With more than 29 years of combined experience, Drs. John M. Borchers and Michael T. Mckee care for teeth the way a kindergarten teacher cares for her class. Though they won’t teach incisors how to add or properly enunciate the pledge of allegiance, the doctors do ensure that each member of the group lives in harmony with its neighbor, maintains straight posture, and remains present and accounted for at all times. To accomplish this, Drs. Borchers and Mckee administer meticulous examinations that inspect each tooth for signs of decay and crookedness. And when teeth have gone missing altogether, dental implants can serve as permanent seat fillers, dutifully chewing on any urgently overdue homework.
Dr. Frederick D. Thurston has seen a few teeth in the more than three decades he’s worked in the profession. He opened Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center in 1980, and since then he and his staff have continually updated their practice with modern technology. For example, they use low-radiation digital radiography to reveal cavities, and teeth-whitening treatments hide stains from coffee and from drinking the boss’s bucket of ink out of the office fridge.
With decades of dental experience, founder Dr. Kulwant S. Bedi and the staff at Artistic Dental Associates strive to make patients comfortable and smiles bright, injecting kindness, enthusiasm, and humanity into the dental practice. During an exam (D0140), mouths are meticulously searched top to bottom for malevolent plaque, and x-rays (D0272) stealthily seek cavities that are wreaking havoc on teeth's interiors. Finally, Dr. Bedi and his teeth-savvy staff send you off with a take-home teeth-whitening tray (D9972), a process that takes one hour and can make teeth up to eight shades whiter, significantly increasing the chances of landing the job to host the local Monster Truck & Ballet Awards
At Affinity Dental Group, Dr. Gabriella Alford and her dedicated, personable staff of smile engineers practice a full range of cosmetic and general family dentistry. The Zoom! whitening treatment takes about 90 minutes, with a preparatory exam and cleaning to rid meal mashers of debris and hijack bits of escapee marshmallows. After purging chomper surfaces of undesirable elements, a skilled technician slathers on a specially formulated whitening gel and blasts it with the Zoom! lamp, repeating the process a couple of times depending on stain levels. The gentle combination of the gel and light allows oxygen to penetrate the enamel to do the bleaching work, leaving grins structurally intact, brilliant, and capable of disorienting incoming intruders.