Welcome to Bonita Grande Dental

We provide patient-focused dentistry, which is about more than just high-quality care and effective treatments. Those are two very important parts of what we do, but what sets us apart from other practices is our commitment to your complete comfort and concern for your well-being. From the moment you first enter our Bonita Springs office, you’ll know that you’re not in an ordinary dental practice. First impressions are important, and every detail of our office reflects our desire to make your visits with us pleasant and free of stress. With amenities like complimentary beverages in our reception area and flat screen TVs in our treatment rooms, we know you’ll have one of the most relaxing dental visits you’ve ever experienced.

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As Your Body Ages, So Do Your Teeth. What You Need to Know

It's no secret that, as we age, our bodies go through a lot of unwelcome changes. Health problems creep up more frequently and, because our teeth take a lot of wear and tear, dental issues also multiply.But there are steps you can take to protect your oral health and minimize the risk of certain general health problems as well. Being informed about conditions that affect you as you age allows you to make healthy choices about managing your oral health.Common Oral Health Issues Seniors FaceIncreased Risk for Heart Disease - It is a well-established fact that poor gum health affects other bodily systems. But now the latest research indicates that gum disease ...

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The Effect of Sugar on Your Oral Health

One of the first things you were told when you were a little kid is that sugar is bad for teeth. However, you may not have been told why sugar is bad, just that it is.As an adult, you have the responsibility of managing your oral health. If you want to have a healthy smile, it helps to understand the habits that lead to dental problems so you can take steps to correct them.The Problem with SugarA lot is going on in your mouth all the time, but especially when you eat. Bacteria collect on your teeth throughout the day and form a sticky biofilm called plaque. Since plaque contains ...

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Three Things to Expect When Getting a Denture!

Dentures are a great option for patients missing some or all of their teeth. Getting a denture seems simple; in practice, however, many patients are ill prepared for what it’s really like to wear a denture. It is not as simple as popping in the denture and going out for a steak dinner that evening. For most patients, there is an adjustment period. These three things will help you know what to expect when getting a denture.There is a learning curve to the dentureWith a full denture, you will have to re-learn how to eat, speak, and function all over again. A denture is made of acrylic, and, if it ...

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When Dentures Are Right for You

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Today, thanks to advances in science and medicine, people are living longer than ever. This is a great achievement, but how does it affect your dental health?As the years go by, your teeth withstand a lot of wear and tear. Over time, this use takes its toll in the form of damaged or missing teeth. So eventually the day may come when your Bonita Grande dentist has exhausted all possible options for restoring your existing teeth. At that point, it’s time to talk about dentures.Types of Dentures AvailableThere are different types of dentures to choose from:Complete dentures are appropriate if you are missing all teeth in an upper or lower ...

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Strong Teeth, More Durable Fillings: What the Future Holds

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Dental composite fillings placed by Bonita Springs dentist Dr. Michael Gostigian are highly durable and can last between seven and ten years with proper care. That seems like a pretty long time, right? What if we told you that there might be a way to make fillings last even longer?When creating a filling, Dr. Gostigian starts by removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Most decay penetrates the dental enamel and reaches into the layer beneath, which is called dentin.The lifespan of a filling is related to the bond created between the filling material and dentin. Since dentin is a very soft material, it does not make a good base ...

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Is Tooth Loss Causing a Cosmetic Issue? Talk to Us about a Dental Bridge

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The loss of a tooth can be a devastating experience in many ways.It’s more than likely that you feel depressed because a part of you is gone. If you lost a tooth that shows when you smile, your self-confidence disappears because you feel like the gap in your teeth is all anyone notices about you. To make matters worse, it may be difficult to eat and chew your favorite foods without discomfort.These are very real problems that many people experience when they lose a tooth. But dental bridges at our Bonita Springs, FL dental office can give you back your confidence and allow you to smile proudly again.A dental bridge ...

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Don't Let the Flu Put Your Oral Health at Risk!

Don't Let The Flu Put Your Oral Health At Risk | Bonita Grande Dental
When you’re sick, the last thing you want to think about is the importance of your oral health.We understand. You aren’t expected to practice perfect dental care when you’re feeling under the weather, but you should definitely keep it in mind.To make things a bit easier for you, Bonita Springs dentist Dr. Michael Gostigian has come up with some simple suggestions for caring for your dental health when you’re not feeling well:Brushing and flossing may seem like a chore, but you would be surprised how much better a clean mouth makes you feel. You know how a shower can pick you up when you don’t feel well? Just think of ...

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