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6 Causes of Brown Spots on Teeth

What Happened To Your Teeth? 6 Causes of Brown Spots on Teeth

There is a lot to be said about smiling…

Smiling is contagious and one of the best all natural medicines out there!

Did you know that just by smiling, you can reduce stress, enhance your immune system, and give your heart a healthy boost?  

It’s TRUE!

That’s a whole lot to smile and be happy about…

However, if you have unsightly brown spots on your teeth, it can definitely hold you back from proudly showing and sharing your smile.

So, what causes these mark? You’re about to find out!

Better yet, you’ll also learn how you can instantly transform your teeth to get a white and shining smile!

6 Causes of Brown Spots on Teeth

What Causes Brown Spots on Teeth?

These spots can range in color from yellowish brown all the way to a deep black-brown color and appear in a variety of ways. Some people notice blotchy and irregular spots and patches, while other people’s brown markings look like discolored lines.

There are several causes of brown spots on teeth:

  1. Food and Drinks: Dark colored foods contain a chemical called chromogens that is known for staining tooth enamel. Food containing artificial dyes and colors also have the power to leave stains on teeth.
  2. Tartar: When plaque becomes hardened on teeth due to poor dental hygiene, it turns into a permanent coating, called tartar, that can only be removed by a dentist.
  3. Tobacco Products: Particles from these products build up over repeated use and stain teeth. These stains and spots become harder to remove over time as a result of smoking, chewing, or dipping.
  4. Tooth Decay: Many people who don’t properly take care of their teeth develop decay around filling or cavities that leave dark spots.
  5. Poor Dental Hygiene:  If you fail to regularly brush and floss your teeth it leads to the buildup of plaque and tartar, which discolors teeth.
  6. Dental Fluorosis: Caused by consuming to much fluoride in your youth.

While many conditions can lead to the appearance of brown spots on teeth, dental fluorosis really causes concern because it indicates that you have been overexposed to fluoride.

Let’s take a closer look at the alarming truth about dental fluorosis and how it can affect your teeth.

What is Fluorosis?

For decades dentists have informed us that our children need fluoride to shield their teeth from cavities. The fact is…

FLUORIDE IS COMPLETELY TOXIC.

And when consumed in high concentrations, fluoride causes 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. Overexposure to fluoride causes fluorosis, especially during the years when the teeth are developing, typically up to age 8

The effects of fluoride on tooth enamel include lower mineral content and an increase in porosity. Typically, the dentist measures the damage by examining the surfaces of the teeth when clean, dry and under good lighting.

If the dentist suspects dental fluorosis, they can further examine your teeth and gums. X-rays are beneficial to make sure the teeth do not have any other defects, like cavities.

Determining Fluorosis Severity

The visual effects of Fluorosis dictates the severity. Let’s take a look at the varying degrees of damage:

  • Healthy, Normal Teeth: appear to have a smooth, glossy surface, that’s typically a pale white color.
  • 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. 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. This now affects all enamel surfaces. This may also affect the general form of the tooth.

Unfortunately, the visual effects of dental fluorosis can greatly affect one’s self-esteem… but luckily there is a way to instantly transform your smile!

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Gum Flap Surgery

Gum flap surgery, also known as gingival surgery, is a procedure in which the gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily to allow a dentist to reach the root of the tooth as well as the bone.

It is a leading method for treating and repairing periodontal pockets, which are areas below the gum line where the gum tissue has detached from the teeth. This results in the inability to clean the area properly and therefore harmful bacteria grows rapidly. This bacteria causes:

  • Inflammation of the gum tissues
  • Sensitivity, bleeding, and pain
  • Gum disease
  • Loss of tooth-supporting bone structure
  • Systemic problems that impact your whole body

Gum flap surgery cleans plaque and removes calculus from the root and also treats gum disease (periodontitis). While it isn’t a cure for gum disease, it does help create an environment that is more conducive to maintaining your overall periodontal health.

This Is What Happens When You Have Gum Flap Surgery

To start, the periodontist numbs the area with a local anesthetic.  Next, the doctor will use a scalpel to separate the gums from the teeth. Then they will lift or fold the gums back in the form of a flap.

This process gives the periodontist direct access to the roots and bones that are supporting the teeth.

Once the area is exposed, the dentist

  • Removes inflamed tissues from between the teeth and holes in the bone
  • Cleans plaque and tartar using a procedure called scaling and root planing
  • Eliminates bone defects with a procedure called osseous recontouring

After the procedure is finished, the doctor will place the gums back against the teeth and stitch them to anchor them in place. Depending on the stitches used, you may or may not have to have them removed a week after surgery. Often, a dressing covers the surgical site to protect it.

You may experience mild to moderate discomfort after surgery, for which your dentist may prescribe or suggest an over the counter pain reliever. Swelling is also common and they may suggest that you apply an ice pack to the outside of your face to minimize the effect.

Post procedure care is vital to your recovery and includes:

  • Keeping your mouth as clean as possible
  • Gently brushing and flossing the rest of your mouth
  • Using a toothbrush to gently remove plaque from the teeth of the surgical site (if a dressing is not covering the area)
  • Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse to kill bacteria and help the healing process
  • Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection
  • Follow up reexamine with your periodontist 7 to 10 days post surgery

Unfortunately, your gums in the surgery site are more likely to recede over time. Also, the teeth that were treated may become more sensitive to hot and cold and more likely to develop cavities in the roots.

If you addressed your underlying oral medical conditions and still aren’t satisfied with the appearance of your smile… then you have come to the right place.

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. We ship all of the materials you need to start the process directly to your home or office.

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 Press On Veneers, BILVeneers, and IncrediBIL Veneers from BrighterImageLab.com.

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Influencer Smile Makeover

Watch as Brighter Image Lab gives this influencer smile makeover to this young lady. It’s hard to influence others without a good smile.

Influencer Smile Makeover For A Great Young Lady

Most of your social media is for products related to fitness or beauty. After this weekend you’re really about inspiration and communication and being positive and making things happen.

Like I can tell by just looking at some of the products that you try that you wouldn’t hold it up and smile for them for that product if you didn’t think it was a good product.

Meet Whitney

I’m Whitney Miller I’m 26 years old I don’t like my teeth. That’s why I contacted you guys in pictures. I try not to smile a lot, like I’ve gotten good at just doing, you know, like the closed smile. I just don’t think it’s as genuine as when you do show teeth, but I don’t like to show teeth if I don’t have to.

I’ve had braces twice, and when you get done with braces they give you retainers to wear. Mine ended up breaking, and I didn’t have money at the time to replace them. Now my teeth are back to being crooked.

The Cost Of Influencer Smile Makeovers

I should have gotten them fixed. I’m a twin, so my parents had to pay for it twice for both of us. So I think, gosh probably like close to $18,000. Maybe she got hers off always like way before me, like a year before me. She would get hers off and her teeth still look amazing.

So I’m jealous. I was super excited and you guys wrote back to me right away when I wrote to you to see if he could help. Everyone’s been super nice. I think I’ll be smiling a lot more, I think I’ll look happier.

The Importance Of A Smile

I think it’s good for my job too, because I travel a lot but I meet a lot of really big people and doctors. I think that’s important to like smile when you meet people.

We don’t talk a lot about dentistry with the medical conferences that I go to so much. I think that they should be more integrated because I feel like your dental health is just as important as the rest of your body.

Thanks for being with me.

Yeah.

Thanks for coming out in the last second. There are some people who a little bit of improvement on their smile means a whole lot. Other people if I did everything for their smile, I don’t think it’ll change their life.

A Smile Is Not A Luxury

One of the things that I’m trying to do is send the message that people’s smile is not a luxury. It costs a lot less to take care of yourself if you don’t have to give 20 grand to a dentist.

Yeah.

Send Us Your Photos

What I want to do is encourage more people to send pictures in, because I don’t think I solicited your pictures at all. Like we didn’t make you an offer or ask you to do anything?

Yeah.

Cuz we don’t ever do it. How’d you hear about it? You just heard about it and sent it, didn’t you?

Yeah. I just found you guys on Google. I wanted to find affordable veneers since I don’t like my teeth.

Influencing Without A Smile

You do influencing. You do virtual assistants, and you’re trying to, I think you’re trying to start a family?

Yeah.

And I think you just got accepted into a…I don’t know what it’s called?

IVF clinical trial. I just found out on Friday.

So it’s been a good weekend for you?

Yeah, really good.

Equipping An Influencer With A Smile

But I saw this person. I saw the smile, and when I saw the smile come in I thought, “I can help this kid knock it out of the park!”

You would you use your smile every day to make money and influencing is the only industry where women make more than men.

Yeah that’s true.

So when you have someone who’s a natural for it, you want to get your product on that person and hope it grows. That’s what we’re doing today. I know that if you’re truly gonna be in that industry, everything about you is pretty spot-on.

A “Perfect” Smile Still Isn’t Perfect

People will say you and your sister are super adorable. I’m sure you’ve heard that, but if she’s going down that road, she needs a set of tools. If that’s gonna come back, and even if you get into braces in two and a half, three years, it doesn’t mean that the teeth are shaped or could be contoured properly.

And if I can take digital technology, what we do for design, and fix that kid’s smile right there… Then there goes that confidence. Once your confidence goes up, everything happens, and it’s hard when you’re twins.

Yeah.

A Good Impression

You constantly compare yourself to that person. I will tell you that one of the biggest problems we have is people think they can’t take the impression. How hard was it?

Um, I struggled with the bottom one, and I sent you guys an extra one that like fell out of the tray. That was my best one, but it seemed like it worked out because you guys didn’t tell me I had to redo them.

As much as you want 10k per smile if a cosmetic dentist called you prior to meeting us you might say, “Yeah I’ll do it, give me veneers!”

Opposed To “The Grind”

What I’m hoping you realize after this is that I wouldn’t grind my teeth down for nothing. If we score the fact that you didn’t have to grind your teeth down, that’s gonna be colossal!

Yeah, I like that too.

I brought a couple different smiles, just because. So let’s see what we can do to get this going. I’m going to open these for you. Top.

The Different Smile Makeovers

So what’s the difference between the three?

You see how you can see light through this one, but you can’t that one?

Yeah.

I’ll show you up close. This right here is your translucent, this right here is your ultra white, and this is a natural white.

Oh, ok, got it.

That tooth is a little darker, but your natural teeth should show through. So I think, let’s start with you. Let’s start with the ultra white.

Okay.

Trying On The Influencer Smile Makeover

Put them in.

Yeah.

Those were…

Did I get it in there?

Oh no. I will say, I gotta…Give me a second. Keep smiling.

We did good. They’re going to take a few minutes to seat, I say we put the bottoms in too. You don’t know what they look like?

No.

How do they feel? Big?

IncrediBIL!

Push them together. IncrediBIL! Too invasive?

No it feels pretty good.

They’re going to feel better when you look at them.

Yeah, those are bright!

They’re amazing!

That’s crazy!

You’re amazing!

Unbelievable!

