Dr. Deakyne teaches tooth-owners to nurture their enamel as he inspects pearly rows for signs of trouble during appointments that last about 40 minutes and commence with a comprehensive examination. Any malaise or ancient cuneiform undetected by the doctor's expert eyes reveals itself during a panoramic x-ray, which captures the full suite of teeth up for inspection before a pair of bitewing x-rays peer deeper into backmost biters. The dentist further vets mouths with an oral-cancer screening to ensure that all is well, or to detect early signs of peril. Freed of dental uncertainties, patients bound from the office with an Oral-B rotary toothbrush in hand, ready to scrub away plaque and inspire jealousy in old toothbrushes that only rotate when duct taped to a carousel.
After earning his doctorate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2010, Dr. Boateng quickly relocated and settled in Fort Wayne. Here, he and his certified dental assistant, Megan, strive to make patients comfortable while administering services such as fillings, root canals, and extractions that don't involve the hassles of yanking really hard. To nurture a stress-free environment, they clearly communicate each procedure, the need for it, and what the potential alternatives are. Keeping the office immaculate and running smoothly is receptionist Cheryl Trout, whose 20 years of dental experience and friendly demeanor help foster a welcoming atmosphere.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. Dr. Nkechi Wan and her fellow toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for take-off, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Michael E. Shambaugh has been building strong, straight, healthy smiles for whole families of patients. Dr. Shambaugh works with patients to identify dental issues such as bite irregularities and gum disease before creating a personalized plan of attack to bring mouths back to showroom condition. The doctor and his staff can peek beneath enamel with modern x-rays, quell cantankerous molars, or lighten smiles with custom bleaching trays.
Dr. Reichwage, twice published in Dentistry Today, continuously expands his dental expertise with postgraduate courses in laser dentistry and the latest in cosmetic and restorative treatments. His staff at Fort Wayne Smiles has followed suit, training in technologies such as Zoom! teeth whitening and dental implants. Together, staff members dole out services that restore the health and beauty of molars, incisors, or retractable fangs, including cosmetic options such as porcelain veneers.
At Shambaugh Family Dentistry, patients can clean up dingy smiles with a variety of whitening services. The process for acquiring whitening trays (a $350 value) begins with a 20-minute initial consultation. A brief examination ensures that teeth are healthy enough to be beautified, and upper and lower bite impressions are taken. Come back one week later to pick up the trays; it takes about 20 minutes to deliver the whitening trays and learn the instructions. Opt for the Zoom! Whitening treatment (a $475 value) and experience shade-shifting results of at least six to ten shades. After a 20-minute initial appointment, this quick, pain-free process takes just over an hour and involves the application of a scientifically formulated gel that activates under a specially designed Zoom! light. Feel free to kick back and relax as the activated gel makes its way into your teeth, targeting discolorations and transforming smiles from sparkling to most sparklingist. Much like building a cubicle, the entire Zoom! process takes place in-office, which means you'll be exempt from additional take-home whitening regimens.