The doctors at Mercer Island Chiropractic work to relieve minor aches and soreness, but they specialize in tough cases: chronic pain and injuries sustained in accidents are their specialties. At three locations, they restore bodies to health with techniques such as manual adjustments that realign vertebrae and traction-table sessions that coax muscles into blissful relaxation. Patients can also rest easy beneath the hands of massage therapists, who employ techniques such as cupping, reflexology, and sternly ordering tension to exit the body.
The continually educated mouth specialists of Sunshine Dental keep smiles healthy with a tag team of preventative dentistry and modern technology. During the appointment, a licensed dentist scours the mouth for signs of decay, cavities, and lost gummy bears (a $97 value) with an attention to detail normally only exhibited by pickleball referees. X-rays, including four bitewings, an extraoral, and a panoramic (a $234 total value), allow the certified tooth whisperer to inspect cuisine crushers in greater depth in a set of black-and-white snapshots. Take-home whitening treatments evict the yellow from teeth with stain-fighting bleach and a sheriff-delivered court order. Mouths that return dutifully to the dental office every six months for a checkup receive additional treatments for free.
Dr. Eric Jorgensen runs his practice at Modern Family Dentistry of Issaquah on several philosophies. In doing so, he educates his patients on the finer points of oral health and focuses on preventative care––catching small problems before they become bigger issues. But perhaps most importantly, Dr. Jorgensen quells the fears and stresses often associated with dentistry. To accomplish this, the doctor and his registered dental assistants hand their patients a pair of movie glasses, giving kids and adults a pleasant distraction during cleanings, cosmetic procedures, or dental surgery.
In the same vein, Dr. Jorgensen constantly educates himself on new techniques, and he now uses a Sapphire laser as an alternative to more painful procedures. He harnesses the power of condensed light to reshape gums, kill bacteria nestled deep within teeth, or perform crown and bridge procedures. For laser treatments, Dr. Jorgensen needs only apply a local anesthetic, thus eliminating the need for shots.
As one of the elite premier providers of Invisalign, Dr. Robert Knudson restores ragged smiles with Clearly Comfortable Smiles? Invisalign services. After the introduction of Invisalign in 1999 as an alternative to metal orthodontics, Dr. Knudson mastered the administration of the straightening mouthpieces for adults, teens, and cheshire cats after hockey fights. Dr. Knudson also showcases his talents at Beautiful Dentistry, undertaking cosmetic repair projects ranging from teeth whitening and veneers to implants and dentures.
Xinli "Cindy" Du used to sit at a computer all day, unaware of its effects on her body. It wasn't until she sat on a therapeutic ergonomics ball that she realized the damage she'd done. This experience rekindled her desire to practice Chinese medicine and answer her body's cries for improvement. Today, Cindy is an East Asian–medicine practitioner as well as a licensed acupuncturist. In the comfort of her cozy studio, all can seek her therapeutic services, which range from shiatsu and acupressure bodywork to herbal medicine and acupuncture.