An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, much to the chagrin of brokers who invested heavily in cure. Get in while prevention’s still hot with today’s Groupon: for $57, you get a dental exam and custom whitening package at Artistic Dentistry in Creve Coeur (a $567 total value). This package includes:
- A comprehensive exam and oral-cancer screening (an $83 value)
- Panoramic x-ray (a $136 value)
- Bitewing x-ray (a $75 value)
- A thorough cleaning (an $83 value)
- Custom take-home whitening trays (a $145 value)
- Professional-strength whitening gel (a $45 value)
- Intraoral photos and periodontal charting
Dr. Peter Pagano deploys dental skills honed over his 35 years of experience to thoroughly clean, examine, and care for teeth. Cunning chompers spill all their dental secrets to Dr. Pagano and his skilled staff, who examine existing dental and orthodontic work, check for signs of TMJ, screen for oral cancer, and determine need for new work. Panoramic x-rays, which should be taken every 3 years, take an up-close view of the gum line’s striking vista, and the yearly-recommended bitewing x-rays further determine the state of oral health. Incisor snapshots and periodontal charting assist the helpful hygienists as they banish plaque and tartar from sullied smiles. Teeth make a permanent mark on custom take-home whitening trays, and a professional-strength whitening gel helps make grins shine brighter than a chandelier hung from the sun.
Dr. Pagano cares for his patients and the ground they walk on, with his facility utilizing natural products whenever possible. For instance, they keep smiles healthy with herbal tooth and gum tonic and white fillings, rather than more abrasive alternatives.
Dr. Pete Pagano is following in the family footsteps: after practicing dentistry with his father for 15 years, during which Dr. Pete augmented his formal education with the knowledge gleaned from his real-world experience, he took over the practice after his dad retired. Today, at Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Pagano still treats patients whose teeth were inspected by his father, as well as those of their children and grandchildren. With the aid of a skilled staff, Dr. Pagano delves into patients’ facial caverns to seek out tooth decay, oral cancer, and gummy bears wanted for arson. Then, he treats mouths with any necessary procedures such as fillings, implants, and crowns or brightens smiles with teeth whitening. Whether performing a root canal or polishing teeth until they shine more than Zeus’s trophy for Best Deity, the dental professionals at Artistic Dentistry make sure to treat their patients as whole people and not just mouths by thoroughly discussing procedures and answering any questions.