In today’s world, you’re going to need more than just brushing and flossing to maintain your oral health. Tarpon Shores Dental likes to see patients regularly in order to keep an eye on the state of their mouths! For even the healthiest patients, the American Dental Association recommends routine visits at least twice a year to prevent possible complications from developing, and we completely agree! Please call Tarpon Shores Dental to learn how we can improve your dental hygiene and care today.
The first step to dental care is to pair great oral hygiene habits with regular visits to a quality dentist. Tarpon Shores Dental adheres to the American Dental Association’s recommendations, which means we’d like to see our patients at least every six months. These routine checkups help us catch problems as they arise as well as prevent many from developing in the first place. If you’d like to find out more about our general dentistry services, please call our office or visit the page below.
Bruxism is a very common condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth at night. Over time, this can wear down the teeth so much that they crack or even fall out! If this is an issue for you, we can keep your teeth protected by having you wear a nightguard to bed. This custom-made mouthpiece will place a firm but comfortable barrier between your teeth so you can rest easy.
Oral cancer rates are currently on the rise here in the U.S., and early detection is absolutely essential to the successful treatment of the disease, which is why Dr. Shanaka recommends that all adults should get at least one oral cancer screening per year. He can perform one as part of your regular checkups. He’ll examine your lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, throat, neck, and face for any precancerous or cancerous tissues, and should he discover something, he can help you take quick and effective action.
The fact of the matter is that 99% of your dental care actually occurs at home with regular brushing and flossing, so of course, the products you use on a daily basis are extremely important to your long-term dental health. We’re more than happy to help you get the most out of your routine by recommending which products would work best for your smile as well as offering other tips you can use every day. Just ask your hygienist about it at your next appointment!