A friendly staff greets incoming patients at Dr. Ryan S. Whalen's cozy, clean-teeth temple, where he coddles fellow mouth owners with respect. Relax with a treat from the refreshment center and Google the names of presidents’ guitars at the Internet station before getting the call to a relaxed room, which sports comfy leather chairs and warm blankets flanked by nearby monitors with your choice of programming. When you're at ease, they'll carefully examine your frontal cavern for stalactites and ancient cheek drawings before snapping a few x-rays. After a cautious and thorough cleaning and polishing using quiet, smooth tools, your chompers will emerge fresh and radiant, fully equipped to make gumless burglars jealous or to reflect enough sunlight to power a solar-powered VHS camcorder. Call ahead to schedule an appointment; both morning and evening visits are available.
Dr. Larry Compton fixes problematic teeth with his sharp dentistry skills and technology. He uses a special computerized anesthesia system that numbs one tooth at a time, which diminishes excessive numbness and the typical drooling that occurs with other anesthesia methods. A soft-tissue laser helps Dr. Compton remove diseased patches without the need for a scalpel or stitches. When he’s not fixing smiles in the office, Dr. Compton shares his extensive knowledge with others during seminars and long waits at the DMV.
A cleaning, exam, and x-ray packs more of a healthful wallop than a bucket of free-range, grass-fed mung-bean sprouts, especially if your idea of a daily brushing is a mouthful of sand and a hot hose of water from a Super Soaker. During the exam, a dentist checks each tooth and gum for signs of damage, before x-rays pry into the deepest secrets of the toothroots to expose cracks, cavities, and calorie embezzlement. A professional teeth cleaning then blasts away all plaque and tartar, leaving teeth sparkling and pristine.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $6,800); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Candace Cole, D.D.S., may have extensive dental experience from her time serving as a dentist for the United States Navy, but it’s her ingrained sense of Southern hospitality that makes her clients feel most comfortable. Since returning from deployment in Iraq, she has only continued her training in orthodontics, TMJ dysfunction, and implant dentistry. All of this informs her practice at Smilestones Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where she also performs teeth whitening and general dental procedures such as routine cleanigns, sealants, wisdom-teeth removal, crowns, and bridges.
Whether you’re an adult, adolescent or child, Dr. Johnson and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one! Straight teeth are not only for looks but also for achieving excellent oral health.