In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one?s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It?s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: around 15,000 clients seek out the service each year.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
One part salon and spa, one part fitness center, Alaric Health Beauty and Wellness is a one-stop shop aiming to glam up, firm up, and wind down clients' bodies. Hairstylists sweep men?s and women?s manes into trendy styles and nourish scalps with deep conditioner and hydrating scalp treatments. During one-hour Swedish massages, long, flowing strokes untie knotted muscles and help rejuvenate auras cluttered with stress and stale boxes of chi, and basic and deep pore-cleansing facials exfoliate visages to help skin regain a youthful glow. Inside the full-service fitness center, bodies work toward fitness goals among rows of weight and cardio machines, and can attempt to expedite results with help from a personal trainer or prescription weight-loss program.
Dr. Holly Nadji, recently named one of the area's top dentists by Jacksonville Magazine, has improved more than 18,000 smiles during her 18 years in the dental industry. In spite of these impressive numbers, Dr. Holly Nadji manages to devote her full attention to every patient she treats. She takes time to not only examine the teeth and gums, but also assess the function of jaw joints, perform bite analyses, and devise custom treatment plans.
At Planet Beach Contempo Spa, automated spa treatments massage away tension, deploy heat and steam to soften skin, and restore complexions’ glow. Ears nestle into headphones that coo mermaid calls as clothed guests lie down on a hydro-massage bed, on which cloth-covered waves gently crash upon corporeal shores to ebb away tension. Infrared heat and nutrient-rich steam exhaled by a health-conscious dragon soothe, moisturize, and promote collagen production during a 20-minute Hydro-Derma Fusion treatment. For a more obvious glow, UV and Mystic spray tans gild pelts.
Dr. Franklin M. Rios and his well-trained staff preserve smiles and improve oral health in a comfortable setting. During the comprehensive exam, sterilized instruments don monocles and detective caps to uncover signs of decay and gum disease, and x-rays help reveal lurking subsurface dental distress. Dr. Rios personally consults with patients to formulate individualized cosmetic dentistry plans, which illuminate enamel with custom-fit trays and two-week supplies of Opalescence whitening gel. In Cypress Point Family Dentistry's relaxing waiting room, bright lights illuminate the room and natural light pours onto armchairs with the radiance of the tooth fairy's halo.