The continually educated mouth specialists of Sunshine Dental keep smiles healthy with a tag team of preventative dentistry and modern technology. During the appointment, a licensed dentist scours the mouth for signs of decay, cavities, and lost gummy bears (a $97 value) with an attention to detail normally only exhibited by pickleball referees. X-rays, including four bitewings, an extraoral, and a panoramic (a $234 total value), allow the certified tooth whisperer to inspect cuisine crushers in greater depth in a set of black-and-white snapshots. Take-home whitening treatments evict the yellow from teeth with stain-fighting bleach and a sheriff-delivered court order. Mouths that return dutifully to the dental office every six months for a checkup receive additional treatments for free.
With more than 30 collective years of experience between them, Dr. Craig Simmons and associate Dr. Rusty Reese toughen up teeth with an arsenal of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative procedures. During a comprehensive routine exam, the Simmons team notes areas and tissues in need of further attention. Diagnostic x-rays let the docs further probe the intricacies of each patient's pearly whites to reveal trouble spots, signs of decay, and other photo-shoot crashers. Inside Simmons's small, homey office, all exam rooms come entertainingly outfitted with flat-screen TVs designed to detract from buzzy tools and the contented "ahs" of other mouth owners. Call to schedule an appointment.
People gather around a fireplace inside a candle-lined room. Any anxiety dissipates as they soak up the heat and leaf through colorful magazines. They’re not inside a spa or a cozy lodge—they’re in the office of Collins Family Dentistry, a practice that’s served the Spokane community for more than 40 years and is helmed by father and son Dr. Ken Collins Sr. and Dr. Chris Collins](http://www.thespokanedentist.com/about). The duo tends to choppers with the utmost care, focusing on patient comfort as they reshape gum tissue with gentle lasers and straighten smiles with Invisalign aligners. Extractions are a rarity at this practice, and when inserting dental implants, the dentists enlist the help of i-CAT scans, which help them plan the entire procedure ahead of time. To stay on top of their game, both dentists complete more than 100 hours of continuing education each year. The same bricks that flank the fireplace line the exam room and reception desk, encouraging patients to relax during checkups, cleanings, and the gripping MacGyver plotlines that comprise most people’s daydreams. Experienced staffers complement this warm atmosphere with their friendly personalities, helping patients book appointments in the office, over the phone, or through a convenient online scheduler.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including digital images and photos, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Warren Mitchell and Avenue Dental Care’s tooth-tending team keep pearly whites clean, bright, and healthy with services ranging from routine dental exams to whitening procedures. Zoom! persuades smiles to shed stain-jackets of tea, coffee, wine, and cola over the course of 90 minutes, revealing enamel that's an average of eight shades lighter. The tooth-whitening tool of ABC's Extreme Makeover crew, Zoom! treatments are performed by a licensed dental professional who will bleach chompers with hydrogen peroxide, creating a safe, long-lasting glow. Avenue Dental Care tailors Zoom! procedures to each patient's specific goals, whether it's bringing a twinkling grin to a high school reunion or wowing Grandma with a mouthful of opalescent tooth-lasers.