Receive Modern & Gentle Care At Today’s Dentistry
Today’s Dentistry in Venice, FL provides all major and minor dental services from simple fillings and cleanings to implants, dentures, laser periodontal therapy and Invisalign. In our office, we treat you like family and do our best to ensure you have a pleasant visit. Dr. Griffiths and his staff work diligently to make every patient comfortable with their calm, caring and gentle atmosphere, as well as impeccably clean office.
Whether you are in need of family dentistry or individual dental care, we are happy to help you smile! Today’s Dentistry is seeing and accepting patients across all age ranges from childhood through the elder years of life for all manners of crucial dental care. We deeply believe in whole body care and examine your oral health with your overall health in mind. As the health of your teeth and gums can greatly affect or be affected by your body’s total health, we perform thorough examinations bearing all of this in mind. We don’t throw a “bandaid” over a problem, we work to resolve and restore total oral health, and subsequent comfort for the best quality of life.
First Appointments: Do I need to arrive early?
If you haven’t filled out paperwork online or through digital forms via text or email. Please arrive
15-20min early to fill out the forms here.
How Can I Take Care Of My Teeth Between Dental Checkups?
ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth at least two times a day, and floss at least once!
Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your dentist if you need a fluoride
rinse. This will help prevent cavities. Avoid foods with a lot of sugar (sugar increases the amount of
bacteria that grows in your mouth causing more plaque and possibly cavities) and avoid tobacco
(this can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and eventually lead to oral cancer).
Don’t be afraid to brush your tongue! By brushing your tongue, you will remove food particles
and reduce the amount of plaque-causing bacteria. Tongue brushing also helps keep your
Be sure to schedule your routine checkup. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six
How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?
According to your dentist and the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth at least two
times a day. Brushing keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy by removing bacteria-
causing plaque. It is also recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that
contains fluoride when you brush your teeth. You should spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a
minute on the bottom teeth, and remember to brush your tongue; it will help keep your breath smelling
What Is Gum Disease?
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is mostly caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that is
not treated in its early stage. Other causes of periodontal disease include tobacco use, teeth grinding,
some medications, and genetics. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, and, if detected, is
treatable. Gingivitis left untreated may turn into gum disease. Advanced gum disease will lead to tooth
and bone loss, and is a permanent condition. Brushing your teeth regularly and visiting the dentist every
six months will help prevent gingivitis and more severe cases of periodontal disease. Common signs of
- Red, irritated, bleeding, or swollen gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth, or loss of teeth
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Receding gum line
- Abscessed teeth
Why Is Visiting The Dentist So Important?
Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help
keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because it:
- Helps prevent tooth decay
- Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
- Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly will help reduce the amount of
bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
- Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
- Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
- Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!