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Snap On Smile cost from a Cosmetic Dentist

The truth about snap on smile dentists

This is a Snap On Smile – guys if you’re online and you’re looking to improve your smile with a snap on smile, I want to tell you a couple things.

I’ve heard from the #1 snap on smile dentist in the world, and she still can’t make one of these. She can’t make one, so why are you paying her for it?

We will beat any cosmetic dentist offer by 50%.

My name is Bil Watson. I’m with Brighter Image Lab, and I make removable dental veneers. I’ve made over 100,000 of them. If you want to improve your smile, do it with the people who have done over a 100,000 cases. Don’t do it with the doctor who has only done 10, 12, or 14 just because he’s in your backyard, just because he is around the corner.

New technology makes snap on smile dentists obsolete

You no longer need a cosmetic dentist to help you improve your smile. New technology has made it so easy that the average person can take their on impression with one or two tries. There just no value in paying your dentist hundreds if not thousands of dollars just for him to take your impression. There is no reason to work with the middle man.

They will tell you that they can do it better, but those people still call theirs snap on smiles. We don’t call them smiles, we call them snap on veneers, because they are designed to compete with traditional dental veneers.

Are snap on veneers better than snap on smiles?

These are thinner, they are contoured, they are sealed at the gum line. I promise you if you look at our work, I believe it speaks for its self!

Look at these pictures! Look at all these real clients, look at their before and afters. We do it for people all over the world, and if we did it for them, I promise we can do it for you.

Let me make you another offer. I will beat any offer by 50%!

All you have to do is send me their written quote, and we will beat it by 50%! It’s that simple!

You’re where you need to be to make a decision. Everything you wanted about improving your smile is right here in the palm of your hand.

Finance your snap on veneers today!

We don’t work with dental hours, and we don’t work 4 days a week. We are here everyday, around the clock working with you, with questions that you have.

Send me your pictures

Send me your pictures today if you have any questions. I am hoping I will receive your after pictures soon because we changed your smile, and hopefully when we change your smile, It will change your life.

Guys, you are where you need to be to improve your smile, and the best way to do it is to do it with Brighter Image Lab.

You have a choice!

The last thing I want to say is it’s important to know that you have a choice! Go ahead and do your due diligence. Look at our online reviews. After everything you seen and everything you done I hope that we will earn your business.

Thank You for considering us at Brighter Image Lab

Periodontal surgery exposed

While some people think that “the more you know, the less you need to say” (Jim Rohn)…

This is certainly not the case when it comes to your oral health

The MORE you know about the state of your oral health, the MORE you need to speak up and tell your dentist about any issues or concerns you have.

Because the dismal reality is that if you don’t say anything, these problems WILL progress and potentially develop into diseases. Furthermore, you may need to have periodontal surgery.

Here’s what YOU need to know!

What Is Periodontal Surgery?

To get started, let’s first take a look at the definition of periodontal:

PERIODONTALRelating to or affecting the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth

Therefore, periodontal surgery refers to any surgery that focuses on the structures surrounding the teeth, such as your gums or bones.

Types of Periodontal Surgery

If you have developed gum disease, receding gum lines, or other issues with your gums, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery to treat and fix these issues.

There are a variety of procedures available depending on what your treatment plan requires:

Pocket ReductionAlso known as gingival flap surgery.

The surgeon folds back the gums and removes bacteria.

The gum tissue is then secured against your teeth (instead of letting it grow back itself)
Crown LengtheningAlso known as gingivectomy.

Gum tissue overgrowth is removed from your teeth.

Makes teeth appear longer.

Used for cosmetic effects a s well as to treat gum disease.
RegenerationThe periodontist folds back the gums and removes bacteria that causes diseases.

Bone grafts, tissue-stimulating proteins, or
membranes are then inserted to encourage gum
tissue regeneration.

The aim is to get the gums to fit securely around your teeth again.
Soft Tissue GraftAlso know an gingivoplasty.

Gum tissue is taken from elsewhere in your mouth
and attached to your gums.

Replaces gum tissue that has receded or damaged by gum disease.

Used for cosmetic purposes and improves the
appearance of your teeth.

Also treats gum disease because it covers exposed
roots


If you are unsure if you are a candidate for gum surgery or which type of gum surgery is best for you, a thorough examination by your dentist can determine what you need.

Cost of Periodontal Surgery

Depending on the severity of your disease and the type of procedure required, the cost of gum surgery varies GREATLY.

With prices between $500 to $10,000 and more, many insurance companies will cover at least part of the gum surgery cost. While these prices may seem shocking, delaying treatment can lead to more expensive and complex procedures in the future.

The main factors that affect costs are:

  • The location of your dentist.
  • The technology used in your procedure.
  • The type of treatment required.
  • The type of dental insurance you have.

With these factors in mind, here are the approximate costs for gum surgery:

Gingival flap surgeryTypically costs between $1000 and $3000 without insurance
GingivectomyAbout $200 to $400 per tooth
GingivoplastyAround  $600 to $1,200 per procedure

If your full mouth needs periodontal treatment and will require a variety of treatments, the total cost can average $4,000 to $6,000. However, if the damage is extensive it can cost you anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000.

If you have addressed your underlying oral health issues but still aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your teeth…. LISTEN UP (and keep reading)!

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. All of the materials you need to get started are delivered directly to your house.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

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What is fluorosis?

You have most likely heard about fluoride at some point in your life… and how dentists claim that it “strengthens” your teeth and “minimizes cavities”. Have you ever heard about fluorosis?

How much do you really know about fluoride?

Is it safe?

How much fluoride is too much?

Well, the scary truth is that any amount of fluoride has the power to harm you. Here’s why:

FLUORIDE IS COMPLETELY TOXIC.

Let’s first take a look at what fluoride is and then the horrible dangers it poses to your health and wellness.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral in your teeth and bones and is found naturally in water, soil, plants, rocks, and air. It is also synthetically produced and added to drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwash, and other chemical products.

When it comes to your health, fluoride is primarily used to “improve” dental care because it is thought to strengthen the enamel of the teeth.

However, the scary truth is that much of the water supply in the USA is still fluoridated. Plus you get additional exposure from dental products, meaning you are constantly subjected to FLUOROSIS!

What causes fluorosis?

You can find fluoride both naturally and artificially in water. By the time we account for concentrated, fluoridated dental products and materials, it’s not hard for the average person to unintentionally (or intentionally!) consume too much fluoride:

Fluoride consumed at elevated levels is know to have seriously detrimental effects on the human body.

It’s important to note that off-the-shelf oral hygiene products suggested by dentist offices typically contribute to the excessive ingestion of fluoride:

  • In a large data collection effort regarding fluoride poisoning, the American Association of Poison Control (AAPC). determined that toothpaste ingestion was the main source of fluoride toxicity. Other likely culprits are mouthwashes and supplements.
  • Over 80% of the cases of fluoride toxicity reported, were in children under the age of 6. They found children of this age group ingest more toothpaste than ‘recommended’ because their swallowing reflex hasn’t completely developed.

When you consume too much fluoride, it harms your overall health and can cause a variety of problems, such as:

  • Dental Fluorosis: A dental term that describes the developmental disturbance in regards to the enamel. It is not a disease, but rather a cosmetic condition. Consuming  fluoride is especially concerning during the years when the teeth are developing, typically up to age 8.

These conditions are highly alarming and you should take every precaution possible to keep you and your family safe.

Where should you start? Look no further than your drinking water…

Fluorosis From Water: Are You Drinking Too Much Fluoride?

There is a plethora of information and research that shows the dangerous side effects of using fluoride. On the other hand, there are very few studies that show any significant benefits from drinking water containing fluoride.

Water fluoridation is an extremely controversial topic. Some view it as a public health measure, while others consider it an example of mass, systemic poisoning.

That extreme view isn’t unfounded, considering fluoridated water accounts for 40% of all dental fluorosis cases. We consume these (sometimes) dangerous levels of fluoride via drinking water, children’s formula, or foods prepared with public drinking water

This is a simple case of “You better be safe than sorry” and keep you and your family safe by avoiding fluoride. Follow these simple safety tips:

  • Drinking filtered and purified water
  • Using a homemade or all natural fluoride free toothpaste
  • Making a fluoride free mouthwash

The key takeaway to always remember when it comes to fluoride toxicity is:

Regulating the amount of fluoride you consume is crucial to your overall health.

Better yet, your safest bet is to avoid fluoride altogether.

Do you or someone you know have fluorosis? Are you concerned that Fluoride in water is staining your teeth? Would you like a solution that doesn’t require a dentist visit and saves you 70%*?

Learn more about Brighter Image Lab’s amazing removable dental veneers: Press On Veneers, BILVeneers, and IncrediBIL Veneers.

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The Downside of Gingivoplasty

When you want to enhance the look of your “gummy” smile, dentist offices will often offer a procedure called gingivoplasty.

When you have a less than stellar smile, such as a “gummy” smile, it can really stunt your confidence and hold back from spreading the cheer

As the MOST recognized facial expression, your smile matters.

No only does smiling make you happier, but it also spreads good vibes to others.

Luckily, there is a way to take back your smile and get a glowing grin!

Let’s take a closer look at what gingivoplasty is, it’s helpful upsides, it’s disastrous downsides, as well as your best option to finally get a better and brighter smile.

What Is Gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty, is the surgical reshaping of gum tissue around the teeth and is a purely cosmetic procedure for enhancing one’s smile.

When the gum tissue is not formed normally or has an unusual shape, gingivoplasty makes gums look more natural. The abnormalities can be caused by a person’s genes, trauma, or diseases.

This involves either removing excessive tissue by trimming the gums back or adding tissue to  the gum line by using a gum graft. A laser or scalpel will even out the gum lines with a supreme level of precision.

What is a gingivoplasty procedure?

As you have previously read, gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of healthy gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. A person may choose to get a gingivoplasty to:

  • Create more attractive gums
  • Fix a “gummy smile”
  • Help shape grafted gums
  • Rebuild gums damaged by disease

While there are benefits to having a gingivoplasty, it is still a surgery… and as with any surgery, there are drawbacks you need to be aware of.

The Downside of Gingivoplasty

How painful is gingivoplasty?

Some of the top questions regarding receiving gingivoplasty are the pain and risks associated with the procedure.

  1. Pain
    • Often described as tolerable, with most of the pain happening after the appointment is over and the numbing has worn off.
    • Most patients associate minimal pain with laser or scalpel gingivectomy.
    • Recovery involves wearing a periodontal dressing for 7-10 days after your procedure.
  2. Risks
    • Depending on the state of your mouth at the time of the procedure, inflammation from previous dental work or chronic health issues must be taken into consideration to avoid an uneven outcome.
    • When inflamed the dentist shapes the gum next to normal gum tissue, this increases the risk of incomplete removal of gum tissue.
    • Secondary surgeries may be needed to correct issues.
    • Infection is possible. During recovery you should be careful what you eat and keep your mouth as clean as possible.

For those that suffer from dental phobia or dental anxiety, repeated dental visits trigger and heighten these conditions. For individuals suffering with less than satisfactory smiles, depression can fluctuate knowing the risks involved in having gum surgery.

If you are someone considering a gingivectomy, there are other options your dentist may educate you on as alternatives to traditional dental and smile correction. Or you can take matters into your own hands and avoid ALL of the pain and risks of gingivoplasty.

Let us introduce you to the future of smile design…

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

Our product can take the place of long healing and tedious aftercare needed after a gingivoplasty. For gummy smiles, we also provide long terms results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:

Enhances estheticsWhitens & brightens teethLengthens small teeth
Reshapes smileHighlights your smileIncreases confidence
Fills unsightly gapsRemoves stainsAlters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. We ship all of the materials you need to get started directly to your house

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BrighterImageLab.com.

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Buyer Beware: this video contains disturbing information

Buyer Beware! Traditional Dental Veneers from a cosmetic dentist are not what they seem!

