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Smile Makeovers

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Full-Mouth RehabilitationYour oral health affects your overall physical and mental health. In fact, improving the state of your oral health can have a radical impact on the rest of your body. Many patients who’ve dealt with injury, illness, bite problems, and simple wear and tear can have chronic health issues that they don’t even realize began in their mouth. Untreated gum disease has been linked to heart issues and strokes. Bruxism (tooth grinding), TMJ, periodontitis, crooked or misshapen teeth, and missing teeth can combine to cause headaches and migraines, toothaches, and chronic bad breath, not to mention an unattractive appearance. But you don’t have to live like that.

Dr. Motwani will consult with you to discuss your concerns, symptoms, and goals. After capturing digital X-rays, photos, and imprints of your mouth, he will present treatment plan options to address your issues and help you to acquire a healthy, pain-free, amazing smile. We can also talk about phased treatment and…

Diabetes and Your Dental Health # 3

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect  your dental health. Below is one way that diabetes can affect your oral health.

Slow Healing 









Have you ever noticed a cold sore or a cut in your mouth that doesn’t quite seem to go away? This can be another way that diabetes may affect your mouth. Poor control of blood sugar can keep injuries from healing quickly and properly. If you have something in your mouth that you feel isn’t healing as it should, see your dentist.

To read all '5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth' visit MouthHealthy.org.

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

Diabetes and Your Dental Health # 2

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect  your dental health. Below are two ways that diabetes can affect your oral health.

Change in Taste 









Your favorite flavors might not taste as rich as your remember if you have diabetes. It can be disappointing, but take the opportunity to experiment with different tastes, textures and spices to your favorite foods. Just take care not to add too much sugar to your food in an effort to add flavor. Not only can this affect the quality of your diet, it can also lead to more cavities. If you have a persistent bad taste in your mouth, see your dentist or doctor.

Infections 









Diabetes affects your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to infection. One common among people with diabetes is a yeast infection called oral thrush (candidiasis). The yeast thrive on the higher amount of sugar found in your saliva, and it looks like a white layer coating your to…

Antibiotics & Your Heart

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about antibiotics and your heart.


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

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…

Diabetes and Your Dental Health # 1

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect  your dental health. Below are two ways that diabetes can affect your oral health.

Gum Disease 








Notice some bleeding when you brush or floss? That may be an early sign of gum disease. If it becomes more severe, the bone that supports your teeth can break down, leading to tooth loss. Early gum disease can be reversed with proper brushing, flossing and diet. Research has shown gum disease can worsen if your blood sugar is not under control, so do your best to keep it in check.

Dry Mouth 









Studies have found people with diabetes have less saliva, so you might find yourself feeling parched or extra thirsty. (Medications and higher blood sugar levels are also causes.) Fight dry mouth by drinking water. You can also chew sugarless gum and eat healthy, crunchy foods to get saliva flowing. This is especially important because extra sugar in your saliva, combi…

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