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How to Fight Mouth Germs and Keep Your Smile Healthy

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Brenna Stone

Does the thought of mouth germs taking up residence on your teeth make you feel a little uncomfortable? It should! Masses of harmful microorganisms in the mouth can form plaque, the sticky substance that adheres to the teeth and gumline. Plaque can really harm your teeth and gums. When it isn't removed by regular brushing and flossing, it can lead to cavities and gum disease! Find out what you can do to reduce the amount of germs in your mouth.

Regular Toothbrushing
Toothbrushing is a powerful tool for fighting germs. At the minimum, brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; once after breakfast and once before going to bed. There is no harm in brushing your teeth more frequently. You can brush after meals to cut down on plaque formation and to freshen your breath. Spend a full two minutes gently brushing all surfaces of your teeth and your tongue. Use a toothpaste like Colgate Total that is…

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly: A Quick Guide

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by AM Hopkins

Everyone knows that brushing their teeth plays a major role in their overall health, but they may not be aware of the correct way to brush their teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice each day; here is a quick guide to ensure you know how to do it properly.

Purchase the right toothbrush. Before you even begin the process of brushing your teeth, it's important that you have the right toothbrush. The type of toothbrush you select depends on your specific needs. If you need a toothbrush mostly for removing plaque, a soft-bristled brush is best. On the other hand, if you are concerned about reaching hard-to-reach spaces, you should consider a toothbrush with a smaller head. in the Colgate Oral Care resources.

Take your time. You should spend at least two minutes brushing your teeth. This may seem like a long time - the average person usually falls sh…

Dental Sealants for Children

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the importance of dental sealants as a preventive dental treatment for your children!


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

Intra-Oral Dental Scanners

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The Highest Level of Accuracy and PrecisionThe 3Shape™ TRIOS intra-oral scanner allows us to take three-dimensional impressions for crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, veneers, clear aligners, mouthguards, and a variety of other procedures. Best of all, this digital scanner replaces the squishy, sticky, putty tray impression. We think you’ll love this scanner! You spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying your new smile.

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

Family Guide to Oral Health

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com

By following the information in this guide, you and your family can have healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime. As a parent, you can work with your children to help them understand why good oral care is important - and show them how to do it right!

Four Steps to a Bright Smile

Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime.Floss every day.Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day.Visit your dentist regularly.
It's easy to guide your family toward good oral health. All it takes is the right information and a little practice to keep them moving in the right direction!

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com.

The remainder of the article details the following:

Infographics on how to brushInfographcis on how to flossA list of preventive dental care tips!
Westshore Dentistry, Inc. Rajiv Motwani, DMD
4708 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 758-4543 Westshore…

Stress & Oral Health

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about Stress and your 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

Top-Quality Sterilization Practices

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State-of-the-Art SterilizationDr. Motwani values your continued good health, so sterilization is taken very seriously in our office. Single-use tools are used whenever possible. In addition, metal instruments are sterilized after each use with a special unit called an autoclave, which is routinely inspected by an independent lab to ensure the highest level of safety and cleanliness. Your health is too important to us to take even the slightest risk.

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

Periodontal Screening

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about Periodontal Screening!



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