Dr. Steven R. Hagerman wants patients to know they have options. On his website, he says that many people aren't aware of advances in modern dentistry that can "quickly, painlessly improve the health and appearance of someone's smile." Over the course of his three decades of dental experience, he has worked continually to keep up with these advances, outfitting his office with dentistry’s constantly evolving technology. Waterlase diode lasers replace harsh, noisy drills for minor tooth problems. The Wand computerized anesthesia-delivery system injects anesthetic at the same rate that tissue absorbs it, reducing the inaccuracy of shots given by human hands. And a DiagnoDent laser cavity-detection system locates tooth decay more accurately than older methods, such as visual exams or tossing darts at the client's dental records.
The Perfect Smile engineers whiter smiles through the dual efforts of LED light and powerful chemicals. During in-office appointments technicians delicately apply carbamide peroxide along with the LED light to slightly discolored dentines, then activate the products with exposure to specialized lights. Each 30-minute session helps break up the discoloring effects of food, coffee, and tobacco products. Customers can also opt to stylize their smile at home with take-home bleaching kits.
With an advanced degree in orthodontics and TMJ treatment in dentistry from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry under her belt, Dr. Delia Dall' Arancio and Dr. Regina Blevins adjust smiles until they project even more smile. The initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and strategizing about a dental regimen, will set the course for teeth calibrators designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into alignment. Patients are encouraged to ask questions about their particular treatment, including how much peanut butter will be involved. For the toothy task of fang modification, you get $1,000 toward any traditional full set of braces priced at $5,700 or more or $1,000 toward any individualized Invisalign treatment priced at $6,500 or more.
Lots of people never want to leave college, but few actually get the chance to stay. Dr. Steven B. Means counts himself among these lucky few; after graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1977, he moved in to an office located right on campus. Though he’s now an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Means has taken advantage of his collegiate surroundings to continually educate himself in those fields. He has joined forces with Dr. Sherif Said, who is an alumnus of Ain Shams University's School of Dentistry in Cairo, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has practiced dentistry for over eight years.
Whether they're filling cavities with tooth-colored composites, installing dental implants, or performing a routine cleaning, the two doctors keep their patients informed and encourages them to ask questions. It’s all part of making them feel as comfortable as possible—as is their use of nitrous oxide to calm jittery nerves. Their expertise also extends to treating gum disease and customizing mouth guards for people who unconsciously chew on their arms while asleep.
The experienced tooth technicians at Kinney and Musser brighten smiles with modern technology and a philosophy of preventative maintenance over corrective procedures. The visit begins with a comprehensive dental examination, during which the dentist will spelunk into face caverns in search of tooth decay, signs of oral cancer, and Lego buildup. Afterwards, a skilled technician snaps four bitewing x-rays and a panoramic x-ray to reveal the goings-on between tooth and gum, as well as exposing any otherwise invisible tooth decay. A hygienist then bathes mouth bones in a whirlpool of floss and foam, sloughing off plaque jackets and removing tartar tiaras.
The staff at Million Dollar Smile89 provides just one service out of their White Bear Lake office: teeth whitening. They rely on high-tech laser-light systems to brighten teeth up to eight shades, leaving chompers as white as a ghost who thinks he just saw a ghost. The pain-free process takes as little as 15 minutes.