Brushing and flossing at home are important parts of ongoing oral health, but patients need a professional touch as well. At Tarpon Shores Dental, we strongly suggest that you schedule a regular checkup and cleaning at least twice each calendar year, per the American Dental Association’s recommendation. This will give Dr. Mesh the chances he needs to fully review your smile and identify any potential problems at their earliest, most harmless stages. Please contact our Englewood, FL practice today if it has been more than six months since your last dental visit.
The first step towards lifelong oral health is to pair solid oral hygiene habits at home with six-months visit to your chosen dentist’s office. At Tarpon Shores Dental, we hope to see you twice each year for regular care that includes in-depth examinations and refreshing professional hygiene. These visits allow Dr. Mesh to pinpoint any decay or damage as soon as it occurs, potentially saving patients from more extensive problems down the road. Please visit the page below to learn more about this essential general dentistry service.
In today’s world, bottled and purified water are becoming more and more common. While we understand the urge to use these sources, you and your family’s smiles are missing out on valuable oral health benefits if you avoid tap water. Fluoride is a mineral that’s regularly added to community water supplies, and its presence can remineralize and strengthen teeth over time, leading to fewer cavities. If you aren’t receiving enough exposure in everyday life, our team can provide professional fluoride treatment during regular appointments.
Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding and/or clenching, which affects patients of all ages and can lead to damaged and worn-down teeth over time. What’s worse is that a majority of cases occur at night while the victim is sleeping and unaware. If our team discovers signs of bruxism during a checkup, we can recommend the use of a custom-made night guard. This appliance will provide a sturdy barrier between the rows of teeth and prevent harmful contact.
Oral cancer is a serious and even deadly health problem that befalls thousands of new patients every year. At Tarpon Shores Dental, we emphasize the importance of early detection whenever possible to our patients, which leads to higher recovery rates. As a part of regular checkups, Dr. Mesh will provide an in-depth oral cancer screening that includes the lips, tongue, cheeks, neck, throat gums, and face. If any abnormalities are discovered that could indicate cancerous cells, we can help you take the next steps towards a proper diagnosis.
Your oral health is heavily determined by the quality of your at-home hygiene, which is why it’s important to use good products on a regular basis. Our team is happy to provide recommendations for toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other items that will help you maximize the success of your nightly routine. We can also give helpful tips on how to improve your brushing and flossing approach – just talk to our hygienists at your next visit.