$39 for a Cleaning, X-Rays, and Exam at Dr. Jeff Kelley, DDS ($246 Value)

Fort Worth

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  • $39 for a cleaning, x-rays, and complete dental exam ($246 value)

Plaque: Bacteria on Attack

Though trips to the dentist are important, the real work of dental hygiene is done at home. Get inspired to floss daily with Groupon’s analysis of plaque.

Most people have been told since childhood that eating too much sugar causes tooth decay, but there’s an important step between the candy bar and the cavity. Plaque is the pale and ruthless mercenary that carries out sugar’s program of decay. It’s made up of the countless bacteria living in the mouth that multiply when it’s left unbrushed or unflossed. Every time we have a snack or a sip of soda, all those seemingly invisible organisms are feeding too, and as they digest sugars and carbohydrates, they produce harmful acids that eat into the teeth. What’s more, plaque left hanging around eventually hardens into tartar, which can cause gum disease.

The mouth is never entirely rid of bacteria: scientists have found that on one square millimeter of clean tooth surface, about 1,000 organisms make their home. In the course of 12 hours, that bacteria can reproduce up to four times, meaning that it spreads exponentially if left unchecked: after four days without brushing, that same tiny surface can end up housing 256,000 organisms, each one of them busy posting Craigslist ads for more roommates.

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    Fort Worth

    2924 W 6th St

    Fort Worth, Texas 76107

    817-877-1651

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In a Nutshell

After x-raying and examining mouths and teeth to evaluate overal oral health, the doctor cleans teeth free of plaque

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Appointment only. 24 hour cancellation notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid only for new clients or those who haven't been in the past 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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