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Safety in Dental Offices

Gayle Guayardo interviews Dr. Brayer on the safety protocols for her dental office, Creating Smiles Dental in St. Pete Florida as well as dental effects we have seen from the Pandemic.

Feb 9th, 2021
2020 Recap for Creating Smiles Dental

Our 2020 started with an office cruise then Dr. Brayer's surprise rooftop birthday party, both in January. This year we played hard THEN worked hard. It was so worth it.

Dec 25th, 2020
Update on face coverings

We here at Creating Smiles Dental would like to keep you informed on our safety protocols. To protect you and our staff, please be note our face covering policies when in the common areas of our dental offices. 

Aug 6th, 2020
Our dental practice is thriving

We are blown away by your support as we returned to full dentistry. It looks a little different around here since you are now greeted with smiling eyes instead of our usual bright toothy smiles. We have been wearing masks and thank you for

Jul 6th, 2020
Getting to Know You: Patient spotlight - Peter Vuong

We love that our new patients join you regulars in becoming our “forever patients.” Peter Vuong of Atech Repair is one such patient who donated ear savers to us and to local fire stations and hospitals. We are proud of our amazing loyal patients.

Sep 1st, 2020
Summer of Sealants

It's still Summer! With these record high temperatures outside, there’s no doubt it’s summer here in Florida. We decided to bring back our Summer of Sealants deal. This will go through the last day of summer.

Jul 28th, 2020
Is this a dental emergency?

Patients are wondering if they have a dental emergency or not. Here is the list right from the American Dental Association, (ADA), on what is considered a dental emergency. Feel free to call us though because we are more than happy to talk to you!

Apr 8th, 2020
What Is Tooth Sensitivity?

If you have ever experienced an odd sensation in a tooth or teeth, you may have wondered if something is going on in your mouth. You may have wondered — what is tooth sensitivity? It’s important to understand what is tooth sensitivity, so you’ll know...

Mar 30th, 2020
Creating Smiles Dental Coronavirus Updates

First of all, thank you for being our loyal patients at Creating Smiles Dental. We love seeing your smiles come through our doors and know that we are at least a part of helping create them.

Mar 17th, 2020
Are My Gums Receding?

Gum disease is a widespread problem in the United States. In fact, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, approximately 64.7 million Americans have periodontitis, which is a form of gum disease.

Mar 14th, 2020
How Fast Can I Straighten My Teeth?

Have you wondered “how fast can I straighten my teeth?” Orthodontics and a perfect smile used to take years to accomplish. Monthly appointments, painful adjustments, and that adorable metal smile were the hallmarks of attaining straighter teeth. But that i

Feb 27th, 2020
Emilie and Sarah are Back to Work

Emilie and Sarah are back! Emilie took over being our office manager when Sarah moved away. She does so many tasks so well and does them with a smile.

Feb 22nd, 2020
We’re Going Paperless

We’re going paperless in our St. Petersburg office, and so are you! We’re in this together. Instead of us giving you a clipboard for your 6 month updates, you finally have digital options.

Feb 22nd, 2020
Teeth Talk Tuesday TV

When you’re here, you ask us questions and we love answering them one-on-one with you. Many of our patients continue the conversation from home via email or social media.

Feb 18th, 2020
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?

Want to know is cosmetic dentistry right for you? Your smile is the first thing people see when they speak to you, and studies have proven that improving your smile can make you look and feel younger, more successful, and more confident.

Feb 11th, 2020
What Are Cavities?

Cavities are one of the most common problems you can have with your teeth. In fact, the CDC estimates that more than 90 percent of Americans over the age of 20 have at least one cavity. For many of us, cavities were the stuff of our adolescent nightmares.

Jan 30th, 2020
How To Prevent Tooth Decay

Nothing makes a great first impression like a radiant smile. But your teeth take quite a beating from day to day, chewing through meals and snacks with a pressure of up to 200 pounds per square inch per bite, enduring the harsh tannins of coffee and ...

Jan 15th, 2020
Healthy Teeth During The Holidays

Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed. Winter’s holiday feasts are right around the corner. From eggnog to Santa’s cookies to jelly donuts, the month of December offers tooth-rotting temptation for all of us. December is dreadful for your dental health.

Dec 21st, 2019
What Are Dental Emergencies?

Are your teeth in jeopardy? Any dental problem that requires immediate attention because of possible tooth loss or severe pain?

Dec 11th, 2019
Importance of Dental Hygiene

Oral health affects your overall health. As such, the importance of dental hygiene cannot be overstated. Like other parts of your body, your mouth is filled with bacteria.

Nov 18th, 2019
How to Get Rid of Cavities

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of cavities? In addition to professional care, there are several ways to eliminate and prevent cavities from coming back. Your dentist can usually detect cavities during a routine checkup.

Nov 4th, 2019
What Is Prophylaxis?

When it comes to oral health, you should take preventive measures to avoid disease. In fact, that’s what prophylaxis is all about. However, what is prophylaxis, and what does it have to do with dental hygiene?

