A healthy smile has pearly white teeth and emits a high-pitched "ding" whenever it appears. Teach teeth to audibly twinkle with today's Groupon: for $57, you get a dental package at Artistic Dentistry in Creve Coeur (a $467 total value). The dental package includes:
- Dental exam (an $110 value)
- A full-mouth gum health evaluation
- Bitewing x-rays (a $75 value)
- Cleaning (a $98 value)
- Custom take-home whitening trays with professional-strength whitening gel (a $184 value)
At Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Pete Pagano and his staff maintain and beautify chompers with general and cosmetic services. During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Pagano delves into patients’ facial caverns to seek out tooth decay, oral cancer, and gummi bears wanted for arson. Dr. Pagano then exposes entire oral underworlds with a series of bitewing x-rays, which assess root health and reveal hidden decay. Next, a skilled hygienist bathes teeth with ultrasonic teeth cleaning, a gentle, all-water cleaning method that sloughs off buildup and plaque from enamel and gum lines, leaving teeth as polished as Zeus’s trophy for Best Deity.
Patients can brighten their mouth bones by carting home a whitening kit, which comes complete with custom-fit trays and professional-grade whitening gel designed to coax out stains caused by wine, coffee, and tea. During the exam, the dentist will determine whether teeth and gums are healthy enough for the whitening treatment; patients with periodontal disease, cavities, or wisdom teeth that repeatedly commit the naturalistic fallacy may not be able to receive whitening.
Dr. Pete Pagano is following in the family footsteps: after practicing dentistry with his father for 15 years, during which he augmented his formal education with the knowledge gleaned from his dad’s real-world experience, he left the nest and set up his own practice. Today, at Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Pagano still treats patients whose teeth were inspected by his father, as well as those of their children and grandchildren. With the aid of a skilled staff, Dr. Pagano delves into patients’ facial caverns to seek out tooth decay, oral cancer, and gummy bears wanted for arson. Then, he treats mouths with any necessary procedures such as fillings, implants, and crowns or brightens smiles with teeth whitening. Whether performing a root canal or polishing teeth until they shine more than Zeus’s trophy for Best Deity, the dental professionals at Artistic Dentistry make sure to treat their patients as whole people and not just mouths by thoroughly discussing procedures and answering any questions.