Relax and brace your face for the delivery of a new, beaming-white centerpiece during an initial health and dental-history review that takes place prior to the treatment's start. Post-review, the dentists perform a pre-bleaching shade evaluation and take photographs for irrefutable before-and-after evidence. A dental polishing ensures that your mouth feels like the king of the craniofacial domain, while priming the teeth for the Opalescence gel. This gel is known not only to dramatically whiten teeth, but also to decrease dental sensitivity to pain and temperature, priming chompers for eating ice cream throughout the summer and arctic glaciers throughout the winter. Following the bleaching, a second shade evaluation is issued before you're handed an informational packet about keeping your newly renovated dental arcade in running order.
Summit Dental Care's experienced team of oral experts administers Invisalign treatments to straighten crooked chompers with the aid of 3-D computer imaging. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye, which is too busy looking for its underwear. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. View some Invisalign FAQs here. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
Growing up in Iran, Dr. Mojdeh Hariri-Vijeh would spend hours inspecting her teeth in front of a mirror and often played dentist with her brothers and sisters. When she immigrated to the U.S., her love for incisors and bicuspids followed, prompting her to enroll in the world's first dental school, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. This schooling not only bolstered her dental prowess, but also gave her the opportunity travel yet again—this time to a Navajo reservation in Arizona—where she cared for the oral health of both adults and children.
Now firmly ensconced in her Oakland practice, Dr. Vijeh leads an experienced team of hygienists and specialists in maintaining the natural beauty of teeth. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment, such as intra-oral cameras and advanced grin stimulators, to suss out and treat problems. When performing general, cosmetic, or restorative procedures, the team limits discomfort with nitrous oxide and provides headphones that fill ears with music or the entertaining banter from DVDs.
The team of dentists at Lake Merritt Dental combines their specialties to cover the full gamut of dentistry—from general and preventative care to cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hai Huang leads the team with 23 years of experience and a flair for collaboration, developing custom treatment plans in which she may tap in another dentist to perform a specialized step. Lake Merritt Dental team's advanced training in root canal treatment and prosthodontic placements in dental bridges, crowns, and implants, as well as their focus in oral hygiene, help clients maintain a bright, healthy smile.
The office is outfitted with some of the industry's most advanced equipment, such as ultrasonic scalers and intraoral cameras. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden goings-on among roots and bone while protecting patients from up to 90% of the radiation and kryptonite emitted from traditional x-ray machines. They also show appreciation for the environment with a green business certification and onsite bicycle parking.
The dental team at Laurel Smile Dentistry believes that an informed patient is a happy patient. That's why staffers not only spend time explaining the current condition of patients' teeth and gums after exams but also walk patients step by step through procedures such as fillings, veneers, and dental implants. They've also thoroughly loaded their webpage with patient-education resources, allowing visitors to pick up pain-management tips and research dental products.