At Lemons Dental, Dr. Terry Lemons and Dr. John Hendricks, who have been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, maintain smiles with cosmetic procedures⎯such as Invisalign, implants, and whitening⎯and preventive care, such as periodontal therapy and dental exams. The doctors treat anxious patients with sedation dentistry and an operatory that overlooks a soothing waterfall flanked by tufts of grass, smooth rocks, and centaurs playing violins.
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.
Led by Dr. Bridgett Jorgensen, North Gwinnett Dental Care’s expert staff of teeth tamers gussies up gunked-out gums in its state-of-the-art dental office. Ensconced in one of the facility’s cozy, brick-walled treatment rooms, patients put forth smile bones for a comprehensive exam and cleaning that scours teeth, gums, and tissue for periodontal problems while gently scraping away excess gunk, tartar, and kitschy postmodern plaque paintings. A digital panoramic x-ray scours the head, neck, teeth, and jaw for aberrations before a quartet of fedora-capped bitewing x-rays hunts down elusive cavity culprits. The treatment lasts 45 minutes to an hour and concludes with a refreshing fluoride treatment that thwarts tooth decay, bacterial development, and the irascible growth of raging boar tusks.
Dr. Sandra Vargas, a member of the American Dental Association and Georgia Dental Association, presides over a staff of board-certified dental technicians as they brighten and protect smiles. The 30-minute in-office Artiste teeth-whitening treatment harnesses a 58% peroxide base solution to break up stains, yellowing, and fading from tea, soda, and rowdy parties with sugarplum fairies. The Artiste formula glides across pearlies with a neutral pH, and yields little or no tooth sensitivity by eschewing acidity, alkalinity, and polarizing political views. The process whitens chompers up to 12 shades, leaving grins gleaming for an afternoon of proud strutting.
Specializing in family care, Dr. J. Clay Skognes, DMD and his squadron examine and cleanse mouths within a comfy dental base camp. New patients opting for a full dental exam may schedule an appointment with Dr. Skognes and his friendly staff for a comprehensive oral overview. Cumming Dental Care's cleaning, exam, and bitewing x-rays pack more of a healthful wallop than a bucket of free-range, grass-fed mung-bean sprouts, especially if your idea of a daily brushing is a mouthful of sand and a hot hose of water from a Super Soaker.
Drs. Fred Leydecker and Matthew Katz are both experts in general dental treatments, but since they work together at Infinite Smiles, they get to combine their specialties too. Having trained with oral surgeons, Dr. Matthew Katz excels at extractions. He can even remove impacted wisdom teeth or molars the patient signed a 5-year lease with. Dr. Fred Leydecker is the master of the office's other concerns: cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, as well as dental implants that look just like natural teeth. Both doctors stay current on dental developments by attending regular continuing education courses.