Like Batman and Batwoman, Dr. Dave Mlnarik and Dr. Paige Miller have an arch nemesis. Their Joker, however, is dental disease, which they combat through their shared practice, Shadow Ridge Dental. Thorough exams, their first line of defense, screen for oral cancer and gum disease, evaluate tooth decay, and assess existing dental work. The exams also complement regular cleanings, digital x-rays, and sealant, keeping patients’ teeth healthy more effectively than braces made of spinach.
Should disease strike, the dentists nip it in the bud with treatments ranging from root canals to tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly into smiles. They can also resolve more superficial issues, whitening teeth in-office and covering chips with veneers. A steady stream of continuing-education seminars lends each treatment a modern touch without forcing the doctor to administer dental work in the trunk of a hybrid.
Smiles marred by drinking coffee, tea, and wine or smoking brighten two to eight shades under the ministrations of Smile Labs of Boise, a center specializing in teeth whitening. There, patients paint their own smiles with Applia-Brush gel, a hydrogen peroxide-based formula that hydrates teeth more effectively than showering with an open mouth. Cold blue light from an LED lamp then activates the photosensitive gel, accelerating the whitening process so teeth can achieve the perfect snowy color in 15 minutes.
Led by the talents of Dr. Braasch and crew, Braasch Dentistry provides a full array of dental services to keep teeth in fine health, all in a chic, modern office environment. When enamel wears away and teeth fall prey to the staining agents of caffeine, tobacco, and vintage jerky, a BOOST teeth-whitening treatment can coat chompers with several new layers of chemically activated whiteness. The treatment, which lasts about 90 minutes, consists of a consultation with Dr. Braasch and a session with a highly trained staff member versed in BOOST's enamel-strengthening efficacy. Newly whitened mouth-bones can retain their unadulterated coloration for years, although every customer will experience different long-lasting results, much like everyone has their own interpretation of Harry Potter's final monologue about the importance of buying American-made power tools.
At Worthy Dental, Dr. Justin Jones has corralled a team of dental assistants and hygienists who fight tooth decay while keeping patient comfort at the forefront of every preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedure. Whether they're restoring smiles with implants, veneers, or in-office whitening treatments, Dr. Jones and his assistant Michele consult closely with patients to ensure they're feeling as comfortable as possible, going so far as to coo sweet lullabies or scat in whalesong if that's what it takes to keep nerves at ease. Resident hygienist Janet, meanwhile, handles all teeth-cleaning operations with computer-like precision, educating patients on proper dental hygiene as she scours her way from tooth to tooth to quickly eliminate dislodged plaque and yesterday's foodstuffs. Finally, receptionist Kathleen completes the cavity-fighting foursome, taking up post at the front desk to welcome visitors with a smile and help to create custom financial plans that fit their needs.
Using all-natural gels and fully customized tooth trays, Pro Smile Teeth Whitening brings professional-caliber dental treatments to homes across the country. After molding the kit to their own teeth—a process that takes just over a minute—customers fill the tray with gel and start their smile-brightening journey. Enhanced with an optional LED treatment, the whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes a day for 7 to 14 days, and results last up to six months with regular brushing. The trays retain their shape permanently, so unless customers lose them or sprout a set of tusks, they can repeat the whitening process as often as necessary by ordering gel refills.
From its kitchen in the heart of Midtown, Curri updates traditional Indian cuisine. Chefs craft more than 20 vegetarian dishes, from chickpea-and-tomato masala to paneer cheese dumplings in a cashew-saffron sauce. Tandoori dishes, baked in a clay oven housed in the heart of Omaha's only subterranean volcano, include yogurt-marinated chicken, shrimp, and lamb tossed in a house blend of spices. These meats are also featured as base ingredients in the customizable curries, which are simmered in one of 10 rich traditional and house sauces ranging from mild to extra-spicy. To complement these spice-heavy dishes, cooling mango lassis, beer, and wine.