Welcome to Your Desired Smile

Dr. Luis A. Alicea DMD, MSD & His Team
is Fully Dedicated to Providing Excellent Dental Care

At Your Desired Smile we provide our patients with the highest quality services imaginable. You will receive the best dental care from an experienced and professional team. Dr. Luis A. Alicea serves the South Tampa area and surroundings in a state-of-the-art facility with the latest advanced dental technology, and takes pride in offering dentistry with a personal touch.

Your Desired Smile is welcoming new patients! If you have been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety, we offer different amenities to ensure a relaxing environment during your visit. Call Your Desired Smile today: you will feel the difference!

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We Value Our Clients

See what they say about us . . .

Dr. Luis A. Alicea is one of the best dentist that I’ve seen lately in the Tampa Bay Area. His dedication with his patients and the time that he takes to explain step by step, whatever you have or whatever procedure has to be done to the patient, makes the difference in how peaceful and confident you feel with the doctor and his experience. Dr. Luis has an incredible staff, that makes your time at the office super pleasant. In spite of the fact that the office is on an outstanding environment, clean, fresh, with amenities to calm a sudden hungry. Bathroom extremely clean and the office with the latest high end technology in his Prosthodontics Specialist . All procedures that Dr. Luis Alicea provides are completely done in house, at the office, with no need to be transfer to other facilities or to be referred to any other doctor or specialist. I am thrill with the procedure that soon Dr. Luis A. Alicea will start with me. Congratulations Doctor Alicea. A visit to Dr. Luis Alicea office is a guarantee of 100% satisfaction.

 

Noel M.

From the moment you step into the Office, you notice Your desired Smile is different. They have an excellent staff that not only greets you with a smile, coffee, tea, and healthy snack, they also make you feel at ease and welcome. Dr. Alicea explaines the procedure in detail, and works with the patient to give the best treatment plan. My whole family goes to Your Desired Smile and the treatment is always the same, professionalism and caring are key, and it’s the first thing you notice when you visit. I highly recommend Your Desired Smile, Dr Alicea, and the staff, Jackie and Liz!

 

Ivette L.

Dr. Alicea probably has the most modern equipment in the industry. His professionalism and knowledge is second to none. His staff is very courteous and efficient. Both my wife and l are very happy with his treatment and advice. We highly recommend him.

 

Luis R.

This dental Office is Amazing! Dr. Alicea is a very caring doctor that wants only The best for his patients. He works around your needs, in every aspect. The loving atmosphere provided by the staff makes me feel at home. I recommend Your Desired Smile!

 

Lillian F.

Dr. Alicea is gifted and talented in diagnosing dental issues and in restoration. Of importance is his understanding of the connection between good oral health and general well being. He takes time to completely explain issues and procedures. You sense immediately that everyone in his office works as a team with your outcome and best interest a priority. They treat you like family, maintain respect and clearly enjoy their jobs. I highly recommend this practice. Start here or see what Dr. Alicea has to say before you let anyone else touch you mouth.

 

 

Chuck A.

Great service! The staff of Doctor Alicea are amazing and Dr. Alicea took time to explain everything with details and make me feel comfortable.

 

Dalia Z.

Services

Dr. Luis A. Alicea at Your Desired Smile offers a variety of services in one location. With us you will find the latest in dental technology, like Digital X-rays and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology. CBCT is a high-end dental technology used to create 3-D images of our patient’s mouth, head and neck, allowing a more precise diagnosis and planning of dental implants, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) appliances and Sleep Apnea solutions among others.

Botox

Did you know the most popular aesthetic enhancement treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is now available at Your Desired Smile?

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Alicea is South Tampa’s choice for cosmetic dentistry to get the smile you deserve! Your Desired Smile offers an array of cosmetic dental services to achieve the smile you are seeking from simple tooth whitening to a total smile makeover.

Dental Implants

Your Desired Smile’s implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth made to match your natural teeth.

Dentures

One of our specialties at Your Desired Smile is customizing comfortable and functional dentures. We can create complete, partial, or implant retained dentures. Your Desired Smile takes pride in creating dentures that look as good as your natural teeth.

Invisalign©

Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.

Laser Dentistry

Your Desired Smile, a leading Tampa Laser Dentistry provider, uses the latest laser technology to detect mouth decay. This modern treatment can also prevent cavity formation, locate early-stage mouth cancer, and treat gum disease without drilling and probing.

