An alumnus of LSU's School of Dentistry and member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Ross Quartano, DDS, guides the staff at Bluebonnet Dental Care through aesthetic and dental-health services, including sedation dentistry. Inside the building's beige exterior with brick accents, treatment rooms house state-of-the-art technology, including digital x-rays, computer imaging, and an intraoral camera to capture crisp images of teeth and monitor the migratory patterns of gummy bears.
Clients smile whiter and brighter as they emerge from the offices of Solar Teeth Whitening New Orleans, which specializes in whitening treatments that can be performed during a single lunch break. During their signature 30- or 40-minute sessions, technicians slather teeth in a specially formulated gel that activates beneath an array of LED lights. This light-and-gel combination works to boost whiteness 8–12 shades and blast away discoloration caused by excessive coffee, cigarette, or crayon consumption. Clients can also purchase whitening kits to use in the privacy of their own homes or snag an annual membership that keeps smiles bright throughout the year with one whitening session per month.
Dr. Mekari and his team of tooth technicians maintain chomper health with time-tested patient care and advanced dental technology. The one- to two-hour office visit commences with a thorough oral examination, during which a skilled tusk expert explores mouths for signs of oral cancer, plaque, cavities, and the tiny compartments where gummy bears stash their gold. After the premolar pop quiz, a technician snaps shots of your mouth pearls using the GXCB-500, a cone beam dental imaging system that allows Dr. Mekari to view interdental goings-on in full 3-D format, resulting in more comprehensive examinations in less time. Finally, a hygienist scrubs teeth in a flurry of flossing and polishing that removes the plaque and debris that toothbrushes leave behind, resulting in smiles that are sharper, shinier, and less likely to rust.
Enamel aficionado Shelly Ereth Barone, DDS in General Dentistry at GNO Dental Care, performs routine maintenance services that stave off oral antagonists to ensure a long and healthy lifespan for pearly whites. The one-hour exam begins with a visual inspection of the gums and teeth, helping to thwart cavities, oral cancer, gum disease, and TMJ from inhibiting the mouth's natural function as a walnut cracker. Four bitewing x-rays then peer deep into grills to uncover underlying issues, such as tooth decay or enamel abnormalities, that are naked to the human eye. Finally, the tooth technician mines away at mineralized deposits before polishing smiles bright enough to temporarily blind a pack of charging rhinos.
In the 14 years since he graduated dental school, Dr. Ken Morgan hasn't rested on his laurels. He's kept abreast of emergent technology and techniques, putting them to good use in his office. That's how he's able to perform such advanced treatments as dental implants, tooth-colored composite fillings, and durable veneers so thin they're nearly translucent. He also helps straighten out crooked grills with clear, custom-fit Invisalign braces, which guide teeth to their proper position while remaining virtually invisible.
Body Art Day Spa & Salon offers manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and hair services. The salon and spa aims to have something on the menu for every member of the family, including a list of men's services and Mother's Day spa packages. Regardless of the client, they're sure to achieve their aesthetic goals. For example, microdermabrasion treatments render skin luminous, and eyelash extensions help clients bat away teddy bears thrown by admiring fans.