Dr. Scott Arnold, trained in a bevy of mouth-bone specialties, including implants, lasers, and computerized dentistry, leads a team of skilled dental-health professionals into battle against smile-tarnishing foes. The comprehensive exam includes examination of tooth troubles (decay, tumors, cysts) as well as oral-cancer screening and a spot check of existing restorations. Bitewing x-rays further probe gums, teeth, and mouth, and a full cleaning removes the plaque that obscures teeth from shining as brightly as a sheet of burning tinfoil.
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.
The procedure is simple. Hydrogen Peroxide gel is applied to the teeth. A cold, blue light is placed directly in front of your exposed teeth and runs for 15-20 minutes. Many customers see the positive results they desire after 1 to 2 treatments, and some opt for 3, for maximum whitening.
Ideal Dentistry's office keeps mouths clean and healthy by offering anxiety control, a friendly staff with a gentle touch, and advanced technology. The Zoom! chair-side treatment, which lasts 45 to 60 minutes, keeps pearly whites pearly for a prolonged period of time. After lips and gums are covered to leave only eager chompers exposed, the dentist applies the Zoom! gel and lights it up with a laser-powered wand, activating its hidden whitening powers and changing channels on TVs for miles around. Working like a street sweeper in overdrive, the energized gel quickly cleans up stains and discoloration all along your toothy turnpike. The gel is applied three times throughout the treatment, during which the patient may relax and listen to music. With consistent post-whitening care, patients can expect their smile to maintain its newfound whiteness.
Dr. Dang Ha will do almost anything to get patients the dental care they need, even if it means knocking them out. The Tampa Bay–born Tufts University graduate focuses in sedation dentistry, which removes the hurdle of anxiety from services such as bridge work, implants, and cosmetic procedures. Indeed, Dr. Ha's entire practice is designed to induce a state of calm—from the soothing manner of the staff to the softly lit, buttercup-yellow walls of the office to the gentle whale songs each hygienist has been trained to sing.
To bolster her 12 years of experience, Dr. Bijal Joshi, a former faculty member at UCLA Dental School and a current staff dentist at St. John's, regularly attends lectures and courses that maintain her arsenal of skills. Dr. Joshi then brings her knowledge of the latest in dental technology to her practice, which has a modern sterilization system that surpasses OSHA requirements and uses pure bottled water, instead of tap water or milk, in its dental units. She uses oral sedation and laughing-gas technology in her family-oriented practice, gussying up the chompers of children, adults, and households' pet tooth fairies alike with a variety of services.