February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. I, a dental hygienist of 10+ years with Creating Smiles Dental, have done many dental health presentations. I have done them for my own older kids and since most of their classmates are the same from year to year, I took a year off this past fall for the Great American Teach In and talked about other things. Well guess what, my preschooler’s class had not heard my presentation yet, so I asked if I could present to the class. The teachers were thrilled and asked if I could talk to the other VPK class at the school as well and of course … Read the rest
There are so many decisions to make between “Yes!” and “I do.”
The venue, the dress, the flowers, and where to seat the family black-sheep, Aunt Sally. (Sorry, we can’t help you with that one.) With all those decisions to make, the last thing you need to worry about is how to have the perfect smile on your wedding day. If you’ve been thinking about braces and the benefits of Invisalign for your walk down the aisle, here are seven things every bride-to-be should know about Invisalign.… Read the rest
Dental emergencies are just that – emergencies.
A broken tooth may seem like nothing more than an uncomfortable cosmetic problem, but broken teeth are at high risk for infection. If left untreated, infections can spread to the blood and brain. Prompt attention to dental emergencies can be lifesaving. Go to your dentist right away, before the problem becomes worse (and more expensive to treat).
The emergency room is not equipped to handle dental emergencies.
People who have been ignoring a troublesome tooth often wind up in the ER because of increased pain and swelling that no longer responds to over-the-counter pain medication. These patients are routinely given a prescription for … Read the rest
On your wedding day, you should be all smiles – and hopefully that smile is white and dazzling. After all, this is an event where lots of pictures will be taken, and you’ll be looking back at them for years to come. With all the focus on you, you’ll want your teeth and smile looking their best!
Don’t worry. If you aren’t in love with your smile right now, you can be by your wedding day. Even if your wedding is only months away, you still have time to straighten your teeth with new invisalign technology. You’ll be smiling bright for your wedding day and beyond!
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Straightening Your Teeth Just Got Easier — and Faster
Did you make a resolution to improve your teeth this year? That’s a smart decision — straight teeth can completely transform your smile in a beautiful way. Having straight teeth does more than just look good — it’s also better for your health.
Having crooked teeth increases your risk of tooth decay by making it harder to clean in between spaces and crossed-over teeth. This allows plaque to build up in those hard-to-reach areas, eventually turning into cavities and causing infections. Depending on the severity of your misalignment, it might even be harder to chew your food properly, leading to many … Read the rest
The above photo is of Clearwater dentist, Dr. Jergins, and his wonderful patient, Renee.
We love our patients here at ClearWhite Dental, and are so pleased when the truly experience the ClearWhite Dental difference. Our Clearwater dental office strives to treat all of our patients like family, so we are so appreciative when a patient lets us know they are pleased with their visit.
Our patient Renee, always brightens our day, and we are so humbled by her kind words.
Happy 2016! Dr. Jergins and all of us at Clearwater dental office, ClearWhite Dental, wish you the very best! At our office, the gingerbread land designed by Dr. Jergins’s wife and daughter is making way in our reception area for something very special — a Top Dentist Honor for Dr. Jergins.
Dr. Jergins was selected a Top Dentist by his peers. “It really is an honor,” says Dr. Jergins. “I respect my fellow dentists and appreciate their confidence in me.”
There’s lots more that’s new in 2016 at ClearWhite Dental. Dr. Jergins is … Read the rest
Hi! My name is Dr. Cindy N. Brayer and it is extremely important to me that my patients understand the importance of keeping their teeth healthy.
Sometimes I hear patients say that their busy lifestyle keeps them from making their appointment for a regular checkup and business is often used as an excuse for the neglect of their personal dental care. Plaque build up, bacteria and painful dental issues are the result of poor dental care. Today I am going to share tips to help you keep your teeth beautify and healthy.
Give it just a few minutes each day.
It only takes just a few minutes a day to … Read the rest
Three Easy Teeth Whitening Tips
Over time, the enamel on our teeth begins to thin and the dentin, or the inside part of our teeth, can look darker. Incorporate drinks like coffee or wine, and staining foods, and our teeth can discolor. Smoking and tobacco are the quickest culprits to stain your teeth. Some people are born with naturally dark or yellowish dentin; that cannot change. Even medications can make our teeth appear darker, particularly when we are growing up. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that can discolor a child’s teeth and affect their smile.
There are easy ways to whiten your teeth at home. Keep in mind that over the … Read the rest
Nothing is more annoying than raging and reoccurring toothache. Due to unbearable pain, a toothache affects a person’s moods and potency to do everyday tasks. Teeth pain is common to adults and children, with tooth decay as the common cause. Our emergency dentist gives easy at-home remedies that provide relief from tooth pain.
Bacteria and Poor Brushing Habits can Cause Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is a result of bacteria that lives and stays on the mouth. When a person does not always brush his teeth after eating, the bacteria, which feed on the leftover starches and sugars from the food eaten, form a clinging plaque on the teeth surface. The … Read the rest