By: ann.dey.7
Aldrich Dental Care
My husband and I were patients of Dr. Aldrich for 14 years before I obtained dental insurance. At that time I wrote him a letter stating the reason we were switching dentists. When the new dentist retired, the dentist who took over his practice said the tooth which had just lost its cap needed to be pulled and I could get a bridge or an implant inserted -- $$$$.I called Dr. Aldrich's office and asked if he would give me a second opinion and the nurse said of course and set-up the appointment. Dr. Aldrich examined the tooth and took x-rays. He then asked if I still had the original cap. I saidm "Yes." He left the decision to me; but, his recommendation was the tooth was healthy and he does not favor removing healthy teeth. For a couple hundred dollars he inserted and new post, re-shaped my crown and attached it again. Needless to say, five years ago we returned to him for all our dental needs.Although he does not accept insurance - this is what keeps his prices lower -- his staff will file the claims on the patient's behalf.In summary, if you are looking for a skilled dentist with great integrity we highly recommend trying Dr. Aldrich.
By: S Z.
Manatee Advanced Dentistry
I don't write many reviews but I do believe that Dr. Patel and his staff are worth others knowing about. I had an emergency root canal that had to be done. I called up and Dr Patel quickly took me in and guided me through the process and was kind and patient as I hate going to the dentist much less deal with a procedure like this. In talking to Dr. Patel it is clear that he has a sincere desire to help people remain healthy and serve others. Even though our insurance through the school system was horrible he worked with us to solve the financial responsibility. Thank you Dr. Patel
By: C M.
Sea of Smiles
We have been coming to Dr. Vales at Sea of Smiles for a few years now. My kids love going there. Who would think that a child actually looks forward to going to the dentist? The Doctor and entire staff are extremely friendly and they make it fun as well as educational for my children. The new office in Lakewood Ranch is AMAZING!!! The office is huge! The chairs even have TV's over them now so that the kids are distracted and relaxed. My kids will go here until they are adults!! Love them!!!!!
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By: Jerry D.
Dental Mint
Great organization to work with. They are up front with everything and make sure you understand what and why you need to have done and they explain the best option for you. Great followup after the work is complete. I would recommend to anyone looking for the best care. They completed an lnplant,crowns,& a bridge for me. Very satisfied!
By: twoolever
Creekwood Dental
We definitely recommend Creekwood Dental. I had a good experience there and they are also are great with my three elementary school children. Our service was friendly, timely and very easy with insurance and billing.
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By: Nicole S.
Sea of Smiles
I brought my son to this dental office. Dr stillman was so great! The front desk was able to file my insurance for me without issues. They are always on time! I highly recommend this office!
By: Kaitlyn S.
Bright Now! Dental
I have severe dental anxiety and Dr. Wade and his staff have always been nothing but nice to me and have taken their time to get me optimum care with minimal pain and stress
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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