Dental Emergencies New Patients

What is Considered a Dental Emergency

A dental emergency is typically any injury to your gums, jaw or teeth. An injury that may seem mild at the time, may be more serious if it is not treated properly. Dental Injuries that are ignored for an amount of time may result in a more severe situation that requires extensive and costly treatment.

What are Considered Dental Emergencies?

A variety of conditions and injuries are called dental emergencies. The following is a list of the type of emergency situations that typically require professional dental services:

  • A dislodged tooth: If a tooth is forced out of its socket, it is critical to the process of reinsertion that you see us at Dentist Place of Clearwater immediately. The probability that the tooth can be saved diminishes after one hour.
  • A partially dislodged tooth: If your tooth hasn’t been fully removed from its socket, it is usually easier for us to repair it.
  • Abscess: This is a painful infection to the gum or bone that occurs between one or more teeth. If this is left untreated, the abscess may cause more serious damage to the gum tissue, bone and teeth in the area of the infection. In extremely severe cases, the bacteria may spread to other areas of the body, resulting in moderate to serious illness.
  • A lost filling or crown: Besides the pain that happens when you lose a filling or crown, this can result in damage to the tooth.
  • Injuries to Gums: If you get a cut, deep gash or any other injury to your gums, see us at Dentist Place of Clearwater ASAP.

If you have experienced any type of injury to your teeth, gums or jaws, call us at Dentist Place of Clearwater today.

Broken Tooth Extraction Dental Dental Emergencies

Broken Tooth Extraction

Broken Tooth Extraction

Dental emergencies and broken teeth can happen. They often happen at the worst time and out of nowhere. The Dentist Place of Clearwater is here to help if you are experiencing a dental emergency, and we understand the importance of having your tooth injury treated ASAP. If you find yourself needing a Broken Tooth Extraction or other Dental Emergency in Clearwater, do not hesitate to call our office today!

Do I Have a Dental Emergency?

There are different types of Dental Emergency needs you may experience. Toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, lost fillings, lost crowns, or infected teeth or gum infections are just a few of the many types of dental emergencies that we see daily at The Dentist Place of Clearwater.

Many things can lead to your dental emergency needs including accidents, lack of dental care, or even poorly done work from a prior Dentist. Whatever Dental Emergency you find yourself in, The Dentist Place of Clearwater can help!


Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental Crown Replacement is a popular Dental Treatment Option for damaged or poorly shaped teeth that are affecting your smile and confidence.

Dentist Place of Clearwater provides Same Day Crowns that are an artificial prosthesis, which are placed over damaged teeth.  Here are a few benefits of getting Same Day Dental Crowns from Dentist Place of Clearwater:

1. Concealment of Flaws

Dental crowns can be used to match the exact color, size and shape of your natural teeth enabling them to blend with your unique dental structure. There are also gold and silver crowns that can be fitted as well. Irrespective of your individual style, a dental crown is the best way to conceal a damaged or poorly shaped tooth.

2. Fast & Easy – Same Day

For most people, going to the dentist in tracy is not only extremely time-consuming but also result in severe pain during the dental procedure. Unlike other conventional dental procedures, getting a dental crown requires only about two visits to the dentist. Moreover, the process of fitting the crowns usually takes less than an hour.

3. Increasing Durability of your False Teeth

If you already have dentures or dental implants, fitting a dental crown on your tooth can greatly increase the longevity of your artificial teeth. This is because dental crowns provide an extra layer of protection to the teeth, which helps in reducing deterioration. This helps your dentures to last longer and remain in good condition

4. Different Types of Materials

Dental crowns are now available at different prices, which have been specifically designed to meet the needs and budget of an individual. Since many different materials can be used to make dental crowns, they have continued to increase in popularity among people from all lifestyles. From gold to porcelain, there is a huge variety of dental crowns for you to choose from.

5. Strengthening of Weak Teeth

If your tooth has been damaged due to severe trauma or a dental illness, it is highly important for you to find appropriate dental treatment. To prevent further damage, we may recommend a dental crown that helps in strengthening your tooth by providing an additional layer of protection.

