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 $49, you get a dental exam, cleaning, bitewing x-rays, and an Invisalign consultation (a $285 value) at Howard Silver, DDS, in Pittsford.
Within a comfortable environment replete with warm hues, fish tanks, and flat-screen TVs, Dr. Howard Silver leads a friendly crew of mouthbone mechanics in treating a growing patient base to high-quality tooth tune-ups. Launching the office's chomper charge against plaque and tarter buildup is the prophylaxis cleaning, which massages gum ornaments until they shine like the Silver Surfer’s polished kneecaps (an $80 value). During the comprehensive oral examination, a tooth scaler navigates the surfaces of teeth terrain to check for suspicious craters and unidentified enamel (a $65 value). Bitewing x-rays help to tell the full biographical story of each patient’s pie hole, revealing evidence of the past, things to look out for in the future, and pieces of fortune cookie sadly lodged in the present (a $65 value). Finally, an Invisalign consultation (a $75 value) determines whether clients are well suited to the teeth-straightening mouthpieces, which are custom-fit braces as invisible as a Pittsburgh Pirate in October.