4 Tips for Comfortable Dental Cleanings

Tartar, plaque that hardens on your teeth over time, is your teeth’s enemy. It’s the perfect host for the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. So you want to keep your teeth as free of tartar as possible. The best way of doing so is by scheduling regular dental cleanings. Once plaque on your teeth hardens into tartar, it can only be removed by professional dental cleanings. ...

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4 Good Reasons to Get Dental Implants (Infographic)

There are so many good reasons to get dental implants, it’s hard to list them all. We didn’t try to do so here, though we did include four of them in our infographic. Many of the reasons are related to the fact that implants act a lot like your natural tooth roots after they’ve been embedded in your jaw. Implants provide a stable anchor for a crown, dentures, or other dental ...

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Look Inside Your Toothpaste Tube (Video)

For something we put in our mouths every single day, most of us know surprisingly little about toothpaste. You may know if your toothpaste has fluoride. But beyond that, chances are you aren’t sure what else is in there. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to find out. As you’ll see, in addition to cleaning agents, some toothpaste has active ingredients that can combat ...

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5 Ways a Dental Crown Can Improve Your Smile (Infographic)

If you’ve ever had a multipurpose tool, you know how handy it is. Whether you want to open a bottle or cut through some wire, the tool has got it covered! A dental crown is similarly versatile. It serves lots of purposes in our St. Petersburg, FL dentist office, some restorative and some cosmetic. A dental crown can repair many different kinds of damage, including a missing tooth (when ...

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Take Care of Family Dental Care Before School Starts

New activities are usually part of the new school year, with a lot of permission slips coming your way. Your kids may opt to try new sports, learn to play musical instruments, or experiment with everything from debate to drama. It’s hard to know what they – and you – will be doing two months from now. But you’ll know you’ll be busy! So it’s a good idea to schedule your family ...

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How to Handle a Dental Emergency (Infographic)

The most important thing to remember in a dental emergency is to call Jeffery Spilman, D.D.S. at 727-645-4727 ASAP. Keep our number programmed into your smartphone so you can find it in a hurry! In many cases we’ll be able to see you the same day in our St. Petersburg, FL dentist office. In the meantime, check out our infographic now so you know how to deal with pain and otherwise handle a ...

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Laser Gum Treatment Gets Gums in Shape (Video)

The bad news is, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. The good news is, a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing is often enough to return your gums to health if it’s performed in the early stages of the disease. If you’re not a fan of scraping – and who is? – you’ll be glad to know we use a laser for this treatment. The laser breaks up ...

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Don’t Let Summer Dry Mouth Get You Down

Many of us get more exercise in the summer, which is good for us. It does have a few risks, though, including becoming dehydrated if we aren’t careful about water intake. Dehydration is just one of several things that can contribute to summer dry mouth. That’s a concern not just because it’s uncomfortable, but because a shortage of saliva can lead to tooth decay. Dry mouth doesn’t have ...

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Fix Minor Misalignment With ‘Instant Orthodontics’ (Photo)

If your smile has a small gap, crowded teeth or slightly crooked teeth, you may think your only option is spending long months wearing braces or another orthodontic treatment. Yet we can often conceal these kinds of issues with dental veneers in our St. Petersburg, FL dentist office. Veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics,” and with good reason! You can get veneers in as ...

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Change Your Life With a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation (Video)

If you’ve got multiple broken, missing, or worn-down teeth, you’re probably a good candidate for a full-mouth rehabilitation. This process can take time and may involve different restorative dental services like dental implants, dentures, or dental crowns. Once the transformation is complete, though, your new smile should last for many years. You’ll enjoy many benefits: A smile that ...

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Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers (Video)

If you want to give yourself the gift of a great-looking smile this month, you should consider porcelain veneers. One of our most versatile dental restorations, they can cover ...

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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

When it comes to handling a dental emergency, Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS in St. Petersburg, FL doesn’t mess around. If you’re an existing patient, we’ll see you as soon as you ...

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