September 25, 2017
You’ve probably noticed that certain foods leave your teeth feeling strange. For example, sugary treats like soda and candy leave a clear, sticky film behind that kind of feels like fuzzy slippers. But even some foods that are great for your health can make your teeth feel not quite like themselves. Spinach is a common culprit; this leafy green is packed with nutrients, but it can also make you feel like you need some toothpaste and a toothbrush ASAP. What is the explanation behind the phenomenon known as “spinach teeth”?
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August 15, 2017
Your toothbrush is the best dental tool that you have at home to prevent oral health complications, like tooth decay and gum disease. While it is very beneficial, it has recently become the center of a large problem—receding gum lines. Your dentist in Englewood has likely seen an increase in overbrushing in an attempt to help combat oral health issues. Although the efforts may have good intentions behind them, it will cause damage to the teeth and gums.
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July 17, 2017
Are you one of those patients that don’t look forward to dental appointments? Not many of us do, but do your palms get sweaty or do you have the sudden urge to run as fast as you can while waiting in the lobby for your appointment? You probably have dental anxiety. Yeah, that’s right—there’s even an “anxious label” for that feeling, too. Luckily, we understand the severity of facing your fears—especially if it concerns taking care of your health. That’s why your dentist in Sarasota of Tarpon Shores Dental offers sedation dentistry to help relax patients so they can receive the dental care they need.
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July 15, 2017
Don’t waste time staring at the covers of celebrity magazines and thinking of all the ways your smile is lacking, and stop hiding your teeth when you talk, laugh, or smile during social events. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for celebrities anymore. Dentists offer a variety of cosmetic dental services to transform patients’ smiles within any schedule or budget. Keep reading to learn more about smile makeovers.
What are Smile Makeovers?
A smile makeover is a complex cosmetic dentistry plan that combines any number of restorative and cosmetic services to deliver a flawless smile. Depending on the dentist, this may require a team approach working with trusted orthodontists, prosthodontists, and other specialists. A good practitioner will help you create a plan that maximizes any available dental insurance coverage and financing options.
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May 6, 2017
Your home oral hygiene habits are your first line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease. You know that you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to prevent damage to your smile. To ensure your efforts are effective, you may be wondering if it is better to floss before or after your brush your teeth? However, you may be a bit reluctant to ask your dentist in Englewood this common question. At Tarpon Shores Dental, we understand your concern. To help you make the most of your oral care, we have the answer you need.
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March 10, 2017
The thing people fear the most is the unknown, and that’s very understandable. We like to know what’s going to happen, and the more information we have, the better expectations we can make. If you’re choosing to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Venice, we’re sure you’d like to have all the information you can before starting the process. Today, Dr. R.Scott Thompson of Tarpon Shores Dental is going to share a few key things you’ll be glad to know before getting dental implants. (more…)
February 9, 2017
It’s often said that the hardest part about anything, whether it is a journey or a task, is simply beginning. Your uncertainty is never higher than at the beginning of something, and it can be difficult to know how to start. When it comes to your missing teeth, you may be ready to get them replaced with dental implants in Venice, but what is the first step? You know they are clearly the best possible solution, but what happens now? To help you get started on your journey to a complete smile, here are 2 ways you can begin the process of getting dental implants in Sarasota, Englewood, and Venice from Tarpon Shores Dental. (more…)
January 12, 2017
An incomplete smile due to missing teeth is a fairly prevalent problem in the United States. In fact, it is estimated 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth while another 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth. With tooth loss causing significant oral health complications and a decreased quality of life, you need an effective means to replace lost teeth. Although a bridge and crowns or dentures are commonly used, more Americans are now turning to dental implants in Englewood. As the most preferred solution to treat missing teeth, more than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year.
December 22, 2016
Your entire life you have been told to brush your teeth twice a day and to floss daily. Despite recommendations, many do not fully understand the importance of flossing. In light of recent headlines saying flossing is not as important as once believed, you are probably left quite confused as to whether or not you really need to floss your teeth. As your dentist in Englewood, we are here to clear the air about daily flossing. If you want to protect your oral and overall health, you need to floss your teeth.
October 29, 2016
Welcome to Tarpon Shores Dental! We’re proud to offer our patients high quality, comprehensive dentistry in three convenient Florida locations. Work with us in Sarasota, Venice, or Englewood and you’ll find that you receive personalized attention and exceptional service no matter which location you choose. Our highly skilled doctors have extensive training, which allow us to provide a level of care that you won’t find at most practices. Here are just a few of the advanced services your Sarasota, Venice, and Englewood dentists in Florida have to offer.