Maybe you’ve never seen them straight out like they’re supposed to be. Here.

Great.

Now how good do they feel?

They’re really good like they’re so little but like they feel strong.

How invasive do they feel? You can live with this for the look? You can live with it?

Yes.

Let me try, we have one more.

So you won’t even try one more?

Yes.

A Natural Look

Because I’m hoping that this is a natural look for you. In this situation, we went ahead and made your natural shade glazed, and we don’t normally do that. So I think it’s gonna be hard to tell, but in natural lighting you’ll see it better.

Let’s try it. Start with bottom. This material is a little bit different, so let me know if you feel it any at all? That’s the way.

Nothing like that.

Yeah, these feel lighter than these.

Yes and they’re harder, it’s like these are more flexible.

It should be, let me see what you think. This might be my favorite pair because, well as soon as you get away from the natural lights, they’re more realistic too, natural. People that you see in the mall…

Yeah.

Not A Sell

You see what I’m saying? I think you know I’m not trying to sell you in here.

Yeah.

I don’t need to ask you. They sell themselves. I see I see a little girl that’s smiling like crazy.

I love them!

I’m hoping you like them.

Thank you.

Yeah.

You did a good job. Just see what, they’re spot on?

Yeah.

I mean you can imagine something if you’re spot on.

Yeah, these are really good.

The biggest thing with you is then you have the brightest whitest teeth of anybody you know.

Yeah.

Like maybe times a lot. Like none of us know people with really bright white teeth.

Kind of.

Completing The Influencer Smile Makeover

Promise you in a few days when soon as you see yourself in enough stuff. The way you see your eyes was here at lashes and the way your earrings pop and all this stuff, I think you’re gonna go there’s no way they’re getting these back.

But you’ll tell me if we’re different but today, I think we did it. Even if your braces would have worked they wouldn’t have been that straight, or that white!

So I think we’re…

Oh we good.

Yes are you good.

Thank you!

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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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Gum surgery cost - you can't afford not to read this!

You can choose ONE (and only one) of the following:

Sitting on a tropical beach and soaking up the sun…

Putting a down payment on a new car…

OR having gum surgery.

Which would you choose?

We are willing to bet that gum surgery is definitely last on the list! However, should you or someone in your family requires gum surgery, you may need to kiss that vacation or new car goodbye

Let’s dive into the details about what gum surgery actually is… and if you can afford its astonishing costs.

What Is Gum Surgery?

Gum surgery may be required for people who develop periodontal disease, which is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue and causes inflammation, swelling, redness, and loss of bone around the teeth

The shocking truth is that 80 percent of adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease (as reported by The National Institute of Health)!!!

Periodontal disease starts when bacteria in your mouth collects in your mouth, attaches to your teeth, and then grows. This growth forms a biofilm that is commonly referred to as dental plaque.

When plaque is left on your teeth, it causes the nearby gum tissue to become irritated and inflamed. As a result, you may develop gingivitis, which is an early form of gum disease but can turn into a serious form of gum disease if left untreated.

If you have developed gum disease, receding gum lines, or other issues with your gums, your dentist may recommend surgery to treat and fix these issues, such as:

gingival flap surgeryregeneration
gingivectomygingivoplasty

Now that you know what gum surgery IS (and who may need it),  let’s take a closer look at what it will cost you.

What Does Gum Surgery Cost?

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 gum surgery cost 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 $1,000 and $3,000 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 alternative to gum surgery:

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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White spots on teeth and what you can do about them

What To Do When You See White Spots On Teeth

Whether it’s one spot, a blotch, or several speckels, seeing changes in your teeth is definitely something you need to be paying attention to.

Could it be tooth decay?

A dental disease?

Are these spots dangerous?

There are many influences which can cause white spots on teeth. To determine what is causing YOUR white spots, keep reading

Your dentist should be able to identify the reason why these spots have appeared on your teeth and possibly offer solutions. It never hurts, however, to ask if one of these could be the cause.

What causes white spots on teeth?

There are several possible causes of white spots on teeth:

  1. Dental Fluorosis: Caused by consuming too much fluoride in your youth.
  2. Enamel Hypoplasia: Caused by a person’s teeth enamel doesn’t function properly. Occurs during childhood when a person’s teeth are still developing. Increases the risk of tooth decay.
  3. Poor Dental Hygiene:  Failing to brush and take care of your teeth leads to tooth decay. Especially true for someone who has braces. Plaque accumulates and leaves deposits that look white, rough, and chipped.
  4. Eating too many sugary or acidic foods: Highly acidic foods eat away at your tooth enamel.
  5. Dehydration of the tooth enamel: Typically happens during the night if you sleep with your mouth open. These spots will usually disappear after a few hours once your mouth becomes properly hydrated with saliva.

While we can’t tell you for sure what is causing white spots on your teeth, any dentist should be able to tell you.

Now that you know the potential CAUSE of your white spots… what’s next?

The first thing to do is to learn how to prevent white spots from forming and then what you can do to get rid of them.

How do you prevent white spots on teeth?

One of the important factors to take into consideration in preventing future white spots, especially in children, is to monitor fluoride intake.

To prevent excess fluoride exposure in young children:

  • Monitor tooth brushing to make sure not too much toothpaste is used
  • Teach them not to swallow toothpaste
  • Avoid giving them tap water and offer filtered water instead
  • Cut back on drinks that contain fluoride such as fruit juices, bottled water, and soft drinks

General tips that everyone should follow in preventing white spots on teeth include:

  • Eat less sugar and acidic foods
  • Brush and floss on a regular basis
  • Use a quality toothpaste designed to remineralize your teeth  (ask your dentist for recommendations)
  • If you have braces, use an oral irrigator, such as a Waterpik, to ensure you clean between and around the brackets properly

Now that you are well aware of how to prevent white spots from appearing on your teeth, let’s look at what you can do to remove them.

How do you get rid of white spots on teeth?

Once you have been to a dentist and determined what is causing white spots on your teeth, the next step you can take is to get rid of them if you want to.

If the white spots aren’t severe, you have two easy options to “erase” them:

  • Microabrasion: Using mild abrasion (scraping), this procedures removes a layer of enamel from the tooth’s surface.
  • Bleaching: This process helps to balance the the color of your tooth’s enamel and lightens the tooth to match the color of the white spots.

If your spots are more severe as a result of dental fluorosis, microabrasion and bleaching won’t be able to offer much help in reducing the appearance of white spots.

However, thanks to technological advancements in recent years, transforming your teeth is becoming more accessible and affordable to people who never thought they could have a perfect smile.

Can you reverse white spots on teeth?

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

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.

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

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 Press On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab.

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Gum Surgery - What you don't know will hurt you!

Guess what?

You DON’T have to brush your teeth…

Just the ones you want to keep!

When it comes to maintaining supreme oral health, brushing and flossing on the daily is a no brainer. The scary truth is that when you don’t make oral health a priority, it opens the door for a slew of problems and diseases.

These issues may require you to need to have gum surgery – and that is certainly not something to smile about.

Will you need gum surgery?

You’re about to find out!

Who Needs Gum Surgery?

Gum surgery may be required for people who develop periodontal disease, which is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue and causes:

inflammationredness
swellingloss of bone around the teeth

The shocking truth is that 80 percent of adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease (as reported by The National Institute of Health)!

Periodontal disease starts when bacteria collects in your mouth, attaches to your teeth, and then grows… and grows… and GROWS. This growth forms a biofilm that is commonly referred to as dental plaque.

When plaque is left on your teeth, it causes the nearby gum tissue to become irritated and inflamed. As a result, you may develop gingivitis, which is an early form of gum disease but can turn into a serious form of gum disease if left untreated.

To keep your teeth healthy and safe from gum disease, it is vital that you fight this bacteria by flossing and brushing at least twice daily. This cleans the teeth and stops plaque from forming at the gum line of your teeth.

On the other hand, when proper oral hygiene is NOT practiced, gingivitis will progress and your gum tissue will become more inflamed. You may also notice bleeding and “pockets” developing in your gums, which allows periodontal disease to develop.

Does Gum Surgery Cause Pain?

After gum surgery, many people have mild to moderate pain. This pain can easily be managed with pain relievers you can get at your local store.

If swelling occurs, ice can be gently applied to the area. Sometimes, the dentist may prescribe antibiotics to minimize the risk of any infection from developing.

It is expected that the gums will be sensitive following gum surgery. However, if excessive bleeding or swelling occurs, it is best to immediately contact your dentist with any problems.

Types of Gum Surgery

If you have developed gum disease, receding gum lines, or other issues with your gums, your dentist may recommend 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 as 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 it to get the gums to fit securely around your teeth again.
Soft Tissue GraftAlso known as 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 need gum surgery or which type of gum surgery is best for you, a thorough examination by your dentist can determine what you need.

Depending on how advanced your gum issues are, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist, who is a doctor that specializes in treating gum disease.

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. We ship all of the materials you need to start 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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Brown stains on teeth is one of the possible effects of Fluorosis

Brown stains on teeth (tooth discoloration) is an aesthetic problem that is linked to a variety of causes.

These unsightly brown spots and stains are often a source of embarrassment and can damage not only your teeth, but your self esteem as well

Brown stains on teeth is one of the possible effects of Fluorosis

The absolute number one facial feature is your SMILE!

While poor dental care or eating certain foods can affect the appearance of teeth, what could be truly causing these stains may be lurking in your tap water, TOOTHPASTE, and mouthwash.

Yes, really!

So wait… products that are meant to HELP your teeth could actually be harming them?

It’s true.

The reason is that many standard oral hygiene products are loaded with fluoride. This exposure combined with drinking fluoridated tap water ends up creating a toxic level of fluoride in your body.

This toxic level leads to a condition known as dental fluorosis, which causes brown stains and damages your teeth.

What is Dental Fluorosis?

For decades dentists have informed us that our children need fluoride to shield their teeth from cavities. The fact is…

FLUORIDE IS COMPLETELY TOXIC.

And when consumed in high concentrations, fluoride causes 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. Overexposure to fluoride causes fluorosis, especially during the years when the teeth are developing, typically up to age 8.

The effects of fluoride on tooth enamel include lower mineral content and an increase in porosity. Typically, the dentist measures the damage by examining the surfaces of the teeth when clean, dry and under good lighting.

If the dentist suspects dental fluorosis, they can further examine your teeth and gums. X-rays are beneficial to make sure the teeth do not have any other defects, like cavities.

Dental fluorosis causes varying degrees of both aesthetic and physical damage to your teeth.

What causes brown stains on children’s teeth?

The visual effects of fluorosis dictates the severity and varying degrees of damage:

  • Healthy, Normal Teeth: appear to have a smooth, glossy surface, that’s typically a pale white color.
  • 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. 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. The general form of the tooth may also be affected.

Dental fluorosis causes something that is called intrinsic discoloration.  What this means is that the inner structure  of your tooth, the dentin, darkens or gets a yellow tint. These intrinsic stains are much deeper in the tooth and are permanent. It is usually not possible to neutralize or lighten this type of discoloration.

