Confidence Boosting Reasons to Take Care of Your Teeth

Confidence Boosting Reasons to Take Care of Your Teeth

You know that taking care of your teeth and gums pays big dividends in the health department, and it can keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy. But you may not realize how your oral health can impact — either positively or negatively — your self-esteem and confidence. Here are some of the main reasons a healthy smile can improve more than your health.

Boost Professional Confidence

A firm handshake and a confident smile can give you a boost in your professional life. In fact, your smile can be one of the first things people notice about you. However, if you’re not feeling completely confident with your smile, it … Read the rest

Health in St Petersburg Florida

Health Risks of Not Taking Care of Your Smile

Everyone knows that taking care of your dental health benefits your teeth and gums. Regular dentist visits as well as daily care at home are the keys to good dental hygiene. But did you know that your dental health has serious impacts that reach far beyond your mouth? Here are a few ways the health of your teeth and gums can affect your general overall health.

Heart Health

While research needs to continue on this topic, there has been a connection shown between poor oral hygiene and cardiovascular health. Some studies show that periodontal disease (that is, inflammation or infection of the structures that surround your teeth, including the bone … 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

We Hear it Every Time: Do I Really Need to Floss?

We Hear it Every Time: Do I Really Need to Floss?

If you floss every day, you can stop reading now and give yourself a pat on the back.

But the reality is less than 30% of the population flosses daily. About 37% of the population sometimes floss, and a whole 32% never floss.

With these high numbers of people avoiding flossing, you might be asking yourself, do I really need to floss? I don’t think you’ll be surprised that we say yes.Read the rest

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

Dental care is no longer simply about cavities, teeth whitening, or gum disease. A growing body of evidence suggests that your teeth and overall health are tied together in many ways. The health of your mouth is a strong indicator of the overall health and wellness of the rest of your body.

You probably look at your smile in the mirror daily, but when was the last time you took a long, careful look at them? Here are some things to look out for in your teeth that indicate there may be another problem somewhere else in your body.

Bleeding or Red Gums Indicate Inflammation Problems

Do your gums bleed … Read the rest

Family Dental Tips

10 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Family’s Smiles Healthy

There are so many reasons why you cherish your family’s smiles. Keeping them clean and healthy through regular dental care will help them avoid painful toothaches, gum disease, and other medical problems.

Don’t brush off how important healthy teeth and gums are to your family’s health. Fortunately, our family dental tips can help ensure their teeth stay healthy and clean.

Family Dental Health Should Start Early

Once those first sets of pearly whites appear in your baby’s gummy mouth, it’s time to start taking care of them. One out of four children will have tooth decay in their baby teeth before the time they start school, and by middle … Read the rest

oral cancer prevention

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

National Dentist's Day becoming a dentist

Happy National Dentist’s Day!

Sunday, March 6, is National Dentist’s Day! To celebrate, we want to give you a glimpse into what it takes to become a dentist.

What Does It Take to Become a Dentist?

She safeguards your mouth from the ravages of your sugar addiction. She helps you to keep your gums healthy and pink. She can even replace a lost tooth. How did your dentist get these superpowers?

A Dental Education

Most dental students begin with a 3 or 4 year Bachelor of Science degree before undergoing a rigorous application process for dental school. As in medical school, first and second year dental students complete biomedical science courses such as anatomy, … Read the rest

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

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