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 and Jessie Haynes, the father-daughter team behind Pro White, believe that your smile is the most noticeable feature on your face, and should be beautified accordingly. At six locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Pro White administers more than 15,000 treatments each year. A single session may render smiles three to six shades lighter, and, with proper care, can last for up to 12 months, roughly the time it takes to adapt the phone book into a comedic opera.
Dr. Koutsioukis heads up a team of dental doyens as he tends to chompers and brightens smiles from within a homey office. During a new-patient exam, the mouth maestro inspects gnasher alignment, searches out any signs of decay or disease, and assesses jaw movement to check for TMJ disorder and ensure continued ability to open soup cans with the teeth. Aided by a series of digital x-rays, the dentist sneaks a peak beneath each ivory key to check for cavities before performing a thorough cleaning and polishing. Over the course of about 60 minutes, an in-office Opalescence Boost teeth-whitening treatment illuminates smiles, leaving teeth brighter and enamel stronger without the use of dangerous or uncomfortable chain-mail grill pieces.
Doctors Kevin and Scott Stoller, brothers as well as colleagues, treat each guest like a family member, answering questions as they tend to smiles of all ages with care and gentleness at their family cosmetic and dental practice. Tools such as digital x-rays can find even the smallest cavities while limiting radiation exposure, and Zoom! treatments whiten teeth using a bright light and a stain-fighting gel. Additionally, the brothers utilize the latest technology including digital radiography and laser cavity detection, along with administering new migraine and TMJ therapy. To make patients comfortable during procedures such as fillings and root canals, the dentists often use The Wand, a device that delivers local anesthesia as painlessly as possible. In addition to performing smile makeovers in the office and on TV, Dr. Kevin serves as team dentist for the Greenville Road Warriors hockey team.
Dr. Julian Thomas calls his handsome brick dental office a "premium practice," and he has both the patient reviews and the resume to back it up. After obtaining a degree in business administration, he went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. There, he won honors from the Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry Departments. A residency at Oakland Naval Hospital followed, then three years as the department head on the USS New Orleans.
Now in private practice, Dr. Thomas treats both kids and adults with high-tech tools such as digital radiography equipment and advanced computer-graphics equipment. He specializes in both general dentistry and cosmetic procedures, including crowns and veneers.
Using all-natural gels and fully customized tooth trays, Pro Smile Teeth Whitening brings professional-caliber dental treatments to homes across the country. After molding the kit to their own teeth?a process that takes just over a minute?customers fill the tray with gel and start their smile-brightening journey. Enhanced with an optional LED treatment, the whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes a day for 7 to 14 days, and results last up to six months with regular brushing. The trays retain their shape permanently, so unless customers lose them or sprout a set of tusks, they can repeat the whitening process as often as necessary by ordering gel refills.