Dr. Michael Guirguis and his expert team of pearl polishers start each exam by inspecting inner-mouth mountain ranges for cavities and decay. Ivories then shake off all remnants of excess tartar and leftover tartare during a thorough cleaning. A full set of x-rays helps to identify any deep-seated cavities, structural issues, or third sets of teeth waiting in the wings. After completing the exam, patients receive a take-home Opalescence whitening kit to make their newly inspected smiles sparkle. Like an open-mouthed walk through a car wash, the kit supplies speedy dental illumination, its nutrient-rich bleaching gel overpowering stains and yellowing. A custom-fitted tray allows for chopper comfort during gel applications, which require up to two hours per session and about two weeks of total treatment time.
Over the past 63 years, Thoma & Sutton Eyecare has crisscrossed Ohio and Kentucky, planting 20 eyewear outposts across the region. At each optical stronghold, teams of talented opticians examine peepers, determine prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and fit faces with thousands of stylish specs flown in from fashion capitals around the world. Clients can peruse the up-to-date displays, which feature frames from designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein, and Kenneth Cole, before trying on a pair and slipping past a parole office.
Specializing in spinal decompression, Dr. Noel Abood and the team at Solon Spine & Wellness Center strive to relieve their clients' chronic back and nerve pain with a noninvasive, technological approach. The FDA-approved method helps increase blood flow to problem areas, coaxing the body to work to heal itself. It is designed to alleviate such maladies as sciatica, herniated discs, and degenerative disc disease.
At Solon Dental Excellence, doctors Alia Kalaf and Laura Williams combine patience, listening, and a gentle approach when accomplishing preventative, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry. They also stay up to date with continual education and utilize modern tools such as digital x-rays, which reduce exposure to radiation. For the convenience of their patients, they offer morning and late afternoon office hours, as well as Saturday appointments.
My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 weeks—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
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