Metal-Free Restorations

Your Desired Smiles believes in providing high quality cosmetic metal free dental restorations. Our smile makeover procedures offer a metal free environment. We only use the latest porcelain or composite materials in the office.

Sedation Dentistry

While many have anxiety about visiting the dentist, Your Desired Smile offers sedation dentistry in addition to massage dental chairs and patio views to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed for your dental visit.

Sleep Apnea

Our innovative solutions provide natural ways for the body to improve snoring and sleep apnea in adults, as well as tooth alignment and facial appearance, using the concepts of Pneumopedics® and Craniofacial Epigenetics.

Smile Makeover

If you are not happy with your smile don’t wait any longer to have your desired smile! Our team at Your Desired Smile can help you smile with confidence with many cosmetic dental options to improve not only your smile but also your overall oral health.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint (TMD, TMJ) is a hinge joint connecting the mandible with the skull allowing multiple movements of the jaw. The movement allow us to speak, eat, yawn, and many more essential functions.

Walk-Ins

When you are facing a dental emergency you can count on the team at Your Desired Smile to provide a comprehensive walk-in dental appointment.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Your Desired Smile specializes in surgical extraction of Wisdom teeth. We take great care in making sure your wisdom teeth extraction is done with quality work.

Ozone for Dentistry

When you hear the word ozone, the first thing that many people think of is air pollution. Yet ozone protects us from harmful sunlight that causes skin cancers. In fact, many critically important uses of this powerful, naturally-occurring gas are not so well known, but they serve us every day.

Financing Options

Your Desired Smile utilizes CareCredit, Lending Club and other flexible financing options to help you pay for cosmetic dental procedures and treatments. With financing options we offer “No Interest” financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it.

Meet the Team

Your Desired Smile is fully dedicated to provide excellent dental care and putting a genuine smile on your face. You will receive the best dental care from an experienced and professional team. Serving the South Tampa area and the surroundings, our office is easily accessible and located on Kennedy Boulevard near Lois Avenue.

Dr. Luis A. Alicea DMD, MSD

Dr. Luis A. Alicea was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He pursued studies at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry. He then completed his Masters Degree, and Prosthodontic residency at that campus, where he focused his training in the placement, and restoration of Dental Implants. He has taught as an Associate Professor in the Research, and Restorative Departments at the University of Puerto Rico, and continues to hold privileges as a professor Ad Honorem in that institution. Dr. Alicea also completed additional training towards certification as an IV Sedation provider, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Dr. Alicea is a member of the Peer Review Committee for “The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants”, and regularly reviews articles prior to publication for this Journal. He is a also member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontics, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, West Coast District Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association, and also participates in the Seattle Study Club.

Dr. Alicea has an undeniable passion, and dedication for the dental profession. He has been practicing in the Greater Tampa bay area since 2007. He likes to give back to the community and participates of Dentistry from the Heart events. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter and twin sons.

Jacqueline Torres, Office Manager

Jackie, as we all know her, has been with our team since May 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jackie is the quintessential “Nuyorican” spending her childhood in New York amongst her Puerto Rican family. Jackie has worked in several dental offices across the country, including in El Paso, TX, New York City, NY, Colorado Springs, Co and even Stuttgart, Germany. Her roles have included Dental Assistant and Office Manager for over 26 years. Jackie currently lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband Jorge and her children Zachary,  Lillymae, Elizabeth and Jordan.

Karla Aspiro, Office and Dental Assistant

Karla has been with our team since August 2016. Born and raised in Tampa, Karla has lived all her life in the Tampa Bay area, making her a great resource to “all-things Tampa Bay”.
Karla loves helping patients and finds very rewarding making our patients feel at ease even when they express fear or anxiety of the dentist. Karla is also in charge of our Social Media platforms, so make sure you follow us at @YourDesiredSmile in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter…she will appreciate it! Karla lives in Tampa with her boyfriend Anthony, her dog a Lab Mix named Mama.

Lisbety Mena, Extended Function Dental Assistant

Lisbety joined our team in March 2015. Lisbety was born in Cuba and moved to the US in 2011, working in the dental field since 2014.
Lisbety loves to meet new patients and impacting their lives through dentistry. She treats her patients as family, with several of them asking for her by name when they come back to the practice. When she is not in the office, you can find her at the travel agent office planning her next trip.
Currently attending HCC, Lisbety lives in Tampa with her husband Javier, and her “fur-baby” Blacky.

