A two-story castle, jumbo stuffed animals, and Xbox video games—these aren’t what most people picture when they think of a dentist’s office. But these amenities and more are found at Coastal Kids Dental & Braces, whose founder and mother of two Dr. Isabel aims to make going to the dentist fun. She and a skilled staff of pediatric dentists and hygienists make every effort to put children at ease and answer their questions about the tooth fairy’s interest rates. In rooms decorated with galactic, naval, and underwater themes, these experts cater to their pintsize patients while assessing oral health and evaluating the need for orthodontics. The patients themselves can watch movies on flat-screen televisions while they swish with fluoride and open wide.
The accomplished dentists at Modern Family Dentistry beautify smiles and ensure long-term dental health with dedicated care and sophisticated, effective treatments. The good doctors ply their trade with an eye toward prevention, thoroughly inspecting any tooth that crosses their paths, and keeping patients well informed on the proper long-term care of precious mouthstones. Under the well-trained hand of a dental professional, extensive exams and routine cleanings ensure that smiles are bright, healthy, and free from decay. In addition to polishing up hardworking sets of chompers, Modern Family Dentistry investigates teeth from tip to root with high-tech digital x-rays, revealing any hidden decay or creeping wisdom teeth without the gear winding or coal shoveling required for analog machines.
Dr. Jeffrey Bayme, a longtime clinical instructor at MUSC's College of Dental Medicine and a staff member at Trident Regional Medical Center, employs his experience and accomplishments to practice medically precise aesthetic dentistry. Choose a 60-minute in-office whitening session where Dr. Bayme bastes choppers with a solution that bleaches teeth when exposed to high-intensity light, leaving mouth jewels bright and sparkly. Dental do-it-yourselfers can pick the take-home option, during which the doctor takes an impression of the patient's mouth to fashion custom whitening trays. Patients choosing this treatment also receive a home bleaching kit to brighten smiles or to restore white leisure suits to their 1970s luster.
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.
Drs. Michael and Lindsay Grosso and the team at Grosso Orthodontics usher straighter smiles into the world with different types of braces. Traditional metal braces come smaller than they did in the early 20th century or the Iron Age, whereas modern clear Invisalign aligners are barely detectable. The Grosso gang understands that a crooked smile isn't just aesthetically unpleasing?it may also signify internal problems with bite and mouth structure.
Dr. Scott performs professional dental services in an environment that puts personal comforts at a premium. Brighten your bite bones between two and 10 shades with a session of Venus whitening, a 90-minute treatment that simulates the aesthetic effect of fitting each tooth with its own tiny wedding veil, without the expense of buying bridesmaid dresses for the tonsils and tongue. As patients enter Dr. Scott's tooth temple, they're bestowed with a bottle of water or a cup of coffee, which they can use for drinking or for washing their pets, and serenaded with satellite radio, which is piped throughout the entire office. Each visit also includes a complimentary spa-like hand treatment, as well as warming mitts to keep phalanges comfortably snuggled even when they're not being actively pampered.