Dr. Abbott and the staff at Midlothian Dental Arts revamp smiles with maintenance and cosmetic services that harness newer technology such as digital x-rays, 3-D imaging, and rocket-powered dental chairs. Each exam unfolds inside the comforting confines of the facility's rooms, which boast natural lighting. Neck pillows, flat-screen TVs, and headphones relax patients, as any necessary sedations put excess anxieties to sleep, and treatments conclude with rejuvenating, spa-scented washcloths.
At Midlothian Dental Center, experienced tooth technicians dispense cosmetic and preventative care augmented by a compassionate environment and comfortable amenities including satellite TV in every room. The one- to two-hour Zoom! treatment begins by prepping lips and gums so that only the teeth are exposed, before a scientifically formulated, pH-balanced, hydrogen-peroxide gel coats each soon-to-be glamorous gumstone. Beneath the glow of a special Zoom! light, the gel morphs into a stain-fighting solution, penetrating enamel and prying off stains left by bad-hygiene habits such as smoking, drinking, and subsisting solely on coffee grounds. The treatment is typically repeated several times in 15-minute cycles before concluding with a five-minute fluoride application to give biters a strengthening boost. Teeth immediately whiten an average of 6–10 shades, though patients should note that Zoom! whitens only natural teeth, and any outstanding dentals issues such as cavities, gum disease, and bits of embedded turquoise must be addressed before Zoom! can be applied.
At Murry & Kuhn Dentistry, Drs. Donald Murry Jr., Ken Murry, Don Murry III, Brittney Murry, and Todd Kuhn focus on keeping teeth in top-notch form with routine cleanings, veneers, dental implants, and whitening services. They use a slew of technologies during appointments, straightening chompers with traditional orthodontics or Invisalign clear braces and revealing hidden medical issues with digital x-rays. The digital units allow the dentists to show patients images quickly, and they produce less radiation than a traditional x-ray machine or Superman doing pushups. Murry & Kuhn Dentistry recently opened a new office in Chesterfield.
The dental professionals at United Smiles combine their expertise to cover the full range of dental services, from restorative and crown work to endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. The practice spans across four offices, though each office operates under the same philosophy of educating patients with thorough explanations of treatments and setting them at ease in a comfortable environment. This patient-centric credo extends to scheduling appointments on Saturday, as well as the practice's policy of always accepting emergency visits resulting from sudden tooth pain or strong urges to nap in a dental chair.
At Midlothian Family Dentistry, Drs. Robert A. Sorenson and William R. Monacell work to erase the perception that dental offices have to be scary. In doing so, they rely on more than just a gentle chair-side demeanor; they help guide patients step-by-step through general, cosmetic, and reconstructive treatments with optional oral-conscious sedation. This tool allows patients to stay awake and responsive—a helpful option for patients leery about "going under" with general anesthesia or the dentist's slideshow of his trip to Alaska.
Dr. Kenneth Stoner and his smile-savvy staff whitewash fading mouth fences with a bevy of advanced treatments. After a consultation, the dental exam thoroughly combs the teeth to check for cavities and signs of oral disease, before the digital x-rays provide instant screen feedback, using no chemicals and less radiation than standard x-rays and sub-standard gamma-bombs (a $230 value). Afterward, the doctor clears stray debris away from the enamel exterior of each ivory palace in preparation for their fresh sparkle. With the 45-minute Zoom! teeth-whitening procedure, chompers can go from custard to Casper, lightening by an average of eight shades (a $569 value). In three 15-minute treatments, dental doyens apply blanching gel and then activate it with a special blue lamp, creating a powerful stain-lifting duo. The process leaves immediate and long-lasting whiteness, so clients can exit the chair practicing a grin that's more radiant than a freshly polished light bulb. Patients found ineligible for Zoom! teeth-whitening during consultation may use $100 toward any other service.