Lourdes Rivera, Extended Function Dental Assistant

Lourdes joined our team in February of 2017. Lourdes was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2008. She graduated as DAEF in 2012, and has been working in several dental offices in the Tampa Bay area ever since.

Lourdes loves taking care of her patients, and is always looking to make a positive impact on people’s lives. She is always smiling and looking to cheer up everyone around her. Lourdes has two kids, Hector and Julian.

Magda Quintana, Business Manager

Magda is Dr. Alicea’s wife and handles all office business, as well as the financial and operational matters. She has assumed a leadership role in motivating office team members and proactively seeking ways to improve the dental practice. Magda makes sure the office runs smoothly and ensures that we work in a wonderful environment.

She attended the University of Puerto Rico where she attained a doctor’s degree in Pharmacy. She is especially talented with her communication skills and her contagious enthusiasm is sure to leave a positive impression on anyone she meets. Magda was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She spends a lot of her “spare time” being the busy mom of three young kids, Ariana, Alex and Andres (twin boys!).

Basty Botello, Dental Hygienistt

Basty joined our team in January of 2017. Born in Manzanillo, Cuba, she graduated as a Dentist in 1994 and has been in Florida since 2003 practicing as an RDH ever since. Basty loves to help the community and share her knowledge and experience with her patients, knowing that dental hygieneis paramount to the overall health of your body. Basty currently lives in Tampa with her husband Randy, and has two baseball-loving sons, Randy Jr. and Israel.

Address

4129 W Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1
Tampa, FL 33609

Phone

813-580-5244

Fax

813-639-0300

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed

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If, for any reason, you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance. If you will be delayed, please contact us as soon as possible.

Walk-Ins

 

When you are facing a dental emergency you can count on the team at Your Desired Smile to provide a comprehensive walk-in dental appointment.

We understand many put off the dentist until suffering a toothache. At the dental office of Your Desired Smile we provide amenities like massage dental chairs and nice patio views to create a comfortable and relaxed environment to calm your anxiety and nervousness from a traditional dental office.

Our staff provides an experienced and professional team with full service dental care including:

 

When you are in need of walk-in dental service, visit Your Desired Smile for the opportunity to be seen on the same day repairing damage before it gets worse.

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

 

Your Desired Smile specializes in surgical extraction of Wisdom teeth. We take great care in making sure your wisdom teeth extraction is done with quality work. Wisdom teeth extractions are necessary when patients are experiencing the following:

 

At our office we provide Cone Bean Computer Tomography (CBCT) Technology. CBCT creates a 3D image of your wisdom teeth capturing the exact location of the relationship of your wisdom tooth and important land marks in your jaw. It is important to be able to properly access a clear visualization of these location in order to avoid any complications during an extraction. Your Desired Smile believes in having the best tools available for our patient comfort and safety during a wisdom tooth extraction.

We can performed a wisdom teeth extraction with IV sedation, Oral Sedation, and Nitrous Oxide at Your Desired Smile.

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TMJ Disorder Treatment

 

Temporomandibular Joint (TMD, TMJ) is a hinge joint connecting the mandible with the skull allowing multiple movements of the jaw. The movement allow us to speak, eat, yawn, and many more essential functions.

However, there are some patients who experience a lot of discomfort or pain:

 

These patient may be symptomatic or once in a while have some discomfort with their Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ). No matter what the situation may be Your Desired Smile recommends visiting us for a consultation to properly diagnose and assess your TMJ problem in order to help you improve your quality of life.

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Smile Makeover

 

If you are not happy with your smile don’t wait any longer to have your desired smile! Our team at Your Desired Smile can help you smile with confidence with many cosmetic dental options to improve not only your smile but also your overall oral health.

A smile makeover goes beyond simply responding to dental problems as they arise. It’s a comprehensive smile plan that is uniquely suited to your own facial features and aesthetic preferences. The results can be quite dramatic, both in terms of how you will look and how you will feel.

Your advanced smile makeover starts with a simple consultation of your personal concerns and can often include many components for the celebrity smile you are seeking.

 

An advanced smile makeover is an investment that is meant to last. The treatment plans at Your Desired Smile may also include dental health procedures for overall health and smile makeover results that will last for years to come. Boost your confidence with treatment plan designed for you for long term results. Now is the time to get started on creating a smile that will make you feel beautiful, attractive and confident.

