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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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 HealthKnowing 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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Which Is Right for You? Silver Fillings vs. Tooth-Colored Fillings

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If you get a cavity, you know that it’s best for your oral health to have it filled as soon as possible. But modern dentistry has produced so many great new materials that you may not know which – silver or tooth-colored fillings – are best for you.Modern dentistry has two goals – to leave you with a healthier smile and at the same time improve the appearance of damaged teeth. Because of the availability today of natural-looking dental materials, the line between what’s considered cosmetic and what is restorative dentistry is blurry at best.Tooth-Colored FillingsTooth-colored fillings, also referred to as composite fillings or dental composites, are a great example ...

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Don't Accidentally Ruin Your Whitening Treatment!

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If you have recently had a professional teeth whitening treatment – in-office or with a take-home kit – you probably love the difference a bright white smile makes to your life. You feel great about the way you look, and friends and co-workers are drawn to you because your confidence radiates to others.Now that you have invested in your smile, you probably want to enjoy the sparkling benefits for as long as possible. If you would like to get the most from your teeth whitening treatment, here are a few steps you can take to maintain the brightness of your smile.Hygiene, Hygiene, HygieneYour daily brushing routine plays a big part ...

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The Dangers of Postponing Root Canal Treatment

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Most people still react with fear when they hear they need root canal therapy despite the fact modern dentistry has advanced to the point that makes these fears unwarranted.Why You Need a Root CanalDeep inside your tooth is an area called the pulp chamber that houses nerves and blood vessels. The root canal itself is an anatomical structure that runs through the center of this area.Untreated tooth decay will continue to spread and grow until it reaches this part of the tooth, and when the infection reaches the nerve, you will experience intense pain. The only way to relive this pain and preserve the tooth is with root canal treatment. ...

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My temporary crown fell off, and it’s SATURDAY, what do I do?

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Having a temporary crown can be frustrating at times, especially if it comes out on a weekend. Luckily, this is not usually an emergency, and there are several ways to remedy this situation on your own. The following tips will help you navigate the weekend until you are able to see your dentist for a full assessment.Determine if your temp is broken. Most temps come off cleanly. If your temp is broken, you will not be able to place it back on by yourself and will need a new one fabricated at your dentist.A broken temp is not typically an emergency situation, so waiting until Monday to have a new ...

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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 HealthOral 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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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Time to Use Up Your Dental Benefits!

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While you are busy making plans for the holidays this year, don’t forget to consider the insurance benefits you may have remaining for this calendar year.Dental benefits reset every year, so the term “Use It or Lose it” has special significance when it comes to your dentistry. Insurance is a valuable benefit and one you should get the most out of, so be sure not to leave any of your 2017 benefits on the table!Maximize Your Insurance BenefitsIf your insurance runs on a calendar year, there are several good reasons to make sure you get the most out of your annual coverage:Save money – Many patients lose track throughout the ...

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