Oct 19th, 2019
How to Get Rid of Gingivitis

Finding out you have gum disease is a shock. But the good news is that gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, is treatable. Learn how to get rid of gingivitis, to return your gums and teeth to their best health.

Sep 20th, 2019
Dental Restoration Procedures

If you are having any type of problem with your teeth, then you may want to consider a dental restoration. Dental restoration procedures will help you maintain healthy teeth, gums, and mouth.

Aug 25th, 2019
How to Fix Receding Gums

If you’ve noticed your gums beginning to pull away from your teeth, then you may wonder how to fix receding gums. When receding gums become a problem, you may need the help of periodontal health in St Petersburg FL.

Aug 15th, 2019
How To Prevent Cavities

How to prevent cavities is very easy with the right information. Many people believe that you cannot reverse cavities.

Jul 9th, 2019
Types of Dental Crowns

Did you know that the first dental crown placement occurred around 160 A.D? It was first implemented by Etruscans, a civilization that existed in a region which now is central Italy.

Jun 24th, 2019
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.

Jan 31st, 2019
4 Resolutions for a Healthy Smile This Year

Are your teeth not as white as they used to be or are you suffering from chronic bad breath? Maybe you’re smiling through a painful toothache? This can be the year that you improve your dental health and take back your smile.

Jan 16th, 2019
Dentist Shopping? Your Local Family Dentist is a Great Choice

Searching for a dentist is a lot different than picking the next restaurant you dine at. Dental care is important and vital to your health, so you don’t want to blindfold yourself and point to a random care provider from a list your insurance...

Jan 7th, 2019
Simple Oral Hygiene Instructions and Tips for Adults

Recent figures report that almost half of all Americans over age 30 show signs of gum disease, and more than 90 percent of adults have some level of tooth decay. Those are two very good reasons to keep your mouth healthy and happy.

Oct 16th, 2018
How Do I Know if I Need Dentures?

You might think that dentures are only for older people, but that isn’t completely true. Tooth loss and dental problems are a fact of life for people of all ages, and dentures may become something you have to deal with sooner than expected.

Jul 29th, 2018
Invisalign is a Great Alternative to Braces for Adults

When it comes to getting braces, the first thing that typically comes to mind is teenagers with a bunch of metal in their mouths. However, there are lots of adults that need braces — either for their first time or to correct their teeth shifting after...

Jul 22nd, 2018
Confidence Boosting Reasons to Take Care of Your Teeth

You know that taking care of your teeth and gums pays big dividends in the health department, and it can keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy. But you may not realize how your oral health can impact — either positively or negatively...

Jun 13th, 2018
How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly, but you may not know exactly what to do if your smile is suddenly in danger. What constitutes a dental emergency, and what should you do if you’re faced with one? Dental Emergencies, Defined Not every toothache

Apr 15th, 2018
What to Expect During an Invisalign Consultation

Invisalign is an excellent choice for those looking to perfect their smile. If you’re looking into Invisalign and what it can offer to you, we have good news — Creating Smiles Dental offers a 100 percent free Invisalign consultation.

Mar 6th, 2018
How Long Will it Take to Straighten My Teeth?

A perfect smile used to take years to accomplish, most often with uncomfortable metal braces that aren’t always the most aesthetic choice. Regular appointments, painful adjustments, and that “adorable” metal smile were the hallmarks of ...

Jan 2nd, 2018
How Long Does Invisalign Last?

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for both teens as well as adults. The treatment program utilizes clear, nearly-invisible aligners and a doctor-backed treatment plan customized specifically for each patient.

Dec 12th, 2017
How Does Invisalign Work?

Many people want straighter teeth, but they don’t want the ugly metal brackets and the discomfort that comes with traditional orthodontic work. If you fit this description, you may want to consider Invisalign.

Nov 7th, 2017
Swollen Gums: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Swollen gums can be a minor problem, or it can indicate a much more serious issue. Let’s take a look at the causes of swollen gums, why it happens, how to prevent it, and why you need to visit a dentist on a regular basis.

Sep 19th, 2017
Signs of Gum Disease: How to Identify Symptoms & Prevent

Gum disease is not only uncomfortable and worrisome — it can lead to serious issues if left untreated. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms of gum disease, how to prevent it, and what happens if it’s left to advance on its own.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Patient of Clearwater Dentist Holds Book Signing in Clearwater

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, our Clearwater dental office has the best, the most talented, and the most interesting patients in Clearwater and beyond! “It really is a pleasure to learn about the wonderful patients who visit our office,” ...

May 13th, 2017
What is a Periodontist?

Now that we have a periodontist, Dr. Cecilia Perera, working right alongside our other doctors here, our patients have asked us what it is that a periodontist (or “periodontic specialist”) does. Here is your answer.

May 9th, 2017
Botox Flash Sale at Clearwater Dental Office, ClearWhite Dental

We’ll help you achieve your ultimate image through Botox. If you’re looking for botox near me to address your crows feet, frown lines, or just to look more rested, call our Clearwater dental office today for our remaining Botox Flash Sale appointments...

