Dr. Mike Franklin didn?t always see himself as a dentist; in fact, he worked for seven years in corporate America before deciding that helping others was his true calling. He decided to study dentistry, a choice that would lead him to open Vivid Smile Dental Center in 2011. Dr. Franklin and associates perform a full slate of preventive, surgical, and cosmetic procedures, including routine cleanings and checkups, x-rays, root canals, dental implants, crowns, and teeth whitening.
Imagix Dental & Orthodontics' team of smile shiners leaves gleaming grins in its wake at offices stationed across the Atlanta area. To begin whitening sessions, clinicians paint pearlies with a special light-activated gel, then switch on the Zoom! light to activate stain-lifting action that erases discoloration from coffee drinking, cigar smoking, and oil swigging. Lips and gums are shielded so that only enamel whitens as clients listen to music or relax in chairs. The sessions last about an hour, after which chompers emerge an average of eight shades lighter, and offer a quicker alternative for brightening smiles than outfitting mouths with solar panels.
At Dental Touch, Vanessa L. Dowdy-Sigur, DDS, and her experienced staff keep teeth healthy and pearly white through preventive dentistry and cosmetic treatments. The office provides patients with a full gamut of treatments from teeth whitening and veneers to porcelain crowns and bridges. It prides itself on not only offering the highest quality services but in taking extra care of its patients with the utmost in sterilization practices.
The best dental procedures improve teeth without making themselves noticed. At Smile of Decatur, Dr. Mauzard Benjamin sticks to that philosophy by making sure evidence of his treatments stays virtually invisible. Instead of using metal amalgams to fill cavities, for example, he uses tooth-colored composite resins. Instead of metal bracket braces, he straightens adult teeth with Invisalign clear braces, which are as difficult to spot as a gecko when you need a gecko to help move your couch.
Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in 20 minutes, and since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles in 6 locations across 5 states.
Armed with Beaming White, an FDA-approved teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. Cheek retractors expose the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-5 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
Representing the third generation in a local family of dentists, Dr. Cary Goldstein opened his eponymous dental clinic in 1995 to culminate what is now 75 years of dental care under the Goldstein name. Dr. Goldstein and his team of dentists and hygienists address a full spectrum of tooth-related complaints, brushing and flossing patients' mouths free of tartar and tartar sauce during cleanings, keeping smiles pearly with a variety of over-the-counter or in-office whitening treatments, or restoring order to undulating toothscapes with clear braces and dental implants. He also ensures new patients receive thorough initial exams and x-rays, allowing him to keep tabs on their dental improvement over subsequent visits.