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Seeing your dentist every six months for cleanings and exams will go a long way to maintaining your oral health. Not only does our team check for potential problems while they are easy and most economical to treat, but we give your teeth a thorough cleaning. We remove tartar deposits, do a thorough flossing, and polish your teeth as well. Our goal is to work with you to keep tooth decay and gum disease away.

In addition, you might want to ask the following questions, depending on your needs and concerns.

Is there anything I can do to improve my daily oral hygiene?

If you do exhibit signs of gingivitis or cavities, you may benefit from consuming a more balanced diet that provides adequate nutrition, and liming sugary snacks. You may need to step up your daily oral hygiene, brushing at least twice a day for two minutes, and flossing diligently every day. You may need to see your dentist more often if you are being treated for gum disease.

Why do I have sensitive teeth and what can I do about it?

Tooth sensitivity can arise from a chip or fracture, from the gum tissue receding, or from tooth enamel erosion. This can expose the more sensitive layers of the tooth beneath the enamel. You may benefit from using a desensitizing toothpaste, using a soft-bristled toothbrush, or wearing a night guard if the erosion is from grinding your teeth in your sleep.

#3 Do you need help with stains on your teeth?

If you are experiencing discoloration of your pearly whites, there is treatment. Teeth whitening can help lighten tooth stains that come from eating or drinking coffee, tea, wine, berries, tomato sauces, or from habitual tobacco use. If your teeth are discolored due to a medical condition, medical treatment, or medication use. This discoloration can be remedied with by applying dental veneers or dental bonding.

To schedule your next dental cleaning, our dentist, Dr. Peter Gangi is happy to offer you the dental solutions you need. Please call Oneco Dental Care in Sarasota, Florida, at 941-462-4659 to schedule an appointment and keep your smile healthier all year round!