Although dental visits generally aren't a popular way to spend an afternoon, Dr. Nazir wants to make them as pleasant as possible. He caters to anxious individuals during restorative and general dentistry with oral conscious and IV sedation, which relaxes patients while leaving them cognizant and communicative. Trained in advanced dental techniques with more than 18 years of experience under his electric handpieces, Dr. Nazir performs a broad range of dental services, from fabricating crowns to brightening smiles with take-home whitening kits.
At Boulos Dental Care, Dr. Samy Boulos and his experienced staff maintain chompers' health with advanced technology and the belief that preventive care is key to wellness. Visits begin with a comprehensive oral examination, during which Dr. Samy ventures over mouthscapes to seek out any troublesome signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, or tied tongues. Technicians snap digital x-rays to expose decay lurking beneath the surface, and skilled hygienists thoroughly bathe mouths. Staff also perform cosmetic dentistry, such as brightening grins with the Zoom! whitening treatment, and they diagnose and treat periodontal disease. They work to reduce patient anxiety through comprehensive consultations with the dentist, throat sprays that control gag reflexes, and nitrous oxide for temporary sedation.
In 2005, The Perfect Smile infiltrated area malls to provide shoppers with fast and convenient teeth-whitening options. The company’s signature service—a 30-minute in-office treatment—uses BleachBright gels and activation lights to brighten teeth or plastic vampire fangs three to six shades. Lined up at the retail counter, whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, and take-home kits protect pearly whites against the looming danger of morning coffee or midmorning soy sauce.
The staff at Million Dollar Smile89 provides just one service out of their White Bear Lake office: teeth whitening. They rely on high-tech laser-light systems to brighten teeth up to eight shades, leaving chompers as white as a ghost who thinks he just saw a ghost. The pain-free process takes as little as 15 minutes.
Successful restaurateur Supenn Harrison made her first foray into the restaurant business more than 30 years ago, when she bought a burger joint in the Twin Cities. For Supenn, slinging patties wasn't enough to satisfy her love of the culinary arts; the Thailand native and former teacher quickly traded deep fryers for woks and opened her first Thai restaurant.
She eventually launched the first Sawatdee in 1983 in an abandoned warehouse, transforming the unlikely setting into something you might see in the heart of Bangkok, with gold-leaf ceilings and traditional artwork. Now, Supenn owns seven Sawatdee restaurants throughout Minnesota and has expanded the menu to include sushi dishes. Besides sharing her culinary skills through hands-on cooking classes, Supenn has disseminated her authentic Thai fare by catering birthday celebrations, family reunions, and the Rolling Stones' anti-retirement party.
The blue LED lights shining throughout Bright Smile Teeth Whitening’s office glow with purpose—to activate and oxidize the system’s specially formulated whitening gel. In just 30 minutes, this duo tag-teams the stains that result from using tobacco, drinking coffee, or mistaking a quill for a toothpick, lightening teeth up to six shades. Bright Smile also downsizes its system to make it feasible for at-home shading, even providing a compact blue light that fits snugly in mouths.