Request Request Appointment Forms Download Our Forms Like Us Like us on Facebook Reviews Read Our Reviews Call Give us a Call Map View our Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions about our team members or the services we provide? You’re definitely in the right place. Below, we’ve compiled some of our most popular FAQs and their answers for easy access. If you’ve read the information below and still can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us directly here in Englewood, FL.

Why do I have to visit the dentist even if I brush and floss my teeth regularly?

Congratulations for taking great care of your teeth! However, a dental professional often notices problems that you could be overlooking. Routine examinations can provide an insight into the state of your oral health. The Tarpon Shores Dental team will examine your gums, teeth, and mouth during regular appointments. Our equipment can help us check for signs of decay that may not even be visible yet! The American Dental Association recommends that patients come to our office every six months for an exam. Keep up the good dental hygiene habits, and we’ll take care of the rest.

I’m nervous about going to the dentist. Can you help me relax?

We have sedation dentistry for patients who get pre-examination jitters. Our nonjudgmental team understands that many people have a serious fear of the dentist, but we won’t let that stop you from receiving the dental care you need! Call our staff to ask about our anti-anxiety dentistry services today.

My teeth aren’t as white as they used to be. Is something wrong?

Not at all. It’s natural for your teeth to lose their youthful appearance as you age, and enamel will become dull even if you take great care of your teeth. Drinking coffee, indulging in red wine, or using tobacco products will stain your teeth as well. Tarpon Shores Dental can use ZOOM! Whitening technology to lift stains from your enamel in an hour or less. Call our office today to schedule your appointment to receive this cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Is flossing important?

A recent report was released telling the public there is little to no proof flossing actually works, and most dentists' jaws dropped. Dr. Mesh is a firm believer that flossing is important for your overall oral health, and it can help prevent bad breath, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. We understand most people do not floss, so what are alternatives to flossing? Floss picks, interdental brushes, and water picks are all great options for individuals that feel like flossing is a chore.

What is the link between periodontal disease and systemic health?

Few people are aware of the decades of research that has revealed how the health of the gums directly impacts a person’s overall health. Going to the dentist can do so much more than simply give you a beautiful smile, and you can learn more about this in the video below.

What does an intraoral camera do?

Have you ever wanted to see your smile from your dentist’s point of view? Couldn’t it be great if your dentist could show you what they’re talking about as opposed to just telling you? Our intraoral camera can help both our team and you learn so much about your smile that we couldn’t even a few years ago.