When not fixing smiles inside Dental Center of the Carolinas, Dr. Andrew Kelly served as a deputy examiner for the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. A Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, he dispenses his extensive skills and experience at free dental clinics and whittles toothbrushes out of wood on the weekends.
Dr. Matthew Keider and his team of trained tooth techs strive to polish pearlies with a personalized take-home treatment. In the first of two appointments, patients relax in a massage chair while the staff makes impressions of teeth in about five minutes' time. The dentist then masterfully crafts bleaching trays designed to fit only your mouth, allowing doppelgängers to be easily identified by their less dazzling smiles. During the second appointment, patients receive their custom trays and a two-week supply of hydrogen-peroxide-based bleaching gel from Perfecta. When worn 30 minutes a day for 7 to 10 days, ivories can lighten five to seven shades, resulting in the ability to camouflage chompers during goose-down-pillow fights on snowy mountains.
At Fielden Family Dentistry, Dr. S. Cody Fielden and Dr. Harry R. Culp form long-term bonds with patients, maintaining chompers while minimizing pain and discomfort. During the comprehensive dental exam, the friendly tooth technicians assess mouth bones and gums and screen for lurking oral cancer. Digital x-rays then capture enamel glamour shots to identify any hidden indications of tooth and gum ailments, producing 90% less radiation and fewer crop circles than traditional methods. A full cleaning follows, dispensing clients back into the world with a glimmering smile and the minty-fresh breath of a snowman.
Captained by 21-year dental practice veteran Dr. John T. Walsh, the Dentistry of the Carolinas network of multispecialty dentists performs a full range of services, with some locations providing cosmetic whitening and dental implants. Their backgrounds in dental surgery enable them to expertly handle root canals and extractions, and their knowledge of Invisalign orthodontia helps them inconspicuously straighten out wayward teeth without metal braces or barks from a boot-camp drill sergeant. The team also performs a range of basic services, including routine cleanings that free teeth of hardened tartar and plaque, fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures and partials. Customers can contact their desired location for a full list of services.
In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one’s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It’s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: over 30,000 clients have sought out the service since it opened.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
Dr. Robert M. Young believes in comfort almost as much as he believes in healthy smiles. At Brassfield Cosmetic & Family Dental Center, he surrounds guests with homey touches: hardwood accents, overstuffed couches in the waiting room, antique furniture and pastoral paintings, and video-game systems set up and waiting to play. Such comforts even follow guests into the treatment rooms, where personal TVs hang over the chairs so that patients can watch their favorite shows while the doctor and his staff fix crooked, cracked, and stained teeth. Yet even though the decor is domestic, the equipment is anything but. Dr. Young can peer into the hidden spaces above and below the gum line with digital x-rays, cover teeth with custom veneers, and obliterate stains caused from mistaking a highlighter for a toothbrush with an in-office whitening system.