Unfortunately, intrinsic discoloration caused by dental fluorosis can greatly affect one’s confidence… but fortunately there is a way to instantly transform your smile!

Next, let’s take a closer look at choosing the BEST option to get rid of those pesky stains.

How do you get brown stains off your teeth?

We have some good news and bad news.

The bad news is that brown stains caused by dental fluorosis are, like we previously mentioned, permanent. This means that no amount of teeth whitening will truly change the color of your teeth.

Can a dentist get rid of brown teeth stains?

Other methods of removing stains, such as contouring or traditional veneers, can potentially enhance the appearance of your teeth. However, these techniques pose several concerns that you must consider:

Contouring:

  • Puts you at risk for tooth breakage
  • Can cause teeth to become weak
  • Only slightly improves appearance
  • Causes sensitivity if too much enamel is removed
  • Permanently alters the tooth structure

Traditional Veneers:

  • Process is NOT reversible
  • Not repairable if they chip or crack
  • Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold
  • May not match exact color of other teeth
  • Upwards of $20,000 + for a complete smile makeover

As you can see… the risks and price of these procedures aren’t worth it!

But don’t fret just yet because there is a simple and affordable solution to instantly transform your teeth and your smile.

The Best Way to Replace Brown Stains with a Brighter & Whiter Smile

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

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to replace brown stains and 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.

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 BilVeneers from BrighterImageLab.com.

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The truth about Instasmile

Learn the Truth About Instasmile – Quality Warning

Watch this video to learn the truth about Instasmile and see why you’re better off with Brighter Image Lab.

Instasmile or Brighter Image Lab?

This client ordered veneers from BrighterImageLab.com over 3 years ago. A few months ago, she broke them. When she tried to reorder, she clicked on instasmile.com thinking it was the same product.

When her instasmile arrived, she broke down in tears. She contacted us to see if we could help her with her smile. We asked if she would talk to us about her experience.

The truth about Instasmile – Tamara’s Story:

If you’re online right now, thinking about buying a veneer to help your smile, just know that I’ve done what you’ve done. I’ve been online. I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve gotten quite a few products out there.

And then you went to us, tried us out. And that helped you.

Yes, immensely.

And we, were those, that was two-three years ago. So, you wore them the whole time. So, you were just happy they worked.

Yeah.

Did stuff every day and that’s how you lived your life and it was fine.

Yes.

And then they broke.

Yes.

So you had 3 years of saying, “Wow, that’s beautiful.”

The truth about Instasmile: It’s just not the same

Yes and I put that in my mouth and that just went away.

We obviously made Tamara a veneer three and a half years ago. And back then we were trying to make them so thin, to try to make them perfect. Then three and a half years, enough happened and they broke.

I had it in my mouth and I was eating I think a sandwich. It kind of popped out and I cracked them, er, bit them. That’s why they broke. I immediately knew that I needed to get those veneers again.

But the very first website that I clicked on was Instasmile. I was like, “Okay, it’s the same one, you know, press-on veneers.” You know, when I got the product, I cried and I don’t want people to to go through that.

And you knew then you’re stuck. And that’s when you got on the chat and said, “Hey
guys I made a mistake.”

Yeah. Back three and a half years ago, there was only one place. Which was you guys.

Which was us.

Just because it looks the same doesn’t mean it is the same

Yeah, and so the very first website that I clicked on was Instasmile. I was like, “Okay, it’s the same press on veneers” or snap-on or whatever it was. it’s the same concept and all.

I just immediately ordered and I said, “Oh, it’s about half as much as I paid last time.”

Did you think you were buying from them or did you think you’re buying from us? Or you were just buying another set that was cheaper?

Another set that was cheaper.

Okay, there’s five thousand dentists in the country that sell what we make. Where they actually say, “We carry a product that’s identical to that called the Snap-On Smile.”

And it’s made as an appliance to change the appearance of people’s tooth anatomy to where if they have gapped teeth, it doesn’t appear to be gapped anymore under any circumstances.

The truth about Instasmile: they don’t make dental veneers

This product is something that you might be able to benefit from on an economy point of view, that says let’s take that situation and cover it up. But by no means will anyone
think you have dental veneers.

No, there’s no doctors that will say “We need to get another tooth cover.” So, if you were to ask every doctor in the country who would sell this or a similar product, they would all say, “I wouldn’t sell it.”

And I thought, if it was you guys, then these were the ones that I probably got. I got those.

And then you waited six weeks.

Six weeks.

So it’s been broken for a couple months.

Mm-hmm. As soon as I put them in, I just…

Tell me.

I was horrified.

The truth about Instasmile is shocking

Did you instantly know or did you have to look at them or did you know when you saw them?

No, I instantly. Actually, as soon as I took them out of the package and just… I immediately knew they were different.

Let’s look at the difference. There are some people sitting at home with a $300 budget and they would go, “Honey, go ahead and buy the cheaper one. That way we will get fixed later.”

And they don’t realize that this one slides all over the teeth and even though they seem like they’re the same, this is a product that’s made by NASA and this resin cost maybe $100 per veneer.

Competing with the cosmetic dentist

Where this would cost like a dollar. We were never successful at getting anyone to accept anything but what was absolutely the best. We have to compete with cosmetic dentistry.

These guys just make people feel like a little bit better for $300. But in your situation,
it was either perfect work or embarrassment. And you were going to go, “I wasn’t trying to lessen the embarrassment. What I was trying to do is eliminate it.”

Like you were expecting something like this.

Yes, yes.

And you got something…

The truth about Instasmile: It looks fake

I got that. This is all bulky and it’s fake looking.

And then so you said, “I can’t, I can’t go with that one. And if I can’t go that one, then I’m just going to try to fake it and see if they’re as bad as I think they are.

Right. A lot of people never knew I had the veneers when I smiled, you know, when I purchased it three years ago. And then when I got this, they immediately knew I had a tooth cover.

Which makes it worse!

I didn’t even have to smile. Just when I was talking, they knew that- they looked at me differently.

And you felt it.

Yes,  immediately. You know how nice people are. They’ll look and you can obviously tell
they’re staring at it, but they’re not gonna say anything. And they do a double-take. Like, “What is in your mouth?”

Comparing Brighter Image Lab to Instasmile

if you’re going to compare us to an Instasmile, then you have to say this product is truly a dental veneer that’s pressed into the tooth, that’s made to fit so tight that it will compete or compare with the appearance that a person would have if they were smiling naturally and had dental veneers done.

One is a dental veneer and the other one is a teeth cover. I got a good idea. Let me show you something. I didn’t know about it until just now. Here’s, this a perfect example.

This is not a dental veneer. Do you see how there’s no crevices right here? It’s not a dental veneer. The fact that I vacuum formed it in the mouth, this is an identical indention of a person’s existing teeth.

The truth about Instasmile: It’s a tooth cover

So, just because they’re missing, let’s say I come in and I put a fake tooth there so it has the appearance of a tooth. The only benefit that this person gets is he’s got a tooth cover.

But it’s not a dental veneer, just because it will twist and change. Well, the only difference between this, that we sell for $47, and this right here, is the color and they trimmed it.

I think these are designed by gravity. Like, I think the way they do it is, they put they put it under a vacuum former, they block it out, and they vacuum form it down.

And so whatever suction is to that is how it adheres. This was made with the melted plastic. And so, when it’s melted and it cools, there’s no way to put any detail right here. So, it’s less detailed than you have already.

Brighter Image Lab: The digital difference

You could pretty much tell that this was made in a digital environment. That this was computer designed, drafted, engineered in a 3D design.

What would you tell somebody that was online and says, “Tamara, I’ve looked at your interview, what would you do if you only had 300 bucks?” What would you say?

When I put these in, I did not want to smile at all. I wanted to hide it.

A single mom, working all the time. If you can get a deal, get a deal.

That’s exactly.

The truth about Instasmile: Is it a ripoff?

I’d rather smile like this than put this in. I don’t, it’s just my, just because it’s obviously fake. For an alternative for 300, actually $320 is what I paid for them, it’s a ripoff for something like this. I would not smile with this.

And actually, to be honest with you, you have what’s called a natural smile. If you can’t smile at a wedding and a party and laugh and joke, then your guarded as if you can’t smile at all.

And that’s what you get when you buy something that just covers your teeth. Calling it a dental veneer, because you want to compete with somebody who makes them, doesn’t make you a dental veneer company.

As soon as you know that you want, that this is the route you’re gonna take, you save your money for a good product and for a real veneer. Not this. I would not go out on a date with this.

With the Brighter Image veneers that I had, I felt it was my real smile.

We don’t want to take anybody’s money and have them cry about it. And I guess
you’re a witness that some people will get this and actually cry.

For anybody who’s considering removable veneers, you’re stretching it at $300 to buy this Instasmile. I would save your money. When I found Brighter Image Lab, I couldn’t, I couldn’t stop smiling. They were, they were perfect.

I think what I’ve gotten most from the interview today, is they’re just not the same. Let’s just get you a different set of veneers and hopefully the truth will speak for itself. I promise you, you’re going to like what we do.

My job’s to make you look good, not to make you look bad. It always takes a lot for people to talk about their smile, but I very much appreciate Tamara being willing to let us do this interview.

The truth about Instasmile: A waste of money?

And I know it was really important to her to say, “Bil, don’t let these people waste their money.” And I think she wanted to be a voice for that and I think she’s done an excellent job for us.

We hope this video has been helpful for you and we’ll see you next time. Thanks.

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Instasmile or Brighter Image Lab – Which Product is Worth Your Money?

Watch this video to see what you get for your money. Instasmile vs Brighter Image Lab – It’s a showdown review.

Asking for a better smile

Since I was 13 years old, I had gone to a dentist who asked me for two things: If an angel came and tapped you on the shoulder, what would you ask for? One of the things I asked for was whiter teeth and straighter teeth.

I have to say that it’s been an ordeal and I’ve been trying to manage that for some many years now. Braces were expensive. At the age of 13, you can’t get them unless somebody gets them for you.

Finding Brighter Image Lab

I did a lot of research and I came across Brighter Image Lab.

I’d been looking for a reason to get to New York City. I’d received an email from a lady. Her story was pretty compelling. This is the kind of story that makes going to New York City worth it.

But in order to get there, my day started about 4:30 in the morning. So, come with me. Let’s travel to New York City and let’s see how this smile makeover turns out.

Flying blind

Today, I’m doing one of the craziest things I’ve ever done. We’re taking a new life smile to somebody and what’s crazy about it, is we haven’t even sent them a test kit to see if these things even fit.

And I probably never thought about it before and just between me and you, because I never thought about it, I’m never going to do it again.

Meet Giselle

My name is Giselle and I’m from Long Island. I am currently in my 50’s. Shh! And for a long time, I’ve been having difficulties with my teeth. I tried working with an online company prior to Brighter Image and I was completely let down.

She sent us an email, told us about her story, told us what had been done to her. And so, we said we’ll do it. That’s what we’re here to do today. It’s to see how we can change her smile. it’s pretty cool because for the first time, we’ve come this far.

