After an initial consultation and screening for potential complications from severe tooth decay, Dr. Carver Little and Dr. James R. Pitts dress teeth with a specially formulated whitening gel and expose them to a focused beam of light. While under the light, the gel’s hydrogen peroxide breaks down to penetrate enamel and dentin, eradicate colored substances, and bolster dental strength as effectively as toothpaste made from liquefied oranges. Every 15 minutes, technicians wipe dental canvasses clean and lacquer on a fresh coat of solution. Once the four applications are completed, patients can beam a grin up to eight shades more luminous than before. Some teeth-whitenees may experience short-term sensitivity from the procedure, so customers may want to temporarily refrain from eating extremely hot or cold things or biting of the spikes out of railroad tracks.
At Cornerstone Dental, Dr. Kevin A. Franklin draws from 22 years of experience to beautify and maintain mouths with a full range of dentistry, from orthodontics and implants to TMJ treatments and cosmetic services. Dr. Franklin believes that with modern dentistry’s technology, natural teeth will never need replacing, and so his office is equipped with digital x-rays, which emit less radiation than traditional x-rays, and tooth-colored composite fillings, which, unlike metal amalgam fillings, repair cavities without leaching toxins or attracting magnets.
The dental team also uses technology to enhance patient comfort by pairing each dental chair with a digital TV monitor. The professionals further relax patients by administering sedation pills and humming lullabies.
Even dentists get toothaches. Director of The Dental Emergency Room Dr. William Jamolych knows how torturous tooth pain can be, having suffered unexpected dental emergencies himself. He and his staff keep the clinic open 365 days a year, even on important holidays such as Christmas and Super Bowl Sunday. Besides treating the sudden ache or broken tooth, he and his staff also perform routine exams, cleanings, and cosmetic procedures.
A beautiful smile isn't just a showpiece; it's a key to happiness and success, according to Dr. George Hitzel. Bolstered by a staff of caring and attentive hygienists, assistants, and in-house lab techs, the Georgetown-trained Dr. Hitzel and fellow dentists treat tooth troubles and teach patients how to prevent them with oral-hygiene pointers.
During prophylactic cleanings, powerful polishing brushes remove plaque from teeth, and x-rays locate cavities hidden between the teeth or beneath the gum line. In addition to warding off tooth decay and gum disease, the dentists enhance choppers' aesthetic appeal with cosmetic services such as Zoom! Whitening, Invisalign invisible braces, and applications of prosthetic narwhal tusks.
Whether parent or patient, everyone is on a first-name basis with the head dentist at Trinity Pediatric Dentistry. Christopher E. Chuong, or Dr. Chris, as he prefers to be called, strives to create a comfortable and fun atmosphere for his patients. Knowing how anxious kids can be at the dentist's office, he vows never to pressure them to endure a difficult treatment and will seek alternative options if possible. He also invites parents into the room to offer support or sing "You Are My Sunshine" to the good doctor as he works.