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Dr. Benjamin Gubernick

Dentist

Dr. Benjamin Gubernick is a top Dentist in Largo, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Benjamin Gubernick is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Benjamin Gubernick is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Benjamin Gubernick is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Largo, Florida, Dr. Benjamin Gubernick is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
8 years Experience
Dr. Benjamin Gubernick
  • Tampa, FL
  • University of Florida
  • Accepting new patients

At what age can my little one start brushing her teeth on her own?

As long as you feel she is brushing adequately by herself she is welcome to begin brushing on her own. Make sure she is only using children's toothpaste. Until the age of 6 children's READ MORE
As long as you feel she is brushing adequately by herself she is welcome to begin brushing on her own. Make sure she is only using children's toothpaste. Until the age of 6 children's toothpaste is recommended due to the lower concentrations of fluoride.

For small kids how frequent should dentist visits be?

After the age of 1 children should be seen at a minimum of 1 time per year, but it is recommended that they are seen every 6 months to guarantee normal development of there teeth. READ MORE
After the age of 1 children should be seen at a minimum of 1 time per year, but it is recommended that they are seen every 6 months to guarantee normal development of there teeth.

Why am I so exhausted after removal of infected root canal molar?

This is not uncommon so do not be alarmed. Basically your bodies immune system has directed all of its efforts to eliminating the tooth infection and thus has left your body slightly READ MORE
This is not uncommon so do not be alarmed. Basically your bodies immune system has directed all of its efforts to eliminating the tooth infection and thus has left your body slightly weaker than it should be. You should rebound over the next week or so, however if you do notice that your condition has not improved please seek care from your Primary Care Physician.

How should I select my toothpaste?

From an oral health standpoint avoid toothpastes with any form of whitening agent, which are traditionally listed as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide within the ingredients, these READ MORE
From an oral health standpoint avoid toothpastes with any form of whitening agent, which are traditionally listed as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide within the ingredients, these can increase tooth sensitivity with long term use. Toothpastes with higher concentration of fluoride are the best for achieving optimal oral health by reducing sensitivity and preventing infection.

Are electric toothbrushes any better for the teeth?

Yes electric toothbrushes are much more efficient at cleaning your teeth and gums than a traditional toothbrush. Scientifically speaking with one use of an electric toothbrush READ MORE
Yes electric toothbrushes are much more efficient at cleaning your teeth and gums than a traditional toothbrush. Scientifically speaking with one use of an electric toothbrush you are doing the equivalent work of a months use of a manual toothbrush.

I had some bleeding in my gums while brushing. Could it be serious?

If this is the first time your gums have bled, it is unlikely that there is a serious concern. Most likely there was a build-up of some irritant in that area or lack of appropriate READ MORE
If this is the first time your gums have bled, it is unlikely that there is a serious concern. Most likely there was a build-up of some irritant in that area or lack of appropriate hygiene has increased the inflammation in that area temporarily. With appropriate brushing and flossing technique along with oral rinses of warm salt water or chlorhexidine rinse I would expect the bleeding to diminish within the next day or two. If it does persist please call your local dentist for proper examination.

Is oil pulling ever recommended by dentists?

There is no scientific evidence that oil pulling is beneficial for your teeth. Although it is not backed by science or approved through the American Dental Association as an acceptable READ MORE
There is no scientific evidence that oil pulling is beneficial for your teeth. Although it is not backed by science or approved through the American Dental Association as an acceptable oral health remedy, I do see benefits from use of natural oils, such as coconut. Please use at your own risk though as no long term studies have been conducted to show effects of continuous use.