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

Got Dry Mouth? Dr. Brayer has an answer!

Got Dry Mouth? 

Here’s the answer (and a research article on topical antioxidants)

Dry mouth is also known as xerostomia. Many conditions as well as medications cause your mouth to be more dry. This can be irritating of course, but can cause other issues to arise. Having a low level of saliva or even a poor quality of saliva can lead to difficulty breaking down food which should be the first step indigestion. It can make it hard to swallow as well. The mouth will become more infected because saliva is needed to keep bacteria and fungi from taking over. Xerostomia will cause plaque (which is full of harmful bacteria) … Read the rest

St Petersburg Dentist Answers What Are Antioxidants?

An emerging indication for oral disease

Health and wellness claims for antioxidants have increased in recent years. More and more products are appearing that claim to heal or enhance something, thanks to the amazing power of antioxidants. Consumers and health care professionals do well to examine the products and the claims with measured skepticism.

Nevertheless, over the last several decades, some antioxidants have been the subject of excellent, rigorous scientific studies. The research has shown that various antioxidants do indeed provide significant health benefits and can be incorporated into effective medications and treatments.

Dental medicine is one of the fields that is discovering the efficacy of certain antioxidants.

One emerging … Read the rest

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