I can’t wait to hear her story and, you know, I read about it, but I haven’t heard it from her firsthand. A very attractive person with a really nice smile. It’s just not lined up properly.

Getting it right on the first try

We didn’t send these ahead for fitting. Didn’t send a blank to make sure that they fit. Just came all the way to New York with our first try. Which i think is stupid now. It was kind of last minute. We had a chance to do it and so we took the time to do it.

Couple of questions I have for you.

Sure.

How did you hear about us?

I went online and I started doing a lot of research on YouTube. That’s where I get a lot of my information. And I came across, I think I’ve seen all your videos by the way. And one of the things that became a problem for me was the cost and the financing.

Instasmile or Brighter Image Lab

At that point, you didn’t offer financing and I was able to do Instasmile. And I thought that at that moment, “Okay, well I done. I’m good.” It’s not the same product.

Did you see us first or see them first?

No, I saw them first.

Did you think they were the same?

I wasn’t sure. I wasn’t sure because then I got even more confused when I saw more videos and I saw more information online.

Let me grab something real quick. So you bought from Instasmile. What happened? I kind of know but I don’t know.

A bad impression with Instasmile

Okay, it was always a problem with the impression. So that took, this was like three times which took about a month and a half. The impression I received, once I did get it, it was very very long and very thick.

I had asked for the Platinum product. Which, that was in April. And that continued all the way through December. I had over 100 emails of going back and forth, trying to get this resolved.

Towards December where I expected- Oh and each prototype came back progressively worse. It had bigger gaps. They were not shorter as I had requested.

All prototypes, no final product?

No, no. I got my final product in December without okaying the prototype.

Instantly awful

The end product, it shows up, what happened?

It was awful.

Just, when did you know? Instantly?

I knew instantly when I looked at it. It was bad. And I’m like, “Alright, you know what? Let me put it on and let me see if maybe visually it’s just huge.” No, it was horrible all the way around. It was just…

It seemed as if they never made any of the changes that I had requested.

Did you just do tops or top and bottom?

Both, top and bottom.

So it was pretty expensive?

Yeah it was bad.

Reviewing the Instasmile Veneers

I think I have them. They’re gonna hate your feelings. We’re gonna get past it real quick, though.

I don’t even wanna see that.

Yeah, I don’t think we do either.

They’re terrible. They were so big.

Let’s just forget about it. It’s not worth it. I can see what they tried to do. And I actually polished them back up so I can see what was wrong with them. And I can see where you’re talking about the color and stuff. So, let’s just forget about them. Not worth talking about.

Trying BilVeneers from Brighter Image Lab

You want to try on the top?

Yes!

I designed these based on style.

Okay.

To be a little sharper. I didn’t want you to lose your personality.

Thank you.

And so I did my best. Let’s see if it fits.

Thank you! Oh my gosh. They fit.

Let’s see how they look. They look freaking amazing. I’m trying to see if there’s anything I can do.

They fit like a glove.

Well, we’re going to see. You want to try the bottom one in first? Here you want the bottom one too?

Okay.

Let’s get used to looking at this one first, because, let me say this – your bite’s going to adjust after three days. Let’s put the bottom ones in and see if they fit.

Oh, wow!

Two foreign objects

Because, if that’s true, you’re going to get full veneers. I normally don’t ask people to do two at the same time because it takes days to get acclimated to foreign objects in your mouth. But because your teeth are so attractive right now, it’s kinda like in Vegas if you win once, you win twice, you want to go and win a third time.

So, let’s try. But if it doesn’t work or if it doesn’t fit right, it’s going to take longer to get adjusted to two. But there’s no way we want to walk away without seeing those. Make sense?

Brighter Image Lab is Amazing

This is amazing.

Yeah, I know, I can tell.

I’m so happy.

Like, a lot of times, what we do is self-satisfying. Like when we know that we did it.

Oh my gosh.

Make sense?

I need a bigger mirror.

You glad you got yours?

So, you’re going to have to push these down. Make sense?

Okay, alright. But start in the back, right? They’re in.

They’re in. Perfect.

Wow.

Let me see.

Oh my God!

Wow!

Perfect! You have a smile that doesn’t really bite closed.

Right.

So, you kind of have an open smile.

I do, yeah.

And it’s gonna be pretty cool.

I like the open smile

I do too. It makes you look like a kid.

Thanks!

You never tried these in before two seconds ago?

No.

And I pulled them out of a sealed case.

Yeah.

So, this is- you’re already talking to me and you’re already having a conversation in 30 seconds.

Yeah.

You know, I was- you can, I think you can tell, I was scared to give you both in five minutes. It just looked so good.

I love them. I love them.

They look so amazing.

They’re great.

My God. I had all these concerns. They look amazing. Look at your points.

I love that.

That’s amazing.

I love that.

Looking for flaws

My job now is to see if- is to do what you would do if you knew my job when nobody else was around. And if I can detect from any side of that tooth whether anyone would ever think that you didn’t not get porcelain veneers.

They look like porcelain veneers. My mother-in-law is going to be jealous because she just spent a fortune on her teeth.

And you feel fine with the bite?

I do. I do. Over here a little inside just a bit.

Because it’s going to take a few days, but yeah.

Yeah, I think so. They’re perfect!

They look amazing.

They look perfectly straight, all your details, and all your chisels – we did it.

Yeah, mine but better.

The verdict on Instasmile

I think we did good! You know, I want to thank you, but let me say this: I’ve had people tell me through comments, “You need to thank her for me. No, don’t thank her for you. Don’t thank her for your company. Thank her for me.”

I am amazed at your results.

We want to thank you and you know, giving the opportunity to help others is major. Sometimes people don’t reach out when they should and I’m glad that I reached out and filled out the application and here we are. I’m so thrilled.

Tough day. The storms in New York caused us to be re-routed to Charlotte, North Carolina. So, we’re hoping to get home tonight. At least, I am trying to get home tonight. Could not have worked with a better person today.

She did her job so we could do ours

The young lady that we worked with, mother of two, wanted a smile so bad you can’t even imagine. And we were able to deliver that. She just was an exceptional individual. Very happy, every bit as more exciting, more pleasant, more wonderful to deal with.

Awesome person. I was glad to meet her, and you can tell her family means the world to her. Every time she lit up talking about her kids, the boy, the girl, husband. Made it worth it.

I was incredibly impressed with the detail that she put into her impression and I was super, super appreciative of the patience that she gave us actually do the work that we need to do.

I looked at her work today for 20-30 minutes and I could not imagine what we could do to do it any better. So, I was real, real pleased. We thought we’d get there, get in at 11, get out about 8-9. It didn’t work out that way.

Vlogging ain’t easy

And so anybody that tells you vlogging is not tough is crazy. It’s a long day. I hope it looks as good on camera as it does in person. Remember if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe.

If you have any comments about what you want to see us do, I would appreciate that. So, thank you guys. See you soon, don’t forget to subscribe!

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New Life Smile Clients - How are they selected?

Get an Inside Look at How We Choose New Life Smile Clients

Watch this video to get a candid look into how New Life Smile Clients are selected to be the next makeover.

2017-04-21
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I need a haircut

I was supposed to do a lot of stuff today. Before I get started, I feel weird about the blog because I need a haircut. I’m gonna go ahead and do my own haircut. So, we’re gonna see how it works.

I have seen a couple other bloggers cut their own hair and I’m gonna see if I can. Come follow me, I’m gonna cut it in the back. Okay, I think I can do it. I think I can cut my own hair.

I’m just gonna put this towel on me and I’m just gonna start cutting. It can’t be that hard. Like I’ll just start cutting right there. Ouch!

So, what do you think? I’m absolutely finished. It’s all cut. I think I did pretty good. Anyone can cut their own hair. Guys, I’m kidding with you. I didn’t cut my own hair. These aren’t my scissors. This is not my stuff.

Every month I get my hair cut by Helena and today we were just having fun because we’d seen some other bloggers that we’re cutting their own hair and then all of the sudden it looks great. So, we thought we would try it.

How we select New Life Smile Clients

Really what we’re doing today is: we wanted to open up the blog on how we actually do our New Life Smile Makeovers. People go online, they apply to be a New Life Smile Client, and people wonder how that process is done or how we go about doing it.

And so, they’re normally done in the evening and that’s what we’re gonna do this evening. This week’s blog is gonna be about that. Let’s see what you think.

Hey Bil!

What are you doing kiddo?

Would you like to sit down and maybe look at the prospective new life smile clients?

Let’s bring them out, come on. Kenna!

I’m trying to see if I can’t make it.

I think it’s the table top. Oh hey!

Yes sir?

Will you bring me the prospective new life smile clients?

Yes!

Move, please.

I think it’s pretty cool I just need to be better at doing it longer.

I always like to look and look at their pictures and read their stories and-

It’s all in the New Life Smile Client Story

It’s always the New Life Smile Client story. Let me see them. She’s so pretty but she can’t smile. Let’s see what this little girl’s story is. I wanted to do -Kansas, 22. Got a baby girl. I just don’t think that at 22 you can start your life  with yellow teeth and big spaces and hope for the best and us ignore it.

They don’t look so big there. See what you think.

No they don’t, yeah.

Look how big this gap is.

Hmm. Oh my goodness. Wow.

But her teeth are clean and they’re healthy.

Yeah.

I think we just have to. Let’s see we can do on hers because these gaps, I’d like to fix them, but boy they’re hard. They’re hard long term. Look at that.

Wow.

Went from that to that.

Yeah.

That’s just kinda weird.

A server with…. heard whispers… Some of these people are just mean.

An affordable smile makeover

You know, and if the dental industry would make things more affordable, like just basic.

I want to do this girl’s teeth but her gums are so swollen that I don’t know.

Yeah… She’s got some other… Wow.

She’s a single mother of two. Boy, that’s what I hate. It’s one thing to be in this world when you’re on your own. You know, when you can bob and weave, it’s nothing.

Yeah, but if it’s go to the dentist for yourself or feed the kids.

Yep.

This little girl is super pretty. Even a little bit of discoloring, when it’s yours, it’s bad.

Yeah.

You can tell she cleans up real good. Where’s she from? UK.

‘Cause I think if you go, you might as well do…

If I go to UK, I’m gonna do a few…

Two or three.

Bad Teeth in the UK

But, I want to do some men if I go to the UK. Because every time I go to the UK, I see a lot of suits and bad teeth. To me, I think they think that it’s just acceptable because the difference is not worth the difference.

But I’m like, let me just try. I get the feeling like if I cut hair, and I saw somebody with a bad haircut, I’d be like, just sit down. I got five minutes.

Let me fix it.

When I sit there and see three men outside in Armani suits, and they look like a Fortune 500 meeting seminar. Then all of a sudden, they start smiling and you go, “Wow, dude.” And so if I go to the UK, I gotta get some guys.

The other thing I want to say is: Guys, if there’s any guys, we need more guys.

That’s what I was going to say.

Yeah.

