$39 for Exam, X-rays, and Cleaning with Take-Home Whitening Kit at Warner Plaza Dental Group ($275 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Staff ensures the health of teeth with an exam and x-rays before applying a cleaning and sending patients home with a whitening kit

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New clients only. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not Valid for Patients with Periodontal Disease. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for an exam, complete set of digital x-rays, and cleaning with take-home whitening kit ($275 value)

Cavities: Portrait of an Enamel Assassin

One primary purpose of a dental appointment is checking for cavities. To learn exactly how they form, read on.

Cavities—also known as dental caries or simply tooth decay—form as the direct result of two interplaying factors: food and bacteria. As soon as 20 minutes after a meal, more than 500 types of bacteria begin to feast on any refined sugar or starch they can find, producing a potent acid as a byproduct. Tooth enamel is considered the hardest substance in the human body, but if left alone for extended periods, this acid can easily bore its way past the enamel and into the inner layers of the tooth, which house nerves, blood vessels, and minerals worth approximately 25 cents on the fairies’ black market. Cavities can be difficult to notice in time—many don’t exhibit pain in the early stages of development, and they often occur in hard-to-clean spots, such as the small crevices on the top of molars. What’s more, unlike a child’s missing tooth, enamel doesn’t grow back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

In a study conducted in Warwickshire, England, fossilized records showed that only 8% of people living in the Iron Age experienced tooth decay—a stark contrast to today’s 48%. Granted, blacksmiths might have been able to forge strong toothpicks, but there’s a larger culprit to blame: the influx of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods that became more common in later humans’ diets. To counter the increase in oral ailments, dentistry evolved from a field that relied solely on bare-knuckle boxing matches to one that delicately treats decay as it appears, most often by removing the acid-eaten portions of the tooth and rebuilding the structure with a cement filling or crown. As always, however, the best offense is a good defense—dentists recommend brushing daily and visiting the office twice a year to prevent cavities from even forming.

Customer Reviews

I have to admit, I bought the Groupon to get a second opinion on some dental work. I'm so glad I did. The office staff are friendly and welcoming. Dr. Safari is VERY knowledgeable and thorough. She takes the time to go over everything. I really appreciated her honesty. You don't feel rushed and I was seen at my appointment time vs. waiting and waiting in the lobby. The office is beautiful and state of the art. I think I've found my new dentist! I would definitely recommend this Groupon and the Warner Plaza Dental Group!
Tracy M. · October 10, 2015
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We appreciate hearing from you, & thank you for your kind comments. We love what we do & will always do our best to take care of our patients. I'm so happy we were able to serve you well, and enjoyed welcoming you to our family. Dr. Safari
Merchant replied · October 16, 2015
Very kind and professional Excellent work!
Joe C. · September 26, 2015
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Thank you for your kind comments, we're happy you were served well. Dr. Safari
Merchant replied · October 2, 2015

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