Buyer Beware! I absolutely promise you after this video you’ll never look at traditional dental veneers from a cosmetic dentist the same.

My name is Bil Watson. I’m a smile designer for Brighter Image Lab. I want to show you the risks that are really involved with buying traditional dental veneers, because you’re not getting the full story.

Beware Buyers, traditional dental veneers are not permanent

My number-one problem with traditional dental veneers is they call them permanent, and they should never call a dental veneer permanent. It should never be called permanent. They’re not made to last more than five or six years.

That’s at best! 51% of all cosmetic dentistry is work that’s being redone. 51% didn’t come from me, it came from the American Academy of cosmetic dentistry. There’s two things you need to know:

One, you have a choice and removable dental veneers are truly the future. At Brighter Image Lab, we design a removable veneer that’s designed to improve your smile without destroying your teeth. If you were to take the value of what an actual tooth costs to develop and mature over a lifetime, it’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. You sit down in one dentist visit and have them grind that tooth down to a pulp, then they seal that tooth with the veneer and cement.

Buyer Beware – An investment that depreciates

Your hope is is that it won’t wear down or the color won’t change. If you’re lucky, the gums won’t recede and your hope is is that it’ll continue to last. How many times have you ever heard a dentist say, “These are smiles that I had to redo because they didn’t last?” All you do know is he’s going to grind down your natural teeth to a stump and he’s gonna charge you two to three thousand dollars per tooth for every tooth that he wants to destroy.

Then he’s gonna try to improve your smile. I’m gonna show you a series of pictures. Take a second, look at this smile. This was done less than ten to twelve years ago and today it’s the smile that she’s more embarrassed about than she would have been if she never had the work done at all. They won’t show you the dentist who did the original work with a search warrant and I think that’s a problem.

This is another picture I want to show you. This person had thousands of dollars of work done before. Now, let’s look at the after. The fact was just as bad as before by today’s standards. This guy paid thousands dollars the first time, and paid thousands of dollars a second time after going to a cosmetic dentist, twice! He still wishes that they can get it redone.

This is not a position that you want to be in, and that’s the reason why the future of dental veneers are changing.

Here’s one I want to tell you about. It means the world to me this lady had veneers put on and in the case that in her teeth rotted through the dental veneers, and she had to have them redone. A lot of people would look at this and say they’re too big, or they’re too bulky, or they’re too thick. It’s not her first time to pay for it. We don’t know that there won’t be a third time.

Here’s another one. Lady probably had some of the best dental veneers during the time they were done. Ten years later, thousands more dollars are invested in changing that smile. She had to live with this for so long that it was absolutely embarrassing. She couldn’t live with it any longer.

There’s a reason we are saying buyer beware

I’m telling you 51% is not lying. There’s too much chance, there’s too much risk, and at 51% wanted it redone, you know that there’s another 10% that which they can afford to have it redone. You know there’s another 15% that wish they had never done it.

Now you have another choice. You don’t have to sit there and suffer a bad smile just because you refuse to have your teeth ground.

I did work for this lady out of Australia, and her dentist clearly told her there’s all sorts of liabilities. You’ll have to sign a waiver. She refused to do it.

This lady out of Miami told me her mother had a friend whose dental veneers came off while they were eating and it horrified her. She refused to grind her teeth. She found another solution. We’ve been happy to work with her, and we’re friends today.

Never let a dentist grind your teeth without presenting another option

This lady right here is a top model in Germany. She absolutely refused to let a dentist grind her teeth. They’re going to not grind teeth under any circumstances, and I think it’s because they know the natural teeth are worth too much.

Nothing’s more important than your smile, and I think you owe it to yourself to tell your dentist you have time to look at some other options. I promise, you have time if you take all the money that we’ve saved all the clients that we’ve helped in this year, we think it will actually save a billion dollars, and let me explain.

$13,500 is the average savings of what we save someone over the cost of going to a cosmetic dentist. Guess who gets that money? You do! Guess who loses that money? Your dentist!

A real smile

For a minute, imagine yourself smiling with a beautiful smile, and now imagine you’ve got thirteen thousand, five hundred dollars back in your pocket. That’s a real smile!

They can’t wait to tell you that this commercial is not real. I’m asking you to take a minute to look at BilVeneers, because we truly are the future of dental veneers. No grinding, no pain, and no dentist. It’s worth it to buy yourself some time, to make sure you know what you’re getting into before you let a dentist grind your teeth down to a stump.

Buyer beware of irreversible procedures!

Come see me at brighterimagelab.com and let me educate you on what really can be done. It’s affordable, it’s safe, and it’s reversible. I think I can improve your smile. I’m hoping I can save you a lot of money, but you gotta come see me.

You don’t need to sit in a dental chair. You’re in the only chair that you need right now to improve your smile. Pick up your cell phone come see me at brighterimagelab.com.

I’ll show you everything you need to improve your smile, online, lab direct, with no dentist visit. We can answer all the questions you have, and you’ll see hundreds and hundreds of cases for people just like you. People wanting to improve their smile without grinding their teeth down the stump.

I told you when you guys started, you’ll never look at traditional dental veneers the same. I think you’ll see that the future of dental veneers is changing, and you really can improve your smile. You have one choice to make. Do I want a drill, or do I want to go with BIL? I think I’ll choose Bilveneers.

Come see me at brighterimagelab.com!

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Are you a victim of fluoride toxicity

Are You At Risk of The Dangers of Fluoride Toxicity?

Do you brush your teeth? Have you drank tap water throughout your life? If you answered “YES” to either or both of these, then you could be putting yourself at risk of the dangers of consuming too much fluoride. Why does this matter? Because when you ingest a lot of fluoride it causes a damaging health condition known as fluoride toxicity!

Let’s first take a look at what fluoride is and then the horrible dangers it poses to your health and wellness when over consumed.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral in your teeth and bones and is found naturally in water, soil, pants,  rocks, and air. It is also synthetically produced and added to drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwash, and other chemical products.

When it comes to your health, fluoride is primarily used to “improve” dental care because it is thought to strengthen the enamel of the teeth.

However, the scary truth is that because much of the water supply in the USA is still fluoridated. Plus you get additional exposure from dental products, which means you are most likely overloaded with FLUORIDE!

We’re not talking minor health issues… TOO much fluoride causes a condition known as fluoride toxicity.

What is Fluoride Toxicity?

You have most likely heard about fluoride at some point in your life.

But, how much do you really know about it?

Though there are some potential benefits of fluoride, however regulating the amount of fluoride you consume is crucial. Fluoride occurs both naturally and artificially in water. By the time we account for concentrated, fluoridated dental products and materials, it’s not hard for the average person to unintentionally (or intentionally!) consume too much fluoride:

Fluoride consumed at elevated levels is know to have seriously detrimental effects on the human body.

One of the most alarming conditions that is a result of fluoride toxicity is skeletal fluorosis.

Skeletal Fluorosis: Are You At Risk?

Uncontrolled fluoride consumption’s damaging powers are vast. Health problems associated with fluoride toxicity include bone cancer, brain cell damage, muscle disorders, arthritis, bone fractures, cell death, blood disorders, infertility, and a condition called skeletal fluorosis.

Skeletal fluorosis is a bone disease caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in your bones. The horrifying symptoms of this disease include:

  • Painful damage to your bones and joints
  • Hardened bone with increased frequency of fractures
  • Impaired joint mobility due to  thickening of the bone structure and accumulation of bone tissue.
  • Cartilage and ligaments  become ossified (turn into bone or bony tissue)

Skeletal fluorosis is a crippling, yet preventable, disease. Unfortunately, there are no effective therapeutic remedies available which have the power to cure fluorosis.

Therefore, you must take caution and be absolutely vigilant in monitoring you and your family’s fluoride intake.

The Dangers of Excessive Ingestion (Fluoride Toxicity)

It’s important to note that off-the-shelf oral hygiene products contribute heavily to excessive ingestion of fluoride:

  • In a large data collection effort regarding fluoride poisoning, the American Association of Poison Control (AAPC). determined that toothpaste ingestion was the main source of fluoride toxicity. Other likely culprits are mouthwashes and supplements.
  • Over 80% of the cases of fluoride toxicity reported, were in children under the age of 6. They found children of this age group ingest more toothpaste than pediatric dentists ‘recommend’ because they haven’t completely developed their swallowing reflex.

When consumed in large quantity, fluoride leads to dental fluorosis.

Fluorosis is a dental term that describes the developmental disturbance in regards to the enamel. It is not a disease, but rather a cosmetic condition. The effects of fluoride on tooth enamel include lower mineral content and an increase in porosity.

Fluoride In Water & Are You Drinking Too Much?

There is a plethora of information and research that shows the dangerous side effects of using fluoride. On the other hand, there are very few studies that show any significant benefits from drinking water containing fluoride.

When it comes to dental fluorosis, water fluoridation is an extremely controversial topic. Some view it as a public health measure, while others consider it an example of mass, systemic poisoning.

Fluoridated water accounts for 40% of all dental fluorosis cases, so there is a foundation for this extreme view. We consume these (sometimes) dangerous levels of fluoride via drinking water, children’s formula, or foods prepared with public drinking water.

This is a simple case of “You better be safe than sorry” and keep you and your family safe by avoiding excessive fluoride consumption. Follow these simple safety tips:

  • Drinking filtered and purified water
  • Using a homemade or all natural fluoride free toothpaste
  • Making a fluoride free mouthwash

What To Do About Fluoride Toxicity

Do you or someone you know have fluorosis? Are you concerned that Fluoride in water is staining your teeth? Would you like a solution that doesn’t require a dentist office visit and saves you 70%*?

Learn more about our amazing removable dental veneers: Press On Veneers, BILVeneers, and IncrediBIL Veneers.

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Fluoride in our tap water - is it safe?

Fluoride In Water Is Harming Your Health

You absolutely can’t miss out on what we are about to share about fluoride in water!

Do you have spots and stains on your teeth

Ever have trouble sleeping at night

Are there an extra few pounds around your middle

Your TAP water could be the culprit…

Read on to discover how fluoride harms your health and teeth and what you can do today to keep you safe.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral in your teeth and bones. It is found naturally in:

  • Water
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Rocks
  • Air

It is also synthetically produced and added to drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwash, and other chemical products.

When it comes to your health, fluoride is primarily used to “improve” dental health because it is thought to strengthen the enamel of the teeth.

However, the scary truth is that because much of the water supply in the USA is still fluoridated. Plus you get additional exposure from toothpaste and other dental products, which means you are most likely being overloaded with FLUORIDE!

Why does this matter? Because it becomes HIGHLY toxic for your body!

Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about fluoride in water and how it is potentially harming your health.

Fluoride in Water

Fluoride was added to water shortly after World War II in an attempt to improve dental care, however fluoridation continues to this day.

As with most new health ideas, there was a lot of excitement and focus on only the benefits of fluoride. The risks of regularly consuming it receives little consideration.

Nowadays, there is a plethora of information and research that shows the dangerous side effects of using fluoride – one of the side effects being its negative impact on your overall health and well-being.

One of the top harming effects of fluoride is that it prevents your pineal gland’s ability to function properly. It is located in the center of your brain and responsible for producing melatonin that regulates your sleep cycle.

When fluoride weakens your pineal gland, it can lead to a host of problems, such as:

  • Early aging
  • Sleeping trouble
  • Weight gain.

There are very few studies that show any significant benefits from drinking water containing fluoride. This is surprising considering the potential risks of consuming too much fluoride because of a fluoridated water supply.

Some studies even showed that cities which did not add fluoride to their drinking water had fewer cavities when compared to cities that did. The World Health Organization found that while only 3% of western European countries fluoridate their water, they have the same rate of dental cavities as areas that do not.

This study, and many other with similar results, should make you ponder….

Why are we drinking fluoride in the first place?