Because guys won’t tend to ask for a favor they’ll… “I can do it. I’ll fix it. I’m gonna get to it.”

Well and like this guy, his teeth are way crooked.

But, I don’t know if we can fix it.

I know.

Bad Teeth…Hate To Smile

That’s like he almost needs to get something else. You know, as bad as I hate it, but I would tell anybody, if you’re a guy and you have bad teeth and you hate your smile don’t be afraid to go online.

Do our smile story and submit, so we can see what we can do. I’ll tell you that if you think you won’t be picked, it’s not that we try to make it a win or lose thing, but obviously you can tell that if you’re a guy, the probability of you being included or at least reviewed is pretty serious, right now. Especially if you’ve got some merit.

Oh cute, she’s a cute girl.

Yeah and see, she looks real. I mean-

Sometimes all a New Life Smile Client needs is teeth whitening

I’m just wondering if we just bleach her, though. Let me say this, you tell me: her teeth aren’t so bad. They’re big, but if we were to just whiten the teeth, wouldn’t that be enough for her?

Yeah, the cleaning and the whitening.

Because they’d bleach in no time.

And same thing with this. You almost want to see… her gums…

A little spring (teeth) cleaning

We have to- if we do any one of these that are really bad, we need to set up an appointment with one of the doctors who will actually clean their teeth. So, let’s keep going through these. Let me see what you’ve gotten so far.

Okay, that’s the Houston girl.

I think Houston’s a go.

Yeah.

Don’t you agree?

I do.

Just, if she wants it, we’ll do it. She’s asked for it. Let me see what else we got.

We’ll deliver to Pizza Hut

Okay, now Ohio, and I’m kind of leaning toward that young.

She works at Pizza Hut.

Yeah, that’s cool.

Yay! Pizza Hut!

Boom! Wow! All I know is, is that she’s gonna be a totally different person come Monday. If we don’t help this little kid be different, the world’s gonna eat her up with that smile.

Yeah.

She needs some time. I think we can fix her. Er, not fix her but help her. She’s in Illinois. Morton, Illinois. Yeah, she’ll-

Oh, wow.

She needs top and bottom. Let’s see what we’ve got. Sophomore at Liberty University. She has a rare bone disorder.

Oh, wow.

You see she says I’m a wheelchair-bound… Oh she’s…

Bless her heart.

Well she’s a sophomore.

Oh, she’s 21 years old.

Wow.

We need contact information to contact New Life Smile Clients

Oh I see. Yeah. I hate when they don’t give a phone number. I want to work with them.

Yeah.

Yeah.

They upload the pictures and we’re sitting here going, oh they did this, they did that. And I guess we have an email form, but if you don’t have a cell phone number you can’t ask them any questions.

Another UK. Oh, look at that gap. I bit what, what happened is-

Wow.

YouTube Influencers make great New Life Smile Clients

The reason why I’m crazy about doing gaps, is because we’ve been doing so good. We’ve been figuring out how to make them work. There’s a guy in here from New York City that I want to do. it’s a new kid that does the YouTube channel.

He got like 4.5 million hits on one song.

Oh, nice.

And if he’s a decent guy, if he’s a decent kid at all, I want to work with him. So you’ll see that come out. This girl’s got really, really long teeth. We can do them, I’m just really scared that they’ll think they’re just too long.

They’re huge, yeah.

We can’t make the teeth shorter

Because everybody wants teeth shorter. And we can’t make them shorter. All we can do is put them over. Anyway, so we’ve got to bail out. Long teeth are tough to do. I think that’s one thing.

The other thing is, is they’re protruded if they stick too far out at the bottom and not
enough at the top. It’s hard to right-size that to where you could actually put a veneer on it.

Right.

And if they have too much motion. So, some of these people go, “Why don’t you work with me?” it’s not that we didn’t review it. it’s just, it’s not a situation that I think we can make them feel more comfortable with.

Yeah.

Offering New Life Smile Clients more than just veneers

Well in some of these people, I think maybe if we just, like her even. Even if we just say, “Hey, for right now, we’re just gonna help you out in this way.” And give them some cleaning and some bleaching.

Yeah, but this little girl’s got such a good life, that I would do anything to get off the Kansas City Airport and hand her a smile and then push her back to work.

Yeah.

And get her out making a change in the world. And then it’s like, hey, she got her stuff. Am I wrong?

Yeah, she looks like a real sweet, sweet girl.

Yeah,. pick two or three.

Everything going for her but her smile

Girls like this or the freckled girl, the smile is the only thing she’s lacking. They already have the whole package except for-

Yeah, everything they need.

Girls like, girls like, think about Stacey. She was lacking everything: the hair, the makeup, the teeth.

Yeah, she wasn’t getting any, no love.

And then now, you see her Facebook. She’s got makeup on in every picture, she’s
smiling in every picture, her hair’s done in every picture.

Yeah, she’s making the effort.

Happy every day.

Because she feels like she’s worth-

It changed her that much. It influenced her to put makeup on every day.

Wrapping it up

We’re gonna, we’re gonna look at them. Because I’m gonna wrap this up.

Yeah.

I need to go eat. Thank you so much. Would you tell Miss Jen- Miss Jennifer!

So, I’m thinking this.

Yes?

Thank you for staying for me tonight.

You’re welcome.

Do you see what we’re doing?

What are y’all doing?

Selecting the New Life Smile Clients

I need you for a few minutes. I think we have enough. We have more than 10 possible new life smile clients. You pick out the other five that you want for sure. I’ll pick out these five and then we’ll start contacting them. And then I’ll do some more stuff.

Okay, I’ve got 3 possible extreme smile makeover clients in Texas. So that’s what we could do local. And then we’ve got the one… oh here’s another. There was another one.

I’ve got a few more than I must have pulled. They just aren’t showing. I will probably come get you in a little bit, but-

Well, no, the last time we looked over this… the few that-

I got a New York guy that I can’t find.

Okay.

I want to do him because I like that he’s a YouTuber. If he’s a good kid at all, I want to work with him. So, we’ll see.

Nice.

Contacting the New Life Smile Clients

So, I think what we do is we break for now and when we get some people on the phone, we may cover it. We’ll do some more footage there where we see what they’re like on the phone.

Yeah.

And because I think that’s a big deal. We just talk to them and see what they think. Because, generally, they get pretty excited or they’re shocked. Let’s just take it from there. Right now, I want to go eat.

Okay.

So, I’m gonna leave this out and when I find the other ones, I may come get you.

Okay!

Great. Thank you Jill!

You’re welcome.

Thank you so much.

Thank you, Bil. This is so fun.

It’s fun when it works.

Yeah.

You know what and sometimes like even with Stacey, it wasn’t fun at all.

Yeah.

The ride home

Until the ride home and we had I guess a 13 minute ride from there to here. And boy, you wanna talk about a little girl who was sorry for not being… at having a bad… I don’t know, if I could walk in her shoes, what I would’ve done.

I don’t know how I could’ve tried to be grateful on her situation that was perceived to be so screwed. But, I will tell you, you want to talk about making it worth it.

Turnaround.

Yeah, because I will tell you. If that would have went bad, the next day I was gonna say screw it, I don’t want to deal with these crazy…

Yeah.

You know. But when she got happy, I knew something was up. I knew and she didn’t get a little happy. I mean, she went on. In other words, like, “I think I just learned how to live happy.”

Right.

And that was a big deal for me. So, we’ll see.

Alright.

We’re going to go eat. I’ll see you in a little bit.

Okay.

Thank you so much.

You’re welcome.

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International model smiles with Press On Veneers from Brighter Image Lab

International Model Gets Smile Makeover from Brighter Image Lab

Watch this video to see how Brighter Image Lab got an international model to photograph her smile for the first time.

International Model finds Brighter Image Lab

It was, I don’t know, I can’t remember how I came across your page, honestly. I think, yes, it was through YouTube. I was late up, just searching stuff on YouTube, and then some girl talked about how, oh it says ‘affordable teeth‘. I’m like, “I have to click this.”

And then I forward, forward and just waiting at the end to see what she’s going to do, and then when she said that, I had to go on your website. And that’s how I found out – not even through Instagram, through YouTube.

Youtube’s been good to us.

Then it was so hard for me when I do the fashion week. Everyone is just laughing and having fun and I’m always self conscious. “Oh my god, they’re going to just stare at my teeth.”

It’s not just a smile, it’s her brand

So, my goal is to see if I can get you to smile. I think there’s a part of you that says, “I just want to grow my platform or my…” I think you said followers. But you just have a lot more opportunities to be able to do some things if you weren’t guarded against your smile.

Because everything else is just perfect and then all of the sudden you just get this little limitation and there’s no reason for you to have it. You have a whole life to live, you know. What happens if you had to go four more years or five more years.

I always ask people, if you just go back 24 months, how many more people would you have smiled at? How many more people would you’ve…

I would have talked to a lot of people, especially guys!

Yeah, like you, yeah, because you want them to see.

I never wanted to, like even when someone invited me, I’m like, uh-uh. Just, I didn’t like that face to face. I’m like, “They’re going to stare at my face.” Like it was so…

It’s a subconscious thing. I think everybody watching this would agree, if there’s something holding you back, you should be able to get past it.

Definitely.

But it’s just so frickin expensive.

It is.

An international model that doesn’t smile is out of fashion

And I get it, fashion is about being serious and looking good, but I felt like there was something missing in your element. Because when I talk to you, you feel like you have the spirit that you always want to laugh and you just don’t.

I don’t. People talk to me like, “You’re so friendly, you’re so like outgoing, but through your pictures you’re just like so different.”

So, I thought if I could get this international model to smiling. We were just under a real quick timeline and I really liked the way you said, “Hey, I’m here Mr. Watson, you need to, you need to come back to the table. Don’t discard me.”

And I remember thinking, “Wow, she’s pretty serious.” And once I knew that, then we kind of got engaged and I think you worked with some people from our staff.

I did. I met a lot of amazing people that helped me through every single thing. You know, doing the process as well. As you can tell, I had a hard time getting the fitting right. They helped me every step out of the way.

A smile is worth the patience

And I thought like taking their time and doing this, I was more than amazed. And that’s why I was like, “You know what, it’s worth it for me to be patient. Even if it takes a full year.”

I want everything I can do to get you to where smiling is not a problem, where you don’t think about it. You know, we sent you some draft ones.

Your team helped me. You send me out the first veneers. I was like in love with it. It was perfect. They fit tight enough and just, it was, I feel like these are made for me. The only thing is the bottom, I mean the top one was like, I just felt like they were a little bit big.

Perfecting perfection

Yes and so we, at the time, we thought, it can’t be – look at the impression. And
then when you said, I want to try again, and I sent your another impression. It made
it real clear that we’d actually kind of moved the gum line.

And so, it gave us more opportunity to be aggressive. You haven’t seen the last ones yet.

No, I haven’t.

I’m like dying to see them.

So, let’s get started. Let’s get some new ones. Everybody’s gonna ask, but I don’t think
they’d doubt that you haven’t seen them.

