Preventative Dentistry
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Dental Cleaning in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

The Importance of Regular Exams and Cleanings

Regular dental exams and cleanings are the foundation of preventative dentistry. During your exam, Dr. Maria Upshaw will carefully evaluate your oral health, checking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, oral cancer, and other dental issues. Early detection allows for prompt intervention and treatment, preventing the progression of problems and potential complications. Additionally, professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing your risk of cavities and periodontal disease. By scheduling regular exams and cleanings at least twice a year, you can proactively maintain optimal oral health and address any concerns before they become more severe.

Mouthguards for Sports, Bruxism, and Sleep Apnea

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Conditions like bruxism (teeth grinding) and sleep apnea can also affect your oral health. We provide custom mouthguards to alleviate the effects of teeth clenching and grinding that can lead to worn enamel, jaw pain, and other problems. Moreover, for patients with sleep apnea, we offer oral appliances that can help open the airway and improve breathing during sleep, reducing snoring and promoting a more restful night's sleep without a bulky CPAP machine.

Protecting your teeth during physical activities is essential to prevent dental injuries and concussions. At Upshaw Dental Studio, we offer custom-made mouthguards that provide superior protection and comfort. Whether you engage in contact sports or participate in recreational activities where bumps or falls are common, a well-fitting mouthguard can cushion your teeth and reduce the risk of fractures, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries.

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Periodontal Therapy in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

Periodontal Therapy for Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common and silent oral health condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and have a negative impact on your overall health. At Upshaw Dental Studio, we recognize these early warning signs and provide comprehensive periodontal therapy to address gum disease at various stages. Our treatments include deep cleanings and other advanced techniques to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line, eliminate bacteria that causes bad breath, and promote healing.

The Link to Your Systemic Health

Maintaining good oral health goes beyond just having a beautiful smile. Research has shown a strong connection between oral health and overall systemic health. Poor oral health has been linked to an increased risk of various systemic conditions, including premature birth, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and even certain cancers.

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Schedule Your Next Exam

At Upshaw Dental Studio, we are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate dental care that focuses on prevention and education. Dr. Maria Upshaw and our team will work with you to develop a customized preventative dentistry plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

We encourage you to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning to ensure the ongoing health and vitality of your smile.