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.
Taking a natural, holistic, preventative approach to wellness is the goal of Stephanie Paylor at Tranquil Touch, where she uses her skills as a massage therapist to provide relaxation and stress relief. First assessing the source of tension or discomfort, Stephanie tailors her services to each client, providing deep-tissue massage for recurring pain or sports injuries, Swedish massage to relax and relieve tension, and prenatal massage for bun ovens.
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.
Dr. Crystal Finnegan and the dedicated staff at Adams Farm Dental Care keep chompers healthy and snowy white in a friendly, patient-oriented office. The staff rides the cutting edge of dental practices, undergoing continuing training each year and participating in exchange programs with tooth fairies. Dental services include basic preventive hygiene, whitening, and veneer application, with Dr. Finnegan and her hygienists taking the time to break down confusing topics for curious patients. The staff uses a range of topical anesthetics and delicate techniques to keep patients' mouths as pain-free as possible; guests are encouraged to speak up if anything hurts or if they just realized how to make the perfect peanut brittle.
Dentists at Carolina Dental Arts restore smiles and subtly enhance them at various locations throughout North Carolina. They prevent plaque and tartar from turning into cavities during child and adult checkups, or they perform repairs during root canals and dental-implant installations. Dentists at some locations brighten teeth with Zoom! whitening or spray paint, while others straighten bites with Invisalign's clear aligners or Six Month Smiles' clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. Carolina Dental Arts is all about making a visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible, which is why they provide complimentary wifi, water, and coffee; and make a point to remember each tooth by name.