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.
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.
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.
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.
At Trilogy Dental, Dr. Darren Riopelle and his talented team of tusk tenders provide a full line of dental services and techniques. During your visit, a dental devotee will harness the power of laser fluoroscopy to detect tooth decay using a KaVo Diagnodent—an instrument that examines tooth enamel gently, without molar-menacing pokes. They'll then stage a digital x-ray photo shoot and carnassial cleaning, carefully prepping your mouth stars for their next feature-length fang flick. Finally, to counter the teeth-staining effects of coffee, tobacco, and flavored toothpicks, the doctor will make impressions of your upper and lower chewing surfaces to create customized whitening trays. Used in conjunction with a specialized bleaching solution, the trays will allow customers to increase the brightness of their smiles in the darkness of their own homes. Today's deal is valid for Trilogy Dental's Whiten For Life program, which includes a complimentary touch-up bleaching kit at every six-month visit (clients must attend regular checkups two times per year to qualify for gel refills).