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Caring for Your Teeth and Gums

With proper care, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. The healthier your teeth and gums are, the less risk you have for tooth decay and gum disease.

How Should I Care for My Teeth and Gums?

There are five basic steps to caring for teeth and gums:

  1. Brushing
  2. Flossing
  3. Rinsing
  4. Eating right
  5. Visiting the dentist

Tips for Brushing Teeth

Brush at least twice a day. If you can, brush after every meal. Ideally wait 30 minutes after eating, this will allow any enamel that softened from acid during eating to re-harden and not get brushed away. Brushing removes plaque, a film of bacteria that clings to teeth. When bacteria in plaque come into contact with food, they produce acids. These acids lead to cavities. To brush:

  • Place a pea-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste on the head of the toothbrush. (Use a soft toothbrush.)
  • Place the toothbrush against the teeth at a 45-degree angle up to the gum line.
  • Move the brush across the teeth using a small circular motion. Continue with this motion cleaning one tooth at a time. Keep the tips of the bristles against the gum line. Avoid pressing so hard that the bristles lie flat against the teeth. (Only the tips of the toothbrush clean the teeth.) Let the bristles reach into spaces between teeth.
  • Brush across the top of the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Make sure the bristles get into the grooves and crevices.
  • Use the same small circular motion to clean the backside of the upper and lower teeth — the side that faces the tongue.
  • To clean the inside of the bottom front teeth, angle the head in an up-and-down position toward the bottom inside of the mouth and move the toothbrush in a small circle.
  • For the inside of the top front teeth, angle the brush in an up-and-down position with the tip of the head pointing towards the roof of the mouth. Move the toothbrush in a small circle.
  • Give your tongue a few gentle brush strokes, brushing from the back of your tongue forward. Do not scrub. This helps remove bacteria and freshens your breath.
  • After brushing your teeth for two to three minutes, rinse your mouth with water.
  • Replace your toothbrush with a new one every three to four months.

Tips for Flossing Your Teeth

Floss teeth at least once a day. Flossing gets rid of food and plaque between the teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach. If plaque stays between teeth, it can harden into tartar, which must be removed by a dentist or hygienist. To floss:

  • Remove about an 18-inch strip of floss from the dispenser.
  • Wind the floss around the middle fingers of each hand, leaving a 1-inch section open for flossing. Floss the top teeth first, then the bottom.
  • Place the floss in your mouth and use your index fingers to push the floss between the teeth. Be careful not to push too hard and injure the gums.
  • Move the floss up and down against the tooth and up and around the gum line. The floss should form a C-shape around the tooth as you floss.
  • Floss between each tooth as well as behind the back teeth.
  • Use a clean section of floss as needed and take up used floss by winding it around the fingers.

Tips for Rinsing Your Mouth

Mouthwashes do more than just freshen your breath. Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash at least once a day to kill bacteria that cause plaque and early gum disease. A fluoride rinse can help prevent teeth decay and cavities. Some rinses can do both.

  • It doesn’t matter if you rinse before or after you brush.
  • Swish the mouthwash in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds.

Eating Right for Dental Health

For good dental health, eat a variety of foods, but minimize those that contain sugars and starches. These foods produce the most acids in the mouth and the longer they stay in the mouth, the more they can damage the teeth. Hard “sucking candies” are especially harmful because they stay in the mouth a long time.

Snacking on sugary foods can lead to tooth decay, because most people don’t brush after snacks. Starchy snack foods, like potato chips, stick to the teeth. Avoid snacking on:

  • Candies, cookies, cakes, and pie
  • Sugary gum
  • Crackers, breadsticks, and chips
  • Dried fruits and raisins

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Visit your dentist at least once every six months. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, it’s important to have regular check-ups and professional cleanings. You should also see your dentist if you have pain in your teeth or mouth or bleeding, swollen gums.

You can also ask your dentist about dental sealants. Sealant is a material used to coat the top, chewing surfaces of the teeth. This coating protects the tooth from decay and usually lasts a long time, but can only be placed on a tooth without decay. It is usually placed on children’s teeth as they get their permanent teeth.

