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How To Prevent Tooth Decay

Nothing makes a great first impression like a radiant smile. But your teeth take quite a beating from day to day, chewing through meals and snacks with a pressure of up to 200 pounds per square inch per bite, enduring the harsh tannins of coffee and wine and the acidic fructose of soda, all while trying to keep up appearances. To maintain a healthy smile, you need to commit to a regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once to prevent stains and, more importantly, tooth decay.

If you’re not sure how to prevent tooth decay effectively, you’re not alone. A recent study from the U.S. 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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How to Get Rid of Cavities

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of cavities? In addition to professional care, there are several ways to eliminate and prevent cavities from coming back. Your dentist can usually detect cavities during a routine checkup. You may also feel some pain or sensitivity around the affected tooth.

Understanding the Different Types of Cavities

Some cavities may be more difficult to get rid of than others. It depends on the type of cavity you have. Three main types of cavities include smooth surface, pit & fissure, and root cavities. All three can cause pain and further damage to your teeth and gums. Therefore, it is important to learn how 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

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4 Resolutions for a Healthy Smile This Year

Are your teeth not as white as they used to be or are you suffering from chronic bad breath? Maybe you’re smiling through a painful toothache? This can be the year that you improve your dental health and take back your smile. Follow these four oral health tips so you can have healthy teeth by the end of the year.

Increase and Improve Your Brushing

For healthy teeth and gums, it is important to brush twice a day for two minutes. Unfortunately, many people don’t do that. They either don’t brush for the full recommended time or only brush once a day. In fact, 30 percent of millennials fall into Read the rest

Emergency Dentist Provides Relief From Tooth Pain

Simple Oral Hygiene Instructions and Tips for Adults

Recent figures report that almost half of all Americans over age 30 show signs of gum disease, and more than 90 percent of adults have some level of tooth decay. Those are two very good reasons to keep your mouth healthy and happy. And it goes without saying that oral hygiene starts with brushing your teeth two times a day, but it shouldn’t end there. Check out our tips for always taking care of your teeth, even when you don’t have a toothbrush handy.

1. Successful brushing is in the details.

We all know the standard — brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. However, all brushes … Read the rest

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Happy Labor Day from the ClearWhite Dental Family!

ClearWhite Dental wishes you and your family a happy Labor Day weekend! While you’re enjoying your long weekend, Dr. Jergins and his Clearwater dental office team found some interesting links from around the web for you to check out.

World record for teeth cleaning!

 

Smile! 6 signs you have a good sense of humor.

 

Is drinking coffee good for your gums? Find out!

 

Why flossing your teeth can save your life.

 

Want to really be beautiful? Here’s how.

 

Come see us soon at ClearWhite Dental!

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Clearwater Dentist Recognizes National Fresh Breath Day With Tips for Fresh Breath

Happy National Fresh Breath Day!  Here at ClearWhite Dental in Clearwater, Florida, we want our breath to be as fresh as a breeze blowing in from one of our sandy white beaches.  If that’s the kind of fresh breath you want, there are things you can do to get it.

We like these tips we found at the KISBYTO blog.

7 Tips for Fresh Breath

  • Clean your tongue. Along with brushing and flossing twice a day, also use a tongue scraper, available at most drugstores, or brush your tongue for fresh breath.
  • Chew sugarless gum. Surprising as it sounds, saliva is the best defense against bad
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Clearwater Dentist Dr. Jergins Announces Win It Wednesday!

Clearwater Dentist Dr. M. Bradley Jergins has an announcement — this Wednesday, and every Wednesday, is a Win It Wednesday!

“We value our patients so much, and want to meet new patients,” says Dr. Jergins, “so we want to offer them something fun from ClearWhite Dental.”

This week, Dr. Jergins and ClearWhite are giving away a $25 Lowe’s gift card!  Just go to our Facebook page and like us to be entered to win.  At the end of the week we’ll randomly choose a winner from our new likes.

In the meantime, if you’re ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jergins, call our office today at 727-291-8823.  And remember, … Read the rest

Do I Really Need Regular Dental Check Ups? Clearwater Dentist, Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental, Says, Yes!

So, your teeth look good, they’re not hurting you, and you’re wondering if you really do need to go the dentist for regular check ups.  Can’t you just go every couple of years?  Well, the short answer is, no, says Clearwater Dentist , Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental.

“Even if your teeth look okay, that doesn’t mean they’re healthy,” he says.  “I’ve seen people in my office who have the most beautiful teeth who are unknowingly have gum disease.”

Plus, preventative care is a great way to save money in the long run.  Just like getting your car’s oil changed.  If you do the regular oil changes, you’ll avoid … Read the rest

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