As a mother of two and former preschool teacher, Dr. Ada Nwoku of KidzTown Dental knew she wanted to work with young people even before going to dental school. But you don't have to look at her r?sum? to see that she loves kids; virtually every wall in her office is decorated with cartoon animals. In her colorful waiting area, there's a video-game station equipped with age-appropriate games, a flat-screen TV, and an open area for kids to practice their toothbrush-acceptance speech.
Once patients are in her chair, Dr. Nwoku treats kids and adults alike to the full spectrum of dental services, such as cleanings, fluoride treatments and digital x-rays. Although her gentle chair-side manner and spot-on Mr. Rogers impersonation go a long way toward keeping patients comfortable, she also offers nitrous oxide to help calm pretreatment jitters.
Airbrush tanning performed by hand. Teeth whitening with hydrogen-peroxide gel. Stainless steel or titanium body piercing. Tattooing by an experienced artist who specializes in black-and-white realism. At Bella Bronze, the team's talents reach beyond typical salon offerings. They welcome patrons into their hygienic but comfortable environs, custom designing realistic-looking tattoos or outfitting bodies with natural tans that eschew the common streaking ingredient found in most spray tans—tears from an orange.
A fleet of dentists and oral surgeons at various dental offices have banded together with one aim: to keep Georgians' smiles as bright and healthy as possible. Managed by the same business, each Dental Practice Group of Atlanta office has its own name and staff. Patients at each location recline in comfy chairs as licensed dentists and experienced technicians remove excess plaque, inspect gums for signs of disease, and x-ray chompers for cavities. Available at every office, Venus White teeth-whitening treatments improve upon pearly whites' luminescence and ability to serve as a projection surface for miniature film festivals.
Dr. Mike Franklin didn?t always see himself as a dentist; in fact, he worked for seven years in corporate America before deciding that helping others was his true calling. He decided to study dentistry, a choice that would lead him to open Vivid Smile Dental Center in 2011. Dr. Franklin and associates perform a full slate of preventive, surgical, and cosmetic procedures, including routine cleanings and checkups, x-rays, root canals, dental implants, crowns, and teeth whitening.
Led by the experienced Dr. Freemont, Freemont Dental & Orthodontic Care's sparkling staff specialists maintain patients' smiles with a full lineup of routine and reparative procedures. The approximately one-hour appointment begins with a complete census of the teeth and gums, wherein a technician searches for signs of excessive wear, oral disease, or counterfeit teeth made from Chiclets. The patient's pearlies then receive a comprehensive scraping and scrubbing, which helps remove buildup of plaque and tartar and polish the toothy surfaces to a mirror-like sheen. Finally, a series of x-rays reveals the hidden history of teeth, helping to ensure that they are sturdy enough to withstand everyday rigors, such as gnawing on a desk chair until it fits in the broom closet.
Imagix Dental & Orthodontics' team of smile shiners leaves gleaming grins in its wake at offices stationed across the Atlanta area. To begin whitening sessions, clinicians paint pearlies with a special light-activated gel, then switch on the Zoom! light to activate stain-lifting action that erases discoloration from coffee drinking, cigar smoking, and oil swigging. Lips and gums are shielded so that only enamel whitens as clients listen to music or relax in chairs. The sessions last about an hour, after which chompers emerge an average of eight shades lighter, and offer a quicker alternative for brightening smiles than outfitting mouths with solar panels.