healthy bacteria in the mouth and sinuses, plus crowd out bad bacteria.

A really interesting (yet disgusting!) fact is that over 700 species of good and bad bacteria populate your mouth every day! An imbalance of bad bacteria can lead to an unhealthy pH and an over-growth in plaque and tartar. Left untreated, cavities, gum inflammation, bad breath, and a weakened immune system are just a few of the issues you may experience…even if you brush daily!

So, a simple solution to stay on top of your dental health is to start on dental probiotics, like the cariPRO™ Dental Probiotics. All I do is chew one tablet after brushing my teeth or using mouthwash before bed. There is no need for refrigeration of the probiotics or rinsing your mouth afterwards. The tablet has over 3 million CFU (the number of viable bacteria per dose) and has a delicious Pomegranate Berry Flavour.

So that’s my updated routine for a healthy mouth and sparkling white teeth! I love it when one brand delivers a well-rounded approach to self-care, which makes things really simple. All I do is order from Smile Brilliant every few months to stock up on my favourite whitening and probiotics. There is no need to get new whitening trays as mine have lasted me four years and are still in perfect condition.

In addition, Smile Brilliant have released a whole new range which includes night guards for teeth grinding, electric toothbrush, plaque highlighters and water flosser! So, now you’re able to stock up on all your dental hygiene products in one place.

Thank you to Smile Brilliant for partnering with me once again and sponsoring this blog post.

Make sure you check out my previous post: At-home Teeth Whitening: Does it Work? to read an in-depth review of the whole process.

Natalia x