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Emergency Dental Care Needed?
Call Now for an Appointment Today!

(239) 774-3017
4680 Cardinal Way, Ste 201, Naples, FL 34112

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It can be difficult sifting through all of the information online to get answers about dental topics. That is why Gulfside Dental’s Dr. Christopher McCash, DMD and Dr. Patricia Botero, DMD have created this blog that offers reliable information about services, procedures, and general oral health. After discussing almost every topic in dentistry with patients over the years, Dr. McCash and Dr. Botero understand that people are curious about many aspects of modern dentistry. We know you want great oral health, and, hopefully, this blog will provide helpful tips to achieve that.

Our blog should provide visitors with an introduction to a wide variety of dental topics from custom dentures to the latest dental advances. While the information in these articles may not be completely comprehensive, we hope that you will post your questions online or ask one of our highly experienced dental professionals the next time you visit us. Whether online or in our office, we enjoy sharing our knowledge with you because it means you are active participants in maintaining your oral health.

We encourage you to visit us online regularly. We are constantly adding new topics, and you might learn important lessons on how to avoid getting that new cavity or how to prevent a painful visit to the emergency dentist. Please share this information with family and friends, so that they too can enjoy their smile for years to come.

Comfortable and Caring Dentistry
  1. Everyone comes down with the common cold at some point in their life, making it the most common disease of all. But,  did you know that tooth decay—also known as “cavities”—is the second most prevalent disease in the world?
  2. A dental crown is essentially a prosthetic cap that partially or completely covers the outside of the tooth, in order to restore its shape, size, and strength, and, in some cases, improve its appearance.
  3. Your dentist has numerous options—such as bonding, veneers, onlays, and crowns—for repairing a chipped or broken tooth.
  4. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding affects anywhere between 8 percent to 31 percent of American adults, according to various studies.
  5. Porcelain veneers emerged as the most popular option due to the strength of the material and adhesion of the bond, but composite veneers are still used as temporary fixes.
  6. Fluoride begins its work before those first teeth even emerge, as any fluoride contained within water or food is used by the body to help build the original tooth enamel of both the baby teeth, and then the adult teeth that replace them. In general, more fluoride leads to stronger enamel and greater resistance to tooth decay.
  7. Healthy gums should not feel sensitive or tender and are generally strong and hard enough to withstand a thorough brushing and flossing without bleeding. Continuous bleeding around the gum line could be a sign of budding or ongoing gum disease.
  8. Modern dentures are made of state of the art materials, and custom made in Gulfside Dental’s on-site denture lab to create a comfortable and natural looking fit.

Gulfside Dental


4680 Cardinal Way, Ste 201
Naples, FL 34112

(239) 774-3017

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