People are attracted to bright smiles, like moths to a flame or mechanical moths to giant electromagnets. Improve your pull with today's Groupon: for $185, you get a BriteSmile teeth-whitening treatment at Rivertown Dental Associates in Grandville (a $499 value).
Led by accomplished dentist Dr. Michael Crete, the team at Rivertown Dental Associates creates sparkling grins with BriteSmile teeth-whitening treatments, a smile-inducing Valentine's Day gift. After quickly assessing general dental well-being and wisdom-tooth IQ, one-hour whitening sessions let patients recline in dentist chairs and listen to music while the BriteSmile special whitening gel is applied to tarnished dental surfaces. The gums and other nontooth mouth surfaces are shielded as the patented blue-wavelength light zaps the gel into action, creating a bleaching effect that can whiten teeth up to eight shades immediately. Dr. Crete sends BriteSmile recipients home with a regimen of aftercare intended to optimize results and protect freshly whitened teeth from activities that can jeopardize the results, such as indulging in dark-colored foodstuffs and bobbing for charcoal briquettes.
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.