Dominion Dentistry’s Dr. Richard Sweeney involves patients in every step of the treatment-planning process and thoroughly explains all available options. Checkups begin with a set of four bite-wing x-rays that illuminate any existing or potential issues such as periodontal defects or cavities brought on from gargling maple syrup. Patients then alight in their personal exam room for a thorough cleaning while relaxing by watching TV, viewing videos stored on a personal iPod, or listening to the surround-sound music system. Once a dental hygienist has swept oral cobblestones clear of plaque films and tartar deposits, Dr. Sweeney examines freshened mouths for evidence of decay or disease and checks under tongues for misplaced wads of gums.
The medical technicians at Eastern Virginia Medical Spa know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.
Inside Dazzling White's office, potted plants and flowers bask in the glow of freshly sparkling grins. The office’s dental specialists brighten smiles with FDA-approved teeth-whitening treatments. The glow of an Osram blue LED lamp seeps from treatment rooms, the unit’s eight total lights and 24 watts of power activating whitening gels and scary stories about mysterious lighthouse operators.
At Atlantic Teeth Whitening, technicians brighten and whiten grins using the same techniques practiced by many dentists. During in-office sessions, they cover teeth with a 16% hydrogen-peroxide gel and then activate the gel with beams of blue LED light, lifting stains from dentin and enamel. Patrons can also buy Minerals enamel booster, Forever White whitening pens, and other take-home products.
SmileLabs of Virginia's teeth-whitening experts empower visitors to go toe-to-toe against enamel discoloration with an arsenal of peroxide-based whitening gels, which have little to no effect on tooth sensitivity. During SmileLabs' signature, in-office treatments, patrons sit comfortably in a specially designed chair before wielding an easy-to-use brush applicator to coat their own gumstones in whitening gel. An LED lamp attached to the chair then shines cold blue light at food-destroyers to accelerate the gel's tooth-blanching ingredients. After the half-hour session, clients prepare to flash grins bright enough to temporarily blind an angry, rapidly approaching linebacker.
Dr. Michael Folck calls upon his 25-year career in cosmetic dentistry to expertly renovate smiles and keep clients whistling healthy tunes through their shiny, well-aligned teeth. His sedation dentistry keeps patients comfortable, and his laser-dentistry treatments bring teeth back to brilliance in tandem with maintenance services such as fillings, gum reductions, and whitening treatments. The office rounds out its advanced technology set with digital x-rays, which provide a crisp perspective and emit significantly less radiation than traditional beams or the unmarked barrels that catalyze most superheroes' beginnings.