african american woman brushes her teeth after learning how to get rid of gingivitis

How to Get Rid of Gingivitis

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

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Dental Restoration Procedures

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

older woman smiles and points at her teeth after learning how to fix receding gums

How to Fix Receding Gums

If you’ve noticed your gums beginning to pull away from your teeth, then you may wonder how to fix receding gums. When receding gums become a problem, you may need the help of periodontal health in St Petersburg FL.

What are Receding Gums?

Gum recession is the process where the gums pull away from the teeth. The gums are the soft, pink, fleshy part inside the mouth that lies below the teeth. Its role is to protect the teeth’s roots as well as help secure the teeth. When the gums start to recede, it can cause some problems for the roots of your teeth. As the gums pull away … Read the rest

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Types of Dental Crowns

Did you know that the first dental crown placement occurred around 160 A.D? It was first implemented by Etruscans, a civilization that existed in a region which now is central Italy. However, there are now various types of dental crowns available today.

Dental crowns are a tooth-restoring apparatus that help you have a better natural look if you had your tooth accidentally cracked, discolored, weakened, or decayed tooth to the point that fillings can’t occur. They are also done to strengthen the anchor teeth or create a tooth used for the dental implant.

Additionally, different types of dental crowns encase a tooth or fill out the tooth’s shape. Their shapes … Read the rest

Smiles that Spark Joy

We are here to help you with the smile that will spark joy in your life.


With the “KonMarie” movement, so many people are finding joy and peace.

Marie Kondo is a best selling author who has helped people get organized. She has her clients pull everything out and hold each item one by one. If an item sparks joy, keep it. If not, don’t. With the remaining items, she helps with where and how to keep them. Organizing offices and homes has such a positive effect not only on the physical environment of work and home life, but it helps the guests on her new Netflix show, Tidying Up … Read the rest

In House Dental Insurance

Tired of dealing with your dental insurance?

Ask about our In-Office Dental Insurance!

We have found that many patients are wanting to cut the ties of dealing with a middle man. Dental insurance companies have one goal: to make money. They deny everything they can and offer only the minimum coverage to you. The plans often include an exam or two, two free preventative cleanings, a set of x-rays, and that’s about it although you pay monthly. They may discount other dental treatment at various percentages off. You can usually count on them expecting you to pay a deductible of at least $50 before extending that token discount to you. … Read the rest

Join Our Oral Cancer Fight

Walk, run, cheer, or donate. Or do all four.

Creating Smiles Dental is one of the sponsors of the Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run for Awareness again this year. As in previous years, the race is going to be on Pass-A-Grille Beach. There will be race T-shirts, goodie bags from the sponsors including Creating Smiles Dental, and raffles. Our dentists and hygienists will be on site conducting free oral cancer screenings.

Please join us as we gather to raise awareness for oral cancer.

When: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Where:  Hurley Park

               1500 Pass-A-Grille Way

               St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Registration Begins: 6:00 am

Walk/Run Begins: 8:00 am

Registration Fees:

  • Walkers
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Is Being Social With Your St. Pete Dentist Weird?

We want our patients to feel comfortable in our office. We want to provide complete oral health which will help with overall quality of life. This does not simply begin and end with you walking in and out of our St. Pete office doors. We want you to be able to call us from home, to email us, to text us, and with today’s technology, we can even extend this to social media outlets. We have received Facebook messages during non-business hours with oral health questions. We have gotten comments on Instagram posts, and back to Facebook, have had patients request to be our “Facebook friends.” We love it! We … 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

Drs. Brayer and Phane Lead a St. Pete Beach Beach Clean Up

Drs. Brayer and Phane and the Creating Smiles Dental team lead a beach clean up on Pass-A-Grille beach last Saturday evening. We had a Facebook event and invited patients, friends, and other health care professionals in the community. Dr. Anne Hermann of Hermann Wellness came with her family. We handed out gloves and bags and families spread out to find all kinds of trash.

We gathered to share our findings. Every bag seemed to have cigarette parts, but there were many other interesting finds as well.  We gave the prize for the grossest trash to Dr. Hermann’s son for the soggy fat cigar. As health care professionals, we find cigarettes … Read the rest

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