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Gum Disease Linked with Heart Disease

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Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even StrokeEvidence produced by medical research has shown that gum disease factors into the onset of strokes, heart disease, and many other life-threatening illnesses. So you can see why treating gum disease is vital to retaining your overall good health. The American Dental Association approximates that 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal (gum) disease. Percentages at this elevated a level should be considered epidemic. But because tooth loss has long been thought of as simply unpleasant, not immediately life-threatening, the severity of the disease has been neglected for far too long. However, things are changing.

The American Academy of Periodontology has released information that indicates the following: “Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes a…

Power Toothbrushes

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about power toothbrushes.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Westshore Dentistry, Inc. 
Rajiv Motwani, DMD
4708 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 758-4543 WestshoreDentistryFL.com

Pain-Free Dental Injections

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The STA System™ with The Wand™With The Wand’s computer-controlled precision, the sensation of the overly-numb “fat-lip” may be a thing of the past! Just one injection at a single tooth with The Wand is all that’s required. It allows Dr. Motwani to anesthetize the precise treatment area in only one to two minutes, rather than administering an anesthetic that numbs your entire lip and takes 8 to 12 minutes to become effective. This is a more accurate and safer delivery of anesthesia. The STA works quickly and lasts as long as traditional anesthesia. This technology has been clinically proven to provide a pain-free injection.

Westshore Dentistry, Inc. 
Rajiv Motwani, DMD
4708 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 758-4543 WestshoreDentistryFL.com

Risks to Oral Health During Pregnancy

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to about risks to your oral health during pregnancy.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Westshore Dentistry, Inc. 
Rajiv Motwani, DMD
4708 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 758-4543 WestshoreDentistryFL.com

Dental Implants

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Overdentures – No More Messy Denture Adhesives!If you have dentures, you know how embarrassing and irritating it can be to have them move without warning. So, you use more denture adhesive in hopes of making your teeth stay put, but the cream squeezes out everywhere. It’s time to let go of the mess. With dental implants installed as the stabilizers for your dentures your teeth will become “locked” in place, so they can’t move. Yet they readily snap off for cleaning. Say so long to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for overdentures!

Westshore Dentistry, Inc. 
Rajiv Motwani, DMD
4708 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 758-4543 WestshoreDentistryFL.com

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies-and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. 

Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities. 

But don’t hang up your costume just yet. “Halloween is about candy, dressing up and having fun,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween as a splurge as long as you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.”

To help you sort through the trick-or-treat bag loot, we have a rundown of some common candies and their impact on your teeth:
Chocolate
Chocolate is probably your best bet, which is good because it’s also one of the most popular kinds of candy handed out on Halloween. √¨Chocolat…