$45 Dental Exam, X-ray and Cleaning at Mardis Family Dental ($310 Value)

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There's nothing wrong with wanting beautiful teeth, and there's definitely nothing wrong with wanting a gloved hand in your mouth. Enjoy all aspects of dentistry with this Groupon.

The Deal

$45 for a dental checkup package ($310 total value)

  • Cleaning (an $80 value)
  • Oral cancer exam (a $30 value)
  • X-ray (a $120 value)
  • Exam (an $80 value)

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.

Plaque: Bacteria on Attack

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 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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    Fairlawn

    55 South Miller Road

    Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

    330-836-7991

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In a Nutshell

Dentist checks for decay and tumors; hygienist removes tartar and plaque

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Promotional value must be used in 1 visit. Services must be used by the same person. Groupon may not be combined with dental insurance, PPO or other discounts. New patients only or those who have not used services in the last 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.