Keith N. Shrum Dentistry boosts smile sparkle with a variety of customer-friendly dental and cosmetic procedures. Noninvasive, in-office whitening procedures wipe off tarnished layers with a one-hour bleaching treatment customized according to the results of a professional office exam. After evaluating oral picket fences based on sensitivity, ability to absorb bleach, and predilections toward radical antifluoride groups, the staff equips patients with personalized trays and bleaching solutions to continue the process at home.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. The process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and thorough evaluation by the orthodontist ($400), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost.
The experienced staff at Studio Smile of Nashville re-bedazzles dreary chompers with the speedy Zoom! whitening system. A whitening gel is applied to the mouth's natural knives that, when activated by a special light, removes stains, dingy coloring, and the remnants of failed tie-dye experiments. Done in three 15-minute sessions over a single visit, the procedure works toward creating a whiter set of tongue guards, perfect for blending in with packs of polar bears wearing lab coats. A set of take-home touchup trays deters molars from rebelling by making out with bad-boy magic markers.
When Drs. Haynie and Bandt spot a gap in someone's teeth, all they see is room for improvement. They practice cosmetic dentistry, which includes everything from whitening teeth to installing implants and crafting veneers. After they redesign a smile, they help patients maintain it with regular cleanings, digital x-rays, and take-home whitening kits. Midtown Dental Center's staff can communicate with patients in Spanish or through interpretive dance.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Crowns and root canals
Pediatric dentist Dr. Edward Perdue helms the Healthy Teeth 4 Kids practice, which specializes in caring for, and communicating with, tiny teeth. Colorful artwork and video games highlight an office specially designed for pintsize patients, and kid-size exam chairs come equipped with personal TV sets to ensure their charges don't miss their favorite cartoons or midday soap operas. As kids soak up the surrounding stimuli, Dr. Perdue swoops in and fortifies their teeth against future decay with thorough cleanings and fluoride treatments.
Bellevue Family and Cosmetic Dentistry employs two dentists to ensure that every emergency situation is covered, even if it occurs after traditional business hours, on weekends, or on Leap Day. The practice also accepts same-day appointments. In addition to regular checkups, the duo performs root canals, applies veneers to chipped teeth, and whitens chompers. The team also offers complimentary nitrous oxide for patients who experience anxiety during visits.