It’s Always A Time for Giving in St. Pete!

It is the time of year when all Americans regardless of faith reflect upon the many blessings this great nation offers and the things we are thankful for. For many of us, and especially for Creating Smiles Dental, it is the right time of year to take the opportunity to give back in various forms. Creating Smiles focuses its efforts primarily on two charities, one national, and one local, to bring charity and hope to the country and try to make the world a better place.

To stay true to our commitment to good oral hygiene, we decided many years ago to champion the Oral Cancer Foundation’s cause. Sadly, … Read the rest

Aloe Vera – Nature’s first aid plant for your mouth?

When we think of aloe vera, most often we think of a scorching sunburn and the instant cooling relief that application of the plant brings. Aloe vera accelerates healing and can reduce pain and discomfort, but not just for your skin! According to the Academy of General Dentistry, this unique wonder plant that has been used for more than 2,000 years for medicinal purposes can bring relief from pain associated with canker sores, cold sores, oral lichen planus, and gingivitis. For patients seeking an inexpensive, easily accessible, and natural alternative to over the counter pain relievers, this is great news!

How does it work?

Let’s be honest, those 7-10 days … Read the rest

Be an Angel and Get a $5 Starbucks Card!

Be an Angel and we’ll give you a $5 Starbucks gift card! Is your Starbucks gift card balance down to zero? No problem! Just give, and you’ll get!

We are an official pick up and drop off point for the Salvation Army of Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County. Just stop by our office, choose a child’s tag from our Christmas tree, grab an empty Angel Tree bag and go shopping!

“The Salvation Army makes Christmas dreams come true,” says Dr. Jergins, of ClearWhite Dental, “and we want to help too. It’s really an honor to be a part of Angel Tree.”

When you’ve fulfilled the wish of your Angel Tree … Read the rest

dental emergencies in st petersburg

Handling Dental Emergencies in St. Pete

Two things bring dental visits to mind; we either remember our regularly scheduled cleaning appointments every six months to maintain optimal oral health or we get a sudden burst of pain that brings us to our knees. The first is easily solvable and we never think twice until it is our turn to return to dentist. The latter usually has us asking ourselves the following questions:

  • What constitutes a dental emergency?
  • Can it wait until morning?
  • Will the pain dissipate if I take an over the counter anti-inflammatory?
  • Should I contact my dentist, or see if the pain subsides?

We have all been there. Whether it is an aging crownRead the rest