National Dental Hygiene Month and sugar free Orbit gum

It is National Dental Hygiene month and Wrigley is sponsoring the American Dental Hygienists’ Association in helping dental hygienists in promoting oral and systemic health. Here is one article about the research behind chewing sugar free Orbit gum. pH_curve_orbitIndependent research supported by Wrigley funding has continued to have an impact on the oral care arena for nearly 80 years. Through a fellowship with Northwestern University in the United States in the 1930s, researchers discovered the dental health benefits of chewing sugarfree gum and continued to explore that relationship in the following decades. In the 1980s, groundbreaking research proved that chewing sugarfree gum helps stimulate saliva production, a key … Read the rest

Open Enrollment, October news

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for many companies occurs in October. Are you happy with your insurance? Are you certain that we still take it? As we continue to grow and expand, we are going out of network with some insurance companies. We still accept it, but the reimbursement checks go directly to you, the way it should be! We offer in-house dental insurance that may be right for you. Click here to read more. And feel free to call and talk to Karen about any insurance question. She’s our expert with dental insurance. Here she is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month with her pink ribbon. Come see us this month, … Read the rest

New Extended Hours for Creating Smiles Dental

New Extended Hours for Creating Smiles Dental

You probably already know that we have added new doctors. Dr. Brayer and Dr. Nguyen are still here working and smiling and enjoying dentistry as always. Click on our “About Us” tab to meet our other providers including our specialists. We provide comprehensive dental care as one big happy team. Quality care is how we work and we do not rush so have often extended our hours as needed for our patients. Now we have made it official so that we can offer later appointment start times. We want the hours to be specific to our patient’s needs, so call and talk to … Read the rest

OSHA Training Time

 OSHA Training Time

We are always continuing to learn, to grow our practice, and to stay up to date with everything. We only have to do CPR training every other year, but we do it every year anyway. All of our providers get way more than the required number of continuing education credits for our licenses.

The other day, we had a staff training day for OSHA. OSHA stands for Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

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So if you are tired of filling our new paperwork every time you come in, we are sorry. But things keep changing, even if you were just here a week ago! For example, did you … Read the rest

Creating Smiles Dental gets nominated for the ALS ice bucket challenge

The Creating Smiles Dental ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!!

Creating Smiles Dental was nominated to donate the www.alsa.org and to do the #alsIceBucketChallenge by dental hygienist Tiffany of Fishy Face Photography. This challenge raises awareness to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, more known by the term, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It affects the nerves until a person becomes paralized while the mind stays sharp. We accepted of course! And in turn nominate Dr. Langston with Contemporary Periodontics, Dr. Mayer of Bayside Endodontics, and Dr. Boland and his oral surgery office.

It was cold but in our Florida heat, even in the evening, it felt good after a long day of … Read the rest

Reminder: Dental Benefits Deadline

Reminder:

Did you know that the deadline for your 2014 dental benefits is in December?

 We strongly recommend that you to call the office at 727-323-0377 to get your appointments scheduled. Even if you do not have time for a month or two or three, get it scheduled now! Our office gets very busy the last few months of the year during the holidays and we want to be able to accommodate your busy schedule as well. You want to make sure that you receive all the dental benefits coming to you for the year 2014. You’ve been paying all year, so don’t procrastinate. Just schedule now so you have Read the rest

July is Our Prevention Month!

Creating Smiles Dental is offering FREE fluoride treatments for the month of July!

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Now is the time to schedule your dental hygiene appointment with one of our amazing dental hygienists. Call for yourself first, then for the rest of your family. We’re talking about your mom, your dad, your cousin, your spouse, since they do not want to make their own appointments anyway. 🙂

The kids are out of school, schedule their cleanings for this month as well!

In July, we are offering FREE fluoride varnish treatments with our preventative cleanings, D1110, AND for our periodontal maintenance cleanings, D4910! If your insurance covers it for you, that’s great and we … Read the rest

Oral Health and Prevention Explained

Creating Smiles Dental explains prevention

Prevention is a big buzz word. But do you know exactly what Dr. Brayer and her educated capable staff are helping you prevent? There are four dangers as discussed at last November’s Prevention Summit and they are as follows:

  1. Oral Cancer
  2. Periodontal Disease (gum disease)
  3. Caries (cavities or dental decay)
  4. Facial Injuries

You probably would have guessed cavities as one, and since gum disease is more common than the common cold, you may have been told you have it and therefore may have  guessed that one two. But did you know that Creating Smiles Dental can help prevent facial injuries and oral cancer too?  Oral … Read the rest

3D True Definition Digital Scanner

The 3D True Definition Digital Scanner

The 3D True Definition Digital Scanner is better than you would think!

Not only does it eliminate the need for the bulky impression material stuffed in your mouth, it is more accurate and can provide better imaging for other procedures! We mainly use it after we prep teeth for crowns or bridges so our amazing lab is on the exact same page with us, at the same time and can bring back your crown in a day or so! Dr. Brayer is continuing her tradition of utilizing cutting edge technology with the touch screen scanner.

More benefits of the state-of-the-art technology

More Accuracy:  … Read the rest

St Petersburg Dentist Shares Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Extremely Healthy

Dr. Cindy N. Brayer –St Petersburg Dentist

what-patients-sayHi my name is Dr. Cindy N. Brayer and it is extremely important to me that my patients understand the importance of keeping their teeth healthy. Sometimes I hear patients say that their busy lifestyle keeps them from making their appointment for a regular checkup and business is often used as an excuse for the neglect of their personal dental care. Plaque build up, bacteria and painful dental issues are the result of poor dental care. Today I am going to share tips to help you keep your teeth beautify and healthy.

It only takes just a few minutes a day to … Read the rest

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