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Sedation Dentistry

 

While many have anxiety about visiting the dentist, Your Desired Smile offers sedation dentistry in addition to massage dental chairs and patio views to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed for your dental visit.

Our dentists provide sedation dentistry to significantly decrease fear and anxiety associated with the dentist. Safe and effective, our sedation dentistry allows you to get cavities filled, undergo necessary extractions or have stained or crooked teeth cosmetically restored.

Sedation dentistry offers a number of benefits over using an anesthetic alone, including:

 

Dr. Alicea is certified as an IV Sedation provider by the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department of Florida.

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Metal-Free Restoration

 

Your Desired Smiles believes in providing high quality cosmetic metal free dental restorations. Our smile makeover procedures offer a metal free environment. We only use the latest porcelain or composite materials in the office. Composite materials come in a variety of shades to match your unique tooth color and create a beautiful restoration matching the shape, shade, and function of the original tooth.

Metal fillings contribute to tooth fractures, as they are tightly packed into the cavity to hold it in place. Over time, the filing contracts and expands in response to hot and cold food and drink. This contraction and expansion eventually causes a fracture in the tooth. Porcelain fillings are temperature-resistant and bonded to the tooth for added strength to prevent fractures.

Benefits of metal free restoration:

 

We offer a safe way to remove silver fillings by using a high-volume evacuator suction process following the high standard procedures for cosmetic dentistry options.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Dr. Alicea is South Tampa’s choice for cosmetic dentistry to get the smile you deserve! Your Desired Smile offers an array of cosmetic dental services to achieve the smile you are seeking from simple tooth whitening to a total smile makeover.

In addition to the improved aesthetic appearance, many of our cosmetic treatment plans include dental health procedures for overall oral health and cosmetic results that will last for years to come.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services Include:

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Dental Implants

 

Your Desired Smile’s implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth made to match your natural teeth. A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root of a tooth. It provides a foundation on which permanent or removable teeth can be securely attached. They are an excellent option for patients who want to improve their dental health.

Dr. Alicea uses the latest dental implant technology to deliver teeth in just one day. Your Desired Smile team have the advanced training and experience to restore your smile with dental implants, an attractive alternative to the traditional dental bridge.

Advantages of utilizing dental implants include:

Don’t let missing teeth prevent you from smiling, chewing and speaking properly.

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Invisalign

 

Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.

From mild cases of crooked teeth and protruding teeth, to much more difficult dental problems involving serious malocclusion, overbite, or underbite, Invisalign® effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems. Whether your teeth are widely gapped, overly crowded or somewhere in between, Invisalign has an affordable teeth straightening option for you.

 

 

 

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Laser Dentistry

 

Your Desired Smile, a leading Tampa Laser Dentistry provider, uses the latest laser technology to detect mouth decay. This modern treatment can also prevent cavity formation, locate early-stage mouth cancer, and treat gum disease without drilling and probing.

Your Desired Smile uses the laser dentistry procedure for advanced treatment of gum disease with no cutting. The laser involves tiny laser fiber inserted between the tooth and the gum to clear away infection without the use of a scalpel.

Here are some of the benefits of using laser dentistry:

As lasers become more common in the dental office, these high-tech tools will be integrated into routine dental practice. This promising technology already offers some real benefits, and is sure to find increasing use in the near future.

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Dentures

 

One of our specialties at Your Desired Smile is customizing comfortable and functional dentures. We can create complete, partial, or implant retained dentures. Your Desired Smile takes pride in creating dentures that look as good as your natural teeth. We pay great attention to the details that are important in creating a beautiful natural looking denture. At Your Desired Smile, we use high-impact, wear-resistant materials that improve the force of the patient’s bite. The most esthetic and durable final dentures are made from acrylic, composite or Zirconia. Advantages of these materials include greater resistance to plaque hardening buildup, color stability, and strength. The procedure of making a denture takes a couple of dental appointments in order to

At Your Desired Smile, we use high-impact, wear-resistant materials that improve the force of the patient’s bite. The most esthetic and durable final dentures are made from acrylic, composite or Zirconia. Advantages of these materials include greater resistance to plaque hardening buildup, color stability, and strength. The procedure of making a denture takes a couple of dental appointments in order to ensure every step necessary to customize the dentures are done properly.

