Preventative

Dentistry

Preventative treatments offered by Dr. Whitaker help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it even starts!

 

Regular exams (including diagnostic images such as x-rays) and professional teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of prevention. Your general dentist may give you detailed care plan to improve your at-home oral hygiene, and may also recommend preventive treatments such as sealants, if needed. 

Sealants

Sealants, also referred to as dental sealants, consist of a plastic material that is placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from bacteria and acids that contribute to tooth decay. Thorough brushing and flossing helps remove food particles and plaque from the smooth surfaces of teeth, but toothbrushes can't reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract all food and plaque. While fluoride helps prevent decay and helps protect all the surfaces of the teeth, dental sealants add extra protection for the grooved and pitted areas.

Cleanings & Check Up

At the dental check up your dental professional will check for cavities. X-rays might be taken to detect cavities between your teeth. The exam will also include a check for plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases. Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. When people have gum disease, the spaces may become deeper.

TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

Early Morning hygiene, and Saturday appointments available upon request on a first come first served basis. 

North Armenia Office

5200 N. Armenia Ave.

P: (813)876-6930

 

DENTAL HOURS:

Mon, Tue, & Thu: 8:00am – 5:00pm

MED-SPA HOURS:

Mon - Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Carrollwood Office

16680 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.

P: (813)443-9084

 

DENTAL HOURS:

Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm 

MED-SPA HOURS:

Mon - Sat: 7:00am - 7:00pm