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General Dentistry

General Dentistry

Our team at Dr. Nick’s White & Healthy Dentistry is dedicated to providing exceptional dentistry with the most advanced techniques and latest innovations in the dental field. When you visit our office, your health and smile are our top priorities.



We provide preventative dental care for patients throughout the Tampa area and invite you to schedule a dental exam today. If you have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis, you decrease your risk of getting cavities or experiencing gum disease.



Restorative dentistry is ideal for patients who have one or more missing or damaged teeth due to disease, decay, or injury. Whether you simply don’t like the way your teeth look, or you are experiencing pain, we can evaluate your needs.



Visit our cosmetic dentistry page here to view all of the cosmetic services available from Dr. Nick’s White & Healthy Dentistry!

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General Dentistry Services

At Dr. Nick’s White & Healthy Dentistry, we are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

Education and prevention are important to us, which is why we always emphasize the importance of proper professional and home care techniques to help you maintain a healthy smile.

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Comprehensive Examination

We provide each patient with a complete diagnosis and treatment plan, including:

Oral Cancer Screening – If you are a tobacco user, you are at a higher risk for developing oral cancer. We are committed to the prevention of oral cancer through the early identification of pre-cancerous conditions, and provide screenings at each preventive care appointment.

Periodontal Examination – Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. We will examine your gums to ensure that if any gum disease is present, it will be detected and treated in its earliest stages.

Caries Exam – During a caries (or cavities) exam, we locate areas of decay on chewing surfaces and between your teeth. We use both a visual exam and x-rays to determine the best treatment plan for your dental needs.

Preventative Services


Usually applied as a child’s permanent teeth erupt, sealants protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Adult molars can also be sealed, as long as a tooth does not show evidence of decay. The sealants that we use on both children and adults have been very successful in discouraging decay.

Regular Prophylaxis

Regular, preventive care appointments provide our dentists and hygienists with the opportunity to monitor your dental health and clean under your gum line (in places your toothbrush can’t reach). By removing the plaque that causes tooth decay and gum infections, and educating you about prevention, we can help you achieve healthier teeth and gums.

Night Guard Therapy

Night guards help prevent damage to the chewing surfaces of teeth, often caused by the grinding and clenching of the jaw muscles. By creating an acrylic model of your teeth, we can help protect your teeth from unnecessary wear. This is a highly recommended treatment, especially for patients with TMJ dysfunction.

Restorative Services


Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the tooth’s natural appearance. Composites are matched closely to your natural tooth color and are virtually undetectable from your non-restored teeth. While they are excellent options for front teeth, they may also be recommended for certain sites on molars. These composite fillings have proven to be stain-resistant and extremely durable.

Bonded Restorations

Made of tooth-colored material, these restorations are bonded to teeth. This strengthens the remaining tooth structure and reduces the likelihood of future fractures. Their strength and color make them a practical choice in many cases.


A crown covers a tooth to help strengthen it and restore it to its natural size and shape. It may be placed to retain a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure, to attach a bridge, protect weak or broken teeth from further damage, or restore fractured teeth. Following root canal therapy, a tooth that has been treated with will require a crown to strengthen and support the tooth.


Bridges are one the most popular, traditional methods to permanently replace a missing tooth or teeth. To replace a missing tooth with a bridge, at least one tooth on either side of the missing tooth must be prepared for a crown. Afterwards, a false tooth is joined to the crowns, and the entire structure is permanently cemented to the prepared teeth. Special aids are available to help keep the bridge clean.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth, and are typically used as part of the restoration process for replacing a single tooth, several missing teeth or as an attachment for complete dentures.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are an option if some healthy teeth are present to support the gums and jawbone. A partial denture, though removable, provides a replacement for missing teeth.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used if there are no natural teeth remaining in the mouth. A full denture covers more of the jaw than a partial denture and is held in place by a natural vacuum in the mouth and/or by adhesive products.

When you no longer have any natural teeth, full dentures are a great, traditional method to help restore the look and function of your smile. Although many patients are successful denture wearers, some may experience difficulties, such as poor stability and the decreased ability to chew. When this occurs, dental implants can be utilized to improve the stability and retention of dentures.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy helps control gum disease through a series of 2, 4, or 6 non-surgical dental visits.  Remember:  Healthy gums never bleed!

Cosmetic Services

A beautiful smile can help build your self-confidence. An attractive, whiter smile can be accomplished in many different ways: through whitening treatments, bonding, and all-ceramic crowns or veneers. Let us help you achieve a healthier, more confident smile! View all of our cosmetic services on our Cosmetic Dentistry page.


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