Halitosis (Bad Breath) Frequently, Tampa Bay area patients ask Dr. Nilash Patel and Dr. Nitash Patel of Serenity Dental about the causes and treatment for halitosis (bad breath). Oral odors are most commonly created by food you’ve eaten or periodontal (gum) disease. Other causes include smoking, alcohol consumption, sinus infections, chronic gastroesophogeal reflux, anorexia, bulimia, and … Continue Reading »

Do you have sensitive teeth?

Our dentists and hygienists at Serenity Dental can advise you about oral hygiene products that help re-mineralize and desensitize your teeth. Calcium phosphate products are now available that contain a synthetic mineral composed of calcium, sodium, phosphorous and silica. When this material binds to the tooth surface, it not only strengthens the tooth surface but … Continue Reading »

Medications Can Affect the Mouth

At Serenity Dental of Florida, peace of mind and best care can be ensured when you fully inform our dentists and hygienists about the medications you are currently taking. Medications that suppress the immune system, antibiotics, and inhaled corticosteroids can cause microorganisms of the mouth to become unbalanced. An overgrowth of candida albicans (a type … Continue Reading »