Cavities, crooked incisors, stained enamel—none of these phase the oral professionals at Blount Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, which has tended teeth for three decades. Now helmed by Dr. K. Darrel Clabough, who brings his own 15 years of experience to the practice, the center has launched itself into the 21st century with technology such as computerized Cerec ceramic restorations. The center uses these restorations to create veneers that cover misshapen incisors and implants that fill in for missing teeth in the mouth of a model on a liquids-only diet.
Though he eventually made it back to his native Atlanta, Dr. A. Randle Beecham's medical journey took him to some of the South's finest institutes of higher learning. After honor-filled stints at a range of universities, Dr. Beecham founded a family practice in Cherokee County, supervising the health of a generation of patients during a two-decade career. Now, in addition to saving lives through emergency medicine and working as the Medical Director of the Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center, Dr. Beecham brings his talents to Shefa Wellness Center.
There, a range of equipment, from imaging machines to fat-reducing radio-frequency devices, allows the team to work towards health and beauty goals alike. A battery of lasers fill the clinic, waiting to whiten teeth, improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, or remove stretch marks. Drawing on this selection of treatment options, Dr. Beecham and the rest of the staff work with patients to assemble customized plans.
The staff at SmileLabs of Oak Ridge are pros at teeth whitening. Team members assist clients in painting their teeth with a peroxide-based gel; the gel keeps teeth hydrated to reduce post-treatment sensitivity. Then, for 15–20 minutes, the Infinity Pro SL whitening accelerator's LED lamps kick the gel into action. The treatment can turn teeth two to eight shades whiter, making it more effective than at-home treatments and longer-lasting than painting teeth with whiteout.
Dr. C. LaVont Steele has been refurbishing smiles for more than 30 years, aiming to keep his patients' teeth healthy and natural-looking with a comprehensive roster of general and cosmetic services. Backed by his knowledgeable staff, he cultivates glowing grins during thorough exams that utilize high-tech equipment, such as digital imaging and radiography tools. Dr. Steele further enhances oral aesthetics with porcelain veneers, implants, and mouth guards, and he boasts finesse with contemporary techniques such as Perio Protect, an FDA-approved apparatus that tackles gum disease with powerful medication.
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.
Dr. Sonia Kherani and her amiable team at Hardin Valley Family Dentistry boost teeth to the peak of pearliness in a friendly, comforting setting. Clients can recline in comfy chairs while their ivories are thoroughly sanitized, zapped with fluoride, and scrubbed with a fine tooth-comb. After de-blemishing bicuspids and dislodging clandestine Skittles, oral technicians inspect every micrometer of the mouthscape for signs of disease, creeping cavities, or loose molars plotting secession. Four bitewing x-rays ensures that every enameloid is observing proper posture and not encroaching on its neighbor’s personal space.