Since completing his residency in pediatric dentistry at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in 2001, Dr. Jeff Hiester uses his training in dentistry, his natural empathy, and the latest dental technology to tend tots’ teeth. Dr. Jeff and his hand-picked team of registered assistants operate out of two locations, monitoring children’s dental development, restoring wayward molars to their pristine condition, and instilling good oral hygiene practices, such as flossing, brushing, and not biting the mall Santa.
After graduating dental school, doctors Nissa and Paul McConnell spent time in active duty as dentists with the U.S. Army. Today, at Heritage Family Dental, they've taken on a different kind of duty: providing an alternative to impersonal corporate dental chains. Inside their cozy Evansville office, Nissa and Paul strive to build their legacy around traditional family values. Of course, they also build that legacy around their handy dental work, with their services covering everything from braces and bridges to implants, crowns, and emergency dental procedures.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident 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 takeoff, 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.
With a focus on preventative health care, Generations Family Dentistry maintains mouthy mashers while fashioning sparkling smiles with teeth-whitening services. During a thorough exam, teeth are checked for cavities and other ailments with both keen human eyes and the keener eyes of an x-ray, capable of detecting mouth miscreants hiding beneath gum lines and invisibility cloaks. After that, Dr. Greenwell starts the Zoom! whitening process by applying a lightening gel containing hydrogen peroxide that’s then activated with a special light and readings from an ancient tome. In the roughly 45-minute process, the gel penetrates the teeth to break up stains, potentially leaving teeth gleaming up to eight shades brighter while erasing “Wash Me” signs left by mischievous tonsils.