We’ve all heard that candy, soft drinks and foods high in sugar and acid will cause cavities, but will juicing cause tooth decay also? Most of us could easily fit in a smoothie a day, especially when incorporating routine exercise. But, should we be concerned that the natural sugars can damage the enamel on our teeth as well?

It is certainly true that the natural sugars in fruit feed bacteria in your mouth. If you don’t rid your teeth from the bacteria with proper oral hygiene, this could develop into tooth decay and other oral health problems. Along with the high sugar content, the chlorophyll found in vegetable juices can lead to tooth staining. Chlorophyll is a green photosynthetic pigment found in green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale that are often added to green smoothies.

Here are a tips to keeping your teeth healthy and stain-free while still enjoying all the health benefits that juicing has to offer:

  • Drink through a straw. This will minimize direct contact of the sugars and substances that are harmful to your teeth.
  • Add cranberries to your smoothie. Cranberries have an anti-cavity chemical that prevents bacteria from binding to the teeth.
  • Rinse your mouth with water following your juice. This will help flush the bacteria from the teