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.
Dr. Crystal Finnegan and the dedicated staff at Adams Farm Dental Care keep chompers healthy and snowy white in a friendly, patient-oriented office. The staff rides the cutting edge of dental practices, undergoing continuing training each year and participating in exchange programs with tooth fairies. Dental services include basic preventive hygiene, whitening, and veneer application, with Dr. Finnegan and her hygienists taking the time to break down confusing topics for curious patients. The staff uses a range of topical anesthetics and delicate techniques to keep patients' mouths as pain-free as possible; guests are encouraged to speak up if anything hurts or if they just realized how to make the perfect peanut brittle.
Dentists at Carolina Dental Arts restore smiles and subtly enhance them at various locations throughout North Carolina. They prevent plaque and tartar from turning into cavities during child and adult checkups, or they perform repairs during root canals and dental-implant installations. Dentists at some locations brighten teeth with Zoom! whitening or spray paint, while others straighten bites with Invisalign's clear aligners or Six Month Smiles' clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. Carolina Dental Arts is all about making a visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible, which is why they provide complimentary wifi, water, and coffee; and make a point to remember each tooth by name.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Microdermabrasion or peel
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison, Satin Smooth
Pro Tip: Every service is customized for you and your needs.
Since her early childhood, Shanna has had a passion with skincare?a devotion that led her to aesthetics school. "I love what happens when nature and science combine," she says, noting that she uses this mindset to approach each of her custom treatments for the face and body. In addition to waxing legs and smoothing faces with microdermabrasions, she makes sure that each client leaves the spa knowing how best to stretch the benefits of each service with at-home care. Inside Skin Solutions for You, she works in a treatment room that she designed to be "an oasis" for both her clients and herself.
In addition to sharing DNA, twin brothers and colleagues Drs. Michael and Stephen Chou share an expertise in the field of general and family dentistry—both attended UNC Dental School and have practiced for 25 years. Inside their office’s large, brick façade, which bears the practice’s trademark double C’s, the Drs. Chou perform routine cleanings, install dental implants, and fix chipped teeth all while operating under a philosophy of patient empathy, meaning they listen to all concerns from anxiety to sensitivity to persistent fears that the washing machine is eating socks.
To make smiles healthy and beautiful, Dr. Cooper relies on advanced dental technology. Diagnodent lasers work in tandem with intraoral cameras to spot otherwise invisible decay, and digital x-rays grant glimpses of roots and bone while emitting less radiation. Once he's determined the source of dental problems, Dr. Cooper fills cavities with a white composite material that blends in with natural teeth and straightens crooked grins with clear Invisalign braces.