We must remind ourselves that fluoride itself is a toxic substance. So why, then, are we exposing ourselves to these toxins intentionally, through our water supply?

The Dangers of Fluoride in Water

Spots, specks, stains, dings, and damage.

All of these unsightly dental conditions are a result of exposure to TOO MUCH fluoride. Known as fluorosis, this cosmetic condition permanently changes the health of your teeth.

It should come as no surprise that dental fluorosis was rarely found in western countries prior to the widespread use of fluoride in the dental industry.

Dental fluorosis rates have been on the rise for years and have now reached groundbreaking levels. Information collected from a survey by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that:

  • 41% of American adolescents have some form of fluorosis.
  • That’s an increase of 400% from just 60 years ago.
  • Dentist offices continue to push fluoride treatments without properly informing parents of the potential risks
  • Dentists  fail to adequately educate on how to measure and manage the amount of fluoride their child is consuming.

Fluoride, fluoride E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E!

So, what can you do to keep you and your family safe? Next, let’s take a closer look at the steps you can start taking TODAY to reduce your fluoride exposure.

Removing Fluoride From Water

If your efforts to petition you city to stop fluoridating your water are unsuccessful, there are steps you can take to remove it. Here are several options to choose from:

  1. Find Another Source: You can get your drinking water from an alternate source. Finding water processed by reverse osmosis or distilled is a good place to start. Your best bet is to choose alkaline or distilled water and AVOID tap water. A quick search of water delivery services in your area will provide options.
  2. Filter Your Own Water:  You can also filter your own water to remove added fluoride. From at-home filtration systems to water filtering pitchers, the market is full of products  that can help you get cleaner drinking water. Again, a quick search of water filtration devices will provide you solutions.

While it is extremely important to have filtered drinking water for yourself, there are even more special considerations to make when you have small children.

Keeping Children Safe

Using fluoride free water is particularly important for us in infant formula and baby food whenever possible.

When using tap water, formula-fed babies are at a higher risk. Even though the risk may be small, using filtered water in baby formula is an easy way to protect your child against dental fluorosis

One study found giving babies formula exposed them to 200X more fluoride than breastfed babies. Pediatrician, Dr. Yolanda White reported the following

“I diagnose dental fluorosis on average 5 times daily, but fluoride doesn’t only affect teeth. It can potentially affect the brain and nervous system, kidneys, bones and other tissues in young children during their critical stages of organ development.”

Now that you have cleaner and safer drinking water, the next step in protecting your health and teeth from overexposure to fluoride it to use healthier dental products.

Fluoride Facts: STOP Harming Your Health

If you are still a little skeptical about whether you need to avoid fluoride or not… here are 3 alarming fluoride facts:

  1. Many developed countries do NOT fluoridate their water: The consumption of water with fluoride is greater in the USA than in the WHOLE rest of the world combined!
  2. Fluoride is the only MEDICINE added to public water: Because it is added to water to prevent a tooth decay (a disease), it is considered a medicine by the Food and Drug Administration.
  3. Fluoride is NOT an essential nutrient: Need we say more?
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The High Cost of Gingivectomy - Is it worth it?

A smile is the universal language and primary source of nonverbal communication when interacting with someone you love, a passing stranger, at a business meeting… or at any time with ANYONE!

But when you’re self-conscious about your smile, it weighs heavily on the your ability to smile and talk comfortably and confidently.

The State Of Your Mouth

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, studies have found the percentage of people with untreated dental needs are:

  • 20% under the age of 19
  • 30% for individuals aged 20 to 44

This is a large portion of the population with oral hygiene concerns! When left untreated, these conditions will carry on into adulthood and can pose aesthetic and structural complications.

Unfortunately, these untreated people are likely to suffer from teeth staining, misshapen teeth, cavities and MORE… such as needing a gingivectomy.

What Is gingivectomy?

A gingivectomy is dental procedure in which an oral surgeon or dentist surgically removes gum tissue in the mouth for either medical or cosmetic reasons. It is typically done to improve the mouth’s aesthetics or prognosis of teeth.

Advanced gum disease causes loose tissue around the teeth and increases the risk of tooth loss. What a gingivectomy should do is removes the diseased gum tissue, restores your oral health, and protects your teeth.

Reasons a person would have a gingivectomy include:

  • “Gummy” smile: Excessive exposed gingival tissue is usually deemed unaesthetic
  • Elimination of gingival enlargement.  Effective for:
    • Extensive overgrowth of gingival tissue cause by a hereditary condition known as gingival fibromatosis
    • Gingival enlargement induced by drugs
  • Reducing the pocket depths of patients with periodontitis and suprabony pockets
  • Increase the clinical crown height of teeth

Having a Gingivectomy is a very popular, yet sometimes overused dental request and procedure. It is also often met with questions, concerns, and hesitations about what to expect when it comes to results as well as the costs involved. Both of these are a factor of the skill and expertise of the performing dentist as well as the patient’s demographic area.

Unfortunately, a gingivectomy can fail. While having a gingivectomy for cosmetic reasons can initially solve a problem, at times the procedures may temporarily fix a cosmetic smile concern only to have it return later.

As with any surgery, the risks involved and a number of reasons why a person may choose NOT to have a gingivectomy limit this option, such as:

  • Not being able to take over the counter pain medication to relieve the discomfort and swelling caused by surgery
  • Having a medical health condition that places you at high risk for decreased blood clotting

Lastly, one of the most prevailing reasons why a person wouldn’t choose to have a gingivectomy is COST $…

How much does a gingivectomy cost without insurance?

While gingivectomy cost can be partially covered by insurance to remove diseased gum tissue, additional cosmetics requests are billed accordingly either

  • Per tooth: $200 to $400 per tooth
  • In Sections: This procedure often is divided into “quadrants” in your mouth and starts at around $2,400 per quadrant.

Therefore, if you need to treat your whole mouth… it will cost you upwards of $9,600 or more depending on where you live.

The sad (and expensive) reality is that gingivectomy surgery is often overused by dentists and is more cosmetic than medically necessary. Some dentists do correctly utilize this procedure, but the majority of dentists use it to increase their profits.

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Our product can take the place of long healing and tedious aftercare needed after a gingivectomy. For gummy smiles, we provide long term results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Incredible Reasons Why Removable Veneers are a Great Choice

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No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab

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Fluorosis - Protecting Our Children From The Dangers of Fluoride

Fluorosis – Protecting Our Children

For decades dentists have informed us that our children need fluoride to shield their teeth from cavities. The fact is, fluoride is completely toxic. When consumed in high concentrations, fluoride causes dental fluorosis.

In 1997, Dr. John Colquhoun stated, “Common sense should tell us that if a poison circulating in a child’s body can damage the tooth-forming cells then other harm also is likely.” (Lindsay, 2006).

What causes fluorosis?

Fluorosis is a dental term that describes the developmental disturbance in regards to the enamel. It is not a disease, but rather a cosmetic condition. As previously mentioned, exposure to high concentrations of fluoride causes fluorosis, especially during the years when the teeth are developing, typically up to age 8.

Luckily, once the teeth break through the gums they’re no longer susceptible to dental fluorosis. Unfortunately, that’s of little comfort to those already suffering from its effects.

The effects of fluoride on tooth enamel include lower mineral content and an increase in porosity. Typically, the child’s pediatric dentist measures the damage by examining the surfaces of the teeth when clean, dry and under good lighting. The dentist (or dental hygienist) will then inquire about the child’s fluoride intake. They may ask for the source of their drinking water and what toothpaste they use.

This information will help determine if anything appearing on the surface is, in fact, a direct result of dental fluorosis. If the dentist suspects dental fluorosis, they can further examine the child’s teeth and gums. X-rays are beneficial to make sure the teeth do not have any other defects, like cavities.

Diagnosing Fluorosis

There are other conditions that can present themselves similarly to fluorosis. For example, developmental defects or issues with the skull or bones surrounding the face can disrupt teeth’s enamel or dentin. A history of high fevers or trauma (like a fall that directly injures a tooth) may discolor teeth in infants or young children.

Young children are susceptible to cavities in their primary teeth, so it is important to never jump to conclusions when diagnosing a child with possible dental fluorosis. The child’s dentist should assess any and all tooth discoloration of concern. It’s important to note that dental fluorosis will not cause cavities. Cavities are a separate issue.

Limited treatment options exist for children with dental fluorosis. An article on Fluorosis from toothpaste manufacturer Colgate states “minor cases of fluorosis do not need to be treated, especially if the fluorosis is only on the back of the teeth”. However, considering that fluoride in toothpaste is the #1 cause of dental fluorosis, should we really be relying on a toothpaste brand to tell us what is and isn’t worthy of treatment? Or should we insist that those causing the problem leave the determination of whether a negligent poisoning is worthy of treatment – to the people they poisoned?! I think the idea that they’d have an opinion at all is an insult to those suffering!

Does fluorosis go away?

Many believe the appropriate treatment for mild cases of fluorosis is bleaching. Some treat moderate cases with micro-abrasion. This removes the outermost, affected layer of enamel from the tooth’s surface in an acidic environment. Though they treat the cosmetic appearance, the actual damage to the tooth’s enamel is irreversible.

Severe cases of fluorosis generally receive bonding, crowns or veneers. The child’s pediatric dentist should discuss and administer any and all treatment options.

Then again, as with toothpaste brands, should we really ask the dentist to define the severity of fluorosis, when they pushed the fluoride treatments in the first place? Can we truly expect them to be unbiased when their own potential malpractice is in question.

Our Experience With Fluorosis

Because of our work, we receive a plethora of cases from individuals affected by fluorosis. In our own anecdotal experience, a disproportionate amount of these cases come from the state of Kentucky. Our understanding is that Kentucky is one of the most over-fluorinated states in the country.

The damage we see on the teeth of our clients is the result of exposure from 15 years ago, on some of these individuals. They come to us, ashamed to smile due to the effects of brushing with fluoride.

Presently, they want veneers to give them confidence to start their business or go back to school – and we’re are thrilled to help them. But, until now no one has informed these individuals what they are suffering from – not even their dentists. And that’s alarming to hear!

The Rise of Fluorosis

It should come as no surprise that dental fluorosis was rarely found in western countries prior to the widespread use of fluoride in the dentist industry. Today, we see fluoride in most toothpastes, mouthwashes, not to mention many municipal water supplies will contain added fluoride chemicals. All these factors help to explain why dental fluorosis rates have been on the rise for years and have now reached groundbreaking levels.

Information collected from a survey by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that 41% of American adolescents have some form of fluorosis. That’s an increase of 400% from just 60 years ago. So far, dentists continue to push fluoride treatments without properly informing parents of the potential risks,  and fail to adequately educate on how to measure and manage the amount of fluoride their child is consuming.

White Spots, Brown Spot & Stains On Teeth

The visual effects of Fluorosis dictates the severity.

Questionable: Normal, healthy teeth appear to have a smooth, glossy surface, that’s typically a pale white color. A possible indicator of the presence of dental fluorosis is an appearance of slight aberrations on the enamel. This can range from just a few white flecks to occasional white spots. This level of possible fluorosis is labeled “questionable” because it cannot be diagnosed as the mildest form of fluorosis, but it also can’t be classified as normal.

Is dental fluorosis dangerous?

Mild Fluorosis: A very mild case of fluorosis is small, opaque, paper white-areas that are typically scattered irregularly over the tooth. It involves less than 25% of the tooth’s surface area. Teeth also show no more than 1-2 mm of white opacity at the tip of the summit of the cusps of the bicuspids or second molars.

Mild dental fluorosis typically presents itself with bilateral, opaque, white striations that will run horizontally against the enamel. The opaque areas may form white patches. Yet, it does not involve more than 50% of the tooth.

Moderate Fluorosis: Moderate cases will affect all enamel surfaces of the teeth. The surfaces will show wear as brown staining as the main feature. Teeth can also begin to erode and even crumble.