Oh, I’m dying. Forget about everyone else.

It’s going to take a little bit to get used to the adjusted these.

They are definitely so much smaller.

Introducing Translucent White

These are glazed. This is a new shade that we have introduced. It’s a translucent white and it’s got a new coating on it that makes it gloss like it’s like lip gloss. But your teeth always look wet. Okay?

I’m like give it to me!

I think you can tell, these are so much smaller than the ones we’ve sent before.

Oh, yes.

This is yours.

Oh my God, they look great. I’m gonna get you a mirror in just a second. Hold on one second.

I can tell they feel different because my lip is not up. Oh my God.

They’re gonna set down a little bit more in the next few days.

Yes.

Let’s try the bottoms. That way you can push more on them.

I’m, like, even more nervous to put them on.

They look amazing from here.

I honestly love them!

They feel smaller?

They do, definitely. My lip is not like out here. I just have to get used to when I speak. That’s it.

She was never able to smile

You’ve had spaces between your teeth your whole life.

I did. Even I had braces when I was in high school.

So you’ve never been able to have a conversation where everybody sees you as just straight teeth?

Never. I’m always like looking down or just playing with my hair.

They look so freakin good. Like, it takes a little bit for them to get used to.

It does.

And your job’s to find a flaw in anything because you’re a perfectionist. Anybody who sees her would go, “Wow, she’s so put together.” It’s exactly and then look at your- I’m just, I’m going to give you a minute.

They’re really beautiful. I love it how it fits my face like so much smaller. I feel like I can talk wearing it much, much better, compared.

Yes. The impression is incredibly important. Do you agree? Remember I told you-

I think they are so worth it for everyone to invest in. I honestly think, I just wish I knew 10 years back.

No real choice with the dentist

And you didn’t have to grind your teeth. You didn’t have to pay thousands. I’m sure you went to…

All that pain.

…You went to the dentist?

I did. They actually said it would at least cost up to $10,000.

Are you going to live, are you going to eat, or are you gonna get your teeth done?

Or just smile and say, “Yeah, I spent all my money on getting new teeth.”

And be in debt.

It’s just not worth it.

Like, I’m sure it’s just tough.

It’s sad because there’s a lot of people who can’t afford it. The average person cannot afford something that expensive without some help.

Only about 4% of the people who are looking into getting their teeth, what’s called dental restoration, actually get it done. And they just don’t do it. Some of them…

Definitely, someone has to go to NBC. Where, you know, people can know – I feel like enough of the world doesn’t know about you and what you do. And you don’t just sell something you actually put hands and you go and help the customers.

The dentist only cared about money

It’s not just like, “Oh, let me just have her money and give her whatever that fits her.”

I think you can tell, we worked hard to get yours done.

I know.

It was pretty challenging because of the way they gapped down a little down. But, if you didn’t, if we didn’t work together, the only choice you would have had was to grind your teeth.

Definitely. I love it. I’m not going to stop looking at myself now.

Well, it’s just that you’ve trained yourself not to let your lips go up.

International model learns how to smile

Yeah and that’s why now, it’s like now I have to train back myself to smile. Like, ‘it’s okay, you can smile, no one is looking at you.” Now, that’s what I have to get used to. I still feel like, “Oh my God, they’re staring at me.”

I’m staring at you now because-

It’s been 15-20 years. God knows how long I didn’t smile.

I’m hoping that you’ll use it as a tool to have a voice, to do stuff that’s closer – not just clothes, makeup, hair – and things that you’re passionate about.

And go out there and not be so scared.

Straight up. Just go right and get…

Exactly.

But you’re a strong person. You realize you ran over me. You’re like, “Hey, dude!”

She won’t back down

I get that a lot. I’m so tiny but I tell someone like, no. If something is wrong or something is unprofessional, I like to stop them.

I like the way you say that.

Because I feel like I grew up enough here to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Where, where I come from, it depends on who you are.

As big a following as you have, as many pictures as you post, hundreds of thousands of people, and you don’t smile at guys because you’re afraid they’re gonna judge you. Your teeth look so freaking good.

Thank you! Thanks to you. I mean, you’re the genius behind it.

Well, you’re just a happier person. If anyone ever wants to know what you’re really like, I can tell you that I think you’re a lot more happy than you are serious. Even though you’ve done really good at carrying yourself, I was very glad that you worked with me.

You always have to have motivated people on both sides.

That’s true.

And we’re always looking for people we can make a change with. I think today we made a big change. Don’t you think?

Definitely. Definitely.

Yeah we made a change.

Reflecting on making an international model smile

You made an international model that never smiled, pretty much my whole life, to like the biggest smile. I mean that’s like, forget about giving her money or anything, that means more to her than anything else.

It’s uh, you can give it better, you can thank people with your smile.

Yeah.

And if you can’t-

You don’t even have to talk, by just smiling you can make someone else smile.

And um, yeah you know. So, we’re going to end it there. We’ll talk soon.
Thank you for coming.

Boom, thank you!

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Gum Contouring Before and After

Did you know that it takes LESS effort to smile than to frown?

It’s a FACT! Frowning requires a shocking 50 muscles… while producing a smile only needs 13.

However, when you have a “gummy smile”, your mouth most likely isn’t getting a work out at all.

Are you looking for a way to enhance the appearance of your smile?

For some, gum contouring is an effective solution. However, given the astronomical cost of the procedure versus how little it does in return may leave you seeking a more affordable and effective solution.

Let’s take a look at what gum contouring is, what to expect before and after the procedure, and a stunning alternative that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a form of cosmetic dentistry that is used to correct and reshape excessive or uneven gums.

Prior to the procedure, the dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the area. Next, the dentist will fix the uneven gum line by removing the excess gum tissue as needed and then sculpt the gum line with a laser or other cutting tool until it appears even and natural.

This process exposes a little more of the enamel of the teeth and can usually be done in one office visit.

Also known as gum lifting, gum contouring is a relatively painless procedure. While some people do experience discomfort and swelling for the first few days after the procedure, the healing time is typically quick.

Now that you know what gum contouring is, let’s take a closer look at what gum contouring can and can’t DO.

Gum Contouring Before and After

Gum contouring is able to offer slight changes in your smile’s appearance. However, gum contouring CAN’T completely alter and transform your smile, especially if you have misaligned, crooked, cracked, chipped, or stained teeth.

Here are the changes you can expect from having a gum contouring procedure:

BEFOREAFTER


Excessive gum tissue
Uneven gum lines
Stubby or small tooth shape


Balanced gum tissue
Even and natural gum lines
Attractive tooth shape
A more symmetrical smile
Immediate, yet minor, results

These behind the scenes photos can give you an idea about the changes to expect. Please be aware that results can alter dramatically depending on your condition as well as who performs the surgery:

Gum Contouring Before and After

Next, let’s look at the cost of this procedure to see if it’s even worth it.

How much is gum contouring?

Unfortunately, gum contouring can cost $50 to $350 to shape and remove the gum around a SINGLE tooth. The price range is so vast because the cost depends on:

  • Extent of the work needed
  • Local rates
  • Expertise and reputation of the dentist
  • Sedation method

The damage or overgrowth rarely is limited to just one tooth. Therefore the total costs for extensive gum reshaping and contouring for the visible teeth in the front can easily cost $3,000 or MORE!

Luckily, there is an easier and more affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

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!

For gummy smiles, we 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. 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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Too much fluoride can damage teeth - are we poisoning our kids?

Too Much Fluoride Causes Damage to the Teeth – How Much Is Too Much?

Spots, specks, stains, dings, and damage.

All of these unsightly dental conditions are a result of being exposed to TOO MUCH fluoride.

Known as fluorosis, this cosmetic condition permanently changes the health of your teeth.  

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

Dental fluorosis rates have been on the rise for years and have now reached groundbreaking levels. Information collected from a survey by the Center 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.
  • Dentists continue to push fluoride treatments without properly informing parents of the potential risks
  • Pediatric dentists fail to adequately educate on how to measure and manage the amount of fluoride the child is consuming.

From what it is, to what causes it and how to prevent it, here is absolutely everything you need to know about fluorosis and your teeth.

What Is 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. Consuming  fluoride is especially concerning during the years when the teeth are developing, typically up to age 8.

The effects of fluoride on tooth enamel include lowering mineral content and an increasing porosity. Typically, the dentist measures the damage by examining the surfaces of the teeth when clean, dry and under good lighting.

If the dentist suspects dental fluorosis, they can further examine your teeth and gums. X-rays are beneficial to make sure the teeth do not have any other defects, like cavities.

Dental fluorosis causes varying degrees of both aesthetic and physical damage to your teeth.

Dental Fluorosis and Discoloration of Teeth

The visual effects of fluorosis dictates the severity and varying degrees of damage:

  • Healthy, Normal Teeth: Appear to have a smooth, glossy surface, that’s typically a pale white color.
  • 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. 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. The general form of the tooth may also be affected.

Dental fluorosis causes something that is called intrinsic discoloration.  

What this means is that the inner structure  of your tooth, the dentin, darkens or gets a yellow tint. These intrinsic stains are much deeper in the tooth and are permanent. It is usually not possible to neutralize or lighten this type of discoloration.

What Causes Fluorosis?

Fluorosis is caused by being exposed to too much fluoride.

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

Fluoridated water accounts for 40% of all dental fluorosis cases.

We consume these (sometimes) dangerous levels of fluoride via drinking water, children’s formula, foods prepared with public drinking water, toothpaste, and mouthwash.

How To Prevent Fluorosis

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

One of the important factors to take into consideration in preventing fluorosis, especially in children, is to monitor fluoride intake.

To prevent excess fluoride exposure in young children:

  • Monitor toothbrushing to make sure not too much toothpaste is used
  • Teach them not to swallow toothpaste
  • Avoid giving them tap water and offer filtered water instead
  • Cut back on drinks that contain fluoride such as fruit juices, bottled water, and soft drinks

Now that you’ve read everything you need to know about fluorosis, there is only one last thing to discuss…

How To Get Brighter & Whiter Teeth

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

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.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.
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The crazy cost of gum contouring

The Crazy Cost of Gum Contouring (And An Affordable Solution)

My gums are too big.

The teeth are too small.

This smile is too “gummy”.

If you are not happy with the way your smile and gums look, there are several ways you can go about improving their appearance.

One option to consider is gum contouring… but it will cost you

Let’s take a closer look at what gum contouring is, the crazy cost of it, and an affordable solution that will give you the smile you’ve always dreamed about!

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a form of cosmetic dentistry that is used to correct and reshape excessive or uneven gums.

Prior to the procedure, the dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the area. Next, the dentist will fix the uneven gum line by removing the excess gum tissue as needed and then sculpting the gum line with a laser or other cutting tool until it appears even and natural.

This process exposes a little more of the enamel of the teeth and can usually be done in one office visit

Also known as gum lifting, gum contouring is billed as a relatively painless procedure. But, people do experience discomfort and swelling for the first few days. However, the healing time is typically quick.

