19/Jul/2018

CEREC Single Visit Crowns, Veneers and Onlays

South Tampa Smiles patients have something to really smile about! Many people put off getting a dental crown because of their busy schedule. A porcelain veneer or crown usually requires two or more visits. Traditionally, an impression is made and sent to a dental lab then sent back to the dental office requiring at least one more appointment to have it placed.

South Tampa Smiles offers single visit crowns using CEREC equipment. This technology allows Dr. Cannariato to make permanent ceramic onlays, crowns and veneers right in the office. There is no need to wait for dental labs and make a second appointment.

Advantages of Cerec technology for patients over traditional dentistry include:

  • Saves the patient time and money with fewer dental visits
  • There is typically no need for temporary crowns or veneers
  • No Need for messy impressions
  • Lessens the number of times the patient needs sedation
  • Cerec technology ensures an exact fit, which eliminates bite problems and returned visits
  • The entire visit takes a little over an hour, which is much easier on today’s hectic schedules.
  • Patients are happy with their new, natural looking dental restorations

The technology is here, so why aren’t you? Don’t wait around, you could have a new smile in a quick, one-hour dental visit following your exam. We offer 7 a.m. appointment times and are available on certain days until 7 p.m. View our office hours here.

Call South Tampa Smiles at (813) 289-0560 to learn more about CEREC Single Visit Crowns, Veneers and Onlays.

 

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19/Jul/2018

Certain beverages that stain your teeth that have more staining potential than others. The presence of pigmented molecules called chromogens and the acidity of the drinks both cause staining. There are also drinks that contain compounds that boost the chromogens’ ability to attach to the enamel of your teeth. These are called tannins. If a beverage contains chromogens and tannins together, the probability for staining is increased substantially.


Coffee and TeaBeverages That Stain Your Teeth - Coffee & Tea

In general, the darker the beverage, the more staining can occur such as coffee. Although coffee contains high levels of chromogens. It is low in tannins. Tea, however, is rich in both chromogens and tannins making it quite possibly the bigger stainer of the two.

Beverages That Stain Your Teeth - Red & White WineBoth Red and White Wine

Red wine is an acidic drink that contains chromogens and tannins making it more likely to cause staining. The acid in white wine can etch away at your teeth leaving them more porous and susceptible to staining.


Sodas and Sports DrinksBeverages That Stain Your Teeth - Sodas & Sports Drinks

Sodas and sports drinks are highly acidic and help promote staining by other foods. The darker sodas are also chromogen rich.


Beverages That Stain Your Teeth - JuiceJuice

Consider the dark pigment in juices such as grape and cranberry. Berries are chromogen rich and so are the  beverages containing them. Most juices are highly pigmented and cause staining on your teeth.

 
Things you can do to limit staining:
  • Try adding milk to your coffee or tea to lighten it up a bit.
  • Consider consuming less
  • Rinse with water after drinking
  • Drink through a straw to bypass the fronts of your teeth
  • Have herbal teas instead of black tea
Treatments for Stained Teeth
  • Take Home Bleaching – a simple and affordable way to remove teeth staining due to things we eat and drink.
  • Deep Bleaching Treatments – for people looking for the whitest smile, deep bleaching is the best-known tooth whitening solution, and it can leave your teeth significantly whiter than other teeth whitening solutions.
  • Veneers – for people with staining not due to eating and drinking but maybe due to medications or old bondings, Veneers are the best option.
More Information

Learn more about bleaching treatments we offer.

Further information on Veneers. 


Contact South Tampa Smiles

If are unhappy with the discoloration of your teeth, contact South Tampa Smiles (Dr. John Cannariato, DMD) today for an evaluation at (813) 289-0560.

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19/Jul/2018

Any dental emergency should not be ignored. An injury to the teeth or gums can be serious and if left untreated, can cause permanent damage. If you do not seek dental care immediately, you risk extensive dental treatment, which can also be quite costly.

Dental Emergency Symptoms

A dental emergency that requires immediate care may include any of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling – Urgent Care Needed (Contact a dentist or go to the ER right away)
  • Severe Pain
  • Ongoing Tissue Bleeding
  • Severe Infection or Abscess

If you are not experiencing any of the above symptoms and have broken a tooth, lost a filling or crown or dislodged a tooth, contact South Tampa Smiles to make a dental appointment as quickly as possible.

Home Care

Here are a few tips you can do at home prior to your appointment to help alleviate your symptoms:

Pain:
  • Mild, warm salt water solution several times a day
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or Advil as needed
  • Apply cold compress to the outside of your mouth as needed
Bleeding:
  • Apply gauze to the area until the bleeding subsides
  • Bite on a moist tea bag

Diagnosis & Treatment

We are available to treat and diagnose the following conditions:

  • Tooth Pain
  • Swollen Jaw
  • Broken Tooth
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Abscessed Tooth
  • Loose Fillings
  • Root Canal
  • Extraction

If you are nervous about your visit, we have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and sedation dentistry available.

