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

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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St. Pete Sun Keeps Scurvy and Gingivitis at Bay!

Vitamin C Keeps Scurvy And Gingivitis At Bay!

Ahoy, Matey! May is here! The sun is out, the snow is gone, and it’s time to get outside and explore the open water like we just did on our office cruise last weekend. Be it a lake or pond, river or ocean, you owe it to yourself to sink your senses into this wonderful gift of nature. In the warmer parts of the country, the boat docks are opening en masse’, so don’t forget to pack sunscreen, a fishing pole, and a big basket of fruit rich in Vitamin C as you prepare to set sail. Fruit? Why Fruit? Trust us, you’re gonna’ want to have some on hand…

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An Oral Cancer Story

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Here is an oral cancer story of a registered dental hygienist and her personal experience with it. The original article can be found here: http://www.dentaltown.com/Dentaltown/Article.aspx?i=337&aid=4621  Our office is going to run and walk the 5K for Oral Cancer Awareness again in April with the Save The Face Race. Join us on Pass-A-Grille Beach! 

In 2001, at age 47, Sandra Boody was diagnosed with stage four, squamous cell carcinoma of a left neck lymph node and the base of her tongue. At stage four, it was inoperable. This was considered an “out-of-the-box” diagnosis, since Sandy had no risk factors. She didn’t smoke or drink alcohol
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Happy New Year!!! Set Dental Health Goals Too

 Dental Health Goals to set and keep

It’s a new year so start the year off on the right foot with some dental health goals, too.

Do you set financial, spiritual, educational, social, career, personal, health, and dental goals? Make it a point to keep your preventative exam and preventative cleaning appointments so the best dentists and best dental hygienists can do the periodontal disease screening and the oral cancer screening. Our motto is always that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Even if you feel you already have pounds to cure, know that others have felt the same way. You are not alone. We here … Read the rest

Start the new year off with some defense for you and your kids: xylitol

As we prepare to send our students back to school whether it is down the street or away in a dorm, let’s keep in mind the easy, safe and natural ways we can protect them and their oral health.

Xylitol does several things to help create a healthy mouth providing healthy snack options, reducing acid and plaque in the mouth, increasing saliva and the amount of calcium and phosphates available for remineralization

Healthy Snack and Lunch Options

Pack a healthy lunch. Avoid the juice box.
Replace with bottled water sweetened with Xylosweet. Place two pieces of Spry gum in lunch box to chew after eating to stimulate salivary … Read the rest