A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Dr. Harold Kirksey doesn't isolate his practice to the mouth. He views dentistry as a holistic profession, one that addresses oral ailments for the benefit of the entire person. Therefore, his services strive to correct root problems and restore confidence, rather than simply cancel out symptoms. His porcelain veneers, crowns, and bonding treatments act as evidence of his extensive training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He also straightens teeth with Invisalign braces—less conspicuous than metal braces, they're unlikely to be detected by the malevolent Brace Fairy. Before he begins any treatment, however, Dr. Kirksey discusses patients' goals during a smile design consultation, which outlines a customized plan for obtaining a more carefree grin.
Using a combination of whitening gel and FDA-approved blue accelerating lights, the DaVinci teeth-whitening system can leave teeth an average of up to eight shades whiter. During office visits, clients apply the signature whitening solution—an organic plant- and mineral-based gel—to chompers. A specially designed LED laser light is used with the food-grade hydrogen peroxide gel to lift lingering stains. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpasses of their smiles.
Dr. Dana and the staff of dental technicians at Carrollwood Dental illuminate smiles with in-office Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments. Clinicians first gently tuck away lips and gums, then layer grins with Zoom! whitening gel. A specially designed light activates the gel, which breaks up yellowing and stains with energetic oxygen surges and threats of soap-bar bubble baths. The sessions can last 90–120 minutes, depending on desired whitening levels, and clients can expect to see teeth lighten an average of four to eight shades. Brightened grins bathe in a five-minute fluoride treatment to strengthen and protect enamel without the use of cumbersome adamantium mouthguards.
The procedure is simple. Hydrogen Peroxide gel is applied to the teeth. A cold, blue light is placed directly in front of your exposed teeth and runs for 15-20 minutes. Many customers see the positive results they desire after 1 to 2 treatments, and some opt for 3, for maximum whitening.
Ideal Dentistry's office keeps mouths clean and healthy by offering anxiety control, a friendly staff with a gentle touch, and advanced technology. The Zoom! chair-side treatment, which lasts 45 to 60 minutes, keeps pearly whites pearly for a prolonged period of time. After lips and gums are covered to leave only eager chompers exposed, the dentist applies the Zoom! gel and lights it up with a laser-powered wand, activating its hidden whitening powers and changing channels on TVs for miles around. Working like a street sweeper in overdrive, the energized gel quickly cleans up stains and discoloration all along your toothy turnpike. The gel is applied three times throughout the treatment, during which the patient may relax and listen to music. With consistent post-whitening care, patients can expect their smile to maintain its newfound whiteness.