There was a Groupon recently for Smile Bright, a tooth whitening system, for $38. Irish told me recently that my teeth are really yellow, and well, it me hit pretty hard. So I figured, why not try this? Whitening toothpaste didn’t seem to be helping, so I made the jump to this. I spent the $38 and got my kit in the mail a week or so later. I’ve been putting it off for awhile, but finally took the plunge tonight. Irish went off to play poker with MetalChef and gang so I thought it’d be a good time to try it without him around to laugh at me for it.

The system itself is actually pretty easy. You just put the gel on the mouthpiece, stick it in your mouth, pop the light in front of it and put your lips around the light, securing it in place. Then go do something for 20 mins or so to keep your mind off it.

According to the whiteness scale they sent with the kit, I was a 13. Here’s my result after 20 minutes:

Not really any difference. But here’s my results after another 20 minutes:

A slight difference here. And my teeth feel really clean, like I just came from the dentist.

There was a bit of discomfort and a mild burning sensation on part of my gums on the second session, but it’s gone now. I have really sensitive gums too, so that’s probably why.

There is an odd taste in my mouth, but that’s to be expected with peroxide. I’ll continue to post my results here as I go, but so far it seems promising.