Stains, discoloration, and yellowing fade from careworn chompers during in-office LumiBrite and Zoom! treatments, brightening smiles up to seven or eight shades. To kick off one of three Zoom! sessions, a technician applies a layer of whitening gel to exposed grins, then shines a specially designed UV light to kick through residues of coffee, tea, and invisible ink. In a 30-minute LumiBrite session, a 35% hydrogen peroxide solution forms oxygen bubbles to scrub teeth’s microscopic pores, foaming away stains in a 30-minute session under a sapphire plasma arc light. Both treatments are overseen by Lincolnway Dental Center’s Dr. Young Kim, a 20-year veteran of anticavity combat, and several highly experienced ceiling lights.
Scott Morris DDS & Associates preserves chomper health with a fusion of time-tested dental training and the advantages of whiz-bang technology. Each 75-minute visit commences with a comprehensive examination, as technicians snoop around incisors and comb through oral histories in search of cavities, oral cancers, or jawbreakers masquerading as molars. After dotting eyeteeth and crossing tusks, technicians snap intra-oral pictures of ivories with environmentally friendly digital x-ray technology, detailing tooth health while reducing patient exposure to radiation. Finally, a hygienist painstakingly cleans teeth in a whirlwind of flossing and polishing, banishing plaque and bacteria back to their cruddy stomping grounds.
The offices of Grand Dental Group dazzle smiles with cosmetic and general dentistry performed by an experienced and upbeat staff that includes Dr. Mark Kaschube, who practices at the Channahon office and moonlights as a professional magician, and music-loving Dr. Steve Napier. During the comprehensive dental exam, a tooth technician inspects enamel and gums, deftly maneuvering sterile instruments to detect signs of cavities, gum disease, and molar mutiny. A technician then captures candid snapshots of canoodling incisors and bicuspids with bitewing x-rays, which help the skilled staff pinpoint subsurface decay and root out deep-seated signs of gum disease. Enamel illuminates after a dental detailer scours chompers with a comprehensive cleaning to purge plaque.
Sunrise Dental Care's dentist, Dr. Vesna Sutter, DDS, and hygienists use cutting-edge equipment and attend lectures and conventions to stay well-versed in their rapidly advancing field. A thorough cleaning leaves comely chompers in peak aesthetic shape and performance capacity, allowing patients to gnaw through rock-hard lollipops or federally regulated tracking bracelets. Each office contains a flat-screen TV so patients can watch their meticulous exams, which include oral-cancer screenings, inspections of previous dental work, and assessments of tooth and gum condition. A full set of x-rays helps reveal hidden decay, developmental irregularities, and valuable candy deposits. Sunrise's cheery facilities bask atop pleasantly manicured lawns, leaving patients relaxed in the careful hands of qualified American Dental Association-certified cuspid coddlers.
Fox River Periodontics is not a center for time travel, though its patients’ family and friends may think so. Among the many treatments available, dental implants performed by Dr. Kamy Noruzi seamlessly replace broken or damaged teeth, and injections of Botox temporarily ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to these treatments, Fox River Periodontics' futuristic-looking office also appears to deceive time. High-tech equipment and services—such as cone-beam computed 3-D scanners, digital radiography, and an audio-visual patient-education program—provide quick results and in-depth information for each patient, helping them make better treatment decisions and get the most appropriate care.