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Senior Dental Care

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Senior Dental Care is DifferentAging affects not only our teeth and gums, but even our prior dental work may weaken or grow loose over time. In addition, the risk of developing gum disease and root decay increases as we grow older. Which is why regular check-ups, daily cleaning, and good nutrition remain critical components for maintaining your dental health. Even if you are not experiencing any health issues, we can help restore the luster to your teeth that years of consuming coffee, tea, or tobacco may have darkened. If you’ve been experiencing a reduction of saliva flow as a side effect from a medication you are taking, we have products to ease your discomfort.
Westshore Dentistry, Inc. 
Rajiv Motwani, DMD
4708 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 758-4543 WestshoreDentistryFL.com

Your Dental Hygienist!

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Normally we think of a teeth cleaning as just that. Our tongues love the smooth and clean feeling we get after visiting our dental hygienist.

But there's another huge benefit to regular teeth cleaning. Hygienists spend time in your mouth. That give them the opportunity to spot suspicious tissue or other possible signs of oral cancer.

Oral cancer has a fantastically high cure rate - but only if it's detected early.

Another reason to love your dental hygienist!

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

Lifestyle and Oral Health

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about lifestyle and oral health.


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

Smile Makeovers

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Maybe you remember that TV show, Extreme Makeovers?

They took people who were unhappy with their appearance and let surgeons and dentists perform cosmetic miracles on their bodies and teeth.

Well, a complete smile makeover like that can be done by many dentists, And often it only takes two visits!

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

Sedation Dentistry

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Nitrous Oxide SedationBreath in – breath out and relax. Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” can make your treatment more comfortable. This sedation is taken in through a mask that allows you to simply breathe in the medication that produces a sense of relaxation. Local anesthetic will then be administered together with the nitrous oxide to eliminate pain in most cases.

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

Your Smile is Important

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about why your smile is important.


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

Tooth Enamel

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Tooth enamel is very hard but...
That doesn't mean you can't break it.

Our office recommends to avoid eating "hard foods" such as popcorn. Don't crack nut shells with your teeth or chew on ice. Opening packages with your teeth can also damage the enamel.

It's not just the sugar - it's also the acid
Sugar and acids are your teeth's worst enemies. What are we talking about? Soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juices, and candy.

Because of the acid content, Mountain Dew seems to be the worst of the worst. There is even a name for the damage it does and it is called "Dew Mouth."

These erode the tooth enamel, making it highly susceptible to decay. Parents, watch your kid's consumption of these because young children's enamle hasn't developed fully. This makes these drinks even more damaging for kids.

As well as eliminating the above (or at least reducing their consumption), it is recommended to always brush and floss after every meal. If you c…

Dental Bridges

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An Affordable Alternative for Multiple Missing TeethIf you have multiple missing teeth, creating an empty space in your smile, a bridge may be the best solution for you. Custom created from the same composite materials, a bridge is fastened on both sides with crowns, spanning the void to restore function, comfort, and a full smile to your mouth.

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

Understanding Your Dental Plan

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about understanding your dental plan.


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