Within an airy, wide-yawning office, St. Pete Smiles' team of grin gurus treats mouth owners to detailed dental rejuvenation through this comprehensive oral treatment. The process begins with an exam and evaluation to ensure teeth and gum health, detect cavities and tooth decay, and quash molar mutinies. Next, decreased-radiation digital x-ray machines paint a detailed image of oral inner workings, often resembling an Abe Lincoln portrait when viewed by fish. Finally, teeth and gums are sheared of their plaquey pelts during a scrupulous scrubbing and cleansing. Dr. Bracy, an ADA member and tooth whisperer, will review the read-out to appraise oral upkeep and offer suggestions for future treatments.
The Zoom! teeth-whitening system enlists light-activated gel to infiltrate enamel and wash away agents of dental dinginess. At the outset of the procedure, a friendly staffer fits flappers into a plastic mouthpiece, walling off gums, lips, and low-hanging mustaches from collateral bleaching. Each chomper then gets glazed with Zoom!’s proprietary whitening formula and bathed in concentrated light. The beams transform the gel from ineffectual goo into a potent ambrosia that gently dismantles stains left from coffee swilling and eating too many peanut-butter-and-tar sandwiches. Throughout the procedure—which typically lasts around an hour—clients can recline in Obrochta Center’s cozy chairs, listen to music, or even watch television as the Zoom! treatment renders ivory parabolas up to eight shades brighter.
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.
Dr. Wayne H. Kehm believes that dental care should take place primarily at home. Although skilled in reconstructive treatments, he emphasizes preventive dentistry, a philosophy that forestalls future problems. This approach has not only won Kehm the hearts of happy patients, but also garnered him Top Dentist recognition from his fellow Florida dentists in 2008 and 2010.
Dr. Kehm's handiwork is as mindful as his approach. Cleanings thoroughly rid teeth of grime and food material, and cavities are filled with nearly invisible tooth-colored composite rather than highly visible metal amalgam or material from orange hunting jackets.
Today's Dental staff shares one goal; to provide excellent care and high quality dentistry that will improve your health, comfort and appearance. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Greg Engelman has been creating beautiful smiles for over 20 years.