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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 if this is your problem. There are a variety of reasons you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity.

What Is Tooth Sensitivity’s Cause?

Tooth sensitivity causes a brief, but sometimes sharp, pain during activities such as eating, drinking, or brushing the teeth. Sometimes the pain happens only when something hot, cold, or sweet has contact with your teeth. Other times, it seems to happen when … Read the rest

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. We have great pride in the services we provide and feel that everything we do is for a reason and helps with your health and happiness. That is why it has taken much thought and consideration to figure out the correct way for our office to stay prepared to help in this Coronavirus situation. 

As new recommendations come out directly from the Center for Disease Control and from the American Dental Association, we Read the rest

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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. In addition, gum disease may begin with gingivitis but if not corrected progresses to periodontitis. This condition involves receding gums as well as other signs and symptoms. You may wonder — are my gums receding? This is an important determiner of your oral health. Let’s take a closer look at receding gums, signs, and prevention.

What Is Gum Recession?

Receding gums occurs when the gum line pulls away from the tooth surface and exposes the root of … Read the rest

Your Health and Safety and Coronavirus Concerns

Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How We Protect You

Hygiene is at the core of our day-to-day practice and we would like you to know that we adhere to the strict guidelines set out by the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). We continue the following precautions: 

  • Screening at the front door with temperature and questions of health and travel
  • Limited clinical hours by appointment only
  • Non-emergency procedures will be postponed until after May 8th
  • Dental cleanings are being rescheduled to after May 8th
  • Deep cleaning the office daily
  • No magazines in the waiting room
  • No pens to sign in
  • No waiting in the waiting room, patients
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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 is no longer the case.

If you have a graduation on the horizon, an upcoming wedding planned, or a trip scheduled, and straightening your teeth is something you’d like to accomplish, look no further. With Invisalign and PROPEL, the answer to “how fast can I straighten my teeth?” is 6 months or less!

How Fast Can I Straighten My Teeth?

Orthodontic technology has improved greatly in the past few years. Quick … Read the rest

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. We call her our “Sunshine Pumper” whether answering the phone, calling patients, or welcoming patients when they walk in, she is genuinely happy to greet them. She remembers our patients and the relationships she makes are meaningful. Back when she was planning her wedding, she felt guilty leaving us for her honeymoon! We had to reassure her we would be okay without her. Her loyalty and love for our Creating Smiles Dental family is contagious and she has certainly helped with Read the rest

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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. Now you can check over what we have in our system and only update what’s new. Jesseca Allen has spent countless hours on her days off researching and implementing this for you! Not only are digital updates available, we now have a patient portal!

You have the option of completing your medical update from your personal patient portal before you come or you can view and make changes in the office on either our Ipad or desktop Read the rest

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. In order to reach more of you, we recently jumped on the IGTV bandwagon. Almost every Tuesday we release a new informative video! If you’re not on Instagram, don’t worry, we also post the videos to Facebook and to our YouTube channel. Our first video of Dr. Phane got a great response, but a favorite is of how she explains how cavities are formed. Do you know how one gets a cavity? The way she explains it in Read the rest

woman smiling with two thumbs up no longer wondering is cosmetic dentistry right for you

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. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile, or if you want to know is cosmetic dentistry is right for you, look no further — the team at Creating Smiles can help you.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?

Discoloration and dulling of our teeth is a common problem for many people. As we age, our teeth are exposed to foods and habits that can discolor … Read the rest

mouth being operated on, what are cavities

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. But an hour in a dentist’s chair as you’re getting drilled for a filling is no fun for adults, either.

So what are cavities, exactly? How do they form? And what’s the best way to keep from getting them? We’re glad you asked.

What are Cavities?

Cavities are the result of tooth decay that’s progressed beyond the hard enamel surface of the … Read the rest

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