Health & Fitness in Oaks

Three, Six, or Nine Laser Lipo Treatments at DFW Laser Lipo (Up to 84% Off)

DFW Laser Lipo

Multiple Locations

$597 $99

Low-level laser light from the YOLO Curve system contours physiques and combats fat pockets during non-invasive treatments

One or Two Months of Self-Defense Classes at Jernigan’s School of Martial Arts and Self-Defense (Up to 63% Off)

Jernigan’s School of Martial Arts and Self-Defense

Plano

$75 $35

Classes combine tae kwon do, kickboxing, and jujitsu techniques to boost strength and confidence

One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes from Accomplish Fitness and Boot Camp (Up to 74% Off)

Accomplish Fitness and Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Certified personal trainers encourage students through strength training, cardio, and resistance exercises during morning or evening classes

$54 for a 90-Minute Session for Weight Loss or Smoking Cessation at Alpha Omega Hypnosis ($120 Value)

Alpha Omega Hypnosis

Plano

$120 $54

Hypnotist uses deeply relaxing techniques to unlock subconscious to help clients overcome undesirable behaviors and effect lasting change

$30 for $60 Groupon — My Fitness

My Fitness

Richardson

$60 $30

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from PAR Tranining (65% Off)

Par Training

Plano

$225 $79

Three personal training sessions and a fitness evaluation to understand current physical fitness levels and set goals

6 or 12 B12 or Lipotropic Injections at Premier Med Spa (Up to 70% Off)

Premier Med Spa

Richardson

$150 $49

Choose vitamin-B12 injections designed to help boost the metabolism, or a lipotropic formula that can help burn fat

One, Three or Six Laser-Lipo Treatments at Premier Vitality Health Center (Up to 61% Off)

Premier Vitality Health Center

Plano

$150 $75

Noninvasive laser light targets localized fat deposits

Youth and High School Sports-Training Sessions at High Five Fitness (Up to 66% Off). Two Options Available.

High Five Fitness

Plano

$150 $62

Performance academy sessions hone in on sport-specific skills

6 Tae Kwon Do Classes or 12 Classes and a Uniform at Integrity Martial arts at ECA (Up to 69% Off)

Integrity Martial arts at ECA

Plano

$54.50 $19

Instructors teach tae kwon do for self-defense and self-discipline, blending it with jujitsu and other martial arts

6, 12, or 24 Metabolic Afterburner Classes at Dallas Underground Strength & Fitness (Up to 92% Off)

Dallas Underground Strength & Fitness

Plano

$129 $19

A trio of coaches incinerates calories and builds muscle in 45- to 60-minute classes using everything from kettlebells to tractor tires

One or Two 45-Minute Mud Wraps at Prema Day Spa (Up to 56% Off)

Prema Day Spa

Richardson

$90 $45

Clay mud purifies, softens, and tones skin during these relaxing wraps

$50 for $100 Groupon — REAP Counseling

Reap Counseling

Downtown Plano

$100 $50

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One or Three 70-Minute Reflexology Treatments at Foot Palace (Up to 53% Off)

Foot Palace

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Therapists release tension throughout the body by massaging targeted zones in the feet

One Month of Unlimited Aquatic Fitness Classes Plus Open Swim for an Individual or Family at Aqua~Fit (Up to 65% Off)

Aqua~Fit

Plano

$185 $65

Warm salt-water pool hosts aquatic fitness classes for all skill levels; families can splash together during open swim hours

10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Tree (Up to 78% Off)

Yoga Tree

Downtown Plano

$160 $36

Instructors host 60- to 75-minute sessions of cardio-stimulating Vinyasa and tension-relieving restorative yoga

One or Two Foot-Reflexology and Oxygen-Bar Treatments at Pure Foot Spa (51% Off)

Pure Foot Spa

Plano

$35 $17

Foot-reflexology treatments designed to ease bodily aches and pains pair with oxygen-bar sessions which may boost energy and endurance

90-Minute Weight-Loss or Smoking-Cessation Hypnosis Session from Dr. Michael Harris (67% Off)

Dr. Michael Harris

Plano

$300 $99

Board-certified clinical hypnotherapist taps into clients' subconscious minds to help them lose weight or quit smoking

Three, Six, or Nine Laser Lipo Treatments at DFW Laser Lipo (Up to 84% Off)

DFW Laser Lipo

Multiple Locations

$597 $99

Noninvasive laser lipo treatments target fat-cell membranes in areas such as the waistline, abdomen, back, buttocks, and thighs

$20 for a 20-Class Martial Arts Package at Sustaire’s ATA Martial Arts ($320 Value)

