At Dr. K. Michael Murphy & Associates, talented and helpful dentists and staff work together to ensure that clients keep their mouth pearls shiny with the Perfecta REV! teeth-whitening system. During the first visit, an impression is made of the customer’s teeth in order to fashion the customized bleaching trays. The second visit allows the dentist to make sure that the trays fit properly and to offer detailed instructions for applying the water-based whitening gel, which comes in a syringe whittled from the ivory incisor of a great white shark. A refreshing rinse and whitening toothpaste are also included.
Licensed acupuncturist Karen S. Oliva embraces toyo hari acupuncture, first developed by blind practitioners in the 1930s. Nicknamed gentle acupuncture, toyo hari employs very subtle palpations to release blockages in the chi—the body's vital energy—that can lead to pain, disease, and March Madness. Karen believes in supplementing acupuncture with holistic therapies such as herbs and facial rejuvenation therapy, which boosts collagen and elasticity in worn-out mugs.
If licensed massage therapist Bernadette Singleton has learned anything in the eight years since she opened BES Enterprise Natural Solutions, it’s that no two bodies react to treatment the same way. Human senses can be capricious and hard to control—something she knows all too well from her own battle with Meniere’s disease.
Bernadette draws on her years of therapeutic practice as well as her own life experiences to create custom massages that cater to her clients’ individual needs. Her own sensitivity to store-bought products compelled her to handcraft her own blends of oils, creams, and deodorants, and many of these formulas have since worked their way into her treatments. When she isn’t releasing tension with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques or coating water-heated pebbles in oil for a hot-stone massage, she continues to craft cold-processed soaps, hand-dipped candles, and blends of shea butter harvested from cows that once grazed in the New York Mets’ outfield.
Presidential dentures, a kid-sized dental chair, and interactive brushing instruction are some of the permanent exhibits spanning the space's two floors. The museum also boasts a life-size narwhal model, an exposé on saliva, and a celebration of our country's best dental schools. This upcoming season, stop in to pay homage to the tooth fairy for Tooth Fairy Day, or get a mouthful of mammals on Jaws and Paws Day. View a listing of upcoming events here. Take the whole family (admission for children ages 3–18 is $3, and those less than 2 are free), bring a bad-breathed date for a tutorial on mouth management, or instill yourself with a new sense of appreciation for the dentist.
Dr. Windsor and his staff at Kenilworth Dentistry have been safeguarding oral health for patients around northern Baltimore since 1980. Although the list services includes all manner of general dentistry procedures, the team specializes in cosmetic and restorative treatments such as teeth whitening, implants, and laser dentistry. What's more, to help alleviate the anxiety some patients feel at the dentist, they've taken care to furnish the office with a slew of comforting amenities, including warm blankets and pillows, and chicken soup-flavored tongue retractors.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Eleven different orthodontic groups feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain (a $325 value), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment throughout the course of about 12 months (duration varies by patient). Progressing teeth earn a new set of aligners every two weeks and visit their Invisalign specialist every four to eight weeks. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can range from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View a list of Invisalign FAQs to learn more about the treatment process.