A two-story castle, jumbo stuffed animals, and Xbox video games—these aren’t what most people picture when they think of a dentist’s office. But these amenities and more are found at Coastal Kids Dental & Braces, whose founder and mother of two Dr. Isabel aims to make going to the dentist fun. She and a skilled staff of pediatric dentists and hygienists make every effort to put children at ease and answer their questions about the tooth fairy’s interest rates. In rooms decorated with galactic, naval, and underwater themes, these experts cater to their pintsize patients while assessing oral health and evaluating the need for orthodontics. The patients themselves can watch movies on flat-screen televisions while they swish with fluoride and open wide.
Drs. Michael and Lindsay Grosso and the team at Grosso Orthodontics usher straighter smiles into the world with different types of braces. Traditional metal braces come smaller than they did in the early 20th century or the Iron Age, whereas modern clear Invisalign aligners are barely detectable. The Grosso gang understands that a crooked smile isn't just aesthetically unpleasing?it may also signify internal problems with bite and mouth structure.
Husband-and-wife dental team Drs. Jeanine and Jeffrey Gourdine—both South Carolina natives and graduates of the Medical University of South Carolina—hold the keys to a healthy, dazzling grin. At the helm of Smile Center of Knightsville, they enhance or entirely revamp smiles with an arsenal of advanced technology that includes digital imaging, laser dentistry, and intraoral cameras, enabling them to treat teeth to a wealth of general and cosmetic services. Before applying veneers or straightening teeth with clear braces, the dentists assess each patient’s oral health and explain the procedure. They’re also careful to explain what they’re doing during exams with children, helping each kid grasp the importance of fluoride and going over ways to clean teeth that don’t involve chewing a bar of soap before bed each night.
The friendly staff, modern furnishings and equipment, and TVs found in every exam room at Dental Associates of Summerville serve as antidotes to the notion that dentistry must be unpleasant. Groupon purchasers will come in to be custom fit for an Opalescence take-home teeth-whitening kit, which includes gel and a bleaching tray customized to accommodate each tooth's shape and idiosyncratic sense of humor. Patients will notice brighter smiles and an increased number of wind-blown kisses from passing strangers in about a week. Newly whitened mouth pearls receive an extra boost from the potassium fluoride formulated into the gel, which strengthens enamel and acts as a burly nightclub bouncer for encroaching cavities.
The accomplished dentists at Modern Family Dentistry beautify smiles and ensure long-term dental health with dedicated care and sophisticated, effective treatments. The good doctors ply their trade with an eye toward prevention, thoroughly inspecting any tooth that crosses their paths, and keeping patients well informed on the proper long-term care of precious mouthstones. Under the well-trained hand of a dental professional, extensive exams and routine cleanings ensure that smiles are bright, healthy, and free from decay. In addition to polishing up hardworking sets of chompers, Modern Family Dentistry investigates teeth from tip to root with high-tech digital x-rays, revealing any hidden decay or creeping wisdom teeth without the gear winding or coal shoveling required for analog machines.
Dr. Jeffrey Bayme, a longtime clinical instructor at MUSC's College of Dental Medicine and a staff member at Trident Regional Medical Center, employs his experience and accomplishments to practice medically precise aesthetic dentistry. Choose a 60-minute in-office whitening session where Dr. Bayme bastes choppers with a solution that bleaches teeth when exposed to high-intensity light, leaving mouth jewels bright and sparkly. Dental do-it-yourselfers can pick the take-home option, during which the doctor takes an impression of the patient's mouth to fashion custom whitening trays. Patients choosing this treatment also receive a home bleaching kit to brighten smiles or to restore white leisure suits to their 1970s luster.