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St. Pete Dentist Encourages Healthy Options Today for Better Oral Health Tomorrow

As Halloween approaches, Creating Smiles makes every effort to educate our younger patients on the importance of making healthy eating choices. The old adage “an apple a day keeps the dentist away,” holds value, since our patient load in children and adolescents seems to spike with cavity issues every fall. We highly encourage parents, teachers, and childcare givers to take this opportunity to educate kids on the importance of healthy snacks over those laden with sugar and empty calories. While it may seem like a monumental task explaining to a 5 year old that the chocolate bar disguised as a princess is not as good for her as a banana, … Read the rest

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St. Pete Dentist’s Advice on How to Best Care for Teeth with Braces

You have made the leap to a straighter, more brilliant smile by getting braces, either the traditional kind or the trendy Invisalign.  With that decision comes many little idiosyncrasies, with the most common concern being how to best care for and clean my teeth? At Creating Smiles, we believe in comprehensive services, not putting braces on to fire and forget. We highly encourage the following to maximize your results:

Floss wrestling…

Traditional metal braces have their own set of challenges when it comes to maintaining oral hygiene, not the least of which is feeling like you need to stand upside down holding a mirror with your knees to even see … Read the rest

Is Being Social With Your St. Pete Dentist Weird?


Our real live (sometimes silly) hygienists answer questions in real time on our new Facebook group.

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 … Read the rest

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

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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

Professional Perception and a Brilliant Smile; Studies Show Relevance

The powerful relationship that a brilliant smile personifies undoubtedly indicates success.

Brilliant Smile in St Petersburg FloridaConsider the high stakes and opportunities that may be lost on a first impression if insecurity in your smile conceals your personality. Believe it or not, your smile is a powerful body language tool that speaks volumes about your abilities, willingness, and sincerity. Human resource specialists and headhunters emphasize the importance of body language in an interview. The average interviewer forms their first impression of you within seven seconds. A polished smile, like a solid handshake, shows that you mean business. Creating Smiles Dental believes every person can have the chance at a perfect smile. Our practice offers … Read the rest

Invisalign Treatment Provides Many Benefits

INVISALIGN ISN’T THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR EVERYONE, BUT if you’re a good candidate, there are LOTS of reasons for choosing Invisalign—and they’re not all simply about going metal-free!

Clear, removable Invisalign trays are a less invasive orthodontic treatment method. With Invisalign technology, your teeth can be straightened without causing inconveniences to your daily life.

Benefits You Probably Didn’t Expect

The most obvious difference between Invisalign treatment and braces is their appearance, but there’s more to it than that. For example…

  • Less office visits. We’ll see you only once every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Invisalign trays can sometimes double as whitening trays or protective mouth gear for sports.
  • The removable trays
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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

Componeers: A Brilliant, Economical Smile at Your St. Pete Fingertips

Componeers are a brilliant and affordable choice for those individuals who long for the perfect smile, yet have always believed it was unattainable. Dr. Brayer at Creating Smiles Dental in St. Pete is proud to bring this option to her practice to best serve the needs of her patients. Having a great smile should be within everyone’s reach, and now it is possible. Componeers technology brings about many benefits to include:



  • Concealing aesthetic imperfections
  • Minimal removal of tooth structure
  • Usually can be completed within one visit
  • Customized shaping of your teeth


Smile anxiety is a real issue and limits many people from exhibiting their true personality. Consider when … Read the rest

Clearwater Dentist, Dr. Jergins Answers, When Does School Start?

Happy back to school for the 2016 – 2017 school year! If you’re wondering, “When does school start?” Here are your Back to School dates and Back to School Calendar for Pinellas County and Pasco County, and back to school Specials from ClearWhite Dental for your Clearwater Dental needs.

Dr. Jergins, the Clearwater dentist of ClearWhite Dental, wants your children to go back to school with a healthy, beautiful smile. So, here are the Back to School Speicals from the Clearwater dental office of Dr. Jergins. Bring your child in for the best dental care. Let them experience the ClearWhite Dental difference! (And while you’re with them, you can … Read the rest

Tiffany’s Adventure: Vertical Ventures St. Pete

What do I do with my 4 kids on a rainy day? I take them climbing, of course! My kids’ happy place is climbing our tree, but our grass is soggy and the tree is probably slippery, plus it starts raining again and in order to watch them, not only are they dirty, but I get dirty and muddy too. I needed a break. Vertical Ventures to the rescue!

We ALL had to sign waivers but then could roam free! There are 3 main areas besides the members only American Ninja Warrior type gym. A wall where every other “station” has a self pulley thingy for everyone and anyone. There’s

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