We Care About Kids!
Dr. Motwani understands how unfamiliar environments can make children feel anxious and uncomfortable. He strives to
help his younger patients feel relaxed and unafraid. You can be confident that your child will receive the latest
advancements in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. At Westshore Dentistry,
we encourage children to use proper dental hygiene at home, and we instruct them how to preserve their good dental
health. Dental sealants can help prevent tooth decay in back teeth, as well. We look forward to meeting them when
they’re approximately ten years old and watching them mature year-after-year.
The Importance of Hygiene Visits
One of the most important reasons for scheduling dental appointments routinely is to have your teeth cleaned by a
professional hygienist. Even when you brush and floss conscientiously, some soft, sticky plaque is missed. Over time,
plaque hardens into tartar, which is even more difficult to remove with your standard toothbrush and floss. Tartar
forms below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth. Missed plaque and tartar raise your risk for developing
more serious infections within your teeth and gums. Recent studies show a strong link between untreated gum disease
and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a
schedule is one of the simplest things you can do to stay healthy!
Saving Hopeless Teeth
Missing teeth expose you to unnecessary health risks. A root canal can prevent the need for an extraction, saving teeth
with roots that have been injured or infected. A root canal is a treatment that repairs a tooth by excavating the pulp
chamber and packing the void with filling material. This is often required when dental decay destroys the nerve of a tooth,
or if the tooth has become infected. At that point, you need more than a simple filling as a repair. Dr. Motwani is skilled
in advanced root canal therapy. He uses modern anesthetics and technology, making a root canal a manageable form of treatment.
A Less Obvious Repair
When they have the option, most people want to avoid having visible dental repairs, which is why the standard silver-mercury
amalgam filling has gone out of style. A metal filling is a satisfactory, budget-minded repair, but it’s difficult to
camouflage against white teeth. Advances in dental technology have made it possible for us to offer restorations that are a
natural-looking white. These composite materials bond to the healthy part of your tooth, reducing the risk of decay in the
future. They’re a modern restoration that contain no metals and can actually strengthen your teeth. Ask us if this treatment
is right for you.
Senior Dental Care is Different
Aging affects not only our teeth and gums, but even our prior dental work may weaken or grow loose over time. In addition, the
risk of developing gum disease and root decay increases as we grow older. Which is why regular check-ups, daily cleaning, and
good nutrition remain critical components for maintaining your dental health. Even if you are not experiencing any health
issues, we can help restore the luster to your teeth that years of consuming coffee, tea, or tobacco may have darkened. If
you’ve been experiencing a reduction of saliva flow as a side effect from a medication you are taking, we have products to
ease your discomfort.
Do You Find Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job?
Sleep apnea robs your body of the rest and oxygen it needs to flourish. If you or a loved one find yourself falling asleep during
the day, snoring loudly, or coping with interrupted breathing during sleep, you may be afflicted with sleep apnea. The go-to
treatment for sleep apnea has always been a CPAP device. A facial mask connects to a machine that pumps a continuous stream of
air into your nose or mouth while you sleep. However, many people find this to be frustrating and stop using the device.
If you have sleep apnea and can’t tolerate your CPAP, modern dentistry has new treatment solutions in the form of oral appliances.
These small acrylic devices work much like an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard, fitting over your upper and lower teeth. They
properly align your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more air to flow into your lungs as you sleep. They are easy to
install and remove, simple to clean, and convenient for travel. Over 90% of patients have reported satisfaction with these oral
appliances and consider them a great alternative to their CPAP machine. If you snore or a physician has diagnosed you with sleep
apnea, give us a call today.
Worried About Knocking Out a Tooth?
A custom-fit mouthguard can save your teeth. Each year across the United States, approximately 5 million teeth are knocked out in
sports-related accidents. However, the one-size-fits-all mouthguards found in stores don’t often fit properly. A sloppy mouthguard
interferes with your ability to breathe during running or other strenuous activities. On the other hand, a custom-made mouthguard
fits and protects well, may improve your performance, and can be worn for any sport, by both adults and children. In fact, the
American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for most sports activities.
If it’s time for your next cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no-cost/no-obligation
consultation, call us now at (941) 758-4543.