Cavities, crooked incisors, stained enamel—none of these phase the oral professionals at Blount Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, which has tended teeth for three decades. Now helmed by Dr. K. Darrel Clabough, who brings his own 15 years of experience to the practice, the center has launched itself into the 21st century with technology such as computerized Cerec ceramic restorations. The center uses these restorations to create veneers that cover misshapen incisors and implants that fill in for missing teeth in the mouth of a model on a liquids-only diet.
Dr. Sonia Kherani and her amiable team at Hardin Valley Family Dentistry boost teeth to the peak of pearliness in a friendly, comforting setting. Clients can recline in comfy chairs while their ivories are thoroughly sanitized, zapped with fluoride, and scrubbed with a fine tooth-comb. After de-blemishing bicuspids and dislodging clandestine Skittles, oral technicians inspect every micrometer of the mouthscape for signs of disease, creeping cavities, or loose molars plotting secession. Four bitewing x-rays ensures that every enameloid is observing proper posture and not encroaching on its neighbor’s personal space.
Dr. Eades, a former U.S. naval officer and dentist for more than 10 years, brightens the smiles of children and adults via corrective and preventive dental treatments and a large catalog of knock-knock jokes. Tennessee Valley Dental's staff helps to instill proper hygiene methods in its patients and works to keep pearly whites sparkling with dental procedures that include cleanings, porcelain crowns, root canals, wisdom-teeth extractions, and tooth-whitening services.
Bleach Right facilitates teeth-whitening services that clients administer themselves. Whitening pens enable mobile bleaching, and a 20-minute session under the LED blue light illuminates dentines in less time than it takes to eat a cherry cobbler covered in glow-stick syrup. The self-proclaimed "teeth whitening spa" conducts its hygienic business within the Biltmore Square mall.
A stroll through La Rouge Spalon & Boutique is a promenade back in time. In the waiting room, a cherry-red leather sofa and black shelves inspire modernity; in another room, the proprietors channel the 1950s with striped walls and checkered floors. In a separate makeup room, six round palettes of foundation and eye shadow rise up from a table like the drum set of a 1980s hair band from the stage. This diverse variety of styles characterizes La Rouge Spalon, which embraces the changing times with sleek cuts and bold color highlights tailored to client preference. Healing wraps and infrared sauna sessions help detoxify the body while promoting relaxation and weight loss. Clients may also solicit La Rouge for a chip-resistant Shellac manicure, or nix unwanted hair from upper lips with a private waxing session.