Tips for Rinsing

In addition to the above four steps above, antibacterial mouth rinses reduce bacteria that cause plaque and gum disease, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Fluoride mouth rinses also help reduce and prevent tooth decay. The ADA does not recommend fluoride mouth rinses for children ages 6 or younger, because they may swallow the rinse.

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New Patients

Now Accepting New Patients

The Dentist Place of Clearwater is now accepting new patients at our Clearwater Florida office.

$69 Intraoral Exam & Full Set of Digital Images(x-rays) 

(A $220 value)

The first step toward a beautiful smile and better oral health is a thorough dental exam. Ours is one of the most complete you will find and includes oral cancer screening, and all necessary X-rays.  This is a limited time offer, so call today to schedule your appointment.

D0150 & D0120     **See additional restrictions below

$49 Limited Exam and  Images(x-rays)

(A $82 value)

Are you having pain, discomfort or a concern with an particular tooth or area of your mouth?  We are offering an Emergency limited exam focused on one problem area which includes digital x-ray of that area. This is a limited time offer, so call today to schedule your appointment.

D0140 & D0220 **See additional restrictions below

Free Denture Consultation

We understand that it can be difficult deciding what to do when considering tooth-replacement options.  That is why we offer a free denture consultation.  Whether you still have your natural teeth and are looking into dentures for the first time, or you are looking to have a new set of dentures made to replace an existing or ill-fitting set, we have many options to discuss with you. We can even discuss implant options for denture wearers as well.  Give us a call at 727-470-6365 to schedule your appointment.

 $249 Teeth Whitening Special

(Normally $399)

Get a whiter, brighter smile safely and effectively with our proven teeth-whitening program, right in the comfort of your own home. Includes gel and upper and lower trays.

D9915 & D9916



Crowns Dental Implants

Same Day Implants Clearwater

Same Day Implants Clearwater Fl

Local Dentist Office in Clearwater, The Dentist Place of Clearwater, offers Same Day Implants for New & Existing Patients. With the introduction of fully ceramic crowns & implants, the appearance of many smiles have changed.  Our Same Day Implants in Clearwater function the exact same way as traditional Crowns, but their fully ceramic composition means that they look far more natural and original.

Same Day Crowns Clearwater are usually placed to strengthen an injured tooth.  All dental professionals agree that when possible, it is advantageous to restore a natural tooth rather than replace it with a prosthetic alternative.  Our crowns are precision-engineered to create a beautiful fit and restore full functionality to the injured tooth.

Why Might Same Day Implants be Necessary?

Unlike the rest of the body, our teeth don’t have the best healing abilities.  This means that once your enamel of your teeth are injured, they do not have the ability to heal themselves.

Same Day Implants Clearwater are put in place to stabilize your damaged teeth and permanently to stop any further damage that may happen.  Your tooth enamel may be injured by trauma, bacterial infections or decay. Implants are typically used to seal teeth after a root canal.

Our Same Day Implants have many advantages over traditional crowns including:

  • Exact Color Matching – Same Day Implants can be created in your color that will match the color of your existing teeth.

Read More on Same Day Implants HERE

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    Dental Gum Health

    Are Your Gums Receding?

    Most people know that they should brush twice a day, and most people know that they should brush for about two minutes each time.

    But what many people miss is that how you brush also makes a big difference for keeping plaque, tartar, and gum disease away. Even holding your toothbrush at the wrong angle might be preventing you from getting at all the bacteria and plaque hiding under your gums and between your teeth.

    Over 45 percent of American adults over 40 have some form of gum disease, according to the Center for Disease Control. This includes gingivitis, the buildup of plaque and bacteria under the gums, which causes receding gums, exposing teeth roots. Receding gums often lead to further problems, because the weakened gums open up teeth to cavities, infections, and abscesses.

    If you’re having trouble with receding gums, pay attention to how you brush and check in with The Dentist Place of Clearwater, especially if you’re having pain or bleeding. Many people learn how to brush their teeth when they’re young and never question it again. But if you didn’t learn the right technique, you might end up causing damage by brushing too hard, by using the wrong brush, or by missing key areas.

