A highly skilled dentist, Dr. John M. Vinings turns on smile beams with a tag team of whitening technologies. Patients who opt to illuminate pearly whites at home receive a set of custom trays and Opalescence gel. For approximately two weeks, clients wear the trays a few hours a day to fight off stains caused by red wine, coffee, and bobbing for apples in brackish pools. For faster results, in-office LumaCool technology whitens chompers in about an hour with a light-activated gel that bleaches away discoloration, leaving mouth squares whiter than a ghost who just saw himself. Dr. Vinings is committed to staying on top of advancements in the dental field, putting in 200–300 hours of continuing education each year.
Within Smile Studio DFW's meticulous office, a special teeth-whitening contraption stands at the ready to brighten smiles. Armed with a trademarked precision Applia-Brush, guests can ready their teeth with peroxide gel without worrying about troubling their gums. They then relax as beams of cool blue LED light wash over stains, activating the gel and whitening teeth up to eight shades. The process is faster and more effective than at-home whitening kits or toothpaste infused with white paint, and the results typically last up to a year.
Dr. Scott Staffel and his friendly staff maintain chomper health through a vast array of dental services. During the examination, mouths participate in a series of impressions, which help to forge custom take-home trays that patients will fill with whitening bleach or pureed light bulbs to help brighten smiles for the next six months. A skilled technician then snaps a series of full mouth x-rays to reveal the hidden goings-on of roots and otherwise undetectable decay. In the absence of periodontal involvement, a hygienist thoroughly scrubs tusks in a flurry of floss and foam, bathing away unsightly plaque and tartar. After intraoral photos, Dr. Staffel begins a thorough examination and delves into mouth caves in search of oral cancers, tooth decay, and recalcitrant gummy worms. Dr. Staffel's Whitening for Life program ensures that his smile-savvy staff continues to replenish stocks of whitening gel each time the patient reschedules.
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 the 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 that 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.
Floss Dental's dentists and surgeons, many of whom are often featured on local TV stations, may specialize in preventative care, but they also beautify mouths with cosmetic- and reconstructive-surgery services, such as veneers, Invisalign, and dental implants. They harness panoramic x-rays to get a complete view of the teeth, and they broadcast these pictures on a TV, which helps them explain which treatments are necessary and to point out which tooth would look best with an inlaid diamond chip.
Floss Dental encourages patients to keep coming back by offering free Invisalign consultations and free Boost whitening once a year to those who maintain their regular cleanings. Flat-screen TVs and satellite radio entertain patients during their procedures, and sedation dentistry keeps them free from anxiety in a dream-like state.
Since 1993, Glamour Spa Boutique owner Dee D'labaj has amassed an impressive collection of certifications in a variety of aesthetic treatments. She brightens smiles with LED teeth-whitening services and adds much-needed gravitas to blinks with eyelash extensions. D'labaj is also certified to treat acne with the blue-light therapy of the LED VascuLite system or fine lines and wrinkles with a collagen-boosting microneedling technique. Alongside a licensed massage therapist and makeup artist, D'labaj coordinates on-location spa parties that are ideal for girls' nights out and employee-appreciation events.