“I have been coming here as long as I can remember. As the years went on, we noticed that the acid reflux problem I had was eroding my teeth. My teeth were thin, sharp in places, and had almost no enamel left on some of them. I was sensitive to hot and cold and pressure. When there is no enamel on your teeth, it doesn’t feel good! Every visit, they told me I would have to have something done or I would lose my teeth and, I’ll tell you, when you see your teeth going away, it weighs heavy on you. You wonder if you are going to have to have them all pulled. Finally, I was convinced to have my mouth completely restored. We started by getting my bite right, and then went on to repair and restore my teeth. The entire process took about a year, but I can’t say I regret a moment, and nothing was painful. It was worth the sacrifice of other things that are less important. If you needed a new car, you would get it wouldn’t you? I realize your teeth don’t get you back and forth to work, but they are certainly valuable! In fact, I told my wife that if I die before she does, she should bury me with my smile facing up! The people here have made me feel like part of the family. They have all been so supportive and understanding and really made me feel like I made the right decision. It doesn’t hurt either that I am their favorite patient… at least that’s what they tell me. Sure, they could say that to anyone, but I believe them!”
“I was getting married and I thought it would be a great idea to get our teeth whitened… both my husband and I. I wanted to have something just a little special for the wedding, just a pop. And it certainly made our smiles pop! My wedding was held on a beautiful, sunny day and the pictures turned out beautifully. It proved what a good idea whitening our smiles had been. When you are wearing white, you don’t want a big contrast between the two whites! In the closeups, I could definitely see a difference in the way my teeth looked from how they looked before my special day. It was such a fabulous occasion and the whitening absolutely made me feel more comfortable. I could smile with no hesitation.
But it wasn’t just my whitening that makes me such a fan of Dr. Angelopulos. All of my visits are so pleasant. They take things slowly so I am always comfortable, and I never have pain with him. My husband and I also love our cleanings because the hygienists are wonderful. I am actually looking forward to my next cleaning!”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Angelopulos’s ever since he took Dr. Strickler’s place. Dr. Strickler had been my dentist most of my life. I was scared to death when he left, because I LOVED Dr. Strickler. I said, “Dr. Strickler, what are you doing to me?” He said, “Don’t worry; I have a young man coming in and he’s going to do great.” And boy did he ever tell the truth. I just love Dr. Angelopulos.
When my daughter was getting married, we went to the rehearsal dinner and I started getting a thump in one of my back teeth. The next morning at five o’clock, it was hurting so bad, I couldn’t stand it. He met me at six o’clock in the morning, relieved the pressure from my abscessed tooth, got me on antibiotics, and got me through the wedding. I never forgot that. I couldn’t have made it through that day without him.
You know, I hear people say, “I have to go to the dentist. I hate that!” It is not like that here! It is a pleasure to come here. It all begins when you walk through the front door. There sits Kathy with a smile on her face. She always has something joyful to say and that just filters through the building. I feel as if I am truly blessed to have Dr. Ange and his team to take care of my dental needs. They are the best of the best. I would highly recommend him – and I do!”
“I had orthodontia when I was 16. To accomplish the straightening, they pulled my incisors and, eventually, a gap opened up. I lived with that gap for 25 years! So many years, I wouldn’t smile in photographs. I hated my teeth! Because of that, I always focused on other people’s teeth. It may even be why I began working in dentistry!
Shortly after I started, Dr. Ange and I began talking about fixing my teeth. Things were changing in the dental industry and I knew I could count on him to figure out what would be best for me. We talked about ortho, but in the end, we worked with his ceramist and decided on veneers to completely close the spaces.
The whole process was fun and exciting. It was huge – something I had wanted for so long! I knew it was going to completely change me: It was going to change my self-esteem, my appearance, everything! And that change was instantaneous. I remember getting in the car after my appointment and my sister called. She asked if I was finished and told me to send her a picture. I said, “You know I don’t do pictures.” She simply replied, “You just changed your life! You send me a picture!” That’s exactly what she said. And that was the first selfie I ever took.”
“When I came in here, my smile was just terrible. Evidently, I was grinding, and though the dentist before Dr. Ange suggested that I get a mouthguard, I decided against it. It probably would have helped, but my teeth continued to wear down, and finally, it was suggested that I have some work done or basically, I would lose my teeth. Without a doubt, people are better off with their own teeth. One does not want to get into the middle seventies without teeth!
I trusted Dr. Ange completely – implicitly. He explained what needed to be done to save my teeth – he described the whole process and even showed me how my teeth could look. Being able to work with Dr. Ange made everything easy, even the time I spent in braces. The experience was even pleasant because there is always a lot of humor in the office. Everyone is wonderful to work with. With this work completed, I gained a degree of confidence, stopped covering my smile the way I might have before. People even ask me where I had my work done because it looks so good!“
“When Dr. Ange took over the practice of Dr. Strickler, I got to know him, liked his work, so I just stayed! All of the employees are really nice from the front desk all the way through the practice and that is really lovely! Dr. Ange is always very pleasant, you know, he has that big laugh and we always share things about our families and lives. No matter how busy he is, he takes a moment to offer that personal touch. When my teeth were starting to deteriorate with age, I would sit in the chair and watch the before and after photos on the screen – just watch and watch. I was really impressed.
