What You'll Get
Choose from Four Options
- $54 for one dental checkup for one child ($175 value)
- $99 for two dental checkups for one child ($350 value)
- $99 for one dental checkup each for two children ($350 value)
- $179 for two dental checkups each for two children ($700 value)
Checkups are valid for children up to age 13.
Each checkup includes the following: a cleaning, fluoride treatment, exam, and x-rays.
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Subject to availability. Not valid with insurance. Must sign waiver. http://www.groupon.com/pages/groupon-deal-florida-health-care-law Important Patient Disclosure. Not valid for patients over the age of 13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.