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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?

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Our real live (sometimes silly) hygienists answer questions in real time on our new Facebook group.

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 … 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

Dental Service Project: St. Pete Beach Clean Up Evening

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School’s out for the summer! Are you trying to come up with ways to get your kids outside, or to be more productive, or have you wished there was a service project that was okay for kids? Well Dr. Brayer and Dr. Phane seem to be able to find ways to include their kids in service projects. Last summer, Dr. Brayer’s kids set up a neighborhood lemonade stand and donated their earnings to the Oral Cancer Foundation! Follow her on instagram to see pictures of her and her kids making sandwiches for homeless shelters and other wonderful and fun events. Being so involved can be a lot of work, so … Read the rest

Two Great Gifts in St. Pete for a Healthy Father’s Day

Two Great Gifts For a Healthy Father's Day

With the ushering in of a hot St. Pete summer this month, we also have the great joy of welcoming yet another “Funky Tie Day.” Or perhaps you know it as “The Aftershave Day”? We are of course referring to “Father’s Day,” when each year we gather together in celebration of Dads of all stripes, to thank them for everything they have done and continue to do for us. It’s a grand day, worthy of grand hugs and grand gifts. Certainly gifts better than a tie – after all, these days, a lot of people don’t even wear ties to the office! So in the spirit of dentistry, and all

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How Can Your St. Pete Dentist Help You Fight Aging?

We all think about aging. It’s obvious in our hair, our skin, and the way our bodies feel. Now, what about your teeth — how can your dentist help you fight aging?

  1. Antioxidants for Dental Health

If you are concerned about aging, you have likely heard about antioxidants. You probably eat antioxidant-rich food, and apply antioxidant-based creams to your face. Did you know that antioxidants can benefit your oral and dental health too?!

Research shows a growing list of dental health benefits from antioxidants:

  • Antioxidants offset oxidative stress of dental compounds and procedures
  • Antioxidants help healing and counter the impact of nicotine on healing
  • Topical antioxidants are effective on oral,
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Festive Fun on Cinco de Mayo

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Creating Smiles Dental has festive fun before the patients arrive.

After the morning meeting, the Creating Smiles Dental team took a photo with sombreros and maracas. They enjoy one another and it shows. They continued the good spirits with their patients who liked taking photos with the Cinco de Mayo props too. After work, we even noticed some patients had published dental selfies to their own social media sites like Instagram with our hash tag, #creatingsmilesdental. Located in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida.

What a fun day.

Brushing Without Toothpaste: Should You Even Bother? St Pete Dentist Says…

And 8 steps on the proper way to brush your teeth.

Brushing Without Toothpaste: Should You Even Bother? Forget Your Toothpaste

It’s happened to all of us. You’re unpacking your travel bag after a long trip, and you’re dyin’ to get to bed. Eager to brush up and hit the rack, you grab your toothbrush, and aim for the toothpaste. Nothing. Groggy-eyed, you fumble around some more, searching. Still nothing. Looks like you forgot the toothpaste – again. After the front desk informs you they’re out, you wonder what you’re going to do. Should you even bother to brush? Well, as it turns out, according to the American Dental Association, brushing without toothpaste might be just what you needed.

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Four Tips from St. Pete Dentists to Help Alleviate the Discomfort of TMJ

Four Tips To Help Alleviate The Discomfort of TMJ

Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Feel a “popping” or “clicking” sensation in your jaw when you eat or talk? Deal with regular aches and pains in and around your jaw and lower ear? If so, you may have what is known as TMJD – or, temporal mandibular joint disorder.

What Is TMJD?

TMJD is a serious, and often progressive condition resulting from mechanical stress to the jaw and its surrounding muscles. It’s often caused by of an injury to the joint – usually, an injury you don’t even recall. For example, simply having your mouth extended too wide for too long a time (even here at the dentist), or

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