$59 for a Dental Exam with Cleaning and Digital X-Rays at Dental Care of Van Dyke ($336 Value)

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The Deal

$59 for a dental package ($336 value)

  • Exam
  • Digital x-rays
  • Healthy Mouth Cleaning 1110

This package takes place over two visits. On the first visit, Dr. Rehsi performs an exam and uses the results of digital x-rays to determine which type of cleaning to undertake on the second visit.

Cavities: Portrait of an Enamel Assassin

One primary purpose of a dental appointment is checking for cavities. To learn exactly how they form, read on.

Cavities—also known as dental caries or simply tooth decay—form as the direct result of two interplaying factors: food and bacteria. As soon as 20 minutes after a meal, more than 500 types of bacteria begin to feast on any refined sugar or starch they can find, producing a potent acid as a byproduct. Tooth enamel is considered the hardest substance in the human body, but if left alone for extended periods, this acid can easily bore its way past the enamel and into the inner layers of the tooth, which house nerves, blood vessels, and minerals worth approximately 25 cents on the fairies’ black market. Cavities can be difficult to notice in time—many don’t exhibit pain in the early stages of development, and they often occur in hard-to-clean spots, such as the small crevices on the top of molars. What’s more, unlike a child’s missing tooth, enamel doesn’t grow back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

In a study conducted in Warwickshire, England, fossilized records showed that only 8% of people living in the Iron Age experienced tooth decay—a stark contrast to today’s 48%. Granted, blacksmiths might have been able to forge strong toothpicks, but there’s a larger culprit to blame: the influx of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods that became more common in later humans’ diets. To counter the increase in oral ailments, dentistry evolved from a field that relied solely on bare-knuckle boxing matches to one that delicately treats decay as it appears, most often by removing the acid-eaten portions of the tooth and rebuilding the structure with a cement filling or crown. As always, however, the best offense is a good defense—dentists recommend brushing daily and visiting the office twice a year to prevent cavities from even forming.

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    Lutz

    18930 N. Dale Mabry Highway Suite 102

    Lutz, Florida 33548

    813-528-8701

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In a Nutshell

Dr. Rehsi conducts dental cleanings and exams in a private practice that uses state-of-the-art technology such as digital x-rays

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Only valid for new patients or patients who have been inactive over last 24 months. Extra charges apply for those in need of periodontal treatment. The exam takes place over two visits. The exam and x-rays are performed first to determine the type of cleaning for the second visit. The amount purchased can go towards payment of services. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Upkeep essentials, such as electric toothbrushes and laser hair removal