Yellow teeth indicate an addiction to smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee, or swishing with butter. I can't believe it's not toothpaste with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a Beaming White teeth-whitening treatment at Spa Bavu (a $199 value).
Spa Bavu's staff harnesses the latest in cosmetic dentistry to transform dingy teeth into ivory towers. At the outset of the whitening procedure, a meticulous tooth-tender installs a protective mouthpiece that guards mouths, gums, and tongues from collateral white-washing and the trampling of fleeing pigments. Teeth are then coated in a potent hydrogen-peroxide-based bleaching solution that, once activated by the cool rays of a blue LED lamp, infiltrates enamel and vanquishes entrenched stains wrought from coffee guzzling and nervous highlighter-chewing. At the end of the up to 60-minute treatment, patrons can expect to face a perceptibly brighter smile in the mirror, though results will vary based on the pre-treatment condition of all teeth.
The owners of Spa Bavu take their business' name from a Swahili word meaning "inner strength and power". This idea permeates the atmosphere of their small, private spa, where African décor mingles with internationally inspired treatments. Therapists combat aches with six massage modalities, using the long, gliding strokes of the Swedish technique or the heated basalt rocks that ply muscles during hot-stone massages. To exfoliate skin and melt tension, they perform body treatments— aromatic steam baths, Israeli mineral mud and warm French seaweed wraps, and chocolate-infused scrubs. They also help clients ease off stuck Halloween masks with six facials using lavender and green tea blends and oil-balancing formulas.
Center City West
1800 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103Get Directions