Severe Fluorosis: In severe cases of dental fluorosis, the enamel can become discolored. The stains will not be present when the teeth initially irrupt in the mouth, as fluoresce enamel does not appear discolored. Stains will develop over time, which is due to diffusion of exogenous icons, such as iron and copper, into the abnormally porous enamel. These stains appear brown and are widespread, making the teeth look corroded. All enamel surfaces are now affected. Hypoplasia is also present. The general form of the tooth may also be affected.

The visual effects of dental fluorosis can greatly affect one’s self-esteem. Children who have dental fluorosis can suffer great embarrassment over the appearance of their teeth.

Why aren’t dentists concerned with fluorosis?

If dentists know, first-hand the effects of fluorosis, why are they waiting until there’s an issue to address this topic? They do know children cannot reverse the appearance by brushing and flossing, which is very discouraging.

The severe cases of fluorosis can cause a child to appear as if they have rotten teeth, something sure to illicit harsh judgment from others. Even the milder forms of dental fluorosis can have an effect on a self-esteem.

We live in a society that places a high value on the look of one’s smile and teeth. Someone suffering the effects of dental fluorosis is often viewed as less attractive and less pleasing compared to those with unaffected teeth.

If dentists are aware of this appalling outcome, where is the demand for a showing of care and compassion. We should expect dentists to fully disclose fluoride’s dangerous effects to their patients.

Shockingly, we’ve accepted cases in which our clients come to us in their 20s or 30s not even realizing they have fluorosis. Despite their teeth being an embarrassing hindrance to their life and happiness, many people haven’t even identified fluoride as the source of their suffering.

Fluorosis - Protecting Our Children From The Dangers of Fluoride
Is there enough fluoride in water to cause fluorosis?

Fluoride In Water & How Much is Too Much Fluoride

When it comes to dental fluorosis, water fluoridation is an extremely controversial topic. Some view it as a public health measure, while others consider it an example of mass, systemic poisoning.

That extreme view isn’t unfounded, considering fluoridated water accounts for 40% of all dental fluorosis cases. We consume these (sometimes) dangerous levels of fluoride via drinking water, children’s formula, or foods prepared with public drinking water.

Fluoride levels in municipal water supplies can range from 0.7 to 1.0ppm. This number will vary depending many factors, including the time of the year.

Can fluorosis be cured?

When it comes to fluorosis, prevention is key. That’s why it is imperative for pediatric dentists to educate parents in regards to the fluoride content in their child’s overall exposure level. This warning should include the source of their drinking water. You can obtain this information through the local water supply company, if not already known.

In addition to drinking water, diet can also contribute to fluorosis. Any food items or sodas manufactured with fluoridated water will also contribute to the development of dental fluorosis. You should account for all areas with great attention when it comes to the total fluoride intake for infants. This includes everything from water used to dilute formula, to food and other supplements.

The Benefits of Fluoride

There are very few studies that show any significant benefits from drinking water containing fluoride. This is surprising considering the potential risks of consuming too much fluoride because of a fluoridated water supply.

The prevailing belief that a fluoridated water supply reduces the prevalence of tooth decay is simply not supported by the data. Yet, many communities pay to add fluoride to their local water supply anyway.

Some studies even showed that cities which did not add fluoride to their drinking water had fewer cavities when compared to cities that did. The World Health Organization found that while only 3% of western European countries fluoridate their water, they have the same rate of dental cavities as areas that do not.

This study, and many other with similar results, should give you pause. Why are we drinking fluoride in the first place? We must remind ourselves that fluoride itself is a toxic substance. So why, then, are we exposing ourselves to these toxins intentionally, through our water supply?

Is All Fluoride Created Equal?

Most people don’t realize that fluoride added to city drinking water is not the same, pure,  sodium fluoride found in toothpaste. Instead, it is made from industrial toxic waste. This industrial waste is 26 percent hydrofluorosilicic acid and 74 percent wastewater, which often contains toxic heavy metals.

Most people would be horrified to know that It is not purified or regulated. In water treatment plants, they found stainless steel fixtures (in rooms where fluoride additives are handled) completely corrode after prolonged exposure. That really puts the power of fluoride in perspective!

Fluoride Toxicity

The causes and effects of fluorosis are discussed thoroughly throughout this article. But, how much do you really know about fluoride itself?

Fluoride is the 13th most abundant element present in the earth’s crust. It belongs to the halogen group of elements. It’s found naturally in water, soil, even plants and animals. Trace amounts of fluoride is even found in all mineralized tissues in the body; such as bones, dentin, and of course, tooth enamel.

Though there are some benefits to fluoride, regulating the amount of fluoride is crucial. Fluoride is found both naturally and artificially in water. By the time we account for concentrated, fluoridated dental products and materials, it’s not hard for the average person to unintentionally consume too much fluoride. Fluoride consumed at elevated levels is know to have seriously detrimental effects on the human body.

Excessive Ingestion of Fluoride

It’s important to note that excessive ingestion of fluoride is typically traced to off-the-shelf oral hygiene products. In a large data collection effort regarding fluoride poisoning, the American Association of Poison Control (AAPC). determined that toothpaste ingestion was the main source of fluoride toxicity. Other likely culprits are mouthwashes and supplements.

Over 80% of the cases of fluoride toxicity reported, were in children under the age of 6. They found children of this age group ingest more toothpaste than is ‘recommended’ because their swallowing reflex is not completely developed.

Fluoride – Giving Poison To Children

For us, this begs the question, “If there is a high risk of accidental ‘overdose’, why do we offer this poisonous ingredient to children at all?!” In what other situation are parents instructed to give their child something dangerous? Especially when the only warning they get (in the fine print on a plastic tube) is, “oh, and don’t let them swallow?” It is only at the insistence of the dental industry that we are told this risk is necessary.

Then manufacturers flavor these fluoride toothpastes like candy. This reinforces the idea for children to ‘eat’ it voluntarily, rather than spitting it out as recommended. Why don’t we hold dentists to the same standards as a medical professional? If your general practitioner were to prescribe you medication that poisoned you, they’d lose their license. They’d be sued for malpractice, and possibly sent to jail. Yet dentists are doing every time they send patients home with a sample tube of toothpaste.

Other Health Concerns Caused by Fluoride Consumption

Fluoride consumption also goes beyond just damaging the teeth. Other health problems include bone cancer, brain cell damage, muscle disorders, arthritis, bone fractures, cell death, blood disorders, infertility, and more. The Great Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility reported, “Fluoride exposure, at levels that are experienced by a significant proportion of the population whose drinking water is fluoridated, may have adverse effects on the developing brain.”

In another study conducted by a British researcher, cells found within the pineal gland (a gland that contains calcified deposits that accumulate fluoride) were equally as susceptible to fluoride-induced toxicity as were teeth. The only difference is the pineal gland is not visible to the eye, while the teeth of course are.

The researcher stated, “The safety of the use of fluorides ultimately rests on the assumption that the developing enamel organ is most sensitive to the toxic effects of fluoride. The results from this study suggest that the pinealocytes may be as susceptible to fluoride as the developing enamel organ” (Luke, 1997).

What other, unseen damage is fluoride causing? How much more exposure will we be subjected to before they are discovered?

Reducing Fluoride Exposure

Concerned about how much fluoride is in your drinking water? You can usually find this information on your local government’s website. If your city is adding fluoride to the drinking water, reach out to your local representative and request they stop the practice of additive water fluoridation.

In this application, fluoride is essentially used as a medication to prevent tooth decay. Citizens would revolt if they knew your city added any other medication to the water supply..

And yet they contaminate our water intentionally without recourse. When we’re sick, we make the choice to go to the doctor and/or get prescribed medication. We don’t get that choice when they add fluoride to our water supply. Municipalities are taking it upon themselves to make health decisions on our behalf, and we’re letting them.

Removing Fluoride From Your Water

If your efforts to petition you city to stop fluoridating your water are unsuccessful, there are steps you can take to remove it. You can also get your drinking water from another source. Finding water processed by reverse osmosis or distilled is a good place to start.

If you choose to, you can also filter your own water to remove added fluoride. Using fluoride free water is particularly important for us in infant formula and baby food whenever possible.

We place formula-fed babies at a higher risk when tap water is used. Even though the risk may be small, using filtered water in baby formula is an easy way to protect your child against dental fluorosis.

One study found that babies given formula were exposed to 200X more fluoride than breastfed babies. Pediatrician, Dr. Yolanda White reported the following, “I diagnose dental fluorosis on average 5 times daily, but fluoride doesn’t only affect teeth. It can potentially affect the brain and nervous system, kidneys, bones and other tissues in young children during their critical stages of organ development.”

Seeking Alternative Dental Products

In addition to monitoring fluoride in the water, there are other areas to examine. Fluoride toothpaste is usually the largest source of fluoride intake for young children and a major risk factor for dental fluorosis. Ideally, provide your children with non-fluoride toothpaste whenever possible.

If your children do use fluoride toothpaste, always supervise them to ensure they’re using only a small amount of paste. Ensure they spit out the excess paste and rinse thoroughly. Also be aware that toothpaste is flavored (for example, bubble-gum, various fruit, candy, etc.). This can be misleading because children will have a greater desire to swallow it since the taste is enticing.

Questioning The Dentist

Another thing to mind when monitoring fluoride intake will be gel treatments at the dentist office. Only those at high risk for cavities should receive fluoride gel treatments. Still, most dentists continue to offer –sometimes insist on- fluoride treatment regardless of the patient’s cavity risk.

If your dentist offers you a fluoride gel treatment, make sure to inquire on their reasoning. Then decline the service if you feel their recommendation is based on adding billable services, rather than medical necessity.

Other Fluoride Concerns

Remember we mentioned fluoridated water is used to make foods and other beverages? That’s yet another area to be aware of. The more processed a food is, the more fluoride it’s likely to contain. Some amount of fluoride will be present naturally, even in fresh spring water and fresh foods (like fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, and grains).


Mechanically processed chicken (like chicken fingers and chicken nuggets) is another hidden source of fluoride. These usually have elevated fluoride levels compared with hand-processed chicken.

This difference is due to the mechanical de-boning process which can increase the number of bone particles within the meat. Bone is the main place where fluoride accumulates in the body and that fluoride can leach into the meat in greater quantities, which broken, chipped, and smashed. Chicken meat has shown the highest levels of fluoride compared to any other mechanically de-boned meats.

Processed drinks like soda, juices, and sports drinks will contain more quantities of fluoride than processed foods. Bottled teas and instant teas contain higher levels of fluoride. Excessive tea consumption is linked to a bone disease known as skeletal fluorosis. On the other hand, some teas contain high levels of health boosting antioxidants which are good for overall health and also protect against fluoride toxicity.

Interestingly, Teflon-coated pans can also significantly increase the fluoride content of the food cooked in them. So in the context of food contaminates, use stainless steel pans, especially when cooking food for a child in their prime years of tooth development.

Fluoride In Medication

Medications are another source of hidden fluoride as many pharmaceuticals are fluoridated. Some medicines contain a “carbon-fluorine bond.” And some of these drugs are found to metabolize into fluoride within the body.

One such medication is Cipro. Other examples of chemicals that will break down into fluoride include: fluoridated anesthetics (such as Isoflurane & Sevoflurane), Niflunic acid, Flecainide, and Voriconazole. If these medications are prescribed, ask if there is a safer alternative available.

Obviously fluoride is an important topic and we feel strongly that not enough people are talking about it.

Why Fluorosis Matters

This is an issue everyone should care about. Particularly, if you have children with developing teeth. Though it’s not considered a disease, it can severely destruct the cosmetic appearance of the teeth, and may destroy a growing child’s self-esteem.

Fluoride is toxic. We’ve seen the corrosion of the teeth affected by it, and we can only imagine the internal the damage it can causes when consumed in unsafe amounts.

We don’t believe that fluoride is universally bad, but we do believe that there’s no enough research on the continued use as a public health initiative, and there is certainly not enough evidence to support the beneficial claims made by government officials and dentists.

You deserve more scrutiny, study, and more honestly from those that are here to serve and treat you. In fact – you should demand it.

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References

Alvarez, J. A., Rezende, K. M., Salazar Marocho, S. M., Alves, F. B., Celiberti, P., & Ciamponi, A. L. (2009, February). Dental fluorosis: Exposure, prevention and management. Retrieved from http://www.medicinaoral.com/medoralfree01/v14i2/medoralv14i2p103.pdf

DenBesten, P., & Li, W. (2011, June 23). Chronic Fluoride Toxicity: Dental Fluorosis. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3433161/

Fluorosis, Dental Fluorosis | Colgate® Oral Care. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/fluoride/fluorosis

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://fluoridefree.org.nz/information/research/greater_boston_in_harms_way/

Lindsay, D. E. (2006, August). The Truth, the Way and the Life. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=Tc4RDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT36&lpg=PT36&dq=Dr.

Luke, J. A. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland. Retrieved from http://fluoridealert.org/studies/luke-1997/

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Fluoride Exposure. (2012, August). Retrieved from https://fluoridealert.org/content/top_ten/

Searching for a "cosmetic dentist near me" is a bad idea.

Never search for a “Cosmetic Dentist Near Me” (Search this instead)

Would you like to see a peek behind the curtain of online dental marketing? Those folks “in the know” will tell confirm; it’s all about ‘keywords’ and ‘locations’. Dentists are figuring this out too, so all they need is someone with the right skill set to game the system. It takes a surprisingly small amount of work to make a really bad dentist look like one of the best. Here’s why searching “cosmetic dentist near me” is a bad idea, and some tips to help you in your search.

Searching for cosmetic dentist near me is a bad idea.
Searching for a “cosmetic dentist near me” is a bad idea.

A common way people look for service providers (across many industries) is typing their need into Google, plus their location. For example:

  • “plumbing repair in Knoxville”
  • “auto mechanic in Phoenix”
  • “Miami plastic surgeon”
  • “couches for sale Atlanta”

When it comes to finding the right cosmetic dentist office, this is a poor method for a few reasons.

First (If you’ll indulge an old-school internet marketer for a brief moment of techno-babble) I’ll tell you that typing your location isn’t even necessary.

To provide users with the most relevant search results, almost all search engines give you local options first, by default. They already know your approximate location based on information they get from your Internet Service Provided (or ISP). Searching for “best cosmetic dentist near me” is redundant. It only helps give you ads and sites that are ‘playing the game’ so-to-speak.

Location searches also highlight that the chance of the perfect dentist being just down the street are slim – to none.

A matter of convenience

The only reason to care about where a dentist is located is convenience. Most people don’t want to travel more than an hour for an appointment. And for something like an oil change, or a medical check-up that makes perfect sense. But a cosmetic dentist is different. This is something that has the potential to affect your quality of life, every day, for the rest of your life. Is it really worth risking bad dental work, to save an extra hour or 2 hours, or even 3 hours of your time?

Many cosmetic dental procedures involve permanently altering your natural teeth. Whether it’s pulling teeth to prepare for dental implants, grinding teeth to prepare them for dental veneers, or any other manor of ‘prep’ work – it’s not something to take lightly. Especially considering that once done, these alterations are completely irreversible – and the caps, crowns, bridges, veneers and other “permanent” covers your cosmetic dentist will put on, generally only last about 10 years.

Instead of searching “Cosmetic Dentist Near Me”

Rather than looking for the best cosmetic dentist in your city, why not look for the best cosmetic dentist in the nearest biggest city, or your entire state, or in the even country? Ask yourself if a little extra research or travel time will seem worth it in 5, 10, or 20 years. What is the longevity of your smile worth to you?

Then again, you could always consider a cosmetic smile makeover without cosmetic dentistry at all. For more information about how Brighter Image Lab can give you a new smile with BilVeneers from anywhere in the world, chat with a smile specialist now.

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Bad Smile Keeping You From Getting a Job?

A Bad Smile Can Cost You A Job

Bad smile keeping you from getting a job?
Which of these women will make a better impression at a job interview?

Like it or not, a bad smile can cost you a job. One of the most important aspects of your appearance to employers is your smile. A bright, white, straight smile conveys someone who cares enough about their appearance to take care of their smile. As a result, they seem to care about their job performance as well. In other words, the type of person a company would want to employ.

Recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics say roughly 10 million Americans (6.3% – April 2014) are unemployed and looking for work. Many are searching for ways to give themselves that extra boost in their job search.

It’s Not Your Fault

However, there are obstacles in achieving the smile of your dreams. Chief among them is being able to afford a trip to the dentist when necessary. It’s difficult to do so when dental prices have risen much faster than the rate of inflation. Furthermore, dental insurance is not readily available to many. Approximately 130 million Americans have no dental coverage at all. They pay their dental bills solely out-of-pocket. Even those who do have dental insurance receive little more than a slight discount on dental procedures. Going to the dentist office is now a luxury – only available to those who have expendable income.

In addition, most dentists have not made it a priority to treat patients in inner city and in rural communities. Less than 20 percent of American dentists offer care to Medicaid recipients. An even smaller percentage serve those who are below the poverty line, chronically ill, or living in a rural area. In short, the needs of many with a bad smile are not being met.

A Bad Smile Keeps People Down

An unattractive smile is a struggle all on its own. This is only compounded when attempting to entering the workforce. Consider BILVeneers as an alternative option for your cosmetic smile needs.

Studies have shown a strong correlation between appearance and income. Without access to affordable dental care there needs to be other options for those looking to brighten their smile and gain confidence. Even the most qualified candidates may find themselves passed-over in favor of a candidate with a more ideal smile.

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LA Smile Makeover for California Girl by Brighter Image Lab

Brighter Image Lab gives California Girl an LA Smile Makeover

Watch Brighter Image Lab transform a California girl’s image by giving her an LA Smile Makeover. She couldn’t afford any other options, and even had to borrow money to come meet us. After meeting with her, we knew we had to help her regain her confidence and restore her life.

Katarina’s Story

I have lived with depression. I try to make myself feel better by dressing up and putting on makeup and just doing things like my hair. Everything that I can possibly do to make myself gain a little bit more confidence throughout the day, but no matter how much effort I put into every morning or what I do I’m just never fully living the life I want to live because of my teeth.

And a lot of people don’t realize how important your smile is to have like a healthier, happier life, and I can’t have that. I was really praying and hoping that I will be getting veneers. I would be so happy.

An LA Smile Makeover That Almost Wasn’t

This is an LA smile makeover that almost didn’t happen. It came together at the very last minute. So last minute it was going to require us staying up till 1:30 to finish this job. We were going to have to be back at the airport at 4:00 a.m. So, we hope that you’ll forgive the fact that in this blog everybody looks a little tired.

It’s pretty hard on our team. I also want you to know is just how hard blogging really is, but I think you’ll see results were well worth it. In fact I would do it all over again under the same circumstances, even if I had to stay up all night. Let’s see what you think?

Fitting An LA Smile Makeover In

We had some meetings in California, and so we thought we would just try to get an LA smile makeover in. And this little girl that we’re going to meet with, she just seems to be very, very, very excited. I can’t wait to show you. You’ll see some of her pictures from her.

I think she’s just got married to a guy that’s a Marine and she’s got a smile that’s been holding her back. I think she’s trying to do some acting and some dancing, and she just seems to be a pretty strong spirited little person and so hope it works out.

New Brighter Image Lab Infusion Trays

Today, I am actually bleaching my teeth with our new trays, and I got up this morning and didn’t have time to worry about it so I decided that I’m just going to bleach them on the way to the airport. So let’s see what it looks like? I know it looks weird, it feels really good already.

Katarina Discovers Brighter Image Lab

I was on Youtube one day and I saw the advertisement of Brighter Image Lab, and at that moment I was like, you know I’m going to click on this and see where it takes me. I believe having a new smile will open up a lot of doors for me.

When I heard back from you I was super excited! I really thought that I was in a dream and I was going to wake up in the morning and this wasn’t going to be real, but it is real, and I’m here right now and I can’t believe it!

That’s going to come in handy in a minute.

The Key to All of Her Dreams

You know what this feels like? this feels like somebody just gave me like the key to all of my dreams.

I’ve only known you for a few minutes we never met each other before me and it’s hard for me to ask this but you really don’t smile?

No.

And you’re this little girl that’s just natural smiling person? I hate that. What happened?

The Dentist Messed Up Her Smile, Then Charged Her To Fix It

I got two frontal crowns that that didn’t really match my natural teeth, so I was super self conscious about that. And when I went back to the dentist office they gave my parents the estimate and they said, I’m sorry we can’t afford that, it’s too expensive.

Someone said that since you’re out here you want to do like dancing or acting or something?

I wanted to pursue that, yeah.

It’s just holding you back that you can’t freaking smile.

It is for sure, yeah.

A Smile Is Not A Luxury

The bad thing is that a smile for you is not in luxury. It’s a tool, You need it to be you.

First of all, very appreciative for your dad getting you here today.

Thank you, I appreciate it too.

Katarina Gets Her LA Smile Makeover

And we’ll hope that it works, so without talking too much let’s just get you some new dental veneers what do you say?

I’m so nervous!

This is the smallest version I’ve got.

Okay I have a really small mouth and I’m…

This right here is a smaller version. Hold on one second I’ve got to do one more thing right quick I tell people I would start wearing gloves when I handle stuff.

It was everything we could do to cover the existing spacing and add some height. So if you can, we wish you luck. You’re just going to place it in your mouth like a retainer.

I’m going to hold this up for you.

Ok. I’m nervous.

Katarina’s Smile Is Transformed

(whispered) They look really pretty.

Really?

Hold on we’ve got to see. Here we go, let’s see what we’ve got.

Oh my God!! They look great!

They do look great.

I can’t even tell…that’s not me!

Wow! That’s not me, that can’t be me!

I’m going to try to hold it up so we can see the light. we did good.

I think it looks great!

This is a full smile. It’s a full smile like you haven’t let your smile out in a long time unless it’s just when no one’s around.

Yeah its’ just so awesome I can’t stop looking at myself in the mirror I’m like oh that’s not me I can’t believe this is me.

No Fear With Her LA Smile Makeover

You’re not afraid to sing or audition? You’re not afraid to go…

No.

So we’re good! We did good I just didn’t want to let you down. I just I didn’t finish tooling that thing until almost midnight last night and our plane was at 4.

I appreciate that so much.

Yeah so we just heard about it and so it was kind of glad you got back with me. I think you can go anywhere and smile I’m going to pause for a minute because I want you to see what I see. It’s just hard for me to believe this is not your everyday you.

I know I’m staring way too much.

It’s okay.

They look amazing.

I can’t stop smiling because this is like like seven years worth of smiling that I need to catch up on.

No Longer Embarrassed With An LA Smile Makeover

With this kind of smile what I’m hoping you can do is go I am no longer embarrassed so when you’re around your family you don’t smile.

No.

They always see you cover up yeah and people know it’s because she’s got a part of her smile she just doesn’t like, that she’s not proud of…

Yeah

I think we got rid of that smile today.

I think we did too!

You have to be in shock!

I am, this feels like a dream.

Looking Forward To Tomorrow

What do you think it’ll do tomorrow for you?

Tomorrow I think I’m going to check for it on the side table to make sure this wasn’t a dream, and then continue on my day and just walk around outside and just start smiling at all my neighbors like, Hey! How’s it going?

Just get back to being in the world.

Yeah.

Call some people, and just make some things work. I will tell you they fit you absolutely amazing.

Yeah they fit perfect!

