First of all, thank you for being our loyal patients at Creating Smiles Dental. We love seeing your smiles come through our doors and know that we are at least a part of helping create them. We have great pride in the services we provide and feel that everything we do is for a reason and helps with your health and happiness. That is why it has taken much thought and consideration to figure out the correct way for our office to stay prepared to help in this Coronavirus situation.
Have you wondered “how fast can I straighten my teeth?” Orthodontics and a perfect smile used to take years to accomplish. Monthly appointments, painful adjustments, and that adorable metal smile were the hallmarks of attaining straighter teeth. But that is no longer the case.
If you have a graduation on the horizon, an upcoming wedding planned, or a trip scheduled, and straightening your teeth is something you’d like to accomplish, look no further. With Invisalign and PROPEL, the answer to “how fast can I straighten my teeth?” is 6 months or less!
How Fast Can I Straighten My Teeth?
Orthodontic technology has improved greatly in the past few years. Quick … Read the rest
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
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
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
Want to know is cosmetic dentistry right for you? Your smile is the first thing people see when they speak to you, and studies have proven that improving your smile can make you look and feel younger, more successful, and more confident. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile, or if you want to know is cosmetic dentistry is right for you, look no further — the team at Creating Smiles can help you.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?
Discoloration and dulling of our teeth is a common problem for many people. As we age, our teeth are exposed to foods and habits that can discolor … Read the rest
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
Are your teeth in jeopardy? Any dental problem that requires immediate attention because of possible tooth loss or severe pain? To answer in the form of a question, “what are dental emergencies?”
What Are Dental Emergencies?
Not every toothache is an emergency, but a few different types of dental emergencies do warrant rapid assistance. Come to Creating Smiles for the emergency dental care you need. If you’ve knocked a tooth loose, are bleeding, or have severe swelling or pain, seek help immediately.
Which other signs should have you asking, “what are dental emergencies?”
Every dental emergency is different. An expert set of eyes is imperative. Signs of an abnormality that … Read the rest
Finding out you have gum disease is a shock. But the good news is that gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, is treatable. Learn how to get rid of gingivitis, to return your gums and teeth to their best health. Even more importantly, early treatment prevents the disease’s progression to the more damaging periodontitis.
When you need periodontal treatment in St Petersburg, FL, you may not realize this treatment is more important than you think. Not treating gum disease early leads to more advanced forms of the disease. In later stages of gum disease, you risk losing teeth and enabling bone loss in your jaw. Gum disease also … Read the rest
If you are having any type of problem with your teeth, then you may want to consider a dental restoration. Dental restoration procedures will help you maintain healthy teeth, gums, and mouth. Restorative dentistry in St Petersburg FL has the various types of dental restoration you need to ensure your oral health is topnotch.
What is Dental Restoration?
Dental restoration is a common term in dentistry, which refers to restoring the tooth. The restoration occurs to either a damaged or a decayed tooth. In addition, restoration may be direct or indirect. Direct restoration indicates a repair within the mouth that is directly on the tooth, whereas an indirect restoration indicates … Read the rest