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 $59, you get a new-patient dental exam, ("D0150"), four bitewing x-rays ("D0274"), and teeth cleaning ("D1110") at GNO Dental Care in Metairie (a $200 value).
Enamel aficionado Shelly Ereth Barone, DDS in General Dentistry at GNO Dental Care, performs routine maintenance services that stave off oral antagonists to ensure a long and healthy lifespan for pearly whites. The one-hour exam begins with a visual inspection of the gums and teeth, helping to thwart cavities, oral cancer, gum disease, and TMJ from inhibiting the mouth's natural function as a walnut cracker. Four bitewing x-rays then peer deep into grills to uncover underlying issues, such as tooth decay or enamel abnormalities, that are naked to the human eye. Finally, the tooth technician mines away at mineralized deposits before polishing smiles bright enough to temporarily blind a pack of charging rhinos.