Dental team assess oral health & screens for cancer during a thorough exam then cleans teeth; teeth-whitening treatment gently lifts stains
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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a dental checkup, two mouth x-rays and a regular cleaning ($300 value)
- $129 for everything above plus a take-home professional teeth-whitening treatment ($525 value)
Plaque: Bacteria on Attack
Though trips to the dentist are important, the real work of dental hygiene is done at home. Get inspired to floss daily with Groupon’s analysis of plaque.
Most people have been told since childhood that eating too much sugar causes tooth decay, but there’s an important step between the candy bar and the cavity. Plaque is the pale and ruthless mercenary that carries out sugar’s program of decay. It’s made up of the countless bacteria living in the mouth that multiply when it’s left unbrushed or unflossed. Every time we have a snack or a sip of soda, all those seemingly invisible organisms are feeding too, and as they digest sugars and carbohydrates, they produce harmful acids that eat into the teeth. What’s more, plaque left hanging around eventually hardens into tartar, which can cause gum disease.
The mouth is never entirely rid of bacteria: scientists have found that on one square millimeter of clean tooth surface, about 1,000 organisms make their home. In the course of 12 hours, that bacteria can reproduce up to four times, meaning that it spreads exponentially if left unchecked: after four days without brushing, that same tiny surface can end up housing 256,000 organisms, each one of them busy posting Craigslist ads for more roommates.
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Fine Print and Helpful Information
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Expires 90 days after purchase. $49 option valid for new clients only or those who haven't been in the office in 6 months. Not valid for deep cleaning or periodontal treatment, if needed. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.