Propel is the Newest Orthodontic Tool! Speeds Up Invisalign

Meet the Newest Tool in Orthodontic Tech!

NEWEST ORTHODONTIC TOOL: PROPEL

As a patient-focused practice, we are continuously looking to provide faster, more effective orthodontic treatment options. We are excited to introduce PROPEL technology to our practice, which can significantly reduce your treatment time. If you are considering orthodontics or Invisalign to straighten your teeth fast, now may be the perfect time.   

PROPEL is a new technology that stimulates bone remodeling, allowing your dentist to adjust your teeth faster and more predictably. Adding PROPEL to your Invisalign orthodontic treatment plan straightens even difficult teeth in record time!

How Does PROPEL Work?

PROPEL has been proven to straighten teeth faster and more predictably than through orthodontics alone. How Read the rest

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.

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St Petersburg Dentist Answers What Are Antioxidants?

An emerging indication for oral disease

Health and wellness claims for antioxidants have increased in recent years. More and more products are appearing that claim to heal or enhance something, thanks to the amazing power of antioxidants. Consumers and health care professionals do well to examine the products and the claims with measured skepticism.

Nevertheless, over the last several decades, some antioxidants have been the subject of excellent, rigorous scientific studies. The research has shown that various antioxidants do indeed provide significant health benefits and can be incorporated into effective medications and treatments.

Dental medicine is one of the fields that is discovering the efficacy of certain antioxidants.

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St Petersburg Dentist Introduces a New PerioSciences System

PerioSciences offers a system of powerful antioxidants in AO ProToothpaste and AO ProRinse for patients who prefer natural, organic products. Free of alcohol, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and artificial sweeteners, the products are environmentally friendly and naturally healthful.

After your dental procedure…

Whether you’ve had gum surgery, a root canal, dental implants, veneers, or any therapeutic or cosmetic procedure, we recommend you follow up with AO ProVantage dental gel. The topical antioxidants have been shown to enhance healing, combat bacteria, and reduce inflammation. Cool, minty, and without the sting of alcohol, it’s pleasant tasting and will not stain teeth as chlorhexidine does.

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St Petersburg Dentist Answers PerioSciences Questions

PerioSciences and antioxidants are getting a lot of attention within the dental community. We have recently added several products and services in this area and would like to share some of the common questions.

Are Antioxidants found in saliva?

Yes. Salivary antioxidants are part of your body’s natural defense system against oral disease. Low levels of antioxidants are connected with conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis, dry mouth, TMJ and even oral cancer.

Is oral inflammation linked to chronic disease?

Yes, The inflammation associated with oral disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis has been linked to chronic, systemic diseases including cardiovascular disease (which can lead to heart attack and stroke), … Read the rest

Gum Disease: What You Need To Know

Gum disease, or periodontal disease is not an enjoyable experience! If you want to avoid gum disease, or if you already have it and want to fight it, read this article.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

How do you know if you have gum disease? Here are some of the symptoms you should look for. Often you will notice inflammation of the gums and mouth – soreness, bleeding, and/or redness. Another common symptom is bed breath (a.k.a. Halitosis), and / or a bad taste in your mouth. Other signs of gum disease include shaky or loose teeth, receding gums, and spaces between the teeth and gums.

Cause Of Gum Disease

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What to Look for when Choosing a Cosmetic Dental Practice

There is one thing that holds true no matter the country you live in; a fear of dentists, no matter their type, is deep within the majority of us, and there seems to be very little we can do about it. The mere thought of a masked individual sticking their hands in our mouths, with or without the high-pitched, spinning sound of a drill, is enough to make even the most courageous among us as squeamish as a baby.  So the attempt to search for a cosmetic dentist, even with the striking outcome we know awaits us, can be more dreary than looking for any other type of doctor.

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Straightening Your Teeth May Be Good for Your Health

Straightening your teeth can work wonders on your smile, but did you also know it may help lower your risk of developing serious diseases?

“Crooked, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth are harder to keep clean and tend to harbor more food and bacteria,” said Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, an orthodontics specialist in New York. “This can lead to an increase in plaque and bacteria in the mouth which can cause decay and periodontal disease, a bacterial infection of the gums, bone and periodontal ligament that can enter the blood stream, travel to major organs and cause systemic complications.”

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease may contribute to the … Read the rest

Get A Beautiful Smile With These Tips

Teeth whitening uses restorative techniques to make teeth return to their normally white color. Teeth whitening can be done at home with over-the-counter items or natural methods. Whitening can also be done by a dental professional. To choose the whitening method that is right for you, use the tips in the following article.

Make sure to visit the dentist’s office twice a year. If you have regular cleanings and follow your dentist’s recommendations for proper tooth care, you will have healthier gums and teeth. Visiting the dentist’s office is one of the best natural ways to whiten your teeth and ensure that you have a beautiful smile for years to … Read the rest

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What You Need to Know When Getting Cosmetic Dentistry

Although cosmetic dentistry is not as invasive as cosmetic surgery, it is still something that you need to think about hard before committing. It is after all something that is pretty expensive and very complicated to go through. Here are some of the things that you need to consider when considering getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure.

1. Budget
Cosmetic dentistry is expensive. This is not just the ordinary cleaning of the teeth or an extraction. If you want your smile to be worthy of a toothpaste commercial, you may have to undergo several of these procedures plus a lot more. And of course, you have to pay for each of … Read the rest

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