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Dental Center of Redondo Beach's experienced smile squad, led by Dr. Alen Gharibian, restores crumbling mouth stalagmites and stalactites with modern dental solutions and advanced equipment. Professional pearly white pamperers begin each mouth makeover with a digital x-ray ($100) to peer into cracks and crevices above and below the gum line in an effort to detect signs of bone loss, decay, and cancer while reducing radiation by 70% in comparison to traditional dental x-rays. During the exam ($60) and cleaning ($75), dental doyens remove tartar buildup and polish choppers while offering an opportunity to call attention to problems, pains, or double-crossing imposter teeth.
Dr. Sormeh Panah and Dr. Arash Panah and their staff of smile-perfecting tooth jockeys keep grins looking swell with a suite of dental procedures. The two-visit veneer process starts with a consultation with the dentists, determining which teeth need porcelain coverings, choosing a shade, and creating molds to fashion the veneers and make a charitable donation of fake teeth for skeletons that forget to floss. On the second visit, hygienists thoroughly cleanse choppers, getting rid of tooth-bound gunk before applying cement to enamel surfaces. A quick-dry light speeds up the bonding process, expeditiously cleaving veneers to teeth. The veneers provide a durable covering for discolored or misshapen teeth and last for years, giving patients beautiful smiles in photographs and well-spaced bite marks on the giant, disembodied hands that feed them.
At his family dental practice, Dr. Pandya accomplishes general, reconstructive, and cosmetic dentistry with a compassionate chairside manner. To ensure patient comfort, he outfitted the office with TVs as well as a play area and coloring books for the kids. His multilingual staff speaks English, Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati, which ensures patients can easily communicate their needs. With the latest technology, such as digital x-rays and gentle ultrasonic teeth cleaners, he also makes sure patients receive the most up-to-date treatments.
Health Smiles Premier Dental's Dr. Afshin Doostan draws on 13 years of experience to ensure that his patients' teeth are healthy and cavity-free. In addition to continuing his education with training in Invisalign orthodontics, laser dentistry, and endodontics, he also keeps up to date with many of the latest types of dental equipment and treatments. These include low-dose x-ray machines, digital cavity detection, and optional sedation for those that have difficulty at visits to the dentist. These patients may also appreciate Dr. Doostan's use of Waterlase, a technology that allows him eschew more primitive root canal and tooth-removal treatments like drills in favor of virtually pain-free water and laser technology—a combination of the world's oldest and newest tools, like a spacesuit made of wheels.
Dr. Milagros Macaraig understands the universal appeal of a healthy smile. That’s why she and her staff broaden their base by greeting new patients in English, Spanish, or Tagalog. From there, the team evaluates grins with advanced technology, such as intraoral cameras that stream real-time views of teeth on a nearby screen or jumbotron, and digital x-rays. If a treatment is in order, Dr. Macaraig works to keep her handiwork a secret—replacing conspicuous metal amalgam fillings with tooth-colored composites and straightening crooked grins with clear braces, which are virtually invisible.
Patients as young as 1 settle into treatment chairs at All Smiles Dental Care. When not having their teeth cleaned, kids can entertain themselves in the office’s play area, using a solitary crayon to make the stash of coloring books reflective of their Blue Period.