Welcome to the Jeffrey A. Spilman D.D.S. blog!
We are your home for preventive dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida. Whether you are a full-time resident, a snowbird of sorts, or just here on vacation, we can help you boost the health and appearance of your smile while you are here.
We think that maintaining excellent oral health requires a committed partnership between patients and dentists. We won’t do you much good, if you don’t come see us on a regular basis!
Prevention Begins At Home
What you do in between visits is important. You owe it to yourself to be practicing good hygiene habits at like brushing, flossing, and rinsing with fluoride every chance you get.
Drink plenty of tap water is good for you too.
This Dentist Builds On Your Efforts
No matter how diligent you are about healthy habits, it still won’t be enough to keep your mouth free of bacteria and your smile looking its best.
Consider this: any plaque that is overlooked or out of reach will harden and become calculus (tartar). That calculus will act in a dangerous fashion, eating away at the enamel of your teeth, contributing to decay, tooth loss, and, eventually, bone loss.
Most of the time, only a trained professional can see what is going on in your mouth before it gets to the point of trouble and pain. Moreover, it usually requires special tools to really catch up on the intense cleaning that you need to complement what you are doing on your own with a brush and floss.
Luckily, we’ve got just what you need. At Jeffrey A. Spilman DDS, our preventative treatments include oral exams and professional cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and more.
Oral Exams And Thorough Teeth Cleanings
Our teeth cleanings can help you stave off cavities and decay, and they are far more pleasant than having to get fillings, root canals and extractions further down the road.
What’s more, visiting to our St. Petersburg practice every six months for an oral exam can help with prevention and treatment of gum disease and even oral cancer. Obviously, you will want to have a dentist you can trust to look after your ongoing needs.
Dental Sealants Aren’t Just For Kids
We offer extra methods of protection around here. Our dental sealants are designed to seal off and further protect your teeth from cavities and decay. With sealants, we can prevent plaque and calculus from ever forming in the crowns of premolars and molars. This treatment could save you pain and suffering in the end.
Fluoride Treatments And Fluoride Varnishes
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is known for hardening and strengthening your tooth enamel.
With a simple fluoride rinse treatment, from our St. Petersburg dental practice, you can greatly decrease your risk of developing cavities.
A fluoride varnish can take this treatment to the next level. By applying this temporary varnish to your teeth, we effectively coat them in fluoride for a time, creating a barrier between plaque and the surface of your teeth.
Come Get What You Need!
To schedule an appointment for a preventative cleaning and exam, call Jeffery A. Spilman DDS at 727-645-4727!
We can’t wait!