A Beautiful Smile Made Simple with Smile Brilliant




Growing older is exciting, and I should know. I just turned 36, and I’ve never felt more confident, happier, or more beautiful in my life. Growing older doesn’t scare me, but that’s because my grandmother – who is as beautiful as ever even after a century of living – taught me that there are two things that make you beautiful no matter how old you get.

Your smile and your attitude.

Attitude is easy; be kind, be grateful, and seek the good in life.

My smile is just as easy; brush, floss, visit the dentist twice a year, and find the right toothbrush. Finally, after 36 years, I’ve finally found the perfect toothbrush to give me the most beautiful smile. It’s the cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush from Smile Brilliant, and it’s everything. What makes it different from all the other electric toothbrushes on the market is that I actually love it, it doesn’t make my sensitive gums hurt, and I didn’t bleed even once (you guys, I can make my own gums bleed brushing my own teeth with a regular toothbrush).

Why I love it

An electric toothbrush that throws 40,000 vibrations at you every minute is amazing. Not only that, but this is one electric toothbrush that works for you by pausing momentarily every 30 seconds to ensure you know it’s time to switch areas in your mouth. Every area gets the same time, attention, and fabulous cleaning with this helpful feature. Oh – and did I mention the battery lasts 30 days when it’s fully charged? This is great for someone like me who doesn’t like clutter on the bathroom counters and forgets to charge it every night (out of sight, out of mind, right?). It was also a relief when my husband and I spent four days in New York City this past weekend I realized I never put the charger in my carry-on!

My favorite thing, however, is the five brush modes. I’ve tried them all – several times – and my favorite is “White”. I promise you I can see a difference in the mornings after I’ve had three cups of coffee and brush my teeth before I walk out the door to take my littles to school. The other four modes include:

  • Clean
  • Massage
  • Gum care
  • Sensitive

I love all four, but what I really love is that I find I don’t need the sensitive mode as much as I thought I would. With such sensitive teeth and gums, I worried I wouldn’t use any of the other modes because I’d need the sensitive mode, but it’s not true for me. I can use all of them with the same great feeling, less stress, and no sensitivity. Every mode is amazing, and you might find yourself wanting to keep brushing just to use all of them at the same time!

It’s professional teeth cleaning from home (please continue to see your dentist every six months or sooner, if necessary, to ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible). Even better, though, is that I can multitask by brushing in the shower when I’m running behind – I do have four little ones, you know – because the cariPRO is completely waterproof.

I’ve used a few electric toothbrushes in the past, but I’ve never been overly impressed. My teeth are sensitive, and the other electric brushes I’ve used caused bleeding and additional sensitivity. I never felt I was getting any more of a ‘clean’ feeling than I did with the brush my dentist gifts me at the end of every appointment, so I always used them, put them aside, and moved on from them. The cariPRO, however, has changed the game for me. I’m excited to brush my teeth every day, and I’m not worried about hurting myself or causing additional stress to my mouth. It’s such a refreshing change! And it’s affordable, too, starting at only $119 ($199 for a set of two if you and your spouse both want to have the best smile…it makes for great kissing!).

Oral Health Care is so Important

Now that I’ve shared with you the million and one things I love about my new cariPro, I wanted to make sure you know that your oral health is the most important thing you can pay attention to as you age. Now that I’m 36, I get what my grandmother was saying. Being happy and having a beautiful smile keeps my looking youthful, but it also keeps me healthy.

Good oral health care is directly related to good overall health. Using the cariPRO and visiting my dentist every six months helps me improve my chances of living a long, healthy, youthful life that extends far behind just having a beautiful smile thanks to my healthy, white teeth. Good oral health care decreases my risk of developing periodontal and gum disease. Did you know both of these oral health problems can cause an increased risk of developing certain health issues, such as cancer, endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy complications such as low birth weight and premature birth?

I don’t know about you, but having a beautiful smile and a decreased risk of developing serious health problems as I get older is all I need to know to keep me brushing, flossing, and visiting my dentist. It’s also why I am so excited to partner with Smile Brilliant to offer one of my readers/followers a chance to win your very own cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush! Here’s how to enter my giveaway to win your very own cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush.

The winner will be randomly chosen and notified shortly!

If you don’t win your own cariPRO Ultrasonic, don’t stress – you can get 20% off your own by visiting https://www.smilebrilliant.com#tiffanyraiford and entering promo code “20TIFFANYRAIFORD” at checkout.

For more information about my new favorite toothbrush, visit https://www.smilebrilliant.com/frequentlyaskedquestions#tiffanyraiford to learn more.

PS: I’ll be sending Santa my promo code so he can make sure everyone in my house gets their own cariPRO in their stocking on Christmas morning…what better gift than the gift of a beautiful smile and a healthy life?

Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening with Real Results: How A Busy Mom of 4 Gets Pro Whitening Results On the Go {And a GIVEAWAY}


{Before and After using Smile Brilliant’s At-Home Whitening Trays}

I have terrible vision. I’ve worn glasses/contacts since I was in middle school. It’s a family trait on my dad’s side of the family, but I can’t complain because along with horrible vision comes beautiful teeth. In my almost 34 years, the most my dentist has ever had to do to my teeth is clean them. No braces. No cavities. Nothing. I hope I pass that along to my four little ones. I’ve always believed that your smile is the first thing people notice about you – and it might as well be gorgeous, right?

Unfortunately, my perfect teeth began changing a bit in my 30s. It happened when I turned 30 and gave birth to our now 3.5-year-old twins a few months later. The twins are our third and fourth babies, and I’m sure I don’t need to explain the level of exhausted that comes with parenting four kids in addition to running my own business.


I’d always loved coffee before, but I was a cup a day drinker. Now I’m carrying my third cup into my office when I get home from taking the kids to school. It’s not great for my pearly whites. If you add the fact that we are sticklers for having all the kids in bed no later than 7:30 pm so we can relax and have a glass of red, my teeth have certainly been whiter.

I’ve been considering whitening my teeth for a while now, but I’ve already tried the over-the-counter stuff without being impressed. It doesn’t feel good, taste good, or work well, and I’m a big fan of not wasting my time. Because I don’t have much of that being an un-paid Uber driver to four little people who all have activities, places to go, things to do, and people to see every. Single. Day.

My oral health is important to me – because it’s directly related to my overall health, something I highly recommend everyone take the time to research – and I’m at the dentist every six months. However, I barely have time to sit there for my cleanings let alone for an expensive whitening process that I know might cause sensitivity and even require additional appointments.

To quote Pinterest: “Ain’t nobody got time for that”.


When Smile Brilliant reached out and asked me if I’d like to try one of their at-home whitening kits, I was intrigued. I’ll admit that I didn’t think it would work as well as an office whitening, but they were offering me a chance to use their state-of-the-art technology at home; and that’s pretty time-saving for me. So, I said yes.

And boy was I wrong (don’t tell my husband…it would break his heart to learn that I am, in fact, occasionally wrong after 16 years of thinking otherwise).


The Kit

When my kit arrived, I was impressed. I spent a few minutes going over the instructions to ensure I didn’t make any mistakes, and they could not have been easier to comprehend. Mix the blue and the white putty together – quickly – stick it in the mouth guards, put your teeth in them, and leave them there for 3 minutes.

The only thing the instructions didn’t mention was that I’d lose 3 pounds in saliva weight by the time I was done molding my teeth. I won’t lie – it was hilariously gross, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed watching me mop up the mess I was making!

Once my teeth were molded, I filled out the form in the kit, mailed it all back the Smile Brilliant’s lab in the pre-paid, self-addressed envelope, and I had my custom teeth trays on my doorstep in less than a week.

The Whitening Process

If you thought the molding portion of the kit was simple, you will love the whitening process. The kit comes with several syringes. Some are whitening gel and some are desensitizing gel. I began whitening by filling my custom trays with the whitening gel, and I left it on for an hour the first time. I followed using the desensitizing gel for 20 minutes.

I don’t have sensitive teeth, but I figured I might as well be safe rather than sorry. The entire process is so simple. You can whiten every day, but I chose to do every other day just to ensure I didn’t experience any sensitivity – and I did not. What’s even more amazing is how convenient it is to whiten. I whitened driving my kids to and from school, while I sat at my desk working, while I made dinner, went through the nightly prep getting the kids all ready for school the following day…you can whiten any time.

I noticed a significant change in the color of my teeth the first time I whitened, and I cannot even begin to express how happy I am with the results. It’s painless, but it’s even more effective. I can’t believe I found a way to whiten my teeth at a professional level without the pain, without the cost (the entire kit costs less than $200 – and it’s custom-made!), and I can use it again and again by ordering new whitening and desensitizing gel as needed.


Best news ever – I can continue to drink all the coffee and all the red wine without worrying about the color of my teeth. If you love convenience, saving money, and getting real results (while still drinking all the things you love the most) you will love the Smile Brilliant process. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it takes no time.

Win Your Own Smile Brilliant Kit or Save $20 on Your Own Kit With This Code

And if all that isn’t spectacular enough, I’m super excited to offer my readers a chance to win your very own Smile Brilliant whitening kit. All you need to do is click here to enter for a chance to win! If you don’t win, don’t panic! I’ve partnered with Smile Brilliant to offer a discount on your own kit by using promo code “tiffanyraiford20” when you check out!

You’re never fully dressed without a smile, and Smile Brilliant is making it almost laughably easy to fully dress yourself with the kind of killer smile that makes people do a double-take.

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