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Gum Disease Treatment

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Defeat Gum Disease PainlesslyARESTIN™ is an impressive weapon in the war against gum disease. This time-released antibiotic is available as tiny, invisible microspheres suspended in a powder form that delivers treatment directly to the site of the infection (the spaces between the gums and teeth). ARESTIN painlessly kills the bacteria that cause gum disease, restoring your dental health.
Westshore Dentistry, Inc. Rajiv Motwani, DMD
4708 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 758-4543 WestshoreDentistryFL.com

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 3 of 3)

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You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Sunlight 
People who have jobs working outside are more prone to developing lip cancer and should use UV protection.








Diet 
Poor nutrition also may put you at risk for developing oral cancer. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may increase your chance of developing oral cancer, so add more color to your plate! 








To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

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

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 2 of 3)

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You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Tobacco 
Whether you smoke it or chew it, tobacco use increases your risk dramatically. Smoking can cause oral cancer, as well as cancer in other parts of the body. Pipe smokers are also at a higher risk for developing cancer in their lips. Smokeless tobacco, like chew, can lead to many issues in your mouth, the most serious being cancer of the cheeks, gums, and lips.








Alcohol 
According to the American Cancer Society, 7 of 10 oral cancer patients are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinking, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is an average of two drinks a day or more for men and an average of more than one drink a day for women. If you are a heavy drinker and a heavy smoker…

Treatment of Abscessed Teeth

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about the treatment of abscessed 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

Dental Root Canal Treatments

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Saving Hopeless TeethMissing teeth expose you to unnecessary health risks. A root canal can prevent the need for an extraction, saving teeth with roots that have been injured or infected. A root canal is a treatment that repairs a tooth by excavating the pulp chamber and packing the void with filling material. This is often required when dental decay destroys the nerve of a tooth, or if the tooth has become infected. At that point, you need more than a simple filling as a repair. Dr. Motwani is skilled in advanced root canal therapy. He uses modern anesthetics and technology, making a root canal a manageable form of treatment.

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

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 1 of 3)

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You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Regular visits to your dentist can help you detect such cancers early, and changing a few potentially harmful habits may help reduce your chances of developing them. Read on to find out the top risk factors.








Gender 
Men are twice more likely to get oral cancer. The American Cancer Society attributes this to higher rates of alcohol and tobacco use by men, but says more men of a younger age are being diagnosed with HPV-related forms of oral cancer.








Age
Most people who are diagnosed with oral cancer are 55 or older, according to the American Cancer Society. HPV-related oral cancers, however, are often diagnosed in people who are younger.  








To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Westshore De…

The Importance of Brushing and Flossing

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to about the importance of brushing and flossing daily.


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

Non-surgical Gum Disease Procedures

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Now the Good NewsThe threat of gum disease has been acknowledged, and most dental insurance plans offer good coverage for a variety of treatments. While in some severe cases surgery is the only acceptable form of treatment, there are now powerful NON-surgical procedures that, combined with improved dental hygiene, can arrest the spread of the disease.

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

Wisdom Teeth

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about wisdom 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