With so many recent advancements in the field of dentistry, there's no longer a compelling reason to avoid the dentist. This is especially true if your local office is The Dentistry, where dental professionals offer patients a range of general or restorative services. Before performing services, the team determines whether a sedation option might be necessary by administering a brief anxiety test, in order to ensure that patients stay comfortable during treatment.
Dr. Daniel J. Agona uses a variety of computerized scans to unearth the cause of his patients’ neck and back pain. Foot scans help him create custom orthotics that alleviates back pain, and a postural analysis helps him determine a neck-straining slouch or any hidden humpbacks. In addition to manual adjustments, Dr. Agona employs sound vibrations during an ultrasound to increase blood flow and speed up the healing process of an injured area.
In a homey, convivial setting, Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe pairs tobacco aficionados with approximately 300 facings of premium-grade cigars. La Flor Dominicana's Digger cigars ($10.00 each) taste-tase tongues with powerful full-bodied flavors. An 8’x20’ walk-in humidor displays fragrant selections, and a TV-equipped smoking lounge is BYOB and features an espresso machine, similar to many modern workplaces. Current specials include five cigars for $20, or a choice to try the new house special, which includes three sizes of Alec Bradley stogies ($3–$3.50). Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe’s dedicated, helpful staff can also place special orders and demonstrate the proper technique for holding a cigar while showering.
Perseverance pays off. Waterfront Auto Complex, like many other family-run businesses, struggled to maintain its footing after the closing of Homestead Steel Works. Their approach? After nearly four decades in service, they decided it was time for an upgrade. The team added a window-tint and detail shop to their automatic car wash and, after an uptick in business, a full-service Quaker State oil change. Waterfront now looks forward to many more years of servicing cars, SUVs, and, eventually, hovercrafts. “I really see an opportunity for growth in the Homestead area, not just for the waterfront, but all of the businesses and neighborhoods," says James A. Laux, president of the company’s corporate parent. "I'm not the only one making an investment in this community. As more people see the opportunity, the Mon Valley will do nothing but grow!”
At Cell Phones and More, clients browse phones and accessories from carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Boost, Cricket, and Virgin Mobile. Onsite technicians can reignite the healthy glow of a damaged smartphone screen or rekindle connections between computers and the Internet. Staffers can unlock phones, allowing devices to switch carriers without losing functionality or running away from home in search of their old signals. The shop also buys gently used cell phones and dishes out servings of prepaid minutes.