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$29 Off Dental Exam, X-ray and Cleaning at Marsh Ridge Family Dental ($225 Value)

Northeast Carrollton

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In a Nutshell

Stave off cavities and oust plaque in a centrally located, bi-lingual dental office

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Not valid for clients active since 12/31/11. Not valid with periodontal disease. Extra fee for deep cleaning. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $29 for an exam, x-rays, and basic cleaning ($225 value)

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.

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    Northeast Carrollton

    2501 E Hebron Pkwy.

    Suite 500

    Carrollton, Texas 75010

    972-300-4155

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