Helping Others To Choose An LA Smile Makeover

I think you’re going to help a few other people make a decision who are on the fence going I don’t believe that that works. We always try to select people that we whole heartedly believe their smile’s waiting for them. You know like like that person if you give that they’re gone, they’re the energizer bunny I think.

You know what happened I don’t need to tell you I’m just going to tell you the truth. I was getting up there last night and I was slamming stuff around and being a jerk.

Uh huh.

Jill Saves The LA Smile Makeover

And going if we’re going to do this I want to do it right. I don’t really have time if it’s not right I’m not doing so I’m like guys this is feeling bad I’m not doing it. And a little girl came to me and she said I just got the follow-up text in this little girl thinks that you might change her life and be an answered prayer and if I have to polish it and stay here until you get back up here and give it back to you I’ll stay.

Ah…

That if you’re going to fight me over it, and she said you’re not leaving dude.

Her name’s Jill, and she said you stay or I stay, and she gets off at midnight, and I said well if you’ll stay with me until I get this done so I don’t have to lock up myself. But it worked but I have a little girl my offices that said I’m not going to read the hopes of that message that she sent about her heart being that strong her truly trying to fight her way into something is better.

Better Things In Store

I think you’re going to be good things with your smile and I think it was well done. If there’s anything more than we can do for you please let us know.

I think you guys did the absolute maximum you guys could do plus more if it’s possible, because this is absolutely amazing. I’m going to be walking out this door with a new smile and so ready to conquer the world and walk out the door and smile every day and not be so self conscience anymore. You guys are all like little angels in a workshop making dreams happen. That’s how I see it!

Los Angeles, CA is not the only city we do LA Smile Makeovers like these in. We also have clients in areas like: Pasadena, CA, Santa Monica, CA, San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ, Reno, NV, Albuquerque, NM, Tucson, AZ, El Paso, TX, San Jose, CA, San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA, Santa Fe, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Fresno, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Henderson, NV, St. George, UT, Riverside, CA, Anaheim, CA, Ogden, UT, Logan, UT, Grand Junction, CO, Pueblo, CO, and Las Cruces, NM

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Smile Makeover Fixes Dental Disaster! Senior Pictures Saved by Brighter Image Lab

See how a smile makeover fixes dental disaster story. Watch how Brighter Image Lab was able to save Brittney’s senior pictures. No high school senior should be afraid to smile during their last school year. We had to help, we couldn’t tell her no.

Contacting Brittney

Hi. Is this Brittney? Hey Brittney, this is Matt with Brighter Image. We went back and looked at your GoFundMe page. Let me ask you a question. If we can get you a new smile in the next month or so, and we could pay for it, would it be okay if we brought it to you in person? You wouldn’t mind? Okay. Great. Yes, absolutely. Okay, well, we’ll set it up. Okay, we’ll see you then. Thanks Brittney!

Headed to Cincinnati, Ohio

Good morning. Today we’re going to Cincinnati, Ohio. Very excited about the smile makeover fixes dental disaster that we’re doing today probably one of the youngest, young ladies that I’ve done one for. She’s in high school just got bullied because of her smile and went to a dentist office it spent some years and some braces and it just didn’t work out for her.

She had too many bad things, and she went online and asked us to help her and that’s why we’re going to Cincinnati, Ohio and I couldn’t be more excited. So I hope today goes well. Then follow me and let’s see how it goes…

Brittney’s Story

Five years ago I was gonna get my braces and I was really really excited because I had a huge gap that I was called sponge Brit for from first grade all the way up until seventh grade.

Creating A Dental Disaster

Through those five years they would, they pulled a tooth that wasn’t supposed to be pulled out and put on wrong wires. Kind of ruined my braces experience so when they took off my braces even my retainer didn’t fit at all, so I was without a retainer that they wouldn’t replace.

I was without dental records that they wouldn’t hand over and I was told by a professional a dentist that I had a twelve-year-old smile. My smile has always been my insecurity, so when a professional in the dental field said, yeah, you uh you have a twelve-year-old smile, it really hurt me.

Dental Disaster Has Changed Her Life

I just I don’t take pictures and if I do I always have someone edit my teeth in them. Like I’m open about that. The teeth that you see in my pictures now aren’t my teeth.

I want to be a doctor one day and I want to come off to people with a beautiful smile and you know show that I’m, I take care of myself, and I feel like a smile is the first impression someone gets.

If I go into a job interview even as a high school and I smile I feel like that’s already points deducted off my interview chart.

Brittney Wants To Smile, But She Can’t

I mean I’m just a general like happy person and I like to laugh and I like to smile. If, if someone feels insecure about that, then they don’t enjoy laughing, and they don’t enjoy the moment that they could laugh because they’re thinking about their smile. That’s always what I dealt with since I was eight years old.

I made a GoFundMe page to get my dental veneers and now I’m here with Brighter Image Lab getting the smile but I’ve always wanted I think having a smile that I’m gonna be so proud of…

…The biggest thing is I will be able to go out and enjoy the moments with my family and be able to smile in situations where I can smile and I can laugh, and not have to worry about covering my mouth and feeling insecure. Or having to wait multiple days to post a picture from an event for my friend to Photoshop it and nobody should have to go through that so…

Once I get the smile that I want I’m gonna feel so much more confident to do anything.

Brighter Image Lab Reaches Out

I remember Matt calling me and saying, we over several months have been watching your GoFundMe page and have been keeping track with your story.

Let me ask you a question if we could get you a new smile in the next month or so and we could pay for it, would it be okay if we brought it to you in person?

And right when he said pay for your veneers I started balling like I’ve never cried like a baby like this before. I remember running down the stairs crying with the phone in my hand like shaking like mom I’m gonna get the teeth that I wanted.

Best Senior Gift Ever

And like my mom started crying and like we gave the biggest hugs because I was at the point where I didn’t even want to have my senior photos done. Like one of the biggest moments of my life I did not want to have done because of my smile.

So like right when I knew that dates were set I was like okay so that’s when I’m gonna get my senior photos done, let’s do it.

Why We Selected Brittney

What attracted us to her was the action but she didn’t you know whether they get funded or not you didn’t sit around and go I’m just gonna, I’m just gonna hope.

We actually sat down and a went and put a plan together and go I’m gonna do something that makes me different than someone who just wishes. Then we got the email and you know like there was a lot of conversation, like are you sure you don’t just leave this alone? Like we we think her spirit’s pretty big.

Now, The Makeover Fixes Dental Disaster

I’ve never been more excited in my life and that says a lot.

Whoa!

Do they feel like they’re in good?

Yeah, they’re in.

Go Like this. Oh wow lookie there! Whoa!

Oh my God I’m going to cry!

Don’t cry, please don’t cry!

I know you’re going to mess up your make-up.

You’ve got to get them in a little more. Can you close your mouth on them?

Yeah.

And you feel like they are all the way on? They’re just not tall enough?

Yeah, I feel like they’re all the way on, they’re just not like capping right there.

Wow look at the difference!

Right?

Like these look so pretty already. Smile.

Oh my god!They look so natural.

Gorgeous!

I’m so happy! Oh my God, they are gorgeous!

I mean they look beautiful like just that one fix that’s all we have to do.

You’re going to be amazing!

Her Best Smile Ever

I’ve always wanted canines! Oh my God.

You look good!

You could have told anybody there was anything missing but then you see that smile and it’s absolutely perfect!

Yeah!

Final Thoughts

Big, big, big day. We just got the airport. Got my tickets. Trying to make it back. The flights delayed and so we don’t know if we’ll make it but we’re gonna try.

This young lady named Brittney really did us a good job today. She’s got a lot of hopes and a lot of lot of things to achieve in her life and I think she has a vision that she’s gonna make it, and if she sees somethings holding her back she finds a way.

So you can’t be around her and not feel better. I’m so proud of what I think she’s going to be able to do with her smile and we always try to find people that we think not only will have a nicer smile but it will improve their life.

Our Big Mistake

But what I have to tell you is we’ve done almost 20 blogs and I guess I got a little too confident on this one I didn’t bring a spare I didn’t bring an adjustment. I just took confidence because the impression looks so good this one was about 99% and I’m gonna make some adjustments to her work and I’m gonna send it out FedEx to her before the weeks out.

Brittney didn’t miss a beat. You can see a little bit of gum tissue of tooth between her gums, and she says Bil it’s no problem. It’s great from two feet away. You can’t tell and it was true you couldn’t. I really had to second-guess it but it wasn’t as perfect as I’d like for it to be.

And so to us it kind of kills our spirit because it’s not the work that we want to do. We really want perfect. With the exception of that we had a wonderful, wonderful day.

A Smile Is Not A Luxury

And for the people who know her you’ll know that her smile isn’t a luxury. It’s absolutely everything that she is. And it’s a tool that she can’t do without and I had no idea that she was going to be this exceptional of a person.

I saw that smile bring her out today. We’re just a really good time bob and weave and left right hook. Man this girl’s a fighter! She’s gonna do well. Super impressive. Good energy. Super contagious. She’s the reason why we want to do smile makeovers, and the reason why we want to do veneers.

Work That Speaks For Itself

I hope that the work speaks for itself. The pictures I got already are amazing. Like I say we were 20-30 minutes to the airport. My office called me and said hey you’ve got some pictures from the young lady that you worked with today. So we got one of those and then I got another one which I thought was pretty cool.

Then there’s your senior picture which I thought was great. Then there’s another one see let’s see what we did and I think I think we’re better for it.

So guys wish me luck on getting home tonight and we’re gonna end it there.

Update From Brittney

I just got the new veneers in and they feel and look and so much better. Oh my gosh I’m in love. My teeth are already adjusting with each and every single word that I say. These, I’m getting used to them already and they look so beautiful

Thank you for the makeover fixes dental disaster guys!

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Brittany’s makeover fixes dental disaster was in Cincinnati, OH, but we hear stories from clients all over in places like: Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, St. Louis, MO, Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, Bowling Green, KY, Evansville, IN, Dayton, OH, Lexington, KY, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Erie, PA, Buffalo, NY, Akron, OH, Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Roanoke, VA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, WV, Fayetteville, NC, Fort Wayne, IN, and Toledo, OH

New Tooth Polisher – Designed To Compete With Dentists

Introducing Bilistic Pro-Series Tooth Polisher For Dramatic At-Home Results

Just in time for summer – The ONLY beauty gift every woman wants, but does not have. To prove it – ask any woman you know right now, “Would you like to polish and gloss your teeth yourself?” The answer is almost certainly “YES!” Now ask her why does she doesn’t have a tooth polisher? The overwhelming answer is “I don’t know where or how to get one.”

UNTIL NOW

Brighter Image Lab has spent the last two years developing the Bilistic Tooth Polisher – a Professional Grade Tooth Polisher. This polisher has the same or better performance as those used in dental polishing.

“It’s finally time a professional polisher is available to the woman who wants to enhance her image. She can do it when she wants to, not just by appointment. Until now, professional polishers used by dentists were too expensive. The polishers that were available just did not perform well enough to compete with the dentists’ results. Every person deserves the feeling of perfectly cleaned and polished teeth and a glossy smile. Now, as a result of our efforts, it’s here,” said Bil Watson, director of Brighter Image Lab.

Brighter Image Lab is also introducing a New Teeth Cleaning Serum Called Infusion. This serum is designed to clean, detoxify, whiten, brighten and polish teeth to the glossiest shine ever. The polisher uses the Infusion Serum to infuse the teeth’s tubular pores, cleaning deep into the pulp of the tooth. At the same time, it brightens and polishes the tooth surface to a gloss that shines better than ever before.

About BrighterImageLab.com:

Brighter Image Lab is an online dental lab. Open since 1997, it specializes in Lab Direct smile makeovers with No Dentist Visit. The lab is one of the first to offer professional lab direct teeth whitening online. Brighter Image Lab produces custom fitted bleaching trays and Hi-Intensity Bleaching Gels. It is also the first to develop and design the removable dental veneers specifically online. The company is very proud of their new additions which are the Bilistic Pro Series Teeth Polisher and Infusion Professional Teeth Cleaning Serum.

