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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

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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

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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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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. Even more importantly, early treatment prevents the disease’s progression to the more damaging periodontitis.

When you need periodontal treatment in St Petersburg, FL, you may not realize this treatment is more important than you think. Not treating gum disease early leads to more advanced forms of the disease. In later stages of gum disease, you risk losing teeth and enabling bone loss in your jaw. Gum disease also Read the rest

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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. However, there are now various types of dental crowns available today.

Dental crowns are a tooth-restoring apparatus that help you have a better natural look if you had your tooth accidentally cracked, discolored, weakened, or decayed tooth to the point that fillings can’t occur. They are also done to strengthen the anchor teeth or create a tooth used for the dental implant.

Additionally, different types of dental crowns encase a tooth or fill out the tooth’s shape. Their shapes … 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

In House Dental Insurance

Tired of dealing with your dental insurance?

Ask about our In-Office Dental Insurance!

We have found that many patients are wanting to cut the ties of dealing with a middle man. Dental insurance companies have one goal: to make money. They deny everything they can and offer only the minimum coverage to you. The plans often include an exam or two, two free preventative cleanings, a set of x-rays, and that’s about it although you pay monthly. They may discount other dental treatment at various percentages off. You can usually count on them expecting you to pay a deductible of at least $50 before extending that token discount to you. … 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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Best Dentist Near Me, Dentist in Clearwater

How do people choose a dentist nearby? Many people look at Google reviews (You’ll love ours!). Others search online for a dentist near me or find a dentist near me. People also consider how long it will take them to drive to their dentist’s office. Most people will travel, at most, 10 miles to visit their dentist. Of course, because Dr. Jergins of Clearwater dental office, ClearWhite Dental is such an excellent dentist, many of his patients drive even farther. We truly believe that he is the answer to the best dentist near me!

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If you work or live near our Clearwater dental office, we’d love to have … Read the rest

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