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I'm Whitney. Welcome to my little slice of the Internet, where I talk about life in Seattle and our travels beyond it. I have a handsome husbro I may have met outside of a bar, two crazy felines, and a fresh little human born last spring. Do you like reality TV, sampling all the products, and pickled veggies? Me, too! 

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Brand Next Door: Smile Brilliant

Brand Next Door: Smile Brilliant

You may have seen on my Instagram stories that I got a new electronic toothbrush from Smile Brilliant a few weeks ago. I’ve been using a regular one for several years and often think I can do better, but I really can’t stand the noise electric toothbrushes make or how aggressive they feel on my teeth. My grandfather (Papa) is a periodontist and I actually wanted to be a dentist myself years ago, so you can probably imagine how much I think about not using the best equipment to keep my teeth looking right. But plunging back in felt like one more expensive toothbrush I was going to quickly abandon.

And then Smile Brilliant came knocking. I’ve chatted with them before about their teeth whitener, but I’m always pregnant or breastfeeding when they want me to try it. The research on teeth whitener bugging the babe isn’t conclusive, so I try to play it safe there, but when they mentioned a toothbrush, it felt like the stars were aligning.

I also recently learned how important it is to take great care of your oral health while pregnant. I knew that gums are more likely to bleed when you’re knocked up, but I didn’t know there was SUCH an emphasis on making sure you’re keeping up with everything teeth.

The button right below my thumb changes the mode—super convenient

The button right below my thumb changes the mode—super convenient

So, I’ve been using my new brush twice a day for over a week and have played with all five modes (clean, white, massage, gum care, sensitive). Clean is my favorite, and I appreciate both the tongue scrubber and buzz to change mouth quadrants more than I thought I would. My teeth and mouth feel SO clean—I can’t see myself going back to anything else.

If you’re on the market and think you might like to join me in getting a a new electronic toothbrush from Smile Brilliant but still have questions, check out their FAQ.

AND, if you’re ready to take the plunge into cleaner, whiter teeth, take 20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes at Smile Brilliant with my code: thebrandnextdoor20. You get a second brush head with your order, so you’ll be good for at least six months.

I’m also going to be running a giveaway on Instagram. If you miss it there, you can find it here, too.

Here’s to premium self care, starting with our pearlies!

You can’t tell here, but he is brushing with mommy and also happens to have a poopy booty. You win some, you lose some  shrugging emoji

You can’t tell here, but he is brushing with mommy and also happens to have a poopy booty. You win some, you lose some shrugging emoji

I Am Not Enough for Him

I Am Not Enough for Him