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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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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How To Prevent Cavities

How to prevent cavities is very easy with the right information. Many people believe that you cannot reverse cavities. However, in this article, you will learn how to prevent cavities naturally, with or without general dentistry services in St Petersburg FL.

Why Do Cavities Form?

Cavities occur due to foods containing carbohydrates, mainly by leaving sugars and starch on the teeth. The bacterium that reside in the mouth thrive when these foods are left on the teeth. This then produces acids as a result. After a while, tooth enamel gets destroyed by these acids causing cavities.

According to Dr. Edward Mellanby from the American Dental Association, cavities are typically … 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

How to Make Toothbrushing Fun for Children

How to Make Toothbrushing Fun for Children

Is it difficult or near downright impossible to get your child to brush their teeth? Getting kids to brush their teeth can be a truly stressful moment. You know it’s good for them, but kids just don’t seem to get it. In order to get them to be healthy (and happy), you need a way to make tooth brushing fun for children. Whether your child throws a temper tantrum every time the toothbrush comes out, or whether they just flat out refuse to brush their teeth, these tips can help make it a little easier. Don’t stress if it doesn’t get easier right away. Small changes add up to make … Read the rest

How to Prepare Nervous Child for Dentist

How to Prepare Your Nervous Child for the Dentist

It’s time to take your child to the dentist! In a perfect world, they would be jumping for joy, excited at the thought of getting their teeth cleaned. But most likely, you’re dealing with tears, temper tantrums, and feeling pretty bad for your kid. So how do you prepare your child for their first dentist appointment? How do you convince them that it will be okay? We’ve outlined 5 tips to prepare your kid for the dentist, and hopefully even make them excited.Read the rest

Why Flossing During Pregnancy is So Important

Why Flossing During Pregnancy is So Important

If you are pregnant or hoping to become pregnant, congratulations! You are probably overwhelmed with planning and preparing yourself. Everything from nursery designs, to baby clothes, to how to care for your child are all on your mind. Of course, your primary focus will be concerning your health. It’s best for you and your growing baby to stay healthy during your pregnancy, and brushing and flossing during pregnancy is part of good oral care.Read the rest

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