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Regular Exams And Cleanings

Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular exam, we will:

  • Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
  • Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease

During your cleaning we will clean, polish, and rinse your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that have built up on the tooth’s surface.

For both a regular exam and cleaning, you can expect an appointment of about 45 minutes.

Visiting our office every six months gives you the chance to talk to the doctor about any questions you may have about your oral health. Regular exams are offered by appointment only, so please contact our practice today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.   Please be sure to specify that you want both an exam and a cleaning when scheduling.

Preventative care is a foundation of dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly – usually about twice yearly – for full cleanings, examinations, and consultations for potential treatment. Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing. Often, dentists are also capable of identifying potential problems that patients are not yet able to see or feel. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe.

Did you know…

that Americans are less and less likely to visit the dentist as they age? Data from the Centers for Disease Control reports that only 57 percent of Americans over age 65 visited the dentist in 2010. That compares to about 61 percent adults under age 65 and about 79 percent of children ages 2 to 17. Nonetheless, it is important to visit the dentist for cleanings and exams regardless of how long has passed since your most recent dental appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really need to have my teeth professionally cleaned?

Yes. Even if you brush and floss after every meal and before bed, bacteria-harboring plaque can accumulate in the tiniest crevices, grooves and pits. Overtime, the teeth will begin to decay in those areas, which may result in pain and partial or total tooth loss.

What should I expect at my cleaning and exam consultation?

Your cleaning and consultation will consist of a visible examination of the teeth and gums. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you may also require x-rays for a more comprehensive view of your teeth. You’ll also consult with your dentist about any oral health problems you may have been having or questions that you may have. The cleaning will follow, during which a dental hygienist will use special instruments to remove hardened plaque from your teeth. Finally, your teeth will be polished before your dentist discusses any treatment recommendations he or she may have for you.

What types of guidelines should I follow after my visit?

In between dental cleanings and consultations, be sure to maintain good oral habits at home. This includes daily flossing and brushing after meals. It’s also important to drink fluoridated water and use a fluoridated toothpaste.Your

“Everyone deserves to have a beautiful and healthy smile! I’m a strong advocate for preventive care and patient education. My goal is to provide exceptional dental care in a comfortable environment to help patients with their dental needs.”

Dr. Marino earned her undergraduate degree from Florida International University. She earned her doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine in 2017. Prior to joining Punta Gorda Dental Care, Dr. Marino was Lead Dentist at a very busy practice in the area. 

She is committed to bringing the very latest techniques and technology to her patients and completes continuing education each year to ensure she is up-to-date on current best practices. Dr. Marino has completed advanced training in 

Dr. Marino, originally from Cuba, relocated with her family to Miami, FL, where she graduated from Florida International University. She then moved to Bradenton to attend Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, earning her doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2017.  

Falling in love with the Gulf Coast beaches, together with her husband and their two dogs, she permanently relocated to Venice. She gained valuable experience working for a very busy practice as an associate and lead dentist in the Charlotte-Sarasota counties before joining Punta Gorda Dental Care, LLC. Dr Marino completes continuing education each year to ensure she stays up-to-date on all the latest techniques and technology in dentistry. She has completed training in Invisalign®, Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and implant technology in order to provide the highest quality of care to every patient.

When Dr Marino is not treating patients, she enjoys reading, working out, and traveling. She is passionate about giving back to the community and has volunteered at Florida Mission of Mercy, Remote Area Medical and Give Kids a Smile events. 

Dr. Marino is fluent in English and Spanish. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Clear Aligners

“Everyone deserves to have a beautiful and healthy smile! I’m a strong advocate for preventive care and patient education. My goal is to provide exceptional dental care in a comfortable environment to help patients with their dental needs.”

Dr Marino, originally from Cuba, relocated with her family to Miami, FL, where she graduated from Florida International University. She then moved to Bradenton to attend Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, earning her doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2017. Falling in love with the Gulf Coast beaches, together with her husband and their two dogs, she permanently relocated to Venice. She gained valuable experience working for a very busy practice as an associate and lead dentist in the Charlotte-Sarasota counties before joining Punta Gorda Dental Care, LLC. Dr Marino completes continuing education each year to ensure she stays up-to-date on all the latest techniques and technology in dentistry. She has completed training in Invisalign®, Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and implant technology in order to provide the highest quality of care to every patient.

When Dr Marino is not treating patients, she enjoys reading, working out, and traveling. She is passionate about giving back to the community and has volunteered at Florida Mission of Mercy, Remote Area Medical and Give Kids a Smile events. 

Dr. Marino is fluent in English and Spanish. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Clear
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