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

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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. Learn how to maintain healthy teeth during the holidays. If you end up needing new dental work for the new year, check out Creating Smiles’ services!

Healthy Teeth During The Holidays

The American Dental Association offers smart advice on having healthy teeth during the holidays. The ADA’s tips on having healthy teeth during the holidays include:

  • If you eat sweets, eat them after meals
  • Avoid starchy sweets or those that
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What Are Dental Emergencies?

Are your teeth in jeopardy? Any dental problem that requires immediate attention because of possible tooth loss or severe pain? To answer in the form of a question, “what are dental emergencies?”

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Not every toothache is an emergency, but a few different types of dental emergencies do warrant rapid assistance. Come to Creating Smiles for the emergency dental care you need. If you’ve knocked a tooth loose, are bleeding, or have severe swelling or pain, seek help immediately. 

Which other signs should have you asking, “what are dental emergencies?”

Every dental emergency is different. An expert set of eyes is imperative. Signs of an abnormality that Read the rest

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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. Restorative dentistry in St Petersburg FL has the various types of dental restoration you need to ensure your oral health is topnotch.

What is Dental Restoration?

Dental restoration is a common term in dentistry, which refers to restoring the tooth. The restoration occurs to either a damaged or a decayed tooth. In addition, restoration may be direct or indirect. Direct restoration indicates a repair within the mouth that is directly on the tooth, whereas an indirect restoration indicates … Read the rest

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

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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 company gives you. Also, while a “big box” national dental franchise may seem like an easy way to go, there are plenty of reasons why your local family dentist is a fantastic choice for your dental care.

Personalized Care

Unlike a corporate dental clinic, a local family dentist can give you a high level of personalized care. Your dentist and his/her staff will know you and Read the rest

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All Smiles at the 2016 Oral Cancer 5K

This year’s Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Run/Walk for Awareness was a huge success!

We all enjoyed walking and running on the beautiful St. Petersburg beach, and we were moved by the powerful story shared by Eva Grayzel. At Creating Smiles, we are passionate about oral cancer prevention, so we look forward supporting the important work of the Oral Cancer Foundation at the 5K each year.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

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