$39 for a Dental Exam, Cleaning, and X-rays at Alex Pappas, D.D.S. ($177 Value)

Alex Pappas, D.D.S. Pasadena

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In a Nutshell

Dentist helps patients maintain a healthy smile by examining, cleaning, and x-raying teeth

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New patients only. Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. If periodontal disease is detected, deal is invalid for patient. Services may be provided by Dr. Alex. P Pappas D.D.S, or Dr. Peter A. Pappas D.D.S. Services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for a dental exam, cleaning, and x-rays ($177 value)

Enamel: The First Line of Dental Defense

Dentists help you maintain one of your body’s most precious assets, enamel. Check out Groupon’s guide to the substance sworn to protect your teeth for life.

Stronger than nail, bone, or even a heart of stone, tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in the human body. Like a suit of armor, enamel shields the teeth from bacteria and insulates their sensitive nerves against the extreme temperatures of tea or ice cream. However, that strength comes at a price: unlike almost anything else in the body, enamel isn’t made of living material. Rather, it’s a collection of tightly bound, mineralized proteins, and although it can be nurtured by a substance like fluoride, it can’t truly regenerate. (In fact, the mineral that forms enamel, calcium phosphate, is found in another precious commodity: pearls.) For all its strength, enamel can slowly deteriorate if not cared for, leaving the underlying material, known as dentin, virtually defenseless.

Enamel has many enemies, chief among them acid. Along with food already high in acid—such as soda or carbonated lemons—sugars and starches can also cause decay; bacteria in the mouth metabolize the carbohydrates to produce new acid, eating away at the enamel as they feed. Besides corrosion, other causes of enamel decay range from tooth grinding to a lack of enamel’s most important ally: saliva. Rich in protective calcium and other minerals, saliva helps dilute acid and flush food from the mouth. Another trusted bodyguard, fluoride, can also help prevent tooth decay by accelerating the growth of enamel crystals, strengthening the mineral and making it more resistant to attack.

Customer Reviews

So nice and did a great job cleaning my teeth!
Liz N. · July 13, 2017
Very good and competent dentist. He's very quiet but concentrates on you and his work. Doesn't try to sell you anything, unless maybe you need it but I didn't need anything this time. Answers my questions honestly and straightforward. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a really good dentist. I'll be back! Thank you!
Reinaldo D. · June 26, 2017
I absolutely love this place. Dr. Pappas is an honest establishment unlike other dentist I've been to who tried to tell me I needed all this unnecessary things done which estimated 2 $2,000 dr. Pappas exam result today a pretty good report unlike the Doom and Gloom up selling of other dentist he just suggested I get one filling and come in for a bi yearly checkup
Maisie M. · August 10, 2016

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