Apr 10th, 2017
What to Do About a Lost Filling or Crown

A dental crown sometimes called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a badly damaged tooth. Fillings cover a portion of a tooth, protecting it from bacteria after the decayed portion of the tooth...

Mar 27th, 2017
My Tooth is Missing. Should I Get Dental Implants?

My Tooth is Missing. Should I Get Dental Implants? If you are missing one or more teeth, you are probably wondering what your options are and what are the benefits and disadvantages of each. Dental implants are one option, but is it the best one for...

Mar 27th, 2017
What Are Dental Crowns and How Do They Work?

Dental crowns are a prosthetic device used by dentists to help protect, restore, or cover a damaged tooth. If your dentist has informed you that you need a dental crown, and you aren’t quite sure what to expect, let us help. What is a Dental Crown?....

Feb 23rd, 2017
4 Dental Prevention Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile

4 Dental Prevention Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile A healthy smile helps to keep you looking young, energized, and happy. Tooth decay, sensitivity, and other problems can happen to even the most careful of patients due to environmental factors...

Feb 15th, 2017
How Does Laser Teeth Whitening Work?

White, bright smiles are generally associated with youthfulness and beauty. As we age, our teeth can change colors and lose their brightness due to age, eating habits, smoking, and even medications. There are many ways to brighten teeth that are safe...

Feb 1st, 2017
What to Do if Your Temporary Crown Falls Out

Temporary crowns are used to protect your tooth and prevent shifting while a permanent crown is made in a dental laboratory. They are customarily made of plastic, shaped to your tooth by your dental assistant and set with a temporary adhesive.

Jan 10th, 2017
Clearwater Dentist Answers Questions About Botox

If you’re in the Clearwater, Florida area and have questions about Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Clearwater dental office dentist Dr. Jergins is here to help. First, we want to let you know that Clearwater dentist, Dr. M. Bradley Jergins,...

Jan 5th, 2017
How to Get Your Dentures Repaired Quickly

Dentures may look tough, but they’re actually vulnerable to damage when not properly cared for. If your dentures break, it’s important to know what you need to do get them repaired quickly and effectively.

Dec 21st, 2016
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Millions of Americans suffer from sensitive teeth. If you’ve ever taken a bite of ice cream or a spoonful of hot soup and experienced a sudden discomfort in one or several of your teeth, you know that teeth sensitivity can be painful.

Dec 8th, 2016
Dr. Brayer’s Invisalign Experience

Dr. Cindy Brayer, the owner of Creating Smiles Dental, decided she was ready to take a step towards straightening her teeth. “Over the years, I noticed my teeth were shifting and becoming more crowded,” she shared.

Nov 29th, 2016
Looking for a Dentist Near Me?

Lots of people who look for a dentist in Clearwater, Florida, type into their search bar, dentist near me. Well, we want to encourage you to look beyond a dentist near me to Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental.

Nov 24th, 2016
Should You Invest in an Electric Toothbrush?

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean between doctor visits is generally as simple as purchasing a toothbrush, a pack of dental floss, a fluoride mouth rinse, and a tube of toothpaste...

Nov 9th, 2016
Invisalign for Teens: Hannah’s Story

Hannah is an ambitious and responsible thirteen year old. As a junior thespian with a passion for theater and the arts, she dreams of the time she can spend on stage.

Oct 19th, 2016
Help! My Adult Tooth Fell Out!

The loss of a tooth is magical for children. The tooth, hidden underneath their pillow as they sleep, results in a visit from the tooth fairy and some sort of reimbursement for the trade.

Aug 17th, 2016
We Hear it Every Time: Do I Really Need to Floss?

If you floss every day, you can stop reading now and give yourself a pat on the back. But the reality is less than 30% of the population flosses daily. About 37% of the population sometimes floss, and a whole 32% never floss.

Aug 3rd, 2016
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?

Your smile is the first thing people see when they speak to you, and studies have proven that improving your smile can make you look and feel younger, more successful, and more confident. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile, or if you want...

Jul 12th, 2016
How Fast Can I Straighten My Teeth? Jul 12

Orthodontics and a perfect smile used to take years to accomplish. Monthly appointments, painful adjustments, and that adorable metal smile were the hallmarks of attaining straighter teeth.

Jul 11th, 2016
Do Quick Braces Really Work?

No more waiting years for straight teeth. No more feeling like you spend all your free time at the orthodontist.

Jun 21st, 2016
Is Invisalign Right For Your Teen?

Between sporting events, hanging with friends, class assignments, and social lives, teenagers today have busy schedules and face greater challenges when it comes to confidence. Imagine being able to give your teenager ...

May 31st, 2016
Dental Care Basics for Infants and Toddlers

There’s so much to consider when you are pregnant or have very young children. Doctor checkups, growth charts, and developmental milestones become a part of your daily life. One aspect of your baby’s health that can sometimes get overlooked is ...

May 24th, 2016
Pregnancy and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

Welcoming a new child into your family is an exciting and busy part of life. Mothers-to-be have so much to think about, and sometimes things like dental care get overlooked in the chaos that major life changes can bring.

May 17th, 2016