Keeping teeth clean and white is the first and only step in coping with the fact that your skeleton is slowly escaping from your body through your mouth. Deal with it with today's Groupon: for $185, you get an in-office BriteSmile teeth-whitening session at Rivertown Dental Associates in Grandville (a $499 value).
Dr. Michael J. Crete, DDS, and his team at Rivertown Dental Associates brighten smiles by up to eight shades during one-hour whitening sessions. BriteSmile's patented blue-wavelength light activates the whitening formula, refueling glow-in-the-dark tooth jewelry and producing nearly instantaneous results. Patients can relax and listen to music while the gel erases evidence of excessive oil gurgling. Afterward, patients should adhere to post-procedure recommendations to preserve new mouth tones. Eschew the chewing of dark-colored food and beverages within 48 hours of the treatment and avoid open-mouth sleeping, which invites mischievous tooth fairies who moonlight as graffiti artists.
Rivertown Dental Associates
After spending more than 25 years perfecting the balance between technical know-how and attentiveness to patients' needs, Michael Crete, DDS, was named the best dentist in 2012 by Grand Rapids Magazine. Dr. Crete shares his extensive knowledge and caring nature at Rivertown Dental Associates, alongside a talented and caring staff. Together, the team performs general and cosmetic treatments for every member of the family.
Visitors to the practice are immediately put at ease with warm blankets, pillows, and freshly brewed headphones. The office has also been designed with children's comfort in mind: they can spend time in a colorful play area and give mid-cleaning hugs to Oliver, the resident teddy-bear puppet with a winning smile. That same thoughtfulness extends beyond the office walls: Dr. Crete gives back to the community by supporting a local ballet company and a nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities.