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The Relationship Between Diabetes and Dental Health According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 100 million Americans are living with diabetes or prediabetes today. Diabetes can cause a number of problems, including increased risk of stroke and heart disease, increased risk of infection, visual disturbances such as cataracts and glaucoma, and many …
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Tailgating Trouble   Whether you’re following the Bucs or Lightening from home or camping out in front of the stadium, food is a HUGE part of why sports are so enjoyable. We love a good tailgate, but as we’re munching down on treats, there’s something else on our minds: teeth. A lot of the foods …
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The Gold Standard of Tooth Replacement Options In a perfect world, we would all get to keep the teeth we were born with. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts with a toothbrush and floss, tooth loss is inevitable. When a patient is told that they’ll have to lose a tooth, their mind becomes flooded with “what …
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Why We Prefer Composite Fillings If you have the old-fashioned, silver amalgam fillings, you already know about one of their weaknesses: they stand out. You can see them in any picture that features an open-mouth smile, laughter, or even lively conversation. Thing of it is, amalgam fillings have other drawbacks that you may not be …
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Can Summer Fun Harm Your Teeth? It’s summertime in Florida. When the afternoon storms subside, we take full advantage of living in the Sunshine State. We enjoy backyard barbecues, bike rides with the family, trips to our many amusement parks, and other activities that provide the opportunity to create memories with our friends and loved …
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Busting the Most Common Dental Myths: Part 1 In some cases, myths have an almost sacred status: From Prometheus giving fire to humanity to Elvis being alive and well in a small Tennessee town, we believe these stories with all our hearts. This is also true of dental myths. No matter how unverified or unsubstantiated, …
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The Perfect Fix For Almost Any Dental Flaw They’re stained. They’re crooked. They look like fangs … very few of us are perfectly content with our smiles. Though other people probably don’t take notice, all we see when we look in the mirror is a row of ecru imperfections. We’d like to make changes, but …
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No Need To Panic: We Offer Sedation Dentistry From The Three Stooges to Seinfeld, dentists have been portrayed as masochistic mad men who love to inflict pain, either with bronze-age torture devices or outdated magazines. As far as St. Petersburg Dental Center is concerned, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, we’re so …
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Invisible Orthodontics? You Bet! We have plenty of patients who would like to have a straighter smile, but they have bad associations with braces: the headgear, the rubber bands, the brackets that make your lips protrude … all induce nightmares of middle school. The good news is that orthodontics have come a long way since …
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Whatever You Do, Replace That Tooth! At St. Petersburg Dental Center, our doctors will do everything it takes to save a tooth. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, an extraction is necessary. This can be a worrisome time for patients: Will the missing tooth be obvious? How will others’ perceptions of them change when their smile …
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