$69 for a Dental Exam, X-rays and Cleaning with Whitening Tray with Patricia D. Thomas, DDS ($252 Off)

Thomas Patricia D DDS

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In a Nutshell

Dental office equipped with digital x-rays and helmed by dentist with more than 16 years of experience

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Appointment required. Must be 8 and older for service. 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 tooth fairy still rewards adults who keep their teeth nice, leaving grown-up gifts, such as issues of The Economist and Pontiac Azteks, under their pillows. Grin and win with this Groupon.

The Deal

$69 for one dental checkup package ($252 total value)<p>

  • Exam and oral cancer screening ($103 value)
  • X-ray ($48 value)
  • Cleaning ($101 value)<p>
  • One-time use preloaded teeth-whitening tray<p>

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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96% of 27 customers recommend

  • “Everyone there was great and Patricia is incredible. Very friendly, fun, and courteous staff! I will be back and will recommend them to everyone I know.”

  • “They were wonderfully Professional, gentle and kind! Excellent!”

  • “ great visit very caring staff”

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    Thomas Patricia D DDS

    5505 Adams Farm Ln

    Unit F

    Greensboro, NC 27407

    +13362979793

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