By Thomas Bostock

Dentistry, like other medically related practices, is constantly evolving and changing, but it is important to remember that not all dental practices are the same. With the growing trend of impersonal corporate dental practices, the caring, human touch is gradually disappearing from the practice of dentistry , replaced by a volume-based business brand of less personal dental care. However, there is one local, family-oriented dental practice that continues to successfully resist the trend, Tarpon Dental, Dr. Seema Amin and her staff, the family-oriented practice that cares.

Dr. Amin prides herself on being able to provide quality, affordable, customized care through her unique family-oriented practice. She noted in a recent interview that it is “really important” to listen to her patients, “their wants and needs,” providing individualized plans, meeting both her patients’ dental and financial considerations. Easing dental anxiety in their nurturing environment, Tarpon Dental with Dr. Amin and her talented, caring staff improve the overall patient experience.

On the cutting edge of dental advancements in her field, Dr. Amin’s practice embraces all new dental technology improving the quality of care for her patients. Her recent implementation of the state-of-the-art, ITero Scanner is one such example. Everyone can remember your dentist placing a plate full of gunk that stuck to your teeth in your mouth to capture teeth impressions.

For Dr. Amin’s patients, those days are a thing of the past. Instead, she uses an ITero 3D digital dental scanner that makes images available to the dentist in minutes, with none of the unnecessary, messy cleanup afterwards. Have you been thinking of clear aligners to straighten teeth or correct your bite? Come and have a complimentary scan to simulate your new smile in seconds. This new technology also gives us a time lapse to show how your teeth change over the years.

It is especially appropriate to highlight an exceptional dental practice like Dr. Amin’s in our community magazine; according to her Facebook page, April was Oral Cancer Awareness month. You can find information about this subject and more on their informative websites on Facebook and Instagram. Here are some facts that you might not know about oral cancer:

1.       Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer.

2.       Oral cancer is on the rise and anyone can get it regardless of risk factors.

3.       By the time oral cancer is detected by the eye, it is usually at an advanced stage.

4.       One person will die every hour of every day, 24/7/365 from oral cancer.

5.       It is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year to have an exam and once a year to have an oral cancer screening.

As their Facebook site notes, “our team feels passionate about prevention and detecting problems early. We want to help our community fight this battle.” In honor of last month being ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, Dr. Amin offered a free oral screening to all new patients throughout the entire month of April.

Dr. Amin noted that her practice focuses on cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry. She is highly trained in implant, and full mouth reconstruction caused by the grinding of teeth, decay, gum disease, bite-related issues, or simple aesthetics. Dr. Amin and her caring staff are happy to help you brighten your smile and straighten your teeth. Call for your appointment today (727) 937- 4285.

Have you ever heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” It is especially applicable where proper dental hygiene and regular annual checkups should be an important part of your normal routine. Did you know the condition of teeth and gums can affect not only your dental health, but your body’s overall health? Even more than ever, it is important to maintain a healthy mouth to keep that immune system functioning well.

According to Dr. Amin, poor dental habits can contribute to the onset of serious, even life-threatening conditions and diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and premature birth rates. A word to the wise: your teeth were meant to last a lifetime. With proper care, brushing, and annual exams at your local Tarpon Dental office, they will!

 With dentistry already an intimate, germ-aware profession, the advent of COVID-19 and the resulting pandemic did not impact Tarpon Dental as badly as many other professionals. They have instituted screening each patient for fever, requiring face masks, social distancing, and all other measures recommended by the CDC, but, additionally, went the extra mile to reassure their patient’s safety, providing an air purification system to clean and sanitize the office air. Staggered appointment spacing also minimizes potential contact with other patients.

There may be many dental practices to choose from in the Tampa Bay area, but there is only one Tarpon Dental. If you are looking for a caring, nurturing, family-friendly, low-stress environment, Dr. Amin should be the destination for all your dental needs. Conveniently located from almost anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, at 2611 Keystone Rd, B-7, Tarpon Springs, FL in the Cypress Turn Center, Dr. Amin, and her caring staff is here for you! Call today. Your teeth will be so glad you did! (727) 937- 4285 or easily find them on Facebook or Instagram.