Dr. Miriam Nosrati and the New Image Dentistry staff improve oral health with comprehensive examinations as well as restorative and cosmetic treatments. Aided by digital x-rays, Dr. Nostrati scours chompers for problem areas, capping cavities with composite fillings and performing mouth makeovers using crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Cleanings evict caked-on plaque and tartar, and whitening solutions aim to restore gleam to discolored gumstones. Teeth-whitening procedures can brighten teeth 6 to 10 shades, either during an in-office treatment or with take-home trays that can be used over the course of two weeks or the time it takes for the earth to spin on its axis 14 times, whichever comes first.
W. Ross Ryan and his staff undergo continuing education in order to perform the preventive treatments they believe can steer patients clear of future dental disease. In the clinic, they preemptively perform exams, x-rays, and routine cleanings and also apply coats of sealant and fluoride. Dr. Ryan can also send patrons home with custom whitening trays. He regularly attends dental conventions to stay up to date on these services or to hang out with somebody who doesn’t think the word mandibular is hilarious.
After rappelling into Santa Fe Dental, bare your chompers and lean back as Drs. Mark Allen and Michael Hansen, along with an expert team of dental detectives, clean each pearly white and probe for early signs of trouble, as well as any elusive bespectacled men in red-striped hats. Using extended mirrors, hawk-like vision, and superhuman x-ray vision provided by machines, the team will spot a cavity before it becomes cavernous enough to shelter bears during the winter. Along the way, Drs. Allen and Hansen will also mold a set of whitening trays to form-fit your bite, plus a personalized kit and custom set of bone-bleaching instructions to take home with you.
Redbud Dental was founded in answer to the chain clinics that endorse a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry. The doctors focus on maintaining a conversation with each patient and coming up with a nickname for each tooth. They educate patients on treatment options based on their expertise in implants, cosmetic dentistry, and endodontics. This collaborative approach fosters a long-term relationship with patients, who can visit the dentists without fear that they are orthodontists wearing dentist masks.
Unlike its main competitor, Dentistry by Accident, Dentistry by Design starts your check-up with an initial diagnostic ($100) that includes x-rays ($125), which uncover any decaying specters that might be tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at your enameled chamber's doors. Next, one of the D by D’s team of dentists and hygienists will give your gnashers a professional power wash that blasts away tartar, plaque, and light staining far more gently than gargling with a fire hose ($75). Your oral health adventure can continue at home, as you'll also receive a set of whitening trays ($200) custom-molded to match your very own mouthstones, as well as a supply of home bleaching gel to bring out your inner beauty through the blindingly white glare of ultra-pearly teeth.
Crossroads Family Dentistry keeps teeth gleaming by custom fitting take-home whitening kits to patients' mouths. The road to pearly perfection starts with an initial consultation, which helps the dentist decide the best course of whitening action. A dental x-ray then determines if your teeth have sprained their little ankles. Finally, the dentist takes impressions of teeth and makes a set of trays, which fit over chompers like U-shaped gloves in order to hold in place the specially formulated whitening gel. Patients take home the trays and gel, and they can wear them for several hours a day at their leisure—typically while sleeping or going about housework. Like ordering a pizza from a restaurant called Godot's, tooth whitening takes patience, with results typically seen after two or three weeks.