Yes, gum contouring can make a significant improvement to your smile as seen in gum contouring before and after photos. However, as we said… it WILL cost you.

What Does Gum Contouring Cost?

Gum contouring is a very popular, yet sometimes overused, dental 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

Gum contouring cost sometimes can be partially covered by insurance if the procedure is medically necessary. However, if the surgery is for cosmetic reasons only, you will have to pay for it out of pocket.

It can cost between $50 to $350 or more to shape and remove the gums around a SINGLE tooth. The price range is so vast because the cost depends on:

  • Extent of the work needed
  • Local rates
  • Expertise and reputation of the dentist
  • Sedation method

Since the damage or overgrowth rarely is limited to just one tooth… the total cost for extensive gum reshaping and contouring can easily cost $3,000 or MORE (and these prices only cover the cost of the teeth that are visible in the front)

Luckily, there is an easier and more affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Let us introduce you to the future of smile design

The Affordable 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 gingivectomy. 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. Everything you need to get started is 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 save you from 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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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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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.

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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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Looking for a perfect smile without cosmetic dentistry? You’re not the only one! Keep reading to find out why cosmetic dentistry may not be the solution you are looking for.

It’s no secret that first impressions count.

Whether you are interviewing for your dream job, on a promising and romantic first date, or entertaining your family and friends at a dinner party, the first moments of an encounter have the power to leave an impression that has the potential to last a lifetime.

With SO much pressure hovering over these important moments in your life, the last thing you want to have on your mind or be worried about is your appearance.

Let us explain…

Research shows that 93 percent of a first impression is non-verbal, and it’s made in the first seven seconds of meeting someone. Furthermore, the absolute number one facial feature is your SMILE! An astounding 87 percent of people say it is important for self-esteem. Furthermore, numerous studies have shown that having a healthy, good-looking smile that you are proud of is essential to both your professional and social success.

And we couldn’t agree more.

Life is far too short to feel the need to cover your mouth when laughing to hide your teeth or to hold back your smile when taking a photo with friends at the trendiest new restaurant in town.

But, if you have yellowed, chipped, crooked, or damaged teeth… the thought of smiling wide will certainly send your hand to cover your mouth faster than a speeding bullet.

However, that ALL ends now.

The hiding, the embarrassment, the awkwardness, the frustration, and feeling bad about the way your teeth look. It stops NOW thanks to not only general cosmetic dentistry, but also new and advanced smile-changing technologies (you definitely don’t want to miss out on this info!).

But first, let’s set the story straight when it comes to everything you need to know about cosmetic dentistry.

All about Cosmetic Dentistry

From what cosmetic dentistry is to what cosmetic dentists do and from how much it costs to how to choose the best cosmetic dentist, you are about to learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of the cosmetic dentistry industry.

More importantly, you will discover how you can finally get your idea of perfect smile… WITHOUT cosmetic dentistry by leveraging the revolutionary and life changing powers of custom Lab Direct press on veneers.

amazing alternative cosmetic dentistry result from Brighter Image Lab

What is the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist?

Cosmetic dentistry is a part of the dental field that is rapidly evolving and growing. It amounts to services that are offered by general practitioners who have little to NO oversight or regulation, which means that having a cosmetic dentistry procedure could put you and your health and well-being at risk.

The intention of cosmetic dentistry is to:

  • Improve the appearance of people’s mouths and teeth
  • Enhance oral health and the function of the teeth
  • Build and restore self-confidence
  • Offer effective treatments and procedures

Next, let’s dive into more details about what it is that cosmetic dentists offer and what treatments and procedures are available to potentially help you. However, keep in mind it’s not uncommon for people to be dissatisfied or find that their results didn’t meet their expectations.

What Do Cosmetic Dentists Do?

Cosmetic dentists perform an extensive and wide variety of procedures, such as:

TREATMENTRESULT
WhiteningPROS
Most widely used procedure
Removes stains from teeth
Brightens the appearance of teeth

CONS
May cause slight tooth sensitivity
Dental BondingPROS
Repairs chipped teeth
Fills in gaps
Changes color and shape of teeth

CONS
Bonding material becomes worn down, stained, or chipped and requires touch-up treatments every 3 to 10 years
Allergic reaction to the conditioning liquid, composite resin, or tools used during the
procedure can occur Infection is possible if the area is not sterilized properly before the procedure, which could end up requiring a root canal or tooth extraction
Dental CrownsPROS
Restores the appearance and shape
Completely covers tooth

CONS
Requires extensive and irreversible filing of the tooth
Can become chipped and require replacement, which is expensive
Causes discomfort and hot and cold sensitivity after the procedure
May cause pain and sensitivity when biting down
BridgesPROS
Considered a partial denture
Replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth
Holds dental crowns in place

CONS
Keeping it clean is very challenging
Requires replacement every 10 years
Can cause harm to your teeth by grinding them down
Inlays & OnlaysPROS
Offers a “filling” to treat aesthetic damage caused by tooth decay
Known as indirect fillings

CONS
Increased pain and tooth sensitivity
Risk of bacterial infection, which can further damage the tooth
Needs to be replaced every 5 to 7 years
Dental ImplantsPROS
Replaces the root portion of a missing tooth  
Think of it as artificial tooth roots
Becomes the base for one or more artificial teeth

CONS
Requires surgery
Risk of infection
Swelling and pain after the procedure
BracesPROS
Improves the look of crooked teeth
Repositions the teeth
Guides teeth to the correct position over time

CONS
Traditional braces are very noticeable
Ceramic braces stain easily
Lingual braces (braces on the inside of teeth) cause great discomfort
All braces are difficult to keep clean and require routine adjustments
Enamel Shaping & ContouringPROS
Reshapes chipped and irregular teeth
Alters crooked or overlapping teeth
Fixes minor bite problems

CONS
Puts you at risk for tooth breakage
Can cause teeth to become weak
Only slightly improves appearance
Causes sensitivity if too much enamel is removed
Permanently alters the tooth structure
Traditional VeneersPROS
Bonded to tooth’s surface
Enhances appearance
Covers severe discoloration
Repairs cracked, chipped, and crooked teeth

CONS
Process is NOT reversible
Not repairable if they chip or crack
Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold
May not match exact color of other teeth
Other Periodontal
Plastic Procedures
PROS
Improves an uneven gum line
Fixes indentations in your gums or jawbone
Covers exposed roots

CONS
Causes discomfort post surgery
Takes weeks for gums to heal completely
Swelling and bleeding
Risk of relapse of gum tissue

If you have a problem with the appearance of your teeth, there is more than enough of a variety of procedures and treatments available to give you an incredible result, but always be aware that there are risks involved that can end up permanently damaging your teeth.

Modern Day Cosmetic Dentistry & The New Direct Lab

Thanks to technological advancements in recent years, a new smile is becoming more accessible and affordable to people who never thought cosmetic dentistry could be a choice for them. Many people are looking for a more affordable solution to cosmetic dentistry, and it is this new technology offered by dental labs that is making these dreams a reality.

The field of cosmetic dentistry has been booming over the last few years and continues to experience growth, especially given the fact that dental labs have advanced technology that cosmetic dentists do NOT.

More and more people are undergoing treatments and procedures to improve their smile and to make their teeth look their best.

Today, cosmetic dentistry is MORE popular than ever, just check out these industry stats:

  • Over the past 5 years, the cosmetic dentist industry has grown by 2.5 percent each year by charging high fees for treatments and procedures.
  • The cosmetic dentistry industry reached a revenue of 4 billion because they have overcharged patients for products produced my dental labs
  • There is an increasing awareness about minimally invasive techniques to correct dental deformities and enhance the teeth’s overall appearance. However, some cosmetic dentists have misled  patents by misinforming them about purchasing from dental labs.

Interested in getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure that doesn’t require an expensive and extensive dental office visit? It’s a whole lot easier in this day and age because of The New Lab Direct Technology

Thanks to this technology, you can even take the first steps in creating your own perfect smile while sitting on your couch (Yes, REALLY!)… but more on that later so stay tuned.

The Rising Demand of Perfect Smiles

Since the average American spends nearly eleven hours a day interacting with and consuming media, it should come as no surprise that this has influenced and played a part in the rising demand of cosmetic dentistry

Popular media has the power to influence social norms so incredibly much. Just take these statistics from a study focused on the frequency, context, and characteristics of SMILES used in advertising

  • In over 70 percent of advertisements, nearly 80 percent of people were smiling.
  • The smile filled out one quarter of the size of the entire advertisement.
  • Teeth were visible in 82 percent of advertisements.

Have you had a growing urge to want a perfect smile? You certainly aren’t alone given the fact that advertisements are designed to make you want to change yourself!

But before you think you can just go to your regular dentist, let’s take a closer look at why people think a cosmetic dentist is the ultimate choice when it comes to perfecting your smile.

The Difference Between Dentists & Lab Direct Solutions

Now, if you’re thinking you will just head on down to your dentist’s office or your local cosmetic dentist to get that glowing smile you’ve been dreaming about, you may be in for a rude awakening. While your dentist can offer some of the procedures mentioned above, it may come at such a steep price that it will have you running out their door stat.

While there may appear to be differences between “going to the dentist” and a cosmetic dentist office, they are nearly one and the same

There IS a drastic difference in experience and results when you forget the dentist altogether and seek affordable, yet highly effective, solutions that are lab direct:


Dentist/ Cosmetic Dentist

Lab Direct Solutions
What They DoProvides basic and preventative
procedures

Focused on fixing problems and
relieving pain

Help people achieve a beautiful
smile through expensive cosmetic
treatments
Provides advanced technology that the dentists do not have

Makes it affordable and possible to make cosmetic changes without
going to a dentist

Help people get a perfect smile
through affordable solutions
Cost Upwards of $20,000 + for a
complete smile makeover
Full smile transformation prices
start at $795
Experience Time spent during office visits

Causes pain and discomfort

May require surgery
Complete smile makeover without a visit to a dentist

Easy and painless
ResultsPermanent, irreversible results

Damages teeth
Reversible, removable options

Does not damage teeth

Now that we know the difference between going to the dentist and lab direct solutions, let’s take a closer look at WHY a dental lab is an excellent choice when you want to enhance your image by improving the appearance of your smile.

Why You Should NOT Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?

Bad teeth? Hate to Smile?

With family and cosmetic dentistry, it is possible to change your smile… AND change your life! Everyone deserves to smile and to be happy.  However, if you are embarrassed of yellowed or crooked teeth and don’t like the way they look, you most likely are holding back the smiles.

However, the frustrating reality of getting your ideal smile with cosmetic dentistry is that it is going to cost you thousands and can cause permanent damage to your teeth… and even potentially leave you worse off than you were before! With so many risks involved in choosing cosmetic dentistry, it’s absolutely vital that you explore and consider other options before scheduling a procedure or treatment

The best option available to transform your smile is to choose Lab Direct with Brighter Image Lab.