When to Contact Us

Whether you are a current patient of ours, or you are new to our Tampa office, we are available to help you should you require emergency dental care.

If you are seeking an emergency dentist in Tampa during our regular office hours, please call our office to schedule an appointment with DR. JOHN CANNARIATO, DMD. We will be happy to work you into our schedule the same day.

If you have a dental emergency outside of our regular business hours, please call and leave us a message. We will return your call as quickly as possible.

Appointments available, call 813-289-0560 today!


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19/Jul/2018

South Tampa Smiles takes pride in the many conveniences we provide to our patients. We give our patients the ability to make appointments quickly and easily, miss as little of your business day as possible and receive all dental services at one South Tampa Dentist location.

Convenient Hours

Looking for a South Tampa Dentist that stays open late and opens early? Needing a dental appointment on Friday?

South Tampa Smiles offers convenient scheduling for our patients. We extend our hours to accommodate our patients that need appointment times beyond normal business hours. We have Friday appointments available and are open on Wednesdays until 7pm. We also have 7am appointment times available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those needing to schedule early morning visits.

Convenient Location

How about a dentist that is close to work or home? One that doesn’t take hours from your day to make your appointment?

South Tampa Smiles is centrally located on Henderson Blvd near CVS and Kahwa Coffee. Our location is right in the heart of South Tampa with easy access. We are close by no matter which direction. There is no reason for your travel time to your dental appointment to take longer than the actual visit. We are just a few blocks away.

Contact South Tampa Smiles

Call (813) 289-0560 to make your initial appointment or for your FREE Second Opinion/Consultation. We are currently offering Non-Insured Cash Prices with the following discount codes and most insured patients enjoy these services for free:

  • Cleaning, Polishing & Exam – $95
    Regular value of $207 includes necessary x-rays
    (1110, 0274, 0150)
  • Emergency Exam – $80
     Regular value of $116
    (0140, 0220)
  • Children’s Exam & Cleaning – $99
    Regular value of $214 includes necessary x-rays & fluoride treatment
    (0150, 1120, 0272, 1208).

We have a friendly and welcoming staff with a comfortable office atmosphere. Enjoy a pleasant dental experience along with the many conveniences provided by Dr. John Cannariato, DMD and the South Tampa Smiles team.

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19/Jul/2018

An abscessed tooth is a bacterial infection causing the accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth include pain and sensitivity, redness and swelling to the gums and jaw, fever, bitter taste or foul smell to breath, and open sore or bump on the side of the gums. An abscessed tooth can cause very serious consequences including tooth loss, jaw bone damage, sinus involvement, brain infection, heart complications and even death.

Tooth & Bone Loss

Swelling inside the jaw bone can cause inflammation of the bone. This can lead to bone death in the area of the swelling. If the bone surrounding the tooth dies, the tooth loses its support and become loose and fall out. There is risk of losing the adjacent teeth if the inflammation spreads to the surrounding bone.

 

Sinus & Brain

The maxillary sinus often holds roots of the upper molars. If a tooth becomes abscessed, the sinus can become affected also as it is filled with pus. The brain is located closely to the tooth roots. Infection from tooth abscess can spread to the brain through the veins, a very serious condition called Septicemia or Sepsis.

 

Heart Damage

If left untreated, a tooth abscess can also cause a condition known as Endocarditis. Endocarditis is the inflammation of the inner layer of the heart. Permanent heart damage can occur if the bacteria attach to the inside of the heart and grow. Also if the bacteria enter the lungs and cause pneumonia, another life threatening illness.


Death

There are many serious conditions caused from the bacterial infection of abscess teeth. Serious heart, lung, and brain infections can lead to death if left untreated. Another risk of death caused by an abscessed tooth is the swelling of the floor of the mouth. The swelling under the jaw can block off your airway causing you to suffocate. This is a condition known as Ludwig’s Angina.


Abscessed Tooth Treatment

It is imperative to seek treatment at the earliest signs of infection. Treatment of a dental abscess depends on the extent of infection. The first step is to eliminate the infection. This may be done by root canal therapy where the abscess is drained through the tooth. Extraction of the tooth is another way to drain the infection. An incision into the swollen gum tissue is another way to drain the area. Antibiotics are prescribed to help fight the infection. Once the infection is clear, you can begin your restorative dental treatment and be on your way back to a healthy smile.

Don’t wait and put your life in danger. The treatment for an abscessed tooth is nothing compared to the potential outcome of neglecting to seek treatment out to fear. Contact South Tampa Smiles promptly if you are having any of the symptoms we have listed. We are here to help.

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