Dr. Harold Kirksey doesn't isolate his practice to the mouth. He views dentistry as a holistic profession, one that addresses oral ailments for the benefit of the entire person. Therefore, his services strive to correct root problems and restore confidence, rather than simply cancel out symptoms. His porcelain veneers, crowns, and bonding treatments act as evidence of his extensive training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He also straightens teeth with Invisalign braces—less conspicuous than metal braces, they're unlikely to be detected by the malevolent Brace Fairy. Before he begins any treatment, however, Dr. Kirksey discusses patients' goals during a smile design consultation, which outlines a customized plan for obtaining a more carefree grin.
Led by licensed paramedical aesthetician Ariel Starr, Salon Du Soleil Medi-Spa's staff aims to send their clients home pampered, rejuvenated, and with head-turning new looks. The specialists have honed their skills in a variety of areas, sculpting new hair designs or donning flawlessly applied war paint as they battle unwanted fuzz with waxing services. The spa pamperings, which also include manicures and massages, pair with medical treatments to fully make over bods with methods including microdermabrasion, which blasts away signs of age. Salon Du Soleil's staff works to create a clean facility by completely sterilizing equipment and only telling PG-rated knock-knock jokes.
Dr. Dana and the staff of dental technicians at Carrollwood Dental illuminate smiles with in-office Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments. Clinicians first gently tuck away lips and gums, then layer grins with Zoom! whitening gel. A specially designed light activates the gel, which breaks up yellowing and stains with energetic oxygen surges and threats of soap-bar bubble baths. The sessions can last 90–120 minutes, depending on desired whitening levels, and clients can expect to see teeth lighten an average of four to eight shades. Brightened grins bathe in a five-minute fluoride treatment to strengthen and protect enamel without the use of cumbersome adamantium mouthguards.
At All Ages Dental Spa, Dr. Beatriz Ribeiro-Totzke and her professional staff maintain adult and child chompers with a green philosophy that minimizes patient exposure to harsh chemicals and radiation-generating equipment. The visitation begins with a comprehensive examination, during which Dr. Ribeiro-Totzke explores facial caves to seek out hidden cavities, oral cancers, and gummy-bear speakeasies. Then a skilled technician snaps a series of low-radiation digital x-rays to expose the oral underworlds between teeth, gums, and jaw. Finally, a hygienist uses a whirlpool of foam and floss to undress teeth of plaque and outdated wooden mouthguards. Patients found to have periodontal disease will not be able to receive the cleaning.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
Dr. Joshua Wyatt has known that he wanted to be a dentist ever since the fifth grade—he even looked forward to cleanings. That interest in dentistry has never wavered, and in 2009, he earned his degree in dentistry.
Within the newly remodeled interior of South Tampa Dentistry, Dr. Wyatt and his team keep teeth in mint condition with services ranging from preventive cleanings to dental implants. Patients also can opt for cosmetic procedures such as veneers or Zoom! teeth whitening.