$39 for a Dental Exam, X-ray, and Basic Cleaning at NW Comprehensive Dentistry ($380 Value)

North Bellevue

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In a Nutshell

A dental exam, x-ray, and cleaning check for oral-health issues

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Appointment required. Services must be used by the same person. 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Teeth are more than just precious rocks that fall out of skulls so that they can be turned into jewelry. Keep your headstones polished with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $39 for a dental exam, x-ray, and basic cleaning ($380 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.

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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88% of 17 customers

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    “My fiancé and I recently moved to the sure and looked forms local dentist. This dentist and his staff are my favorite. Everything was modern and clean. My fiancé gets the needed meds to do procedures and everyone is happy. A+”

  • “Very thorough without being "alarmist", just what I want in a dentist”

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    North Bellevue

    11216 Northeast 15th Street

    Suite B

    Bellevue, Washington 98004

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