In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one?s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It?s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: around 15,000 clients seek out the service each year.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in 20 minutes. Since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles annually across five states. The locations in North Carolina offer either convenience at their South Park Mall kiosk or privacy at their office locations. Armed with Beaming White, a special light activated gel teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. An applicator pen exposes the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-7 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
Within the walls of Natural White Advanced Teeth Whitening, music of the patron's choice floats through the air, soothing senses while technicians work to brighten smiles. The tray-free whitening process kicks off as a cheek retractor fits snugly into mouths, keeping lips and tongues from breaking out to mouth insults at easily ruffled dental mirrors. Staffers use an application pen to paint hydrogen-peroxide gel directly onto teeth before an LED lamp engulfs incisors in a cold blue light with a wavelength of about 465 nanometers. Treatments last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, and more than one session may be needed depending on the severity of stains or patrons' desire to sneak another nap in the office's well-padded chairs.
Dr. Cynthia Leigh of The Dental Zone is passionate about adult dentistry, but she especially enjoys working with kids. After dental school, she completed a residency providing dental care to children with mental and physical disabilities. That, along with raising three kids of her own, has developed her nurturing, gentle chair-side manner. To ease the dental process as much as possible, The Dental Zone uses safe, effective nitrous oxide to help relax any pretreatment jitters and adorns each room with a flatscreen TV to help distract patients from the fact that their mouth is filled with little bones.
Kenneth McGrath DDS is an award-winning dentist practicing at Restorative Dental Solutions, a complete family and cosmetic dental practice. At this soothing office, patients can come in for maintenance?cleanings, exams, and x-rays?or have porcelain veneers, tooth implants, and crowns and bridges put into place. The dental professionals at Restorative Dental Solutions want their patients to feel the confidence that comes with having a healthy smile, and to relax, knowing that everything possible will be done to decrease anxiety about a dental visit.
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