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Well, there were many things that were wrong with my smile. First of all, I had neglected my dental health for many years, and consequently, I had regular work that needed to be done, but additionally, my enamel had really worn off, and in the last, probably four years ago, I had cracked the front tooth. So that was not giving me a very attractive smile to say the least. I love having a new smile, a new improved smile because I always want to smile anyway. And now I feel I’m giving people a happy smile instead of a smile that I’m not so happy looking in.
I’ve thought about having this work done probably about 10 years ago, and then life kind of got in the way of getting it done. And three years ago, my front tooth that I mentioned before had been bonded, and that really, really broke off. That’s when I thought, I have to get serious about this, but I wanted to find the right dentist. Well, I found this office by the local newspaper, and of course I had to Google it. I had to look at the reviews and I had to do Facebook, and I read about the dentistry mission, and I really thought, this is a place I think I might be comfortable with. And once I walked in the door, I knew I was in the right place.
Well, the process took some time. However, every single step of the way, everything was fully explained, all my questions were answered, and the doctor and the staff were always kind and caring and ready to help in any way. So I always felt that they were looking out and doing the best for me that they could to make this as easy as possible to go through. I think it’s really important to invest in yourself, and it’s taken me a long time to really realize that and take action on it. And in my view, smiles make the world go round and make life better for everyone. So I love the fact that I can feel more comfortable smiling. Now, what is great gratitude for having this wonderful team, so professional, so kind and caring to take me on
This journey. And I really can’t thank ’em enough for all the good work they’ve done, and I look forward to seeing them.
Speaker 1: You look beautiful. Good.
Speaker 2: Somebody my age loves to hear that. So I came and I got my teeth cleaned and they were very nice and I didn’t have any anxiety about it. And I have had my grades before. Coming to the dentist before, that’s a kind of an initial anxiety, but because Rebecca calmed me down, told me how nice everybody was. I didn’t have a headache. And every experience I’ve had since I’ve come here has just been wonderful. She’s wonderful. Oh, dental, anxiety. Please talk to Rebecca. She will calm you down. She will do anything to have you come in and be comfortable. And Dr. Lervick will do the same. I know Nicole will. I know that the hygienist will. So this is just the nicest place. Half the nicest people here, and they just have calmed me down.
My smile changed over the years. I used to like my smile a lot, and one of the things that people don’t tell you is that when you’re a woman and you give birth, your smile can change over time, and so I really just didn’t like that my smile had changed so drastically from how it used to look. I started to have some gums receding a little bit, and developed a gap that I just wasn’t used to, and it made me a bit uncomfortable with my smile. Okay. You guys helped me so much with my dental experience, mostly in answering all of my questions and taking the time to be thorough, to help me understand what my options were. I think what was my primary concern was I just didn’t know what I didn’t know about the health of my teeth, about why they had changed so much, why my smile had changed so much, and I really appreciated that Dr. Lervick took time to explain to me, well, this is what happens sometimes with age. Sometimes after childbirth, things can change, and so just help me to better understand so that I can make an informed decision on what it is that I needed. So yeah, I enjoyed knowing that I had options from doing nothing and accepting my spinal as it is to possibly Invisalign, to veneers and everything in between. We’ve explored all of those together. I’ve had conversations like this with other providers before that felt far more rushed and not as thorough, and always felt more like there was a goal to get me to do something. Whereas with Dr. Lurik, I really appreciated that. She’s like, the choice is yours, your smile. You look great the way you are at this point. If this is something that you so choose, let me give you all of your options and then you choose. It just made me feel empowered.
I think my biggest hesitation about completing the SMILE transformation was just not knowing what all it would entail. At first, I was wondering if this would be a year long process. I was wondering if the structure of my teeth over time would be maintained if the integrity of the tooth structure. And what I appreciate is that with Dr. Levrick, my teeth and the health of my teeth comes first even beyond the cosmetic points. And so we talked a lot about that and she reassured me that everything that was on the table would be in the best interest, not only just for my smile, but for the health of my teeth as well. I love my smile now. I love my smile now like I did when I was younger because it’s the same smile again. And I just noticed that my cheeks hurt a lot more now because I’m smiling more.
A little side effects. Yeah, I’m smiling more. I’m smiling wider. I’m not holding back and, and it just reminds me that there’s a lot to smile about. Yeah. There are a million ways that we sometimes hold ourselves back. Our smile should never be one of those things. I look back at some of the pictures that I’ve taken over the past five years when I wasn’t as comfortable with my smile. And I see a person that was happy in the moment, but was guarding that smile. And I really think that that’s a tragedy, especially today. We need to take all the opportunities that we can to smile as fully as we can and as we feel, and if there’s anything that’s holding that kind of smile, fix it because the options are out there and it’s not as daunting as it might sound.