Dr. Milagros Macaraig understands the universal appeal of a healthy smile. That’s why she and her staff broaden their base by greeting new patients in English, Spanish, or Tagalog. From there, the team evaluates grins with advanced technology, such as intraoral cameras that stream real-time views of teeth on a nearby screen or jumbotron, and digital x-rays. If a treatment is in order, Dr. Macaraig works to keep her handiwork a secret—replacing conspicuous metal amalgam fillings with tooth-colored composites and straightening crooked grins with clear braces, which are virtually invisible.
Patients as young as 1 settle into treatment chairs at All Smiles Dental Care. When not having their teeth cleaned, kids can entertain themselves in the office’s play area, using a solitary crayon to make the stash of coloring books reflective of their Blue Period.
Dr. Panah, who graduated valedictorian of his doctoral class and holds numerous awards in the field of dentistry, helms a staff dedicated to creating scintillating smiles through regular exams and cleaning services. Appointments begin with a complete exam of mouth caves and their pearly stalactites, including a periodontal exam, oral-cancer screening, TMJ check, and inspection of any previous restorations or second comings of baby teeth. The tooth technician then frees the smile of lingering plaque and tartar before polishing it to a mirror sheen. A series of two periapical and four bitewing x-rays scans the density of hard minerals within the tooth structure, discovering possible cavities and catching patients in lies about diamond-chewing habits.
Pacific Dental Aesthetics houses advanced dental technology and an experienced staff to keep teeth hale and handsome. Get grins on the road to pearly whiteness with a pair of appointments. During the first visit, chompers submit to a thorough inspection by both human eyes and a powerful x-ray camera. Dental radiographs can detect oral-health problems such as tooth decay, developing abnormalities, cysts, or bone loss caused by an impatient tooth fairy. The office’s dental dynamos also take mouth impressions to construct a custom-tailored whitening tray. In the second appointment, clients pick up the trays, six syringes of whitening gel—enough for up to two weeks of treatments twice a day—and a detailed primer on proper use. Like stainless-steel dental floss, the whitening trays can be used for the rest of each mouth’s lifetime. Pacific Dental's whitening gel is available in varying levels of potency, helping to ensure that even those with oral sensitivities needn’t shy from shifting their shade.
Modern Dental’s name doesn’t lie—the decor of the Torrance office exudes an artistic, gallery-like quality. Suspended box structures jut from the ceiling, and dangling light fixtures illuminate the office’s chic gray color scheme. But the term modern is even more apparent in the office's advanced cosmetic and general dentistry treatments, which licensed dentist Dr. Houman Baratian relies on to promote shiny and healthy smiles.
The team at West Coast Dental want to keep patients comfortable during visits. Virtually every aspect of the office reflects this, from the soothing colors to the kid friendly section of the office. The office layout further sets visitors at ease by emphasizing privacy. Apart from treatment rooms, designated consultation areas allow you to talk with the dentist at length and not shy away from the tough questions such as, "Do these braces make me look short?"
The clinic is also dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest dental equipment. Staff members use low-radiation digital x-rays, and some locations are equipped with chair-side oral scanning, which employs digital imagery to ensure restorations fit securely.
The Fulbright Dental office solves tooth problems with state-of-the-art technology. During an exam, the DIAGNOdent, a dental laser scanner, forces mouths to reveal the cavities that naked eyes and x-rays couldn’t find, and an intraoral camera projects your yawn factory onto a screen. The cleaning purges plaque, tartar, tooth rot, and G.I. Joe heads from your mouth, and digital x-rays produce full-mouth pictures using 90% less radiation than traditional x-ray procedures.