When Dr. Ange started suggesting things I could do to improve my smile, I was happy to hear all about it, and we decided on porcelain veneers to strengthen and perfect my teeth. Once the veneer procedure was finished, he got the mirror and showed me my new smile. It took my breath away! I wanted to go and take my smile to the streets – show it off! When I go out, people always mention my teeth and tell me how beautiful they look. I would definitely recommend this practice and this procedure to people in my age group. Our teeth are starting to deteriorate, starting to color. I tend to look at other people’s teeth, and I am really glad that my teeth look like this. My husband is also a patient here, and he had his teeth repaired as well. Now his teeth look great too!”
“I grew up on a farm with 400 acres right here in Harrisonburg... and I stayed here, so I knew Dr. Angelopulos from when our kids were little and played ball together. When my wife began coming to Angelopulos Dental, she made us all come too! Wives are good that way. I had a bad overbite and had worn all the enamel off my teeth. Dr. Ange told me that if I didn’t have something done, my teeth were really going to start bothering me. Dr. Ange and I are friends away from the dental office, but when it comes to my teeth, he is very serious so I knew he meant it when he said things would get worse. I had to go through the braces process to get my bite right first – at age 39! Once the orthodontic treatment was completed, we did a whitening to get everything to match, then placed veneers and caps. The procedure has definitely helped me with my confidence and my appearance. The before and after pictures are pretty amazing. I smile more and people compliment me on my teeth all the time. In fact, just the other day, a lady we were dealing with out on the farm said, “You have great teeth, by the way,” just out of the blue. My wife has noticed the change the most – she loves it!”
“I began working in dentistry with Dr. Ange in 2002 which has given me an up-close view of how the alignment of our teeth can affect our overall health. I’ve seen patients’ crooked teeth worsen over time, causing them pain and the need for more extensive dentistry, while also affecting their quality of life. Maintaining straight, healthier teeth for life is a priority for me. I thought it would be good to take care of the fact that my teeth were shifting before it got any worse. The issue had been nagging me when I started feeling pressure on my front teeth and I was worried that my teeth were going to break! I talked to Dr. Ange about my options and different treatment choices. We decided Invisalign was the ideal treatment option for me. I love the flexibility of Invisalign – I take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss; nobody even notices I have them in. The process goes by amazingly fast, and patients always say they are happy with results when finished. Dr. Ange is a perfectionist, making sure the teeth are moving properly and making any necessary adjustments to give you a perfect smile. After getting Invisalign, I love my smile and so do others. I am extremely happy with the results!”
“Before I had implants, I was very self conscious about my teeth. They were discolored, especially the front teeth. They were also crowded and they overlapped. It wasn’t pretty. My mom had dentures from early on, and I remember her experience. More recently, I had a partial at one time and I was not happy with it at all so, once I knew about implants, they seemed like the best choice. Then, at one point, I decided not to have the implants for financial reasons, but when I told my husband about it, he wouldn’t let me make that decision. He kept after me, constantly encouraging me to get it done. He said investing in me was better than investing in the stock market! From the very beginning, Dr. Ange walked me right through every aspect of the procedure, and I was comfortable all the way. I was so pleased with the care I received. The entire staff is so kind and caring, always giving me time to rest or take a break. The TLC is just there – you won’t feel a thing. Professional as they are, they really get to know you and what is happening in your life. You become a friend. Yes, you come here for work, but you are also seeing a friend, and that makes all the difference. My husband has noticed that I seemed much more outgoing after I had my work completed… so he did it too! My son was recently married, and I was so glad I had my teeth done for the photos. I might have smiled before, but I certainly wouldn’t have shown my teeth the way I do now! Thank you Dr. Angelopulos!”
“I was not your model dental patient when I was younger, I had a lot of cavities, a lot of fillings, and I had a grinding habit, so my jaw and teeth were never comfortable. Instead they were “trying to find a home,” as Dr. Angelopulos says. I had to wear a deprogrammer to determine what my primary issues were. Then we corrected half the teeth at one sitting and the other half in another. We did the entire upper arch. Now people definitely notice the change in my smile. More importantly, I don’t find myself grinding. Before, because my teeth had been so ground down, a piece of food would get wedged, irritate my gums, and they would get swollen. There was little space between my gums and bottom teeth, so occasionally something hard would get wedged between my teeth and the roof of my mouth. The hard thing would irritate the roof, then it would swell. It was such a battle to keep from biting myself! The situation exacerbated itself and it was painful. That never happens anymore. My experience has been nothing but positive. My restorations have been just like regular, healthy teeth! Dr. Ange is a friendly person, and I feel very comfortable around him. He is completely unpretentious, just a regular guy and his staff is wonderful. It might sound weird, but I feel so relaxed when I sit down in the dental chair, I almost fall asleep. I really trust everyone at Angelopulos Dental to help me make the right decisions.”