From Our Editors
Dr. Thomas Pare III and the attentive staff at Coosaw Dental amp up the light behind clients' lips with BriteSmile teeth-whitening treatments and take-home whitening kits. During the one-hour session, technicians slather teeth in a peroxide-based gel, which deploys oxygen molecules armed with miniature swiffers to disrupt stain-causing proteins. Light then shines against gumstones, breaking apart blemishes and blanching ivory surfaces up to seven shades whiter. The enamel-embellishing process whitens teeth for up to 12 months and undoes the damage dealt by smoking tobacco, drinking coffee, and bobbing for charcoal.