Bonita Grande Dental
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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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Three Common Misconceptions About Oral Hygiene

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How do you feel about your oral hygiene technique? Are you confident that you’re following all the right steps but wonder why you still occasionally get cavities?

Over time, our oral hygiene habits can get a little haphazard; but it’s also possible that you never really learned the right technique in the first place. We've corrected a few of the most common misconceptions here:

Don’t Brush Immediately after Eating

Brushing right after you eat is good advice for certain foods; but if you have consumed acidic foods or drinks like soda, you should wait about 20 minutes. The reason is that there are two sources of acid; those in your beverage and those ...

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Caring for Your Smile: 3 Tips for Good Oral Health

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Would you like to avoid the inconvenience of multiple dental visits and downtime spent dealing with dental problems like a severe toothache? Given the anxiety most people feel about visiting the dentist, we bet you would be interested to know what the secret is!

So you might be surprised to know that, if there is a secret, it’s in the decisions you make about your oral health and nutrition and your commitment to maintaining twice-yearly visits for checkups and cleanings.

3 Tips for Good Oral Health

Knowing this can help you re-commit to good oral health, and it gives you the outline for caring for your smile:

  • Maintain routine dental visits – Your dentist ...

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Before You Drink, Think about Your Dental Health

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A recent article published in the British Dental Journal discusses the affect that alcohol has on oral health. It was found that there are several areas where alcohol impacts your oral health, including oral cancer, bad breath, tooth wear, and periodontal disease.

The Effects of Alcohol on Oral Health

  • Oral cancer: Evidence shows that a significant risk factor for oral cancer is alcohol consumption. Estimates indicate that more than 30 percent of all oral cancer cases worldwide can be attributed to alcohol use.
  • Bad breath: A significant association exists between increased consumption and bad breath. While more research needs to be done to establish a connection, bad breath is often attributed to ...

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We Solve Your Bad Breath Issues

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Do you struggle with bad breath? Whether you call it halitosis or dragon breath, we have all had to endure it at some point in our lives, but it’s usually associated with eating foods with strong odors like garlic and onions.

However, if you typically find your co-workers backing away from you during conversations, the solution may be as easy as stepping up your oral hygiene routine. If you want to keep your breath fresh, here are a few simple things you can do to get the most of out of your brushing routine.

  • Always brush your tongue – Bacteria and food particles collect on the back of your tongue and can ...

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

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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 Face

Increased 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

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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 Sugar

A 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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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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