Sustaire’s ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$320 $20

Martial arts classes with belt testing and T-shirt

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Baby Boot Camp Classes at Baby Boot Camp ($119 Value)

Baby Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$119 $29

Moms whip back into shape performing one-hour workouts that incorporate stroller-bound babies

$45 for $99 Groupon — Martial Club Kung Fu & Fitness

Martial Club Kung Fu & Fitness

Plano

$99 $45

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$49 for Complete Three-Step In-Office Teeth-Whitening Treatment at Xpress Whitening ($299 Value)

Xpress Whitening

Multiple Locations

$299 $49

LED light emits clarifying beams and activates peroxide gel on teeth to remove stains and discoloration while leaving smiles whiter

Laser-Nail Fungus Removal for One or Both Feet at Le Moulin Rouge Spa (Up to 67% Off)

Le Moulin Rouge Spa

Allen

$450 $199

Laser light disrupts fungal infections, allowing healthy nails to gradually grow in clear

$59 for In-Office Teeth Whitening and Take-Home Maintenance Pen at Xpress Teeth Whitening ($308 Value)

Million Dollar Smile

Multiple Locations

$308 $59

Select wavelengths of LED light activate dental-grade whitening solution & take-home pen maintains brightness after evening brushing.

$49 for Dental Exam, X-rays, Simple Cleaning, and CT Scan at SC Dental Group ($650 Value)

SC Dental Group

SC Dental Group

$650 $49

Dental team combining more than 25 years of experience staves off decay and plaque with thorough checkup

4, 8, or 12 Weeks of Unlimited Classes at Texas Boot Camp Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Texas Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$129 $49

Certified trainers tighten male and female physiques with body-weight moves, weightlifting, runs, and resistance drills

$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$58 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — KTI Chang Lee's Taekwondo Center

Kti Chang Lee's Taekwondo Center

Allen

$120 $58

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$20 for Four Tae Kwon Do Classes, One Private Session, and Uniform at White Tiger Martial Arts ($155 Value)

White Tiger Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$90 $20

Students learn tae kwon do skills in one private lesson and four group classes led by master instructors with decades of training

5 or 10 Group Training Sessions at Retrain Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Retrain Fitness

Allen

$100 $39

Classes of up to 6 follow along with exercises such as ab, core, conditioning, and strength work dictated by enthusiastic coaches

10 or 15 Fitness or Adult Dance Classes with Sauna Use at Pure Movement Dance and Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Pure Movement Dance and Fitness

Allen

$100 $39

Get in shape with dance classes ranging from hip hop to burlesque or fitness classes; enjoy the heat of the sauna after each class

One Month Superhero Training Classes for One or Two at Eagle's Wings Athletics (Up to 65% Off)

Eagle's Wings Athletics

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Kids learn to run, jump, and fly like a superhero in classes that encourage physical conditioning in a fun, social setting

$99 for a One-Hour LED Teeth-Whitening Treatment with Take-Home Touchup Pen at The Whitening Room ($269 Value)

The Whitening Room

Allen

$269 $99

Whitening gel activated by an LED light can whiten teeth up to 6–10 shades during a deluxe one-hour session

12 or 20 Yoga, Pilates Mat, or Tai Chi Classes at Pilates for Life (Up to 80% Off)

Pilates for Life

Allen

$135 $31

Group yoga, Pilates mat, and tai chi classes focus on deliberate movements married to breath

14-Day Quick-Start Program for One or Two at Medifast Weight Control Centers (Up to 74% Off)

Medifast Weight Control Centers

Multiple Locations

$369 $99

With two weeks worth of healthful meals, clients learn lifestyle behaviors that put them on the path to weight loss

Chiropractic Exam and X-rays with Optional Adjustments at Lifestyle in Motion Chiropractic (Up to 93% Off)

Lifestyle in Motion Chiropractic

Allen

$350 $25

Complete chiropractic regimen adjusts spines and joints with follow-up therapy sessions to conquer chronic pain

One or Two Months of Gymnastics Classes at ASI Gymnastics (Up to 65% Off). Eight Locations Available.

