Smiles that Spark Joy

We are here to help you with the smile that will spark joy in your life.


With the “KonMarie” movement, so many people are finding joy and peace.

Marie Kondo is a best selling author who has helped people get organized. She has her clients pull everything out and hold each item one by one. If an item sparks joy, keep it. If not, don’t. With the remaining items, she helps with where and how to keep them. Organizing offices and homes has such a positive effect not only on the physical environment of work and home life, but it helps the guests on her new Netflix show, Tidying Up … Read the rest

In House Dental Insurance

Tired of dealing with your dental insurance?

Ask about our In-Office Dental Insurance!

We have found that many patients are wanting to cut the ties of dealing with a middle man. Dental insurance companies have one goal: to make money. They deny everything they can and offer only the minimum coverage to you. The plans often include an exam or two, two free preventative cleanings, a set of x-rays, and that’s about it although you pay monthly. They may discount other dental treatment at various percentages off. You can usually count on them expecting you to pay a deductible of at least $50 before extending that token discount to you. … Read the rest

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

Dental care is no longer simply about cavities, teeth whitening, or gum disease. A growing body of evidence suggests that your teeth and overall health are tied together in many ways. The health of your mouth is a strong indicator of the overall health and wellness of the rest of your body.

You probably look at your smile in the mirror daily, but when was the last time you took a long, careful look at them? Here are some things to look out for in your teeth that indicate there may be another problem somewhere else in your body.

Bleeding or Red Gums Indicate Inflammation Problems

Do your gums bleed … Read the rest

Family Dental Tips

10 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Family’s Smiles Healthy

There are so many reasons why you cherish your family’s smiles. Keeping them clean and healthy through regular dental care will help them avoid painful toothaches, gum disease, and other medical problems.

Don’t brush off how important healthy teeth and gums are to your family’s health. Fortunately, our family dental tips can help ensure their teeth stay healthy and clean.

Family Dental Health Should Start Early

Once those first sets of pearly whites appear in your baby’s gummy mouth, it’s time to start taking care of them. One out of four children will have tooth decay in their baby teeth before the time they start school, and by middle … Read the rest

Help I broke my tooth

Help! I Broke My Tooth!

Teeth can be damaged in many ways, including a traumatic fall or crash, sports injuries, or simply chewing on something. A broken tooth is an unpredictable and inconvenient event that can happen at any time. When a broken tooth happens to you or someone in your family, how do you know what is a dental emergency and what isn’t?

Your tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in your body, but under the right circumstances it can get damaged. Whether your tooth is broken, cracked, or knocked out, our dental professionals will make sure you know what to do.

My Tooth is Cracked

A Superficial Crack is a type of tooth … Read the rest

Don’t Be Fooled by These 5 Teeth Whitening Myths

Pearly white teeth make us look more healthy and youthful, but life brings with it stains — our teeth are constantly being stained by everything from wine and coffee to simple aging. Don’t get us started on the dangers of smoking! It’s no wonder that teeth whitening is currently one of the most popular dental procedures in the country. Since our teeth are so important for our overall appearance and health, we’ve found and debunked the 5 most common myths about teeth whitening.

Myth: You can’t whiten your teeth if you have sensitivity.

Fortunately, there are ways to overcome the potential for discomfort and those with sensitive teeth Read the rest

Crown came off

What to Do When Your Crown Falls Out

Losing a crown is not an unusual occurrence, although the sudden appearance of a detached tooth in your mouth might conjure up memories of baby teeth and tooth fairies. Usually, crowns fall out because of some kind of trauma, nighttime grinding, or decay of the underlying tooth. If your crown came off, don’t panic. We’ll tell you exactly what you need to do.

The Moment of Realization: Oh no! My Crown Came Off!

As soon as you realize that your crown has come off, remove it from your mouth (or find it if it fell out). Did you swallow it? Don’t panic, although that means you will likely need to Read the rest

Is Being Social With Your St. Pete Dentist Weird?

We want our patients to feel comfortable in our office. We want to provide complete oral health which will help with overall quality of life. This does not simply begin and end with you walking in and out of our St. Pete office doors. We want you to be able to call us from home, to email us, to text us, and with today’s technology, we can even extend this to social media outlets. We have received Facebook messages during non-business hours with oral health questions. We have gotten comments on Instagram posts, and back to Facebook, have had patients request to be our “Facebook friends.” We love it! We … Read the rest

Who Says You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day?

white labor day

Food. Fashion. Fun. The trifecta of flavor that makes Labor Day one of the most celebrated days of the year. It’s a well-deserved day off from work, and honored as a national holiday since the days of President Grover Cleveland – that’s over a century ago! It also begins the all-too-soon wrap up of summer. So before all the fun comes to a screeching halt, let’s be sure this big day of gastronomic enjoyment allows you to stay tooth-healthy and wearin’ plenty of white the whole rest of the year!

Thinking about the Food on the Menu

Labor Day is one of those wonderful days were we get to spend … Read the rest

Creating Smiles Dental, back at the Back To School Care Fair

Creating Smiles Dental, serving in the community

Our team was represented again at the annual Back To School Care Fair put on by the Junior League of St. Petersburg at the Enoch Davis Center.… Read the rest