    Cleaning Your Teeth Should be Less Brushing and More Massaging

    Brushing might be the wrong term for cleaning teeth. Or at least, many people take it the wrong way, brushing with the same vigor they’d need to scrub the tub clean. But when brushing your teeth you should be gentle to avoid damaging your gums, so gentle that the Canadian Dental Association tells people to think of it as a massaging action rather than brushing.

    In order to brush properly to keep receding gums at bay, use a soft toothbrush with only a pea-size amount of toothpaste, and follow these three steps:

    1. Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle along the line of the gums.

    Don’t hold the brush flat against your teeth. This lets the brush skim the surface without getting into the crevices where bacteria and plaque hide. Instead, by holding your brush at an angle you can get the brush bristles under the gum line to pick out bacteria and plaque before it causes harm. This is why it’s important to use a soft brush. You want to get under the gums with the bristles, but doing this with medium or hard bristles risks roughing the gums too much.

    2. Massage the brush on your teeth in small circular motions.

    Don’t brush roughly when trying to get all the grub and plaque away. Instead, massage your brush into your teeth with gentle pressure, moving slowly and methodically around your teeth. Use short motions, about one tooth wide, to reduce the friction on your gums. Using a circular motion helps attack plaque from different angles.

    3. Remember to get behind tricky spots

    Don’t forget about the backs of your front teeth, and even more importantly, the backs of your back molars. These can be a little hard to reach, but it’s worth it to avoid dental work in the back reaches of your mouth.

    Check Receding Gums with Your Dentist

    If your gums are receding, it’s important to visit The Dentist Place of Clearwater to check for further problems before they get worse, especially if you are having other problems, such as bleeding, inflammation, and pain. Some people’s gums recede simply because of genetics, but for many people, receding gums are a sign of advancing gum disease. We will be able to check for problem areas that might result in future cavities and infections, and if necessary they can send you to a periodontist, a specialist in gum health, to solve gum issues before they get even worse.

    However, by brushing right with a gentle, methodical, massaging rhythm, along with regular flossing, your dentist will only have to clean up tartar instead of having to save your gums, fill cavities or replace teeth.

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    Best electric toothbrush for 2020: Quip, Colgate, Sonicare and more compared

    The American Dental Association finds that electric and manual toothbrushes are pretty much equivalent when it comes to cleaning teeth and removing plaque. But an electric toothbrush can make it easier to brush your teeth for longer periods of time. It can also be better at hitting some of those hard-to-reach spots.

    So how do you choose the best electric toothbrush? Well, the right toothbrush partly depends on your personal preference. Do you want to focus on plaque control, oral hygiene or teeth whitening? Do you have sensitive gums or teeth? Are you looking for a 2-minute timer? (Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day with a soft toothbrush head.)

    You’ll also want to consider your budget. Would you prefer to spend a little more on a powerful model that does extra work for you, or stick to something simple and classic?

    We get it, the choice can be overwhelming. Before you start shopping for the best electric toothbrush for oral care, check out this guide featuring our electric toothbrush reviews. Our electric toothbrush comparison walks you through nine high-end products for cleaning your teeth, gingivitis, teeth whitening and more. But regardless of which brush you choose, don’t forget to floss!

    How to choose the best electric toothbrush

    When looking for the best electric toothbrush, you’ll want to consider a few factors.

    Cost: First things first: What’s your toothbrush budget? On the lower end, you can get a cheap electric toothbrush for $20 to $50, but the cons are that they won’t have certain features such as a lithium-ion battery, a water flosser or a sensor.

    Many people won’t want to spend more than $40 or so on a toothbrush, but if you’ve got extra money to spend on your pearly whites, investing in a higher-ticket toothbrush in the $100 to $200 range with more features may be worth it in the long run, especially if it helps you have fewer cavities and dentist visits.

    Capabilities: What do you need the toothbrush to do? Maybe you just need one mode for cleaning a little deeper than you can with a manual toothbrush.

    If you need help brushing for the dentist-recommended two minutes, it’s a good idea to select one with a built-in smart timer. If you want to easily track your oral hygiene habits, go for a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush with an app.

