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How I Whitened My Coffee Stained Teeth

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I have a slight coffee addiction. I drink coffee every single day. I just can’t live without it but my teeth sure aren’t thanking me for it. Oral health is super important to me, I brush twice a day, floss daily and use a mouthwash. However, with all the coffee I drink, my teeth are not the perfect pearly white shade I’ve always wanted them to be.

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I’ve tried whitening mouthwash in the past. It’s worked just ok but my teeth still always had a yellowish tinge to them and I eventually gave that up. I’ve purchased whitening strips, gone through the hassle of trying to get the stripes out of the package, torn the strips, making them totally useless.

I’ve considered asking my dentist about teeth whitening but unfortunately dental insurance does not cover it and teeth whitening in a doctor’s office is just way too expensive. Who really wants to pay over $500 for teeth whitening? I definitely don’t.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review & Giveaway // The Krystal Diaries

That’s why I was so happy to partner up with Smile Brilliant. They provide a custom whitening system that saves time, money, is simple and effective. I was a little nervous at first thinking the whole process would be complicated and I wouldn’t have the time to be bothered.

The process was so easy and Smile Brilliant includes everything you need with simple instructions to follow.

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First, using the base paste and the catalyst paste, I created an impression of my top and bottom teeth. Then I sent my molds back to Smile Brilliant (they include the shipping label) and in about a week or so I received my custom fitted teeth whitening trays.

I was so nervous about messing this part up but in the kit, there is an extra base paste and catalyst paste just in case! Luckily, I didn’t make any mistakes and my whitening trays fit me perfectly!

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review // The Krystal Diaries

Next, I used the whitening gel for 30 minutes a day for 9 days. The trays fit me so well and the gel stayed inside the trays so well that I didn’t have any discomfort and weird gel taste in my mouth. I was even able to curl up and read a little while whitening my teeth.

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If you have sensitive teeth, Smile Brilliant also has a desensitizing gel that can be used after each whitening treatment. You can read more about tooth sensitivity here. I don’t really have sensitive teeth but I did use the desensitizing gel every other time I whitened just to be safe.

Now here are my results:

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Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review // The Krystal Diaries


My teeth were pretty yellow but not overly so to begin with and I don’t believe the natural shade of my teeth will ever allow them to be super white but Smile Brilliant has made a huge difference in my teeth! Everyone has their own level of white their teeth can reach and this is mine. I am so happy with the results. The whole process was very easy!

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review & Giveaway // The Krystal Diaries

Now, if you want to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, I’ve teamed up with Smile Brilliant to give one lucky reader their own custom teeth whitening kit. One winner will get $139.95 credit for 1 tray creation kit and 6 gel syringes (you can choose 3 whitening gels and 3 desensitizing gels or 6 whitening gels).

Giveaway is open for two weeks so good luck! Edited 10/17/16 Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Eric C.!

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You can also use code, thekrystaldiaries, to receive 5% off your own custom teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review & Giveaway // The Krystal Diares

Want to see more great results from using Smile Brilliant? Watch this video here.

Have you tried whitening products in the past?

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Compensation/Product for this post was provided by Smile Brilliant. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Smile Brilliant.



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  • Reply Emily

    This is awesome! I had some old trays like this but my teeth have shifted since they were made. I drink too much coffee too (or, I mean, is that a thing?) and my teeth are suffering from it. I’m going to check this company out! (And enter to win!)

    October 3, 2016 at 7:41 AM
  • Reply Erin Cusack

    Ah pick me! Engagement pictures coming up and I am SO in the market for a great whitening product! Great timing!

    October 3, 2016 at 10:27 AM
  • Reply Gurki Bhamber (@BloggAdventures)

    I drink lot of coffee and tea too. My teeth could use such a whitening. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    October 3, 2016 at 10:45 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Good luck!!

      October 3, 2016 at 2:34 PM
  • Reply Isabel

    I’ve never heard of this product but it sounds great! You’re results are amazing.

    October 3, 2016 at 12:33 PM
  • Reply strawbosscombs

    Impressive results! i’m always iffy about tooth whitening kits though because I find they cause so much sensitivity

    October 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM
  • Reply Ivanna

    Your teeth look great! I need this. my teeth have been getting so stained lately from all of the coffee, tea and wine! I’ve been using the strips but I want something more. Thanks for sharing this.

