At Almaden Yoga, owners Ron Victor and Anuja Chaudhri work alongside a team of instructors to reach out to those who have always wanted to practice yoga but never thought they could. Targeting the mind and body, their classes ensure that everyone, from beginning pupils to experts to expectant mothers, can find a course that suits their needs.
Aside from a way to stay in shape and lengthen limbs, the instructors see yoga as a philosophy for navigating the world. They believe that a combination of postures, focused breathing, and meditation is a method for discovering calmness in any uncomfortable situation, be it an all-night study session or a postapocalyptic decade trapped in a fallout shelter. Their life-changing approach has extended to charity events, such as a sun-salutation event to benefit St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, and their positive influence on health and mental wellness made them a Talk of the Town winner in 2012.
At AZ Dental, a team of six dentists accomplish cosmetic, general, and surgical procedures with an emphasis on patient health and comfort. To keep their guests comfortable, the dental team seats them in massage chairs for procedures such as gentle root canals. They also let patients watch movies on demand to help take their minds off a filling or an elaborate bone-grafting treatment, which increases height and width of the jawbone to fill in empty spaces or correct abnormalities. Backed by a compassionate and courteous staff, the dentists work to completely subtract stress from the entire visit, whether it's for a tooth whitening or a routine checkup. The office features wood accents and hallway sconces, just like the tree forts of most robber barons.
With an emphasis on restorative and cosmetic care, Dr. Kostantinos Pries and company toil to transform unfit mouths into healthy snack compactors. During the standard check-up, which lasts for 90 minutes, Dr. Pries will appraise the state of teeth and gums before beginning the meticulous cleaning, which gives the heave-ho to any tartar and plaque buildup to clear the way for future generations of Flintstones chewables, coffee grounds, and concealed lima beans. After teeth are scanned with digital x-rays that emit as much as 90% less radiation than conventional x-ray machines, patients will depart with custom-fit whitening trays to be worn a few hours a day until the desired level of enlightenment is achieved.
Camden Dental is a family owned and operated practice that has been providing general and cosmetic dentistry in San Jose for over 20 years. Dr. Sam Photopoulos and his son Dr. Anastasios Photopoulos truly care about the well being of their patients and make every effort to make each dental visit a positive experience.
After comprehensively examining your mouth and its contents (a $95 value)—including checking teeth for cavities and cracks, inspecting gums for signs of periodontal disease, and testing your tongue on its poetry memorization—Dr. Hamada's team will present your choice of whitening options. During the professional in-office whitening ($500), patients lounge about for roughly an hour as the in-office bleaching gel relentlessly beats stains from the teeth. To whiten at home, opt for a custom-fitted set of take-home whitening trays. After fitting you for trays, Dr. Hamada's office will custom-form the whitening artifacts using the state-of-the-art power of Grayskull. When the trays are ready (between two days and a week), return to the office for instructions on how to properly use the two weeks' worth of treatments.
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