The Premier Choice: Lab Direct Custom Veneers With Brighter Image Lab

Instead of keeping it tight lipped, you can unlock your smile’s potential with lab direct custom veneers from Brighter Image Lab! Check out these incredible reasons why custom 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. Just think… you won’t need to take any time off work, it is a painless process, and as you will read later in this article, it comes at just a fraction of the cost of cosmetic dentistry!

With more and more people opting for esthetic dental procedures and treatments, it has resulted in the development of advanced technologies, such as custom lab direct veneers, that are capable of giving you anything you desire

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

The Safest Way To Get A Sparkling Smile

Cosmetic dentistry is considered dental work that is not a necessity that is needed for health reasons, but is more of a personal choice. Therefore, it is important to consider the safety of the procedure you want to have in mind. Before choosing to go ahead and get the cosmetic dental procedure done, it’s best to do your research… and do it thoroughly!

The first thing to recognize is that cosmetic dentistry involves much of the same treatment methods as regular dentistry. Therefore, the risks involved are much the same.

Here is what you need to consider when it comes to safety and cosmetic dentistry procedures versus Lab Direct custom veneers:

PROCEDURERISK
Orthodontic/Dental BracesMinimal to none but takes a long time to get a result

Many orthodontic bonding materials are not clinically tested to confirm efficiency and
effectiveness, which can lead to failure of the metal brackets

The relapse rate is nearly 28 percent for some conditions, meaning there would be a
need to get braces again
Traditional Dental
Veneers
Involves shaving down and removal of some of the tooth structure, which can cause trauma to your tooth in the cosmetic dentist does too much.

Trauma to the tooth can sometimes result in the need for a root canal.
Only 53 percent of veneers survive without re-intervention at 10 years.
Lab Direct Custom Dental VeneersAbsolutely 100 percent reversible, unlike traditional dental veneers

Cosmetic dentistry can be a choice to improve your smile as long as you choose a fully licensed, qualified, and experienced cosmetic dentist. Before you decide to have any cosmetic procedures or treatments, make sure you have an in depth conversation with your cosmetic dentist so that he or she absolutely understands what you are looking for and the result you are after.

On the other hand, if you want the safest way to get a sparkling smile, look no further than custom dental veneers from Brighter Image Lab.

Later in this article we will take a closer look at how to get your own custom dental veneers… keep on reading!

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

Modern cosmetic dentistry covers a very broad range of procedures that a patient can choose from to obtain the smile of their dreams.

Unfortunately, the reality is that the cost of dental work leaves most with no REAL choice.

Even the most minor repairs can cost thousands of dollars and only yield slightly noticeable results. To give you an idea of average costs of cosmetic dentistry versus Lab Direct, refer to the following chart.

However, please note that prices and availability for cosmetic dentistry will vary GREATLY depending on where you live. With a quick internet search of “cosmetic dentist near me”, you can easily find out the prices of your local cosmetic dentist. On the other hand, Lab Direct custom veneers will cost you the same price no matter where you live!

Average Cost of Cosmetic Dentist Procedures

ProcedureAverage CostLab Direct
Whitening$200 – $500**
Bonding$100 – $450**
Crowns$1500**
Inlays & Onlays$650 – $1200 per tooth**
Veneers$1500 – $1800 per tooth$795 for a complete smile transformation

**Custom Dental Veneers from Brighter Image Lab is a great alternative to these procedures.

Now, if you really desire an absolutely stunning smile transformation via cosmetic dentistry, you are easily looking at having to spend $24,000 or MORE… but even being handed a $5, $10, or $15,000 dental treatment plan is tremendously paralyzing.

Alternative Cosmetic Dentistry Options

While you can dream and hope to win the lottery or be awarded a cosmetic dentistry grant to receive some free cosmetic dentistry… let’s face it – the reality of that actually happening is slim to none.

This is exactly why most people don’t improve their smile. It seems like some far fetched dream only available to the wealthy or the lucky few. But before you think that getting an outstanding smile is out of the question… there IS ANOTHER CHOICE.

Well, what choice do you have? After seeing the prices above, the choice is clear.

Custom Lab Direct dental veneers from Brighter Image Lab will give you everything that you want in a smile for a fraction of the cost

Why Does The Lab Direct Process Cost Less Than Cosmetic Dentistry?

With such a HUGE difference in price between cosmetic dentistry and Lab Direct, it’s natural to wonder why the Lab Direct process costs so much less than cosmetic dentistry.

The number one reason why the Lab Direct process is incredibly affordable is because it gives you the opportunity to bypass the dentist. Yes, you read that right. You won’t have to step foot in a dentist’s office AT ALL throughout the entire process of designing and receiving your custom dental veneers.

In four simple steps, you can have the smile of your dreams:

  1. Order your impression system from Brighter Image Lab
  2. Make and send impressions to our lab (which can be done at home)
  3. Our lab makes and sends veneers to you
  4. Receive your custom veneers Lab Direct!

Here at Brighter Image Lab, we believe a smile makeover should not have to cost you $10,000 or more. Our Lab Direct process is specifically designed to save you thousands.

If You Choose To Use A Cosmetic Dentist: Cautionary Tip

We understand that in this day and age, people like choices. Therefore, if you do choose to use a cosmetic dentist, we want to ensure that you have a great result because your smile is a crucial asset to not only your overall appearance, but also how you conduct yourself in your day to day life. Therefore, it is vitally important to choose a cosmetic dentist that has the expertise and experience to give you exactly what you want.

Cosmetic dentistry is both a science AND an art. As a result, each individual cosmetic dentist has their own style and artistry they use to craft the smile you have been dreaming about

Don’t just head out to the cosmetic dentist office closest to you because it is easy and convenient…unless you want to put yourself at risk for being gravely disappointed with the results. Many cosmetic dentists specialize in specific dental procedures so it is very important for you to “do your homework” when it comes to finding a cosmetic dentist.

To be sure that you find a cosmetic dentist that will best fit your goals and cater to your needs, use these following tips:

  1. Level of Training & Experience
    • A highly trained cosmetic dentist cares about your expectations and goals, and has the expertise to design and give you the smile you want.
    • Check to see that the cosmetic dentist is committed to continuing education. Cosmetic dental procedures and technology are frequently evolving and advancing. It is absolutely necessary for your prospective cosmetic dentist to be focused on staying updated and informed of advancements in the cosmetic dentistry field.
    • Ask the doctor how long they have been practicing and which dental procedures are most commonly performed in their cosmetic dentistry office.
  2. Specialties That Suit Your Specific Needs
    • Research the dental services and procedures that are offered and whether or not the cosmetic dentist specializes in the procedure YOU want and/or need.
    • This goes without saying… but ONLY choose a cosmetic dentist that is well  trained and specializes in what you are looking for.
    • ALWAYS ask the perspective cosmetic dentist how many times he or she has performed your desired procedure.
  3. Positive and Successful Patient Testimonials and Results
    • Previous patients experiences are a smart place to start when doing your research about your potential cosmetic dentist. Testimonials and reviews are able to give you an idea of what to expect when it comes to office atmosphere, customer service, and the cosmetic dental procedure itself.
    • Put your investigative internet skills to use by searching on social media sites, company websites, and review sites to find an abundance of information about the cosmetic dentist and people’s experience with him or her.
    • To observe the cosmetic dentist’s skill level, always be sure to ask for a variety of before and after photos of their previous patients. It’s an easy, yet effective way to make sure the cosmetic dentist you are considering has the quality and style you want.
  4. The Cosmetic Dentist is ALL ABOUT YOU
    • What we mean by this is that during your initial inquiries into the cosmetic dentist’s office as well as during your consultation, keep an eye and ear out that the cosmetic dentist and the staff are focused on YOU and your desires and needs.
    • Run for the hills if you get any sort of feeling or impression that the cosmetic dentist is only out for themselves and their own agenda, which may give you the sense that they just want to make money.
    • You certainly WON’T get what you want if the cosmetic dentist isn’t truly listening to you! Pay attention to get a sense if the cosmetic dentist is actively listening to what you are saying and is able to correctly summarize what you told him or her.
    • No matter what, the cosmetic dentist has to be able to explain your options in terms and language that you can easily understand and take the time to clarify any questions you have.
  5. Certifications and Awards
    • Take a look at the cosmetic dentist’s website or inquire over the phone before scheduling a consultation about professional organizations the cosmetic dentist belongs to or awards they have earned.
    • Organizations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), require high standards and extensive training for accreditation.
  6. A  Successful Atmosphere
    • Upon entering your local cosmetic dentistry office, HOW did it make you feel? Make sure to observe if you felt welcomed, comfortable, and well taken care of by a friendly staff.
    • The aesthetics of an office are important to your overall experience because having cosmetic dental procedures sometimes mean you will be sitting in the dentist chair for long periods of time.
    • One way to determine the level of advanced care at a cosmetic dentistry office is to ask about their technologies, such as: dental sedation, CAD/CAM restoration, intraoral imaging, and dental lasers.
  7. Clear About Costs
    • Take note of how the dentists presents and explains costs and if they are direct, upfront, and clear about what the full cost is of your entire dental plan.
    • The cosmetic dentist also needs to clearly communicate how long it will take to complete the plan.

Finding a cosmetic dentist you can trust

Finding a cosmetic dentist that you trust and will fulfill your expectations may take some time and patience and this is certainly a choice that you don’t want to cut corners on…or make this decision lightly

So, how can you skip the hassle and frustration of choosing the BEST cosmetic dentist? Let’s find out!

Choosing The Best Smile Makeover From Brighter Image Lab

Here at Brighter Image Lab, we are looking for people who want to improve their SMILE.

We are smile designers. All we do is design smiles for people who want to change their smile NOW.

We do smile makeovers for people all over the world because the #1 thing you can do to improve your overall appearance is to improve your smile!

The reason why most people don’t fix it… is because they don’t think it’s possible. But, you can have an amazing smile that is affordable by choosing to buy Lab Direct with Brighter Image Lab.

All you have to do is want to take the time
to make a CHANGE.

Click HERE if YOU are ready to make a change NOW!

Bad teeth, crooked teeth, broken teeth, misaligned teeth… you don’t have to go to a dentist and you don’t have to get braces. You can change your life by improving your smile.

There is no better way to (re)introduce yourself than to show people that you’ve got a new smile.

Our process is Lab Direct, which means there’s NEVER a dentist visit.

  • Do you hate paying a dentist?
  • Don’t want to go into debt?
  • Too impatient for braces to correct your teeth?
  • We helped this person, why shouldn’t you be next?
BILVeneers Alternative to Cosmetic Dentistry by Brighter Image Lab
BILVeneers Alternative to Cosmetic Dentistry by Brighter Image Lab

NOW you have another choice!

Your PERFECT Smile is only one click away!
CLICK HERE NOW!

You don’t have to sit in a dental chair because you are currently sitting in the only chair you need right now to make the decision to improve your smile and have an effect on your life for years and years to come

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level…without paying $24,000 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

The only thing we can do to spread happiness is to smile at each other…So that’s what i’m going to be doing for a long time.” ~ Cheyenne,  Brighter Image Lab Client

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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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