    October 3, 2016 at 2:25 PM
  • Reply Sheismelrose

    I’ve entered and your teeth looks great

    October 3, 2016 at 2:36 PM
  • Reply rowena supan sembrano

    aha.. my sisters need this.. they are all coffee lovers.. or should i say coffee addicts?? i think they have coffee 4 to 5 time a day.. lol

    October 4, 2016 at 3:36 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Sounds like we’d get along great!

      October 4, 2016 at 7:05 AM
  • Reply Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    I need this in my life. When I was younger, I didn’t love the taste of coffee but now that I’m working full-time and in my 30s (!), coffee is a necessity. Which means my teeth are not as pearly white as they used to be. I bought some of those Koffee straws that have helped though!

    October 4, 2016 at 6:49 AM
  • Reply Briana Marie

    Yay! I love giveaways. I just entered. This kit looks pretty awesome. The fact that coffee stains your teeth is actually one reason why I cut back so much. I’m always smiling so I wanna make sure I have some pearly whites to show off. Lol. Thanks for sharing.

    October 4, 2016 at 6:53 AM
  • Reply cutecountrychick

    I love your new smile! I drink iced coffee sometimes and coke like all the time. It stains my teeth too. I need to try this!

    October 4, 2016 at 8:50 AM
  • Reply Paula (@Paulaa13t)

    This is one of my favorite whitening kits, ever! I had amazing results and it’s the only kit that didn’t leave my teeth feeling super sensitive!

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    October 4, 2016 at 8:50 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      I really like that it doesn’t leave me teeth feeling sensitive. I’m glad you had a great experience with using it too!

      October 4, 2016 at 9:34 AM
  • Reply CJ from

    Looks awesome! I had my teeth whitened for a birthday a few years ago and it was a great experience, with the exception of being stuck in the same position for 15-30 minutes at a time. I have found a dentist in DFW that offers free cleaning. I need to get on it!

    October 4, 2016 at 11:25 AM
  • Reply MyYellowApron

    You got a beautiful smile. I need to whiten my teeth as well.., since I drink tons of coffee.

    October 4, 2016 at 1:40 PM
  • Reply Christina

    This looks like a great product. I could definitely use some help in the tooth whitening area. Thanks for posting.

    October 4, 2016 at 2:16 PM
  • Reply Tessa Lynn Shull

    Great to know! I like coffee (even if it is decaf now) a little too much. Looks like a product I’d enjoy.

    October 4, 2016 at 4:03 PM
  • Reply Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life

    A great product and really works. I always like to see the before and after pictures as well. I love coffee and never considered teeth whitening because I always thought it would be over the top expensive. This is great!

    October 4, 2016 at 4:08 PM
  • Reply Bethanny Sudibyo

    I love coffee too and been having the same problems. Really glad that there is stuff that really works to whiten your teeth. Super cool!

    October 4, 2016 at 4:12 PM
  • Reply Janine Good

    I am very fussy about my oral hygiene and am looking for a way to whiten my teeth as I love my coffee sometimes too much. I will seriously consider this product!

    October 4, 2016 at 6:08 PM
  • Reply Cara

    Beautiful smile! This product looks like it provided great results!

    October 4, 2016 at 9:10 PM
  • Reply Blair Villanueva

    Yay! Seems works brilliantly coz it shows it lightens your teeth!

    Smile Brilliant also emailed me and proposed for collaboration but I declined. Since this included sending a product sample for testing, it will be inconvenient to my part as I’m located somewhere in Asia, were logistics are a struggle, hahaha. It will only lead inconveniences to both parties.

    October 4, 2016 at 10:53 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Oh that’s a shame because the product works so well!

      October 9, 2016 at 2:55 PM
  • Reply Healthy Cooking Mom

    Never heard if this what a great product and great results too 🙂 Marie

    October 5, 2016 at 2:48 AM
  • Reply Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    Big difference. I’ve never heard of this until now either. Very cool I like it.

    October 5, 2016 at 1:23 PM
  • Reply Sami | The Classic Brunette

    I love reading about other people’s Smile Brilliant results! I have a post with them that went live today and loved my results as well!


    October 6, 2016 at 3:08 AM
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I really need to try this. Coffee has stained my teeth and I hate it!

    October 6, 2016 at 9:23 AM
  • Reply Sara Strauss

    Wow this is great! I’ve been wanting to use a teeth whitening system for ages now!

    October 7, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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