Without teeth, tongues would slither out of mouths and go on to lead unfulfilling lives catching raindrops and licking strangers' faces. Keep a stir-crazy taste muscle contained in a gleaming cage with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a new-patient exam, a teeth cleaning, and x-rays at Fox Valley Dental in Neenah (a $342 value).
Helmed by Dr. Robert Hering, the team at Fox Valley Dental rejuvenates smiles in need of a quick swabbing or full cosmetic restoration. During the comprehensive new-patient exam (an $84 value) and teeth cleaning (an $88 value), suspicious chompers are inspected for problems such as periodontal disease, poor gum health, cysts, and bone loss, and then are polished and buffed to museum-like quality. X-rays will also be added to new patients' files (a $170 value), crucial for identifying dangerous decay and hairline fractures that can ruin competitive-eating careers.
Dr. Hering is a Green Bay–area native who received his degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1975. Focusing his educational efforts in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, periodontal surgery, and sleep dentistry, Dr. Hering has presided over more than 4,000 orthodontic cases and more than 600 TMJ cases, all of which resulted in cavity conviction. Dr. Hering is an active member of many organizations, including the American Dental Association, the International Association of Orthodontics, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Fox Valley Dental
A specialist in jaw orthopedics and orthodontics, Dr. Robert Hering founded Fox Valley Dental on the quest for sturdy jaws and straight bites. Since 1975, he has corrected maxillofacial flaws through more than 600 TMJ cases and 4,000 orthodontics cases, working both with traditional braces and Invisalign aligners. For those plagued by sleep apnea, he helps clear breathing pathways with mouthpieces that are easy to hide in a spouse's sandwich.
Dr. Hering’s office design betrays his fondness for the outdoors. Row upon row of windows throw the waiting room open to natural light, which falls upon rustic wooden fixtures. The operatory's French doors look out over a lawn enclosed in shrubbery, where woodland creatures find privacy to pick bits of acorn from their braces.