As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a proponent of preventive care, Babak Mostaan, DDS, and his skilled staff enhance both the aesthetics and health of smiles. Dr. Mostaan equips his office with the latest cosmetic techniques, including Invisalign and Zoom teeth whitening, to help him perform a slew of cosmetic and restorative services, ranging from routine cleanings to root canals. Within the comfortable, friendly confines of the office, patients can relax under the care of a dental crew that continually buoys their education through ongoing lectures, conferences, and conventions, as well as daily dramatic readings of toothpaste ingredients.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soymilk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
When people are ill, they usually either make a doctor's appointment or lie in bed and wait it out. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has created a third option. Visits to its stores, which are scattered across the western US, are more casual than a doctor's visit but less passive than bed rest. Each location's team of health experts, including credentialed pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and more, consult with customers?no appointment needed.
But Pharmaca aims to serve its customers every day, not just on sick days. Its stores have been drawing droves of clients since 2000, partly because they meet so many needs in just one spot. In addition to a full-service pharmacy, Pharmaca offers organic and food-based vitamins from MegaFood and New Chapter; professional-grade skin care and cosmetics from Jane Iredale, Sanitas, and Dr. Hauschka; and therapeutic-grade supplements from Metagenics and Thorne Research. Customers can also choose from an assortment of homeopathic remedies, herbal formulations, medical supplies, toiletries, gifts, and fair-trade chocolates.
Across eight locations in Northern California, Arteagas Food Centers bring a taste of Latin America to their respective communities with fresh produce, meats, and authentic cremerias. Patrons can pick up a variety of Latin ingredients, American-brand products, or meat cuts for their next barbecue, including ribs, carne asada, chicken, and seafood. Throughout the year, live bands and comedians combine with free events such as a Dia de Los Muertos party and a scavenger hunt to entertain guests while they shop. Arteagas gives back to the community by offering free health care testing and a connection to more than 40 nonprofits. Three locations even host a full taqueria, where diners can sit down for freshly prepared hot foods such as barbacoa, burritos, tacos, and chile verde.
At Smile Center of Los Gatos, Dr. Ginnylee Roderick personally polishes grins with an expansive slate of general dentistry and cosmetic services, drawing upon more than 16 years of experience. Muted spotlights illuminate a warm, contemporary waiting area with a bubbling aquarium that entertains patients and then lulls them to sleep. During appointments, low-radiation digital x-rays and intraoral cameras help scout out problem areas as electric handpieces expedite decay removal and a CEREC machine speedily molds crowns, inlays, and veneers. Painless teeth-whitening sessions can take place at home or in the office, and Dr. Roderick also checks in on gums with periodontal services, sometimes giving patients eggs fresh from her own chicken coop to hard-boil and then test-drive newly cleaned chompers.
Whether setting long locks into romantic curls, lightening a pixie cut to an edgy blond hue, or coloring hair with cotton-candy pinks and lavenders, Paige Chand is prepared to give clients a style that suits their personality. She performs both cut and color services as well as semi-permanent straightening treatments and special-occasion styling for a wedding or half-marathon. She pulls from the salon's high-end collection of professional haircare serums, which includes styling products from Kevin Murphy, Pureology, PRIV?, and Ecru.