The skilled molar maintainers at Every Kid's Dentist keep children's mouth mountains free of cavities and crevasses with youth-friendly services. Bolster young one's budding bicuspids with an oral exam and cleaning, to give the old heave-ho to any tartar and plaque buildup, effectively clearing the way for optimum black-light reflection. The intensive pearly white inspection continues with a set of x-rays with bitewings, a film holder with a fin that simultaneously displays the innards of the upper and lower teeth. Before departing the dentist chair, tykes undergo an enamel-fortifying fluoride treatment to combat tooth decay, and walk away with an electronic toothbrush, designed to effectively dismantle plaque uprisings and rival the buzzing of any nearby bees.
With Clear Correct, Dr. Bruce Thomas-Aahrens and his staff straighten crooked chompers using highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Clear Correct process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber.
Desert Dentistry's specialists tend to teeth at five locations using advanced technologies such as intraoral cameras, cavity-detecting UV lights, and a computer-controlled wand that delivers precise measurements of anesthesia. While performing treatments such as dental checkups, they use distilled water attached to a water-line purification system, and during these checkups, they screen for oral cancer using a ViziLite fluorescent light to spot any abnormalities.
To relax nervous patients, they offer sedation dentistry or a CD of James Earl Jones reading bedtime stories. As an added bonus, they encourage patients to complete their necessary dental care and keep up with preventative treatments by offering a Whitening for Life program that gives out complimentary tubes of whitening gel.
The dental team at Waddell Family Dentistry made a list of reasons patients fear the dentist and then designed a practice expressly to cross out each one. It replaced metal drills with Waterlase hand pieces, which reduce the heat and vibration caused from metal rubbing against teeth. Before each procedure, team members educate their patients on what to expect, fielding any questions and arming them with detailed aftercare instructions. For patients who feel especially nervous, they administer a variety of oral and IV sedations and measure the half-life of each in accordance to the length of procedures in order to minimize posttreatment grogginess.
When you trust someone with your smile, you want to be sure they know what they're doing. Modern Family Dentistry's Dr. Stacey Layman not only has years of dental experience, she also teaches other dentists how it's done. As a national educator for DenMat, she teaches professionals how to affix broken or damaged teeth with Lumineers, which prevent the sensitivity often caused by veneers. Dr. Layman is also the Seattle Mariners' team dentist, and she regularly offers dental wisdom on ABC 15's Sonoran Living Live and 3TV's Your Life A to Z.
She and her team offer other aesthetic services, such as smile-straightening Invisalign, in addition to cleanings and general dentistry. To help guests feel more serene than a manatee getting a massage, the staff has filled the waiting room with soothing earth tones and plush sofas. They also help clients relax with NuCalm technology, which eschews chemical sedatives for microcurrent stimulation, natural supplements, and other methods that leave clients impairment-free.
With the ambition of offering excellent, affordable family dentistry, Douglas M. Gordon, DDS, founded Smile Fitness Dental Centers in 1987, and has gone on to attract a number of dentists who now call the office home. Drs. Richard Flottmann and Steven Green combine more than 60 years of total experience to diagnose oral issues, cleanse gum lines, and untie tongues left twisted by schoolyard rhymes. Drs. Bernard Florento and Joseph Santoro, meanwhile, show great command in the field of implantology: Dr. Florento received postgraduate training in placing and restoring implants, and Dr. Santoro is one of only a few fellowship-trained implantologists in the country. The dentists work together under one roof to provide cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry to patients of all ages, with added conveniences such as early, late, and weekend appointments.:m]]