    If you have sensitive teeth or sensitive gums, consider looking at the types of brush heads that you can get for your electric toothbrush. Some models, like those from Oral-B or Sonicare, offer many different types of brush heads for different needs, such as brush heads for whitening, gum care and cleaning around braces.

    Convenience: Are you going to remember to replace your brush heads when it’s time? If not, maybe a subscription-based electric toothbrush is right for you. Don’t forget to look into how long a toothbrush holds its charge because the last thing you want is for your toothbrush to be dead when you grab it from the charging dock and you’re trying to get ready for bed.


    Flossing Gum Health

    Benefits of Flossing

    You don’t have to be told the importance of good dental hygiene. Taking care of your teeth not only fights bad breath, it can also prevent cavities, gum disease, and contribute to a healthy set of pearly whites.

    But when it comes to flossing and brushing your teeth, like many, you might not give much thought to the proper order.

    As long as you’re doing both on a regular basis, you’re good, right? Well, not necessarily. The recommendation is actually to floss before brushing your teeth.

    This article will explain why this sequence is best, and provide tips on how to get the most out of flossing and brushing.

    Brushing and flossing

    Good dental hygiene involves more than just brushing your teeth. Yes, brushing is an excellent way to clean your teeth, remove dental plaque, and prevent cavities. But brushing alone isn’t enough to keep your teeth healthy and prevent gum disease.

    Flossing contributes to good dental hygiene because it lifts and removes plaque and food in between your teeth. Brushing also removes plaque and food debris, but the bristles of a toothbrush can’t reach deep in between teeth to remove it all. Therefore, flossing helps keep your mouth as clean as possible.

    Why is it better to floss before brushing?

    Some people get into a routine of brushing then flossing. The problem with this sequence is that any food, plaque, and bacteria released by flossing from in between your teeth remains in your mouth until the next time you brush.

    However, when you floss and then brush, the brushing action removes these released particles from the mouth. As a result, there’s less dental plaque in your mouth, and you’ll have a lower risk of developing gum disease.

    The fluoride in your toothpaste is also better able to do its job in protecting your teeth when particles are removed first, noted a small 2018 studyTrusted Source.

    Prevents gum disease

    Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a mouth infection that destroys the soft tissue and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease occurs when there’s too much bacteria on the surface of the teeth.

    This can happen as a result of poor dental hygiene, which includes not brushing or flossing properly, and skipping routine dental cleanings.

    Signs of gum disease include:

    • bad breath
    • swollen, red tender gums
    • loose teeth
    • bleeding gums
    Gets rid of plaque

    Because plaque is a primary cause of gum disease, it’s important to floss and brush each day. Plaque usually hardens on the teeth within 24 to 36 hours. If you floss your teeth regularly, and then brush afterwards, plaque usually will not harden on your teeth.

    After flossing and brushing, don’t forget to spit out any remaining toothpaste in your mouth. But you shouldn’t rinse your mouth. This likely comes as a surprise since many people have been conditioned to rinse out their mouth with water or mouthwash after brushing.

    Here’s why you don’t want to rinse

    Rinsing your mouth after brushing washes away fluoride — a mineral added to many dental products to help strengthen teeth. As a result, the toothpaste isn’t as effective at preventing tooth decay.

    You want the fluoride in your toothpaste to remain on your teeth for as long as possible. So fight the urge to rinse with water immediately after brushing. If you’re concerned about having too much toothpaste residue in your mouth, swish only about 1 teaspoon of water in your mouth and then spit.

    If you like using mouthwash for fresher breath, and to further prevent cavities, wait a couple of hours after brushing your teeth. If you use a fluoride mouthwash, don’t eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after rinsing your mouth.

    When to see The Dentist Place of Clearwater

    Not only should you see a dentist for routine dental cleanings, you should also see a dentist if you suspect any problems with your oral health.

    Your dentist can check your teeth and order dental X-rays to help identify any problems. Signs that you need to see a dentist include:

    • red, swollen gums
    • gums that bleed easily after brushing or flossing
    • sensitivity to hot and cold
    • persistent bad breath
    • loose teeth
    • receding gums
    • tooth pain

    Any of the above symptoms accompanied by fever could indicate an infection. Be sure to report all symptoms to your dentist.

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