Dr. Thomas Pare III and the attentive staff at Coosaw Dental amp up the light behind clients' lips with BriteSmile teeth-whitening treatments and take-home whitening kits. During the one-hour session, technicians slather teeth in a peroxide-based gel, which deploys oxygen molecules armed with miniature swiffers to disrupt stain-causing proteins. Light then shines against gumstones, breaking apart blemishes and blanching ivory surfaces up to seven shades whiter. The enamel-embellishing process whitens teeth for up to 12 months and undoes the damage dealt by smoking tobacco, drinking coffee, and bobbing for charcoal.
The enamel experts at BeachBright Smiles increase the wattage of beaming grins with their signature in-office teeth-whitening treatment. In approximately 20 minutes, the partnership between peroxide gel and LED light works to break up tooth discoloration and stains caused by drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, and eating realistic portraits of bowled fruit. Results can last up to two years with regular brushing and maintenance, and clients can also schedule teeth-whitening parties that accommodate multiple guests at a time.
Costal Kids Dental & Braces' staff cleans, buffs, polishes, and scrutinizes every nook and cranny of miniature mouths within rooms wrapped in colorful floor-to-ceiling murals. The initial exam helps doctors familiarize themselves with children's mouth-maps. Young patients are examined for cavities, plaque buildup, and whole almonds, and then x-rayed. A thorough teeth-cleaning removes lodged particles from crevices, polishes teeth, and bathes them in fluoride.
Nestled in a scenic spot southeast of Sea Pines Circle, Distinctive Dentistry has kept Hilton Head chompers in tip-top shape for the past 25 years. Dr. Shelley Irving Murphy helms the practice, complementing preventative care with cosmetic treatments. As a certified Invisalign provider, she equips patients with translucent aligners that gradually shift teeth into a single-file line. She consults with patients and works alongside hygienists inside sunlit rooms that overlook trees and nature. Meanwhile, in the facility's spacious waiting room, a stone waterfall greets visitors and serves as a comforting reminder to gargle lucky pennies before each dental checkup.
Since founding Northside Family Dentistry in 2003, Dr. Raymond S. Vicente has also contributed his oral-health expertise to underprivileged communities, first through the National Health Service Corps and later through Catholic Charities of Charleston. Both pro bono cases and patients at his own practice have had their anxieties soothed by his gentle touch. In an inviting space with hardwood floors, Dr. Vicente and his staff perform services that range from regular cleanings to dental implants. Patients can also opt for cosmetic treatments such as teeth-whitening sessions that leave smiles gleaming and bright.