Dr. Frederick D. Thurston has seen a few teeth in the more than three decades he’s worked in the profession. He opened Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center in 1980, and since then he and his staff have continually updated their practice with modern technology. For example, they use low-radiation digital radiography to reveal cavities, and teeth-whitening treatments hide stains from coffee and from drinking the boss’s bucket of ink out of the office fridge.
With decades of dental experience, founder Dr. Kulwant S. Bedi and the staff at Artistic Dental Associates strive to make patients comfortable and smiles bright, injecting kindness, enthusiasm, and humanity into the dental practice. During an exam (D0140), mouths are meticulously searched top to bottom for malevolent plaque, and x-rays (D0272) stealthily seek cavities that are wreaking havoc on teeth's interiors. Finally, Dr. Bedi and his teeth-savvy staff send you off with a take-home teeth-whitening tray (D9972), a process that takes one hour and can make teeth up to eight shades whiter, significantly increasing the chances of landing the job to host the local Monster Truck & Ballet Awards
With more than 29 years of combined experience, Drs. John M. Borchers and Michael T. Mckee care for teeth the way a kindergarten teacher cares for her class. Though they won’t teach incisors how to add or properly enunciate the pledge of allegiance, the doctors do ensure that each member of the group lives in harmony with its neighbor, maintains straight posture, and remains present and accounted for at all times. To accomplish this, Drs. Borchers and Mckee administer meticulous examinations that inspect each tooth for signs of decay and crookedness. And when teeth have gone missing altogether, dental implants can serve as permanent seat fillers, dutifully chewing on any urgently overdue homework.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
Relax in one of Affinity Dental Group’s comfy chairs as it zooms up and tilts back to the angle at which an experienced team of periodontal dominators can easily examine your gracious gums and pearly pals. During your stay, a dentally focused eye will peer deep into your mouth for signs of trouble (a $61 value), take x-ray pictures of your teeth for the Affinity yearbook (a $150 value), and address any concerns, pains, or existential ennui before de-gunking your charming chompers (an $83 value). All procedures at Affinity Dental come complete with rigorous sterilization and disinfection procedures designed to ease the mind and heighten the level of overall brilliance.