The trend-savvy stylists of JayAhnest Salon beautify clients from cowlick to cuticle. Alongside modern cut and color services, hair specialists reframe the eyes with brow shaping, and nail techs conjure symmetry with meticulous manicures. For special occasions or a high-stakes staring contest, a makeup artist can gussy up the eyes, lips, and cheekbones.
Doctors David VanderLugt and Brian Mulder stylize Grand Rapids smiles and keep greedy tooth fairies at bay with a mouth-mending menu of oral upkeep services. The initial exam investigates canine canyons and the under-gum tunnels of molar molehills, diagnosing potential tooth threats and recommending necessary treatments (a $68 value). A series of bite-wing x-rays of the anterior and posterior chompers expose any threats hiding beneath your enamel, such as cavities or bandana-clad stagecoach robbers (a $50 value). Stained, dulled, or discolored people-fangs are reradiated with an at-home teeth-whitening treatment, which bequeaths all patients with upper and lower whitening trays (a $200 value each). All teeth-whitening patients must be at least 18 years of age and should call ahead for an appointment.
At Lake Eastbrook Family Dentistry, Dr. Ellen Tavarone and her dedicated staff refurbish smiles with a bevy of dental services. During the one-hour visitation, Dr. Ellen explores mouths’ nooks to unearth cavities and any problems lurking under gum lines and in between teeth. X-rays further reveal furtive goings-on, exposing any decay and ponzi schemes invisible to the naked eye. Once exams conclude, a skilled hygienist sloughs mouths in a foamy bath of scrubbing and flossing, extricating plaque and tartar. Patients looking to brighten teeth can cart home a 10-day supply of Day White whitening treatment. After the initial appointment, Dr. Ellen spends 30 additional minutes crafting custom molds of mouths that the patient later fills with professional grade whitening gel or spillover from piggy banks. The gel’s oxygenated muscles heft out stains caused from coffee, tea, and tobacco.
Sandra Murphy, Glamour Permanent Cosmetics, Tattoo & Body Piercing's owner and certified cosmetics specialist, crafts tattooed facial enhancements that mimic the look of makeup, bestowing eye and lip regions with natural-looking fullness and perpetual allure. A team of four safety-certified staffers assists Murphy, each specializing in a particular form of cosmetic enhancement such as eyelash extensions, teeth whitening, and tattoos. Murphy has honed her craft since 2006 and now instructs a 100-hour course designed to certify new permanent cosmetics artists.
Specializing in cosmetic and corrective dentistry, Lindenwoods Dental's courteous staff burnishes lustrous smiles with an emphasis on pain management. Before the whitening treatment, teeth submit to a limited oral exam to gauge overall health and reorganize molars that have swapped places. A sedation dentistry consultation sifts through the patient's medical history and past dental experiences to determine which form of anesthetic they may be eligible. Sink into one of the office's Tempur-Pedic chair mattresses as a hygienist spreads a whitening solution across your teeth and distracts restless senses with a movie or paraffin waxing during the 30-minute treatment. The Boost! system illuminates grins up to four shades and can last up to five years if properly maintained with regular brushing, flossing, and a diet based around clear food groups. A gentle formula reduces post-whitening sensitivity, though patrons may still experience some vulnerability to pain.
After spending more than 25 years perfecting the balance between technical know-how and attentiveness to patients' needs, Michael Crete, DDS, was named the best dentist in 2012 by Grand Rapids Magazine. Dr. Crete shares his extensive knowledge and caring nature at Rivertown Dental Associates, alongside a talented and caring staff. Together, the team performs general and cosmetic treatments for every member of the family.
Visitors to the practice are immediately put at ease with warm blankets, pillows, and freshly brewed headphones. The office has also been designed with children's comfort in mind: they can spend time in a colorful play area and give mid-cleaning hugs to Oliver, the resident teddy-bear puppet with a winning smile. That same thoughtfulness extends beyond the office walls: Dr. Crete gives back to the community by supporting a local ballet company and a nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities.