$35 for a Dental Exam and Cleaning with X-Rays at Hawaii Family Dental Centers

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Dentist cleans teeth and examines them for cavities

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $35 for a dental exam and cleaning with digital x-rays ($333 value)

Cavities: Portrait of an Enamel Assassin

One primary purpose of a dental appointment is checking for cavities. To learn exactly how they form, read on.

Cavities—also known as dental caries or simply tooth decay—form as the direct result of two interplaying factors: food and bacteria. As soon as 20 minutes after a meal, more than 500 types of bacteria begin to feast on any refined sugar or starch they can find, producing a potent acid as a byproduct. Tooth enamel is considered the hardest substance in the human body, but if left alone for extended periods, this acid can easily bore its way past the enamel and into the inner layers of the tooth, which house nerves, blood vessels, and minerals worth approximately 25 cents on the fairies’ black market. Cavities can be difficult to notice in time—many don’t exhibit pain in the early stages of development, and they often occur in hard-to-clean spots, such as the small crevices on the top of molars. What’s more, unlike a child’s missing tooth, enamel doesn’t grow back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

In a study conducted in Warwickshire, England, fossilized records showed that only 8% of people living in the Iron Age experienced tooth decay—a stark contrast to today’s 48%. Granted, blacksmiths might have been able to forge strong toothpicks, but there’s a larger culprit to blame: the influx of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods that became more common in later humans’ diets. To counter the increase in oral ailments, dentistry evolved from a field that relied solely on bare-knuckle boxing matches to one that delicately treats decay as it appears, most often by removing the acid-eaten portions of the tooth and rebuilding the structure with a cement filling or crown. As always, however, the best offense is a good defense—dentists recommend brushing daily and visiting the office twice a year to prevent cavities from even forming.

Customer Reviews

Thorough cleaning and expert advice form the dentist! Front staff was great!
Cariann · August 3, 2016
This is my second visit and so far the staff is very nice and professional.
Vernika T. · June 30, 2016
Good people good service
Bashar O. · May 19, 2016
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Hawaii Family Dental Centers

    500 Ala Moana Boulevard

    Suite 300

    Honolulu, HI 96813

    +18087484973

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    Hawaii Family Dental Centers

    98-150 Kaonohi Street

    Ste C201

    Aiea, HI 96701

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  3. 3

    Hawaii Family Dental Centers

    46-056 Kamehameha Highway

    Ste 288

    Kaneohe, HI 96744

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