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Our dentist, Dr. Caputo, and the team at Radiant Dentistry welcomes all new patients and their families. We provide a wide range of treatments to patients in New Port Richey and surrounding areas.
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We offer a personalized experience to each patient that enters our care. We take the time to listen to your concerns and create treatment plans that help you achieve your unique oral health goals.
In-House Payment Options
We understand that dental services can get pricy , which is why we offer in house payment options, to ensure you can receive the dental care you need at an affordable cost.
In-House Membership Plan
Our office also provides an in-house membership plan. Contact our New Port Richey dental clinic to learn more & become a member of the Radiant Dentistry family today.
Welcome to Radiant Dentistry Your Dentist in New Port Richey
Since opening in 1982, Radiant Dentistry has provided quality dental care to New Port Richey, FL, and the surrounding West Coast of Florida. We are delighted to welcome you to our dental patient family. Our staff appreciates the opportunity to provide you and your loved ones with trusted general and cosmetic dental treatments.
Our desire is to create a comfortable experience for every patient that enters our care. We focus on building partnerships with each individual based on trust and mutual responsibility. In our dental practice, your needs come first and we are committed to providing you with what you value in your long-term oral health.
Our Dental Services
Dr. Michael Caputo and his staff promise to provide our patients with the highest quality of gentle dental care. We pledge to give our patients a professional and comfortable dental experience. As dedicated to the preservation of smiles, we are committed to achieving excellence through continual education, learning new modern technologies, and understanding our patients’ needs and values. Through a team approach, our goal is to better serve the total health of our patients.
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What Our Patients Have to SayAbout Our Dentist in New Port Richey
Frequently Asked Questions
Many people do not see a dentist on a regular basis. They only go when they have a problem. This is known as “crisis treatment” versus “preventive treatment.” While these patients may feel they are saving money, it often ends up costing much more in dollars and time. This is because many dental problems do not have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process. An example is tooth decay. It is typical to hear, “Nothing hurts… I don’t have any problems.”
Tooth decay often does not hurt until it gets close to the nerve of the tooth. It is not uncommon to see a patient with a huge cavity who has never felt a thing. The dentist can usually detect a cavity 3-4 years before it develops any symptoms. This early detection can help you prevent root canal treatment.
Flossing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria the toothbrush can’t get to. That’s the bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth. If you do not floss, you allow plaque to remain between your teeth. Eventually it hardens into tartar. Plaque can be removed by brushing. Only the dentist can remove tartar.
Ask your dentist to show you the proper way to floss. You will both notice the difference at the next cleaning appointment.
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when the dentist examines the mouth. An X-ray examination may reveal:
1. small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings)
2. infections in the bone
3. periodontal (gum) disease
4. abscesses or cysts
5. developmental abnormalities
6. some types of tumors
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money and often unnecessary discomfort. X-rays can detect damage to oral structures not visible during a regular exam. If you have a hidden tumor, X-rays may even help save your life. Dentist will evaluate your need for X-rays based on the conditions present in development. There are many benefits to having X-rays taken. Any additional questions or concerns should be discussed with your dentist.
Make it fun! If you are enthusiastic about brushing your teeth, your children will also be enthusiastic. Children want to do the things their parents do. If your children see you brushing your teeth and displaying good dental habits, they will follow. Ask the dentist for other creative ways to get children to brush their teeth.
Getting your children to brush starts with taking them to the dentist at an early age. All children should be seen by their first birthday or 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and in water. Some natural sources of fluoride are brewed tea, canned fish, cooked kale and spinach, apples, and skim milk. Some city water contains fluoride, so by drinking tap water you will acquire fluoride. If drinking water does not have fluoride, supplements are available.
The lack of exposure to fluoride places individuals of any age at risk for dental decay. Fluoride is important to dental health because it helps prevent tooth decay by making your tooth enamel more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria in your mouth.
Studies have shown that children who consumed fluoridated water from birth had less dental decay. Fluoride can reverse early decay and help prevent osteoporosis, a disease that causes degenerative bone loss. Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist about whether you’re getting the daily amount of fluoride you need. We offer Fluoride treatments that last 4-6 months to help protect your teeth as well!
The American Dental Association cites sealants as an effective weapon in the arsenal against tooth decay. Sealants are a thin coating painted on chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting your teeth against decay-causing bacteria.
Sealants have proven effective with both adults and children, but are most commonly used with children. Despite the fact that sealants are about half the cost of fillings, only a small percentage of school-aged children have sealants on their permanent teeth. Ask your dentist whether sealants are a good choice for you or your children.