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Proper Dental Care The effects of poor dental care range from tooth decay and cavities to gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth loss. Fortunately, proper dental care, including cleaning teeth correctly and regularly, can prevent most of these problems. If you don’t clean your teeth well every day, you’re putting yourself at risk for tooth decay. Early […]

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The Cost Of Dental Treatments If you develop complications from tooth decay and gum disease, you may be dealing with bills for anything from fillings or crowns to more costly and complicated procedures such as root canals or oral surgery to extract damaged teeth and place dental implants. The Costs Vary The costs of dental […]

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor the Miles for Melanoma 5k race on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Sanibel Outlets. Florida Skin Center will play host and all proceeds will go to support the Melanoma Research Foundation. “In 2016, its estimated 1 in 25 Americans will develop melanoma, that’s […]

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What To Expect When Getting A Filling When your dentist tells you have a cavity, you really do need a filling to protect the tooth from further decay. When To Opt For Dental Filling In fact, if left unfilled, a cavity will only get worse and the decay might ultimately lead to bone loss. Fortunately, […]

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The Three Types Of Cavities When plaque is not removed by a consistent oral care routine of daily brushing and flossing, your teeth are more likely to develop cavities. Visit a dentist or dental hygienist regularly so he or she can check your teeth for any problems including cavities or gum disease symptoms. Not all […]

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Know These Cavity Risk Factors Cavities are a common dental problem, but this early form of tooth decay may be prevented easily if you brush your teeth and floss properly every day. And that’s not all. Certain factors can increase your risk for developing tooth decay. Not brushing and flossing your teeth to remove plaque […]

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Cavities You hear about them at the dentist’s office, and maybe you’ve even had one or two in your lifetime. But do you really know what cavities are all about? Cavity Development: Plaque And Tooth Decay A cavity is the space inside a tooth that remains once tooth decay is removed. Plaque, a colorless, sticky […]

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Two important dental hygiene issues are plaque and tartar control. Patients often confuse plaque and tartar and how they’re related to each other. Read on to learn how to differentiate them and tailor your dental hygiene routine to help control them. Plaque Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on […]

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With braces, oral hygiene is more important than ever. That’s because braces have tiny spaces where food particles and plaque get trapped, and insufficient cleaning while wearing braces can cause enamel staining and tooth decay around brackets or bands. Be sure to brush carefully after every meal with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse […]

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For the second consecutive year Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be the exhibit sponsor for Future of Art at the Alliance for the Arts. Works of art created by elementary and middle school students across Lee County will be on display beginning April 6 with an opening reception on Wednesday, […]

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