National Dentist's Day becoming a dentist

Happy National Dentist’s Day!

Sunday, March 6, is National Dentist’s Day! To celebrate, we want to give you a glimpse into what it takes to become a dentist.

What Does It Take to Become a Dentist?

She safeguards your mouth from the ravages of your sugar addiction. She helps you to keep your gums healthy and pink. She can even replace a lost tooth. How did your dentist get these superpowers?

A Dental Education

Most dental students begin with a 3 or 4 year Bachelor of Science degree before undergoing a rigorous application process for dental school. As in medical school, first and second year dental students complete biomedical science courses such as anatomy, … Read the rest

Your teeth can make you look younger

Your Smile Can Make You Look Younger, Smarter and More Successful

Surprise! The fountain of youth has been in your dentist’s office all along. A recent survey conducted by Oral B found that a healthier-looking smile makes people look younger.

What’s even more surprising is that cosmetic dental work, and particularly teeth whitening, was found to be more effective in restoring a youthful appearance than a facelift.

It turns out that most people believe that your smile is the first indicator of youth, financial success, and education.

Whiten Your Teeth to Get Hired

Studies show that people are 58% more likely to be hired and 53% more likely to receive larger salary offers after a teeth whitening treatment.

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Spring Break 2016 Pinellas County School Calendar

Spring break 2016 is almost here according to the Pinellas County school calendar.

Pilnellas County Spring Break 2016 Dates: March 21 – March 25.

That means spring break in Clearwater, Largo, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, and St. Pete is just around the corner!

“Now’s a great time to call our Clearwater dental office to make your child’s dental appointment,” says Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental. “We have appointments open that week for cleanings, exams, X-rays, and even teeth whitening. We see all ages of patients, so call us today to schedule an appointment for the Pinellas County student in your family.”

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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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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. I, a dental hygienist of 10+ years with Creating Smiles Dental, have done many dental health presentations. I have done them for my own older kids and since most of their classmates are the same from year to year, I took a year off this past fall for the Great American Teach In and talked about other things. Well guess what, my preschooler’s class had not heard my presentation yet, so I asked if I could present to the class. The teachers were thrilled and asked if I could talk to the other VPK class at the school as well and of course … Read the rest

7 Things Brides-to-Be Should Know About Invisalign

7 Things Brides-to-Be Should Know About Invisalign

There are so many decisions to make between “Yes!” and “I do.”

The venue, the dress, the flowers, and where to seat the family black-sheep, Aunt Sally. (Sorry, we can’t help you with that one.) With all those decisions to make, the last thing you need to worry about is how to have the perfect smile on your wedding day. If you’ve been thinking about braces and the benefits of Invisalign for your walk down the aisle, here are seven things every bride-to-be should know about Invisalign.… Read the rest

Exciting Artistic News At Clearwater Dentist Office, ClearWhite Dental

ClearWhite Dental, and Dr. Jergins and his team, are honored to announce an exhibition of The Blue Frock, an original portrait masterpiece by contemporary realist, Suzanne Murphy.

“It is truly a thrill to have such an exceptional work of art in our office,” says Clearwater dentist, Dr. Jergins. “We are especially grateful to Ms. Murphy for sharing her work with us, our patients, and those who visit our office to see The Blue Frock. We’ve already had many, many patients comment on the beauty of Ms. Murphy’s painting.”

Here’s the process of the hanging of The Blue Frock at ClearWhite Dental.

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Artist Suzanne Murphy and her husband, Brooks Fountain, with The Blue Frock, a painting of Ms. Murphy's exhibited at ClearWhite Dental.

Artist Suzanne Murphy and her husband, Brooks Fountain,

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Dental Emergency and No Insurance? 5 Things You Need to Know

Dental emergencies are just that – emergencies.

A broken tooth may seem like nothing more than an uncomfortable cosmetic problem, but broken teeth are at high risk for infection. If left untreated, infections can spread to the blood and brain. Prompt attention to dental emergencies can be lifesaving. Go to your dentist right away, before the problem becomes worse (and more expensive to treat).

The emergency room is not equipped to handle dental emergencies.

People who have been ignoring a troublesome tooth often wind up in the ER because of increased pain and swelling that no longer responds to over-the-counter pain medication. These patients are routinely given a prescription for Read the rest

Straightening Your Teeth Just Got Easier — and Faster

How to Get the Perfect Wedding Smile

On your wedding day, you should be all smiles – and hopefully that smile is white and dazzling. After all, this is an event where lots of pictures will be taken, and you’ll be looking back at them for years to come. With all the focus on you, you’ll want your teeth and smile looking their best!

Don’t worry. If you aren’t in love with your smile right now, you can be by your wedding day. Even if your wedding is only months away, you still have time to straighten your teeth with new invisalign technology. You’ll be smiling bright for your wedding day and beyond!

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Straightening Your Teeth Just Got Easier — and Faster

Straightening Your Teeth Just Got Easier — and Faster

Straightening Your Teeth Just Got Easier — and Faster

Did you make a resolution to improve your teeth this year? That’s a smart decision — straight teeth can completely transform your smile in a beautiful way. Having straight teeth does more than just look good — it’s also better for your health.

Having crooked teeth increases your risk of tooth decay by making it harder to clean in between spaces and crossed-over teeth. This allows plaque to build up in those hard-to-reach areas, eventually turning into cavities and causing infections. Depending on the severity of your misalignment, it might even be harder to chew your food properly, leading to many Read the rest

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