Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry's office emphasizes patient comfort—a philosophy that's reflected in its white and baby-blue walls, wall-hung paintings of beachfronts and dolphins, and aquarium swirling with colorful clownfish. Patients of Dr. Baker have reason to feel at ease—he's taken several postgraduate training courses in areas such as oral sedation and bone grafting, and outfits his office with the latest in dental technology, such as digital x-rays that reveal bone health while reducing the radiation emitted by up to 90%. His laser-cavity detection espies decay that, like a mother's metal endoskeleton, can be invisible to human eyes.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Dr. Holloman and his team of smile curators help keep mouths in working order with their dedication to preventative dental care. Chairs cushioned with memory foam cradle patients during a dental cleaning ($90) and exam ($85), which rid teeth of the evidence from midnight beet binges. Digital x-rays snap a complete set of palate pics, using a fraction of the radiation and none of the processing chemicals that can be harmful to the environment ($125). Each treatment room boasts its own television, so patients can pass the time admiring the perpendicular angles of the screen or watching one of the hundreds of movies on hand with the added comfort of a blanket, a pillow, and a pair of headphones.
The whitening treatments are only valid for patients with no caps, bridges, fillings, or active decay on their front teeth. The dentist will determine if a patient is a whitening candidate during an exam. If not eligible for the whitening kit, then the patient will receive the Oral-B Electric Power Brush ($42 value).
A beautiful smile isn't just a showpiece; it's a key to happiness and success, according to Dr. George Hitzel. Bolstered by a staff of caring and attentive hygienists, assistants, and in-house lab techs, the Georgetown-trained Dr. Hitzel and fellow dentists treat tooth troubles and teach patients how to prevent them with oral-hygiene pointers.
During prophylactic cleanings, powerful polishing brushes remove plaque from teeth, and x-rays locate cavities hidden between the teeth or beneath the gum line. In addition to warding off tooth decay and gum disease, the dentists enhance choppers' aesthetic appeal with cosmetic services such as crown, bridge, and Zoom! Whitening.