If your eyes are the windows to your soul, your teeth are the white picket fence that protects the soul from windpipe-sized pieces of taffy. Strengthen your defenses against attacks on the soul with today's Groupon for clean and healthy teeth. For $49, you get a triad of in-depth dental services from the master tooth wizards at Miami Dental Sedation Spa, a $262 total value. You’ll receive an expert examination ($61), exceptional tooth expurgation ($94), and exacting x-ray ($107). The experience will leave you with such pearly whites that former lovers may begin beaming you exrays of their own, in the form of romantic limericks discreetly tucked in lunchboxes and shirt collars.1971: Gene Dippers of Havenshaw, Connecticut, was driving home from a television-watching party when his car battery suddenly died. Through the windshield, he perceived a pair of red, glowing Mothman-like eyes, possibly belonging to a Mothman or Mothmanesque entity. The eyes grew brighter as the Mothman drew closer to his vehicle, and thinking quickly, Gene flashed his sparkling, well-maintained smile, blinding the likely Mothman’s compound eyes and sending it screaming into the night sky like a clumsy child’s untied balloon.
Armed with a degree in microbiology from the University of Florida, Dr. Pablo J Fonseca combines his fascination with small worlds with a passion for big smiles. The 25-year veteran works closely with his team members, many of whom dedicate thousands of hours to continuing education classes. Together, the group performs both general and cosmetic services as well as emergency dentistry for those with chipped teeth or a feeling that the tooth fairy is overstaying her welcome.
From its palm-tree-lined entryways to its warm, tangerine-colored walls, Elite Dent showcases the vision of dentist Jacqueline Correa, who designed her offices to put patients at ease. In this tranquil, inviting setting, Dr. Correa and her team perform services ranging from dental implants to smile-straightening Invisalign treatments. At some locations, wooden cabinets with marble counter tops separate the dental chairs and provide privacy, and personal televisions sit in front of each chair to deliver entertainment.
Dr. Elias Tobon & Associates oversee a team of smile beautifiers at two technology-stocked dental offices. The specialists craft guise-enhancing grins with a bounty of services, including Invisalign straightening, root canals, implants, porcelain veneers, and teeth-whitening treatments. The dental havens also offer complimentary cosmetic smile assessments in which a dentist scrutinizes mouth fences and proffers recommendations to fix problems such as chipped cuspids, discolored chompers, or molars that moonlight as shark teeth.
The softly scented candles and soothing music that permeate Gables Perfect Smile may remind visitors of a spa and not a dental practice, but this calming atmosphere is simply the manifestation of Dr. Victor Gutierrez goal to make patients as comfortable as possible. Since opening a private practice in 1994, the dentist has enrolled in continuing-education courses to master skills in areas ranging from cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry to implant dentistry. Today, the team of dental professionals work with each patient or tooth fairy to craft a custom plan that can include treatments such as Invisalign teeth straightening and full-mouth reconstructions. They can also perform sedation dentistry to keep patients as calm as possible.
In addition to the standard lineup of general and cosmetic dentistry services, Gables Perfect Smile boasts technology-based treatments such as the Waterlase MD dental laser, which removes tooth decay without using excess heat, vibration, or demolition trucks. Their smile makeover calls upon cosmetic imaging to render a preview of patients' potential smile.
"It'll wear off in about an hour," says the dentist. "Fanks," you slur.
The lingering numbness after a dental procedure is one of many reasons people dread making the appointment. That's why the team at Dental Cosmetic Spa use OraVerse, a technology that helps restore sensation in about half the time as usual. This is just one example of the team's commitment to making visits not only anxiety-free, but legitimately enjoyable.
When patients sit down in the office's massaging dental chairs, assistants offer them amenities such as noise-cancelling headphones, exotic beverages and comfort pillows. A 3D television in each room works to keep patients occupied while the doctor looks around with a small, digital interoral camera, saving you the hassle of a lot of head-tilting and prodding. Meanwhile, aromatherapy oils elevate relaxation, as does soft music and optional nitrous oxide.