Dental Checkups or Take-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry (Up to 85% Off)

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$39 for a kids dental package ($264 value)

  • Exam ($85.00 value)
  • X-ray ($115.00 value)
  • Cleaning ($64.00 value)

$59 for an adult dental package ($287 value)

  • Exam ($85.00 value)
  • X-ray ($115.00 value)
  • Cleaning ($87.00 value)

$69 for a take-home whitening kit ($300.00 value) and exam ($85.00 value; $385 total 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.

Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry

There's nothing complicated about a visit to Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry. Patients make their appointments simply, either by phone or via a few quick clicks on the practice's website or Facebook. After that streamlined step, they're in the highly trained hands of dentist Dr. Akbar H. Jafferally and his team. All the experts make a point of avoiding technical jargon as they tend to teeth; whether they're enhancing smiles with implants, treating TMJ, or otherwise beautifying smiles, they describe their handiwork in layman's terms like "gums," "teeth," and "along the way, please don't bite me."


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    Sugar Land

    19875 Southwest Freeway Suite 120

    Sugar Land, Texas 77479

    281-937-7530

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In a Nutshell

Dr. Akbar H. Jafferally and his staff promote oral health with cavity-preventing cleanings; whitening kit is customized to each patient

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Kids Dental Package only valid for children 12 or younger. Adult Dental Package only valid if there is no evident sign of gum disease. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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