Clearwater Dentist, Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental Gives Patient iPad!

Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental in Clearwater, presented an iPad to our wonderful patient Jill,  recently. Jill won the iPad in our Facebook drawing.

If you’d like to enter, here’s how: the next time you’re in our Clearwater dental office, simply pull up our Facebook page on your smartphone and like us. It’s as easy as that.

You can also win our quarterly prize for patient referral. Just send your friends and family to us for more entries.

And if you haven’t been in to see us lately, please call us  at 727-791-8823.

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To premed or not to premed?

antibiotics“Premed” is the term we use when talking about patients taking premedication, also known as prophylactic antibiotics, or taking a certain amount of antibiotics an hour before a dental appointment where we may go under the gum line. Exams do not require the antibiotics in the system, but most other procedures do for the medically compromised patient. Read this then check with your doctor to see if you qualify for not needing to take the antibiotics any more!

The January 2015 JADA article recommends that patients with hip and knee replacements no longer need to take the premed. Clearly, the patient and practitioners will make a decision based on the … Read the rest

5 Tips on How to Make a Chocolate Ganache Cake from Clearwater Dentist, Dr. Jergins

Dr. Jergins made his amazing chocolate ganache cake this past weekend, and it was delicious! Today he shares five tips on how to make a chocolate ganache cake. But not just any chocolate ganache topped cake… the best chocolate ganache cake… this Bon Appetit La Bete Noire chocolate cake .

 

Dr. Jergins and his "assistant" prepare his favorite chocolate ganache cake.

Dr. Jergins and his “assistant” prepare his favorite chocolate ganache cake.

“The directions are pretty straightforward,” says Dr. Jergins, “but there are a few things I’ve learned about making this cake that will save you some headaches, and help you turn out a great version of this chocolate-lovers cake.”

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Clearwater Dentist: Learn Morse Code -.-. .-.. . .- .-. .– …. .. – . / -.. . -. – .- .-..

January 11 is Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day. That’s why Clearwater dentist, Dr. Jergins, has translated his office name into Morse Code.

-.-. .-.. . .- .-. .– …. .. – . / -.. . -. – .- .-.. = ClearWhite Dental.

Here’s the word, smile in Morse Code = … — .. .-.. .

If you’d like to translate your name, try this Morse Code translator. 

The creation of Morse Code is attributed to Samuel Morse, who in 1836 showed how to transmit information over wires.

Click here for how to learn Morse Code in one minute.

Once you get good at it, say, after the … Read the rest

A Special Message for Chocolate Lovers from Clearwater Dentist, Dr. Jergins.

Chocolate lovers, the day has finally come. Dr. Jergins is going to make his favorite chocolate cake, the best chocolate cake, this weekend.

A delicious confection of chocolate ganache, topped with fresh whipped cream.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Check back Monday for photos and tips to make the best chocolate cake ever!… Read the rest

Clearwater Dentist Gives Options for Missing Teeth

If you’re missing teeth — or have one missing tooth — it can be embarrassing. It can also be a practical concern because it’s more difficult to eat. Having missing teeth also affects dental health as bone loss and shifting of your remaining teeth takes place the longer you have the missing tooth or missing teeth.

“We want to give our patients options for replacing missing teeth,” says Dr. Jergins of Clearwater dental office, ClearWhite Dental. “We know that there is not a one size fits all option for missing teeth, so we work with each patient to find out what’s best for her.”

So what are your options for … Read the rest

Wonders of Xylitol: re-post from RDH Magazine

 The sweet alternative offers many dental benefits

by Susan Clark, RDHEF

*Originally published by RDH Magazine in April 2011 but is still valid. It be found here: http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-4/features/wonders-of-xylitol.html or click here. We at Creating Smiles Dental are stressing prevention more than ever and would like to bring articles to our patients that can help with oral and general health. This is one article that is filled with helpful information.
 
Although dental decay is largely preventable, it is still considered the most common chronic infectious disease of children ages 5-17. It is impossible to completely avoid sugar in our diets, so a more realistic approach would be to limit the
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Happy New Year!!! Set Dental Health Goals Too

 Dental Health Goals to set and keep

new year, new you creating smiles dentalIt’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

Family Promise Cardboard Box City photos and Update

What a great year it was for Family Promise of Pinellas County!

As you know, Dr. Brayer, her husband, and their 3 young children spent the night in Family Promise’s Cardboard City to raise money for the homeless families here in Pinellas County. 250355_10152375424367484_4859942161822826172_n 1511179_10152375437277484_4139306593853414985_n
Dr. Brayer’s kids asked for donations from local businesses. Of course she said yes to her kids and Creating Smiles Dental sponsored a box for $50. Each box raised money to give a bed to somebody right here who is homeless in Pinellas County. Spacics, TD Bank, and Fishy Face Photography also said yes to the Brayer kids and sponsored boxes. The kids decorated the
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