Dr. Rajiv Motwani DMD and the team at Westshore Dentistry are pleased to provide professional and caring dental services to their patients from Bradenton FL and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: adult, children's, cosmetic, general, implant, orthodontic, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry.
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!
Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Jennifer Mitchell
Tooth enamel isn't just strong; it's the hardest substance in your body. It isn't indestructible, however, and can be eroded by substances that are stronger. Acid exposure can come from many sources, but with the help of your dentist, you can keep your enamel strong and healthy.
Symptoms Acid erosion on teeth can lead to a variety of symptoms that should be evaluated by a dentist. As the outer layer of your teeth wears away, you may experience tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity often leads to pain when you consume hot or cold foods and drinks. Your teeth may also become discolored. This is because the enamel is white, unlike the sensitive, yellow tissue underneath is known as dentin. As the enamel erodes and exposes more of your dentin, your teeth begin to show more of its yellow color. The appearance of your teeth can change in other ways as a result of acid erosion, depending on t…
Many medical professionals consider obesity to be a chronic disease. It is well understood that obesity is on the rise in the United States, and that younger and younger members of our community are becoming obese due to poor nutrition and eating habits. Research has demonstrated that obesity will increase the risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, CVD, respiratory problems, and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers.1 It has also been demonstrated in a recent research study that obesity also increases the risk for periodontal disease, and it may be insulin resistance that regu¨lates the relationship between obesity and periodontal disease.1 It has also been found that individuals with elevated body mass indices (BMI) produce a higher level of inflammatory proteins.1
The classifications of being overweight and obese can pertain to more than 60 percent of American adults. It is even higher for some high-risk populations, such as African-American women, placing the…
Three-Dimensional Dentistry!We are proud to work with a local company to provide 3-D cone beam CT digital imaging technology to our patients. Three-dimensional ultra cone beam images allow for greater precision than flat, two-dimensional X-ray images, with lower radiation exposure. Dr. Motwani’s ability to clearly see his patient’s anatomy permits better evaluations, leading to less invasive treatment, which is an advantage during implant placement and oral surgeries.
Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Katriena Knights
Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, and is therefore vital to the health of your teeth. Not everyone's is the strongest, though, and still others have teeth without enamel at all. Without enamel to protect the softer interior parts of your teeth, they can't stand up to the stress of natural biting and chewing. These abnormal developments require special care and treatment.
Enamel Hypoplasia Teeth can come in without enamel as a result of inherited issues or because of exposure to certain substances while the teeth are erupting. Baby teeth and permanent teeth can both emerge with enamel that is weak, improperly formed or missing altogether. One of these conditions is enamel hypoplasia, which literally means "underdeveloped enamel." A disorder that causes the teeth to develop with thin, deficient enamel, it sometimes manifests as a pit in the tooth ñ or even a hole…
A Crown Restores a Damaged ToothDr. Motwani can rescue a tooth that has been broken or worn down to a point where a standard filling won’t bring it back to full functionality. By placing a crown, he can save and add strength to your damaged tooth. In addition, the top-of-the-line composite materials he uses to generate your crown will appear so natural, you’ll have difficulty telling it apart from a real tooth.