It was 1983 when "Gentle Dentist" Dr. Lysandro Tapnio, DMD, first started caring for Jacksonville's teeth with his trademark chairside manner and a dental expertise honed in Florida, New York, and the Philippines. Botox and Juvdérm skin treatments bolster Dr. Tapnio's menu of preventive and restorative dental services. The office welcomes patients of all ages, whether children are going in for a routine cleaning or an ex-president is getting the rings of his wooden teeth counted.
The teeth-whitening professionals at DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA believe that a brighter smile is a gateway to success. Each take home kit harnesses professional-grade peroxide gels and LED lights to accelerate the whitening process while causing little to no sensitivity, brightening chompers up to 12 shades in the process. DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA also offers remineralization gels, which reduce tooth sensitivity and strengthen enamel by replenishing important minerals. All items are kept in a compact blue carrying case for easy transport and storage.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. One of Bartram Family Dental Care, The Dentist Place, or Baymeadows Junction Dental Care's doctors and their 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.
With more than 35 years of dental experience, Dr. Christian Berdy leads a devout dental staff of plaque-blasting wizards, keeping teeth sparkly clean in a friendly, welcoming office. A host of periodontal services keep teeth and gums in top condition, ready to bite into any candied apple or the stranger’s hand that keeps feeding them. Digital x-rays speed up mouth mapping, and implant services convincingly replace absent ivories. Leather armchairs cradle guests in a waiting room that features a miniature piano and a full suit of armor, lending the space an old-fashioned atmosphere and encouraging ragtime-accompanied jousts.
One part salon and spa, one part fitness center, and one part tattoo parlor, Alaric Health Beauty and Wellness is a one-stop shop aiming to glam up, firm up, and wind down clients' bodies. Hairstylists sweep men’s and women’s manes into trendy styles and nourish scalps with deep conditioner and hydrating scalp treatments. During one-hour Swedish massages, long, flowing strokes untie knotted muscles and help rejuvenate auras cluttered with stress and stale boxes of chi, and basic and deep pore-cleansing facials exfoliate visages to help skin regain a youthful glow. Inside the full-service fitness center, bodies work toward fitness goals among rows of weight and cardio machines, and can attempt to expedite results with help from a personal trainer or prescription weight-loss program. In between workouts or wrinkle-reducing cosmetic injections, bodies can seek out immediate and permanent aesthetic enhancements at the hands of resident tattoo artist Jimmy Riggs. With 15 years of experience and a background as a multimedia artist, he can easily translate any design to skin, whether it be a lover’s name, a portrait of a favorite musician, or small-scale replica of Jackson Pollock’s No. 5
Even before taking their place on the massage table or in a heated pedicure chair, customers who walk into Elite Salon & Day Spa have a sense of the luxurious relaxation they can expect. They're greeted with complimentary beverages before being ushered into softly lit private rooms where candles flicker, and stress is submerged under a wash of relaxing music. Among other services, aestheticians improve skin with facials that use Repêchage products, a seaweed-based line manufactured in the United States. For those who need a getaway from family responsibilities or a stressful job turning the sun on and off every day, spa packages sequester guests in serenity for three to seven hours.