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Botox

 

Did you know the most popular aesthetic enhancement treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is now available at Your Desired Smile?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a 10-minute non-surgical procedure that temporarily relaxes muscles responsible for expression lines on your face. It is very effective at eliminating frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet around your eyes — giving you a refreshed, youthful look with no downtime or recovery. You will see noticeable results within days after treatment and can expect your lines to continue to improve over the next 30 days. The results last for an average of three months. 

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Sleep Apnea

 

Our innovative solutions provide natural ways for the body to improve snoring and sleep apnea in adults, as well as tooth alignment and facial appearance, using the concepts of Pneumopedics® and Craniofacial Epigenetics.  These novel protocols, including Epigenetic orthopedics first pioneered by Dr. Dave Singh, are painless and do not use surgery, drugs or injections.

Typically, oral appliances used to manage snoring and sleep apnea are mandibular advancement devices that simply protrude the lower jaw.  These devices are worn over a lifetime, and do not address the underlying etiology of the condition. In contrast, we advocate upper airway remodeling or Pneumopedics® to re-develop the airway so that underlying sleep apnea can be resolved in some mild and moderate cases.

Our biomimetic technique is different because instead of simply repositioning the mandible, our patented, FDA-registered Daytime-Nighttime Appliance® system (or DNA appliance®), which is worn during the evening and at night, allows the body to gently increase the size of the upper jaw and increase the volume of the nasal airway, sometimes to the extent that the underlying issues are completely eliminated. In addition, our FDA-cleared, patented, mandibular Repositioning-Nighttime Appliance® (or mRNA appliance®) is a biomimetic oral appliance that provides combined maxillo-mandibular correction. The mRNA appliance is worn at night, and this allows the body to reposition the mandible while gently redeveloping the midface, as well as remodeling the upper airway in adults, while correcting the positions of the teeth into a more natural position.  

Our diagnostic support and treatment solutions provide the tools for natural jaw development and upper airway remodeling through craniofacial enhancement. In addition, the DNA appliance®protocols are effective in addressing issues such as TMD and headaches in both adults and children painlessly without using surgery, drugs or injections.

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Ozone for Dentistry

 

When you hear the word ozone, the first thing that many people think of is air pollution. Yet ozone protects us from harmful sunlight that causes skin cancers. In fact, many critically important uses of this powerful, naturally-occurring gas are not so well known, but they serve us every day.

Major cities throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world use ozone to sterilize their public water systems, and ozone is commonly used to sterilize the fruits and vegetables we eat and the bottled water and sodas we drink. It’s used in air purification systems, commercial laundries, and swimming pools and spa baths.

The medical community — especially in Europe — has been using ozone for decades to speed up wound-healing and to treat a variety of diseases. Controlled ozone application has been found to be extremely safe and free from side effects — far freer than most medications, including antibiotics.What could be more natural since our own bodies produce ozone at the white-cell level to kill offending microorganisms? The ozone molecule is the most powerful agent that we can use on microorganisms. It is deadly to bacteria, viruses, and fungi, yet the more highly evolved human cells are not damaged by ozone in lower concentrations.

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Walk-Ins

 

When you are facing a dental emergency you can count on the team at Your Desired Smile to provide a comprehensive walk-in dental appointment.

We understand many put off the dentist until suffering a toothache. At the dental office of Your Desired Smile we provide amenities like massage dental chairs and nice patio views to create a comfortable and relaxed environment to calm your anxiety and nervousness from a traditional dental office.

Our staff provides an experienced and professional team with full service dental care including:

 

When you are in need of walk-in dental service, visit Your Desired Smile for the opportunity to be seen on the same day repairing damage before it gets worse.

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Botox

 

Did you know the most popular aesthetic enhancement treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is now available at Your Desired Smile?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a 10-minute non-surgical procedure that temporarily relaxes muscles responsible for expression lines on your face. It is very effective at eliminating frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet around your eyes — giving you a refreshed, youthful look with no downtime or recovery. You will see noticeable results within days after treatment and can expect your lines to continue to improve over the next 30 days. The results last for an average of three months.When you are in need of walk-in dental service, visit Your Desired Smile for the opportunity to be seen on the same day repairing

When you are in need of walk-in dental service, visit Your Desired Smile for the opportunity to be seen on the same day repairing damage before it gets worse.

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