Visit BrighterImageLab.com or call 888.257.2455 in the US.

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New Life Smile partner Brighter Image Lab gives smile to homeless woman

New Life Smile Partner Brighter Image Lab Gave Homeless Woman a Reason to Smile Again

New Life Smile partner Brighter Image Lab offered her a new smile and asked to document her story.

Watch this video of Dee, a homeless woman who had very little reason to smile. Dee tried to save to get her smile fixed at a dentist office, but she never could save enough. She knew she needed a smile to improve her life.

When Dee walked in to the corporate office, she was looking for a job. She was looking for a way to earn enough money to rent an apartment, to be able to visit her kids again. The moment Dee walked in the door, it changed the direction of not only her life, but the direction of Brighter Image Lab.

New Life Smile Partner Transformed Dee

A transformation occurred when Dee Erwin shared her story with the staff at Brighter Image Lab. She was homeless and had lost custody of her children. Every attempt to get back on her feet was met with rejection and ridicule.

“Temp agencies wouldn’t send me out to any good jobs. Anything in an office environment was out of the question. I couldn’t even get a job interview to work as a cashier, because people didn’t want their customers to see my teeth. Even with my years of management experience, they would put me in entry-level overnight positions or have me work with the janitorial staff. It just became very depressing.”

Her embarrassing smile forced her into menial jobs making low wages and kept her from achieving her dream of one day getting visitation privileges with her children. Her life’s path was was at a dead-end.

Bil Meets Dee

Bil Watson, Director of Brighter Image Lab, recounts the day he met Dee.

“When we first spoke with Dee, we could tell that there was a lot more going on than just a problem with her smile. You could see there was a spark hidden somewhere, and it was just covered up by years of hardship. It’s unfortunate, but it’s something we see quite often. People with bad teeth eventually begin to segregate themselves, and it’s a hard thing to pull yourself out of. So we wanted to do more. We knew we could help.”

Brighter Image Lab Becomes New Life Smile Partner

Brighter Image Lab did more than help. Mr. Watson set the designers to work on improving her smile. Meanwhile, his team at the corporate office partnered with several local businesses to surprise Dee with a full makeover. Dee was transformed in front of cameras from a homeless woman with no foreseeable future into a professional business woman with the ability to pursue a career and her dream of seeing her children again.

“They bought me new clothes and sent me to a high-end salon. It is just incredible, and I feel complete with my amazing new smile! Putting my veneers in for the first time, totally overwhelmed me. Everyone in the room was crying, including me. It was one of those ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences.”

Brighter Image Lab Asks For New Life Smile Stories

Moved by the experience, Mr. Watson began asking people on brighterimagelab.com for their “Smile Story”, and received thousands of submissions. Searching after business hours, he found a suitable charity, New Life Smile, to partner with Brighter Image Lab to help people like Dee achieve the smile they deserve, but often cannot afford.

Less Expensive Smiles Aren’t Affordable

“To tell someone like Dee that they need to come up with $17,000 is the same thing as telling they they need to come up with $17 million. It’s an equally unattainable number. People need a reasonably-priced dental choice that doesn’t include dentistry; that’s what we do at Brighter Image Lab. It’s not just about changing smiles, it’s literally changing lives.”

Looking to improve the smiles of under-served people worldwide, New Life Smile has helped nearly 100 people to date. New Life Smile is actively seeking new applicants to help as well as new donors to help fund these new smiles. They are on the forefront of changing the world, one smile at a time.

Brighter Image Lab has also endorsed Austin Children’s Services to help provide smiles by preventing child abuse and neglect in the Austin area.

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Traditional Dental Veneers: A Perfect Problem - Remind yourself that it's okay to not be perfect

Traditional Dental Veneers and a Perfect Hollywood Smile

Traditional Dental Veneers: A Perfect Problem - Remind yourself that it's okay to not be perfect

The Real problem with traditional dental veneers has little to do with how they function or their performance. Who determines what a normal, aesthetically pleasing smile looks like is the real issue.

America struggled for decades with defining “image” as a marketplace bent on exploiting peoples’ flaws for economic gain. The danger of this national obsession has become systemic since the days of Twiggy. Fashion magazines offer Photoshopped perfection as the standard to which we should aspire.

Effects of Marketing Traditional Dental Veneers

The effects of this insidious marketing made their way into breast implants and the definition of a Hollywood smile. Carving their bodies and their teeth, people use their resources to chase a false picture of their “perfect” self. People make investments in the tens of thousands of dollars at their dentist office to get the “perfect” smile.

Jane’s Traditional Dental Veneers

This message has become so endemic that people with nice smiles are convinced only a “perfect” Hollywood smile is acceptable.

One particularly relevant example of this is highlighted in a June 2015 article entitled “Saving Jane’s Smile.” Gary Nankin, DDS discusses how he “saved” the smile of a patient who was not content with her first set of #porcelain veneers.

According to Dr. Nankin, Jane was unhappy with her traditional dental veneers:

About a year prior to her visit to my office, Jane got porcelain veneers. Her previous dentist placed them on her six top front teeth (numbers 6 to 11). From the very beginning, she was unhappy with them. She said that they just never felt like they belonged. The veneers felt bulky, flat, uneven. Most of the time they were so uncomfortable that she just wanted to “rip them out”. In addition, food frequently got stuck behind them. She thought it looked like the surface of the teeth had “divots” in them.Curated from Saving Jane’s Smile

The high bar of “perfection”

The woman deemed a less than perfect set of veneers for which she had certainly paid at least $10,000.00, Dr. Nankin outlined his approach to “saving” Jane’s smile:

The sequence outlined for Jane’s treatment was as follows:

1. Endodontic referral for treatment of tooth number 15, followed by a composite core build-up.

2. Periodontal therapy in both the anterior region and upper left to achieve optimal tissue health.

3. Wax up of maxillary and mandibular teeth with the plan to place all ceramic restorations on her teeth. (4 to 15, and 22 to 27) Including the construction of a Sil-Tech® PVS index of both the maxillary and mandibular wax ups. This aids in the construction of provisional restorations and utilizing the general shape of LVI Smile Catalog, “Natural.”

4. Preparation of maxillary teeth and placement of permanent restorations.

5. Placement of dental implant by the periodontist followed by preparation of mandibular teeth and placement of permanent restorations.6. Restore the now fully-healed and osseointegrated implant in the position of tooth number 30.

Curated from Saving Jane’s Smile

The link between self-esteem and self-worth

Regarding a person’s smile, the strong link to self-esteem and self-worth make an imperfect set of teeth a concern. However, the picture in the article clearly illustrates what appears to be a well-constructed and healthy-looking smile. The entire premise is puzzling. How does a dentist promote “saving” a smile that 97% of the people in America would love to show off?

One of the primary reasons cited by an article in The Journal of the American Dental Association makes it clear:

…with the decrease in caries [ tooth decay] prevalence, the focus shifted gradually from functional dentistry to esthetic dentistry. As a result, the perception of tooth appearance in modern society could influence the changes in patients’ needs.

Curated from Patients’ Satisfaction With Dental Esthetics

Functional Dentistry loses out to aesthetics

In other words, patients aren’t visiting the dentist primarily for tooth decay. Therefore, “needs” are more centered on aesthetics than functional dentistry. As a result, emphasis has shifted to creating a plan seeking to achieve the perfect smile at huge cost. The previous study details the effects:

Aesthetics has become an important aspect of dentistry. Until about the last two decades, clinicians considered aesthetics to be far less important than function, structure and biology. Today, however, if a treatment plan does not include a clear view of its aesthetic impact on the patient, the outcome could be disastrous.

Curated from Patient’s Satisfaction With Dental Esthetics

Capitalizing on the Commerce of Imperfection with Traditional Dental Veneers

How disastrous was not spending tens of thousands of dollars on a second set of veneers for Jane’s smile? Reclassifying “aesthetics” as a necessary component of dental care is particularly troubling as we cannot accurately measure or manage it. People trusting professional opinions of dentists are vulnerable to being convinced. Minor, aesthetic problems with their smile, they are told, require expensive measures to correct in order to be “normal”.

The Real Problem with Traditional Dental Veneers

Hence, the real problem with veneers lies in the ever more pervasive use of cosmetic dentistry. Covering up even the smallest flaw in order to capitalize on the dysfunctional body imagery of a vulnerable population. Requiring Jane’s “before” smile to be saved sets a high bar for a “normal” smile. So high, in fact, that natural, God-given teeth can never compete.

The High Cost of Traditional Dental Veneers

A cosmetic smile enhancement should not have to cost a fortune. You decide when and if you are ready for traditional veneers to achieve your perfect smile. Brighter Image Lab created removable dental veneers allowing people time to evaluate all options before committing to porcelain veneers. We understand that people want to be proud of their smile. As a result, we offer Press On Veneers as a choice for a non-dental, reversible, and removable cosmetic smile contrivance. Call and talk to Laurie Hall today to find out more about Press On Veneers.

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Tijuana Dental Veneers Changes Brighter Image Lab

Tijuana Dental Veneers led to the creation of Press-On Veneers and saved many clients some money in the process.

Tijuana Dental Veneers

In 2008, the Great Recession forced businesses across the country to adapt or perish. Hitting every market from real estate to web design, small businesses were particularly vulnerable to the economic downturn. As a result, millions tightened their belts and redefined what constituted “necessities”. Because people began to understand the effects of the new status quo, pivotal changes became necessary. The area of dentistry took a hit during this period—as did every other facet of business.

During one evening walk, Bil Watson of Brighter Image Lab got into a conversation with a fellow dog walker. It opened his eyes to an unfilled need for people who did not have the funds to fix their smiles. The critically tough economic times in the United States were affecting nearly everyone. Complimenting her beautiful smile, the woman shared that she had just returned from getting Tijuana Dental Veneers in Mexico. She underwent the final half of a two-part treatment plan. Thrilled, she elaborated on the effects of what she viewed as elite Tijuana dental veneers.

Tijuana Dental Veneers Changes Woman’s Life

She obviously loved them and was ebullient in her praise of the dentist office in Mexico. He helped her afford the Tijuana dental veneers. She would never have been able to afford them in the United States. Bil asked what other options were available if she hadn’t gone to Mexico to get Tijuana dental veneers.

“None,” she replied. As a single woman on a fixed income, she truly believed that a future with bad teeth was going to be her only option before she found a reliable dentist in Tijuana. In that conversation, Bil understood the lengths people will go to in order to gain a nice smile.That encounter resonated with him. Consequently, Bil worked to bring affordable teeth whitening to the public. He now understood that people needed more than just a whiter smile. Researching options, Bil understood what this woman tried to impart.

There simply were no good dental choices beyond traditional veneers or bulky, unattractive clip on smiles. Many people hesitated at more than just the cost—though the $10,000.00-$15,000.00 price tag was staggering enough. The client feedback for dental veneers included warnings regarding breakage and grinding nightmares. Accounts surfaced of fiascos with dentists literally unprepared to apply veneers. People were looking for a way to get a nice smile for a reasonable price. Most just to wear for events like a high school reunion, without grinding their teeth down to nothing.

Tijuana Dental Veneers Inspires Press-On Veneers

Bil strongly believed that the wave of new technologies held the answer for these people. He felt a critical gap existed between dentistry and the call for a self-help product offering cosmetic smile enhancement.

Bil leveraged technology to help people achieve their desired smile. He did this without altering their teeth like dentistry. This vision produced Press-On Veneers and spurred Brighter Image Lab to create a thin, removable, reversible cosmetic veneer. It didn’t happen overnight, though.