ASI Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$109 $39

Gymnastics instructors teach age-appropriate skills that develop strength and coordination in addition to confidence and mental toughness

5 or 10 Taekwondo or Karate Lessons with Uniform at Golden Tiger Taekwondo Academy (Up to 70% Off)

Golden Tiger Taekwondo Academy

Garland

$75 $25

Don your new uniform and study martial arts with Master Danny P. Nguyen, who holds a 5th Dan black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido

Up to 60% Off Fitness Gym — Fight 2 Live Boxing and Fitness

Fight 2 Live Boxing and Fitness

Richardson

$25 $10

One-hour boxing-technique class with cardio & stretching, punching 150-pound bags & striking mitts in ring

5 or 10 Pole-Dance or Lyra-Hoop Classes or a Private Bachelorette Party at Pole'iticians Fitness Studio (Up to 81% Off)

Pole'iticians Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$350 $159

Pole-dance and lyra-hoop classes teach sensual moves to dancers of all levels; parties acquaint 8–11 guests with the basics of sensual dance

$79 for a Comprehensive Dental Exam, X-rays, Cleaning, and Take-Home Whitening Kit at P.A. Dental Arts ($426 Value)

P.A. Dental Arts

Allen

$426 $79

Dental checkup includes cleaning, x-rays, and take-home whitening kit; office has massaging treatment chairs and satellite TV

One, Two, or Three Body Wraps at Rider Wellness & Rehab (Up to 65% Off)

Rider Wellness & Rehab

Multiple Locations

$85 $35

Wraps swaddle bodies in comfort as they detoxify and tone

10 Group Boxing Classes or Three 50-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at The Jym (Up to 76% Off)

The Jym

Allen

$100 $25

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Professional boxing trainers help trainees of all experience levels hone strength and endurance; personal-training sessions run 50 minutes

$83 for $150 Worth of Nutritional Counseling — Innovative Body Contouring of Dallas

Innovative Body Contouring Of Dallas

Plano

$150 $83

Infra-Slim body-contouring system performs treatments in 35 minutes with minimal down time or discomfort

Four-Week Boot-Camp Membership for One or Two at Plano Adventure Boot Camp for Women (Up to 75% Off)

Plano Adventure Boot Camp for Women

Plano

$353 $99

Daily changing workouts help women of all experience levels achieve their fitness goals

$39 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit FX TX ($175 Value)

CrossFit FX TX

Allen

$175 $39

Rotating suite of workouts designed to enhance competency in functional movement; for all fitness levels

$22 for $40 Worth of Martial Arts — S J Lee's White Tiger Martial Arts

White Tiger Martial Arts

Sachse

$40 $22

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One-Month Unlimited Fitness Package for One or Two at Results Fitness & Results Fitness for Women (Up to 89% Off)

Results Fitness & Results Fitness for Women

Multiple Locations

$285 $39

For a month, gym-goers enjoy unlimited training classes, plus spa amenities such as tanning, infrared-sauna use, and hydromassage

One or Two Acupuncture Treatments & Consultation at CA Clinic Acupuncture & Chiropractic Wellness (Up to 69% Off)

CA Clinic Acupuncture & Chiropractic Wellness

CA Clinic Acupuncture

$80 $29

A veteran doctor of 20 years uses acupuncture to promote stress reduction, relaxation, and an increase in energy

One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes or Personal-Training Sessions at Health Swag Fitness Camp (Up to 79% Off)

Health Swag Fitness Camp

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Workouts incorporate a variety of muscle exercises designed to trim and tone bodies and burn calories

$45 for Diagn Hearing Exam and $500 Toward Hearing Aids at Allen Hearing Clinic ($595 Value)

Allen Hearing Clinic

Allen

$595 $45

Audiologists test each client's hearing, and recommend customized treatments and hearing aids to improve it

Punch Card for 10 Muay Thai Classes or a One-Month Membership at Ohana Warrior (Up to 51% Off)

Ohana Warrior

Richardson

$150 $75

Muay thai and jujitsu lessons are taught in a 4,000 sq. ft. gym with a strong connection to Hawaiian culture

Exam and Cleaning, Take-Home Whitening Package, or Periodontal Treatment at Synergy Dental, PLLC (Up to 86% Off)

Synergy Dental, PLLC

Richardson

$348 $59

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Routine dental exams check for problems, and cleanings rid teeth of plaque, while periodontal treatments help repair the gums

10 or 20 Yoga Classes with Optional Childcare at Yoga Synergy Spa (Up to 77% Off)

Yoga Synergy Spa

Firewheel Town Center

$120 $29

The independent yoga studio hosts classes for beginners, mothers-to-be, and seniors; childcare available

10 Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit 380 (Up to 79% Off)

CrossFit 380

Multiple Locations

$99 $23

CrossFit classes meet six days a week to improve exercisers’ stamina, strength, agility, and balance with scalable, high-intensity workouts

10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes at Transform U (Up to 66% Off)

Transform U

Richardson

$100 $35

Trainers help exercisers build strength and endurance and achieve their fitness goals in group classes

