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A Cleaner Smile with a Dental Intra-Oral Camera

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Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the TeamDr. Motwani wants your dental health decisions to be informed. To that end, he employs the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This tiny video camera provides a detailed look at the interior of your mouth, projecting the display onto a view screen. Now, you can see for yourself what work needs to be achieved and which teeth are doing fine. You’ll love how this works!

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

Wisdom Teeth

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Below is an article found on MouthHealthy.org.


With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth.

Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.

When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. Itís normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately.

Room to Grow?
Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isnít enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. If your dentist says your wisdom teeth are impacted, he or she means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums.

As your wisdom teeth make their way through your gums, your dentist will be monitoring your mouth for signs of the following:
Wisdom teeth that arenít in the right position…

Root Canals

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



Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the insides of teeth) removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.

Causes of an infected pulp could include:
a deep cavityrepeated dental proceduresa cracked or broken toothinjury to the tooth (even if thereís not a visible crack or chip)
If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary; a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with littl…

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'Baby Teeth Are Going to Fall Out, So Why Take Care of Them?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'Baby Teeth Are Going to Fall Out, So Why Take Care of Them?'





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

Dentures

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



Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If youíve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Thatís because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teethóthings that people often take for granted.

When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.

Types of dentures:
Conventional. This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.Immediate. This removable denture is inserted on the same day t…

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?'





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

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'Does Bottled Water Have Fluoride?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'Does Bottled Water Have Fluoride?'





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