Halitosis (Bad Breath) Frequently, Tampa Bay area patients ask Dr. Nilash Patel and Dr. Nitash Patel of Serenity Dental about the causes and treatment for halitosis (bad breath). Oral odors are most commonly created by food you’ve eaten or periodontal (gum) disease. Other causes include smoking, alcohol consumption, sinus infections, chronic gastroesophogeal reflux, anorexia, bulimia, and … Continue Reading »
Oral Health Tips
An Ounce of Oral Health Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
At Serenity Dental in Lutz and Wesley Chapel, Florida, we focus on helping patients gain and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime of comfort, function, and beautiful appearance. In turn, optimal oral health supports whole body wellness. Finding problems early means we can address them early and treatment will be less extensive than waiting … Continue Reading »
Oral Health Complications of Cancer Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and will have, are having, or have had cancer therapy, your Serenity Dental dentist will be a partner in reducing the risk of oral health complications and treating them if they occur. If you can see us prior to receiving cancer treatment, we can help prevent oral health … Continue Reading »
Risk Factors for Oral Cancer
At Serenity Dental, we care about you and are hoping to help you live a happy and healthy life. Most people do not realize that anyone might develop cancer of the head, neck or mouth, and this is why it is very important to have regular oral cancer screenings. The primary factors that raise the … Continue Reading »
Oral Cancer Awareness Month is April.
Dr. Nilash and Dr. Nitash Patel of Serenity Dental want you to be aware of the first symptoms of oral cancer so you can call us between dental visits for an immediate examination. If you observe any of the following signs that could be the beginning of a cancerous growth, call us for an oral … Continue Reading »
How often should you have your teeth cleaned?
Our dentists and hygienists at Serenity Dental will advise you based on your oral health, but a rule of thumb is to have your teeth cleaned and examined every six months. This is because plaque has a tendency to build up on teeth over six months, and it is plaque that causes bacterial erosion of … Continue Reading »
Replace Missing Teeth to Improve Oral and Systemic Health
There are multiple reasons to replace missing teeth. At Serenity Dental, Dr. Nilash Patel and his brother, Dr. Nitash Patel, encourage our Tampa, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Land O’Lakes, and Tampa Bay area patients to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant or traditional bridge as soon as possible. Replacing a missing tooth will … Continue Reading »
Do you have sensitive teeth?
Our dentists and hygienists at Serenity Dental can advise you about oral hygiene products that help re-mineralize and desensitize your teeth. Calcium phosphate products are now available that contain a synthetic mineral composed of calcium, sodium, phosphorous and silica. When this material binds to the tooth surface, it not only strengthens the tooth surface but … Continue Reading »
Medications Can Affect the Mouth
At Serenity Dental of Florida, peace of mind and best care can be ensured when you fully inform our dentists and hygienists about the medications you are currently taking. Medications that suppress the immune system, antibiotics, and inhaled corticosteroids can cause microorganisms of the mouth to become unbalanced. An overgrowth of candida albicans (a type … Continue Reading »
Helping Your Family Prevent Dental Cavities
Food particles left on your teeth, oral bacteria that feed on carbohydrates left in your mouth, and saliva form a sticky substance that clings to your teeth. This is called “dental plaque.” As the bacteria feed on the carbohydrates, they produce acids that erode dental enamel. The erosion creates holes in the enamel called “cavities.” … Continue Reading »