Two, Four, or Six Body Wraps at You-Nique Massage (Up to 58% Off)

You-Nique Massage

Garland

$150 $75

Body wraps target cellulite and stretch marks

6, 12, or 20 B12 Injections at Soza Clinic (Up to 84% Off)

Soza Clinic

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

Vitamin B12 boosts the healthy functioning of metabolisms and encourages a healthy nervous system

$45 for $100 Worth of Food Allergy Testing Services at Family Center of Wellness

Family Center Of Wellness

Garland

$100 $45

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One or Two Signature Spa Facials at Essence Nail Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Essence Nail Spa

Garland

$90 $45

Exfoliating facial tailored to client's skin type scours clogged pours and restores brightness to the complexion

10 or 20 Yoga Classes or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at Vibe Yoga (Up to 73% Off)

Vibe Yoga

Allen

$100 $29

Hatha- and vinyasa-style classes provide meditative exercise and incorporate heat, candles, or music

Month of Unlimited Gym Access and Fitness Classes with Optional Assessment at Rhythms and Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Rhythms and Fitness

Allen

$59 $19

Fitness classes include boot camp, Chisel Fit, boxing, and Pilates along with dance-inspired classes such as Zumba and BollyRhythms

$94 for $210 Groupon — Martial Arts/Kung Fu

Shaolin Wu-Yi Institute

Plano

$210 $94

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$66 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Vision Martial Arts

Vision Martial Arts Center

Plano

$120 $66

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$125 for a 60-Minute Dental Checkup with X-Rays and Cleaning from Dr Ike Dental (50% Off)

Dr Ike Dental

Plano

$250 $125

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$25 for One Acupuncture Session at Dallas Acupuncture Clinic ($50 Value)

Dallas Acupuncture Clinic

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Acupuncturists with 20+ years of experience use Eastern & Western techniques to target ailments such as migraines, muscular pain & insomnia

$30 for Nonsurgical Facelift Facial and Makeup Lesson at Hello Gorgeous ($145 Value)

Hello Gorgeous

The Village at Fairview Shopping Center

$145 $30

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Nonsurgical facelift includes microdermabrasion beads and micro-current muscle stimulation, and concludes with a makeup lesson

$49 for a Comprehensive Eye Exam with $200 Toward Prescription Glasses at Pearle Vision ($289 Value)

Pearle Vision

Multiple Locations

$289 $49

Dr. Benning uses digital retinal imaging to check eye health and provides prescription, staff then fits clients with designer frames

One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp for One or Two at Destination Hard Body Boot Camp (Up to 84% Off)

Destination Hard Body Boot Camp

Plano

$155 $39

The boot camp challenges groups with a variety of exercises that change each time and may including tire flipping and box jumping

$79 for In-Office Zoom! Whitening at DFW Absolute Dental ($599 Value)

DFW Absolute Dental

Allen

$599 $79

During a 40-minute treatment, a dentist coats teeth with a whitening gel and activates it with a light, breaking down stains and yellowing

Five or Ten 30-Minute Basketball-Shooting Sessions at Gym Ratz Skills (50% Off)

Gym Ratz Skills

Highland Terrace

$50 $25

High-speed mechanical returns keep balls coming to allow players to shoot a high number of shots in a short period

$59 for an Eye Exam and $175 Credit Toward Prescription Glasses at Optical Zone (Up to 84% Off)

Optical Zone

Plano

$374 $59

After a doctor runs through the comprehensive eye exam, choose a pair of vision-correcting glasses from designer frame options

10 Kickboxing Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Suburban Suicide Fitness (Up to 52% Off)

Suburban Suicide Fitness

Carriagehouse Village

$90 $45

Women learn kickboxing techniques and unleash them on invisible opponents, heavy bags, and targets while burning calories and toning muscle

One Month of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Workouts at 9Round (Up to 52% Off)

9Round

Plano

$69 $33

Build strength, work your core, and hone boxing and kickboxing abilities in 30-minute workouts that start whenever you walk into the gym

Flapless LASIK Procedure for Both Eyes at The M Mazaheri Lasik Center (Up to 93% Off). Two Options Available.

The M LASIK Dallas Center

Cottonwood Creek

$1,500 $99

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Flapless LASIK procedure corrects vision problems without incisions or the creation of a corneal flap

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit at Danger City CrossFit (Up to 74% Off)

Danger City CrossFit

Garland

$125 $39

Exercisers push themselves through high-intensity workouts filled with cardio and plyometrics

Chiropractic Exam, Massage and Decompression Treatment at Injury Clinic of Dallas (Up to 86% Off)

Injury Clinic of Dallas

Heights Park

$420 $59

Chiropractor ameliorates soreness with manual tissue manipulation; spinal decompression gently extends the spine to relieve pain

Health Assessment and Three or Six 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Sirius Training (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Sirius

Northrich

$130 $39

Personal trainers heap helpings of inspiration and upbeat attitudes to each of their workouts to help clients achieve their goals

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Equipment: Barbells, kettlebells, pull-up bar, squat rack, medicine ball, rower.

Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, running shoes.

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2012

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

CrossFit Urban Jungle offers a personalized workout in a group setting. Each workout consists of exercises that are easily tailored by adjusting the weights, intensity, and reps to equally challenge everyone, whether new to fitness or a seasoned athlete. The CrossFit trainers prepare members with detailed instructions on proper form before anyone performs a deadlift or swings a kettlebell. And they stay nearby while members climb ropes or tie them into granny knots. Other CrossFit-centric equipment includes gymnastics rings, plyometric boxes, rowing machines, and weighted medicine balls.

4101 E. Park Blvd Ste 100
Plano,
TX
US

With dance classes available for kids as young as two, Edge Dance & Performing Arts aims to instill its peanut protégés with self-confidence at an early age. The center's team of instructors follows the lead of director Elizabeth DeRusha, a mother of two who started dancing at age two and now shares her passion by training children and adults of all skill levels. Together, Elizabeth and her team guide youngsters through various forms of dance, including ballet, hip-hop, tap, and jazz, and organize seasonal theater productions, as well.

4101 E Park Blvd
Plano,
TX
US

Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.

Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010–2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.

3160 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano,
TX
US

Practice makes perfect and perfection is the goal of Centerfield Baseball & Softball Academy's staff. The roster of experienced instructors includes members with playing and coaching experience at the collegiate and Major League levels. During private lessons, these instructors share their insight and help players refine fundamental hitting or pitching techniques. Larger clinics allow the staff to work with groups and create well-rounded baseball and softball athletes.

These lessons can take place in the academy's 15,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility, which also allows players to refine their game on their own. Its four Iron Mike pitching machines are capable of slinging fastballs or water balloons at speeds from 40 to 70 miles per hour, and six of its eight open cages feature mounds, which help pitchers dig in while they practice delivering the heat.

1805 E Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano,
TX
US

Both veterans of the full-contact karate circuit, coaches Bill Flowers and Jerry Byers sought to impart the hard-won lessons of their fighting days to new generations seeking discipline and self-defense skills. So in 2006, they combined their expertise, creating the KO 101© Martial Arts & Boxing Gym as a doorway into their lifelong passion.

Coach Flowers holds belts in three forms of karate and 12 championship titles, achievements complemented by coach Byers' belt rankings in seven different martial-arts styles, including black belts in three schools of tae kwon do. In their gym, students train for both personal enjoyment and healthy competition, ultimately taking to the ring to spar against one another once the punching bags have run out of lunch money.

1409 Shiloh Rd, Ste 100
Plano,
TX
US

Cavities: Portrait of an Enamel Assassin

One primary purpose of a dental appointment is checking for cavities. To learn exactly how they form, read on.

Cavities?also known as dental caries or simply tooth decay?form as the direct result of two interplaying factors: food and bacteria. As soon as 20 minutes after a meal, more than 500 types of bacteria begin to feast on any refined sugar or starch they can find, producing a potent acid as a byproduct. Tooth enamel is considered the hardest substance in the human body, but if left alone for extended periods, this acid can easily bore its way past the enamel and into the inner layers of the tooth, which house nerves, blood vessels, and minerals worth approximately 25 cents on the fairies' black market. Cavities can be difficult to notice in time?many don?t exhibit pain in the early stages of development, and they often occur in hard-to-clean spots, such as the small crevices on the top of molars. What's more, unlike a child's missing tooth, enamel doesn't grow back. Once it's gone, it's gone forever.

In a study conducted in Warwickshire, England, fossilized records showed that only 8% of people living in the Iron Age experienced tooth decay?a stark contrast to today?s 48%. Granted, blacksmiths might have been able to forge strong toothpicks, but there's a larger culprit to blame: the influx of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods that became more common in later humans' diets. To counter the increase in oral ailments, dentistry evolved from a field that relied solely on bare-knuckle boxing matches to one that delicately treats decay as it appears, most often by removing the acid-eaten portions of the tooth and rebuilding the structure with a cement filling or crown. As always, however, the best offense is a good defense?dentists recommend brushing daily and visiting the office twice a year to prevent cavities from even forming.

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Plano,
TX
US