Emphasizing preventative care, the professionals at Dental Care of Columbia and Family Dental Care of Maple Lawn scour sullied maws with dental exams, digital x-rays, and hygienic cleanings. During each exam, specialists conduct a complete periodontal screening to check for evidence of gum disease, cavities, cracks, and meteorites. Digital x-rays emit half the radiation emitted by traditional devices and send all captured images directly to a computer, where technicians and patients alike can immediately view the information on a screen.
Desai Dental Care's Dr. Chetna K. Desai touts more than 20 years of tooth-soothing experience, beautifying mouthscapes with advanced brightening technology. The in-office Power Bleach teeth whitening blasts away smile blemishes in about an hour, imbuing dull, stained, tie-dyed, or discolored chompers with an ivory gleam. Dentally adept incisor artists apply a protective gel or rubber shield to gums, and then slather tooth formations with a bleaching agent. Special light beams then bathe bicuspids, inspiring the bleach's peroxide to whiten teeth five to seven shades, cutting through discoloration caused by age, coffee, or tobacco products. Due to their impenetrable, half-robot nature, dental accessories, such as crowns, bridges, and fillings do not bleach.
As kids await their checkups at Smile Dental Care, they have two choices—play with wooden rocking horses and stuffed animals below colorful paintings of flowers and leaping frogs, or tinker with two iPads mounted on the walls. That blend of a comfortable, caring environment with the latest technology extends to the rest of Dr. Hak J. Seok’s practice, where HDTVs project soothing images over the modern dental chairs. To carry out services ranging from routine cleanings to fillings, porcelain crowns, and extractions, Dr. Seok and his staff use high-tech equipment such as panoramic digital x-rays and painless injections that block pain receptors without the typical discomfort from swapping out patients’ brains.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Five different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain (up to $350), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Maryland, Howard Rothschild, DDS uses his 30 years of experience and extensive training to care for patients. After spending two years with the 101st Airborne Division, Dr. Rothschild went on to teach as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and provide dental services to the Baltimore Colts.
Dr. Rothschild and his team furthered their education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where they learned about cutting-edge techniques, such as porcelain-veneer smile makeovers. Other high-tech equipment includes a computerized anesthetic system that minimizes discomfort and the CEREC system, which allows staff to fabricate ceramic restorations in one visit rather than outfitting teeth with temporary crowns or tiny motorcycle helmets.
Dr. Anyadike is a dentist to the dentists. Dedicated solely to orthodontic care, he and his team are trusted to tend to the teeth of doctors, hygienists, speech therapists, and their families. He extends a choice of braces to his patients. The option of colorful elastics and clear brackets or Wild Smiles brackets shaped like hearts and stars put patients in charge of their interior decoration. Dr. Anyadike is also qualified to supply Invisalign braces, nearly invisible aligners molded with the aid of 3-D computer imaging and the office caricaturist.