Like lion tamers, dentists bravely peek inside mouths to prove they aren’t afraid of being eaten. Bask in professional bravery with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a dental-cleaning package at North Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry (a $344 value). The package includes:
- An exam (a $107 value)
- Digital x-rays (a $63 value)
- Four bitewing x-rays (a $70 value)
- An adult cleaning (a $104 value)<p>
At North Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry, Christopher Gudger, DDS, leads a team of licensed dental assistants and hygienists in an ongoing quest to promote and protect oral health. During a thorough examination, the dentist carefully screens the tongue, throat, tissues, lips, gums, and other above-the-neck features for signs of oral cancer, while checking each ivory icicle for signs of periodontal disease and decay. Digital x-rays reduce exposure to radiation by 80%–90% and reveal below-the-surface abnormalities such as bone loss or poor tooth and root positioning, and bitewing x-rays snap shots of upper and lower teeth biting together to dispel rumors of their supposed split. Finally, a meticulous cleaning gives the heave-ho to any tartar and plaque buildup, clearing the way for future generations of inevitable meal remnants. You’ll leave with a smile bright enough to melt hearts, including your own, so be careful around mirrors.
North Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry
Dr. Christopher J. Gudger, a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, looks to advancements in dental technology to make his treatments as safe, pleasant, and thorough as possible. The office’s digital cone beam machine snaps high-definition, 3-D, surround-sound shots of teeth and bones to prepare Dr. Gudger for restorative procedures. Oral conscious sedation gives patients the option to go through surgery in a relaxed state while the senses are dulled, emerging on the other side with placid nerves and a gleaming grin.