No one had ever set out to go about in this way. His business model firmly committed to a perfect product that didn’t look or feel like fake teeth. It also needed a price that would be affordable for everyone who just wanted the appearance of a nice smile. However, the entire design relied on the use of technology, rather than affordable cosmetic dentistry, in its design and implementation. Technology had replaced operators, salespeople, and filing cabinets.

Hence, Bil knew that technology could tackle a smile makeover as well. For two years, he worked to find technology and software for a product which was nothing more than a concept.

Press-On Veneers, from concept to creation

Like a sculptor with the vision to see the form trapped inside the marble, Bil knew the answer was there. He struggled against the naysayers, forcing the technology and software into a new arena of smile enhancement.

More than anything, urgent requests from potential clients drove him to continue trying to find a way. The cavalier attitude towards people who did not have the means to fix their teeth had taken its toll. People already labored under the weight of the recession. With money getting tighter, potential clients were waiting in line for anything that could help them compete for jobs.

They needed a nice smile which would allow them to get back to work.In the end, it wasn’t good fortune or luck that led to the Press On Veneer. Bil toiled seven-days-a-week, divided into 10-4 and 8-2 am, until he found the solution. The core philosophy is creating a revolutionary product meeting the needs of people with no other choice.

This drives staff at Brighter Image Lab to continue to make removable veneers better with each technology advancement. Trust, appreciation, and innovation have made a beautiful smile available to everyone visiting BrighterImageLab.com. Clients worldwide learn how easy it is to have the smile you want affordably, and without flying to Tijuana, Mexico.

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

Does Snap-On Smile Qualify as Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry?

Everyone wants a smile that looks confident and beautiful. For a long time, the only option that people had was dentists such as Dr. Terri Alani of Houston who offered a selection of cosmetic options, among them the Snap-On Smile. As one of the primary providers of Snap-On Smile, Dr. Alani lectures nationally about the merits of Snap-On Smile. For years, dentists touted the Snap-On Smile as the most affordable cosmetic dentistry option for delivering patients an attractive smile.

Until now.

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

Press On Veneers has emerged with a new approach to fixing a smile without ever touching the teeth. Bil Watson set out to revolutionize cosmetic smile enhancement through the use of technology, changing the face of smile makeovers.

What Is Press On Veneers?

Press On Veneers is a groundbreaking cosmetic contrivance that will dramatically change the appearance of your smile. A temporary cosmetic solution, it requires no drilling, grinding, or dentist visit and is an appealing alternative to veneers. Press On Veneers doesn’t change or alter the teeth in any way. It does not involve dentistry at all; it’s simply a snap on smile alternative for patients who aren’t ready to commit to permanent cosmetic dental work.

Lab Direct Snap-On Smile Alternative is better than Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

A cosmetic makeover with Snap-On Smile typically starts with a consultation appointment at a dentist’s office, such as Dr. Alani’s Houston dental office. During such an appointment, your Snap-On Smile trays will be custom-made for you.

However, Brighter Image Lab found through Snap-On Smile reviews that a trip to the dentist just adds time and money to the removable veneers process. Snap-On Smile doesn’t fix gaps, stains, or misalignment in teeth. So why go to a dentist for affordable cosmetic dentistry that isn’t even dentistry?

As a purely cosmetic process, Press On Veneers cut costs by removing the dentist entirely. It turns out “affordable cosmetic dentistry” doesn’t require any dental skills at all. Using state-of-the-art technology, the revolution in dental veneers is that they aren’t dental. They’re a cosmetic procedure like teeth whitening resulting in a more beautiful appearance without ever changing your smile.

The Press On Veneers Reviews

While many of the cosmetic benefits of Press On Veneers are obvious, there are some key benefits to our clients.

First, you save money. Press On Veneers costs less than the $1800.00 price at the dentist. Unlike the traditional Snap-On Smile, we knew it was important to make a snap on smile affordable.

More importantly, the Press On Veneer is different. It is lightweight, wafer thin, durable, and natural. We harnessed technology to create a purely cosmetic contrivance. It looks so stunningly real, no one will know they aren’t real teeth.

The Press On Veneer is entirely cosmetic, unlike flippers or dentures. The reason we bring it to you lab direct is because it has no value whatsoever as a dental appliance. Your dentist couldn’t even bill you for it as a dental appliance because it has no dental value whatsoever.

Until Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Exists, There’s Press On Veneers

Press On Veneers didn’t want to compete with the dentists. We know that when it comes to a beautiful smile, technology creates an artistry that no one can replicate. It creates the impression of a beautiful smile.

Read the reviews of our clients and see the unretouched before and after pictures. There really is no comparison between Snap-On Smile and Press On Veneers.

Thinner, more realistic, less bulky, and more natural. Our client reviews make it clear that a beautiful, affordable smile is not only possible, it’s just one click away.

Call and talk to Laurie Hall to start your process.

Start grinning from ear to ear with your removable dental veneer.

Press On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab

Snap-On Smile Alternative Press On Veneers Enters the Market

Does an affordable Snap-On Smile alternative exist? Read on to see how Press On Veneers is changing the landscape of the dental industry.

In 2010, The Daily Mail UK featured a piece on the Snap-On Smile. Touting Snap-on smiles as the latest “dental fast fix,” they begged the question, “Does snap-on smile look fake”? Going over the pros and cons of snap-on smile and its cost, the article featured before and after pictures.

Finding an Alternative that isn’t a “dental fix”

However, even the writer admitted to be a little leery to begin with, wondering how fake snap-on smile would look. Most importantly, the writer didn’t want a “dental fix”. She wanted her teeth to look better, but never considered a snap-on smile alternative. While people want to cover challenged smiles without resorting to dentistry, no one wants clip on teeth that look ridiculous.

Is $1,800.00 Really Affordable?

The major benefit highlighted in the UK review of Snap-On Smile was that it is a removable form of affordable cosmetic dentistry. Through the article, you learn that you are not only paying the dentist to take the impression. The dentist is also sending it to a lab for processing, raising the price for snap on smile. At over $1800 per arch, this seems high for a removable veneer that you just slide over your existing teeth.

Does An Affordable Snap-On Smile Alternative Exist?

Surely a Snap-On Smile Alternative is much less expensive? With Snap-On Smile, you are obviously not paying to have your teeth fixed, what are you paying for?

Being Comfortable in a Social Setting

Allowing people to be comfortable in a social setting, temporary teeth covers are perfect for weddings and special events. They do not want teeth replacement or to fix broken teeth. They just want to be able to smile for an evening without being embarrassed. Temporary, removable veneers do nothing to fix your teeth. They merely camouflage broken and discoloured teeth. This gives you what appears to be a white, healthy grin that looks natural and real.

The High Cost of Affordable Dentistry – Snap-On Smile

At $1800.00 per arch, the Snap-On Smile price is extraordinarily high for a process doing nothing to change your teeth. Now there’s an alternative to Snap On Smile… a product like Snap On Smile that is lab direct and a fraction of the cost of Snap On Smile. Created by Brighter Image Lab, the Press On Veneers mimics the appearance of a perfect smile. It uses cutting edge technology to create a thin, removable, secure smile to show the world. Without going to the dentist office.

Introducing Press-On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab

Available throughout the United States, the UK, Australia, and Mexico, Snap-On Smile alternatives help you look great in social settings. Now you have a dental choice.

Snap-On Smile Alternative

Visit brighterimagelab.com to see authentic, unretouched before and after pictures of clients who have a new reason to smile. Brighter Image Lab offers a Snap-On Smile alternative that will have you looking forward to your summer family reunion. Call and ask to speak with Laurie Hall if you have questions as to how the Snap-On Smile compares to Press On Veneers, or go to the website and see the difference Press On Veneers has made for thousands of clients.

State Boards killing good ideas like Non-Dental Teeth Whitening

What do Non-Dental Teeth Whitening, Legalzoom, and Uber have in common?

The last decade has ushered in exponential growth in many businesses like non-dental teeth whitening. They have introduced the public to new approaches and opportunities that technology has made available.

LegalZoom, for example, is a business that resonated profoundly with a public that was tired of being separated from opportunity simply because there were no affordable options. Today, it has found its way into the home of every businessperson wanting to branch out with a new idea. So also was the case with Tesla, Uber, and non-dental teeth whitening.

The phenomenon of creating new paths to opportunity is the anchoring standard of technology. However, in areas that are controlled by state licensing agencies, business evolution that benefits the consumer—rather than the participants—are never welcome.

The pioneers who harness technology, operate on the fine line of technology and the state licensing in their area. They drive forward with new innovative designs that create low cost, affordable options for consumers. This is the hallmark of a free market and spurs competition under most circumstances.

However, such businesses often pay grievously for their vision.

State Boards killing good ideas like Non-Dental Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening banned in North Carolina

In the case of Legalzoom, the state of North Carolina contended that allowing people access to self-help with regards to legal forms could only be construed as “the unauthorized practice of law.”

North Carolina took a similar stance trying to regulate teeth whitening, recently buckling under the power of The United States Supreme Court ruling that put an end to the teeth whitening debate for every state.

The Supreme Court ruled that state licensing boards, comprised primarily of market participants, do not have automatic immunity from antitrust laws.

North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission dealt a setback to what has become an increasingly common form of attempts by state licensing boards to regulate trade that competes with their participants.

The birth of today’s non-dental teeth whitening serves as the best example to illustrate the path of consumer demand and the intersection of state licensing.

While popularity for teeth whitening gained momentum in the 1990s, the cost for dental teeth whitening was prohibitive. Dentists charged upwards of $400.00 for teeth whitening, and the process itself was extreme.

Sitting in a dental chair, under harsh lightening with a solution so strong it had to be monitored, its understandable how dentists may have viewed these measures as needing the skill of a licensed dentist to oversee the results.

Dentists didn’t understand

However, what dentists failed to take into account was that not everyone needed, or wanted, such extreme teeth whitening measures. Not content with the status quo, kiosks and individual businesses developed lower cost, less invasive alternatives to the dentist office.

As a result, the expanding market demanded options. The dentists, in conjunction with the North Carolina Dental Board, worked to scrupulously destroy all options but the dentist. Attempting to put non-dental teeth whitening out of business, the North Carolina Dental Board illegally thwarted teeth whitening options. Consequently, this lead to higher prices in dental teeth whitening and reduced choices for consumers.

In cease and desist orders that forced small businesses to close their doors and stop offering non-dental teeth whitening, the North Carolina Dental Board effectively worked to gain exclusive rights to teeth whitening for their local dentists.

Retrospectively, some of the arguments seem ridiculous. An expert for The North Carolina Dental Board, Dr. Haywood referred to businesses that offer non-dental teeth whitening as “charlatans,” “quacks,” and “thieves,” comparing the process to “assisted suicide.”

It’s quite clear that dentists wanted to believe non-dental teeth whitening inherently dangerous, requiring the care of a licensed dentist.

Millions of people with whiter smiles and larger bank accounts have proved that false. Dr. Haywood’s unsupported positions no longer bear the same weight. As a result, non-dental teeth whitening is as common as dental floss, and no one is the worse for it.

Far from being inherently dangerous to the public, Legalzoom, teeth whitening, Uber, Tesla, and Press On Veneers emerge as pioneers on the side of a public that has had its patience exhausted by having their options challenged and limited by self-interested state licensing boards.

Technology will continue to push options like non-dental teeth whitening

In conclusion, no matter what the future holds, technology is changing the options available. The benefits to the consumer will only increase. It’s worth noting the rules are evolving where self-help and the rights of consumers’ are concerned. Far too many people possess limited time and resources to cave to the pressure of outdated methods of doing business. State boards continue to force these practices on a savvy population. Citizens who can just as easily find an answer without their help with no ill effects whatsoever.

Find out how Press On Veneers is working to create affordable new smile enhancements. Transform the appearance of your smile without a dentist visit. Before you pay thousands for Lumineers or a Snap On Smile, call with Laurie Hall today about your removable veneer. On the cutting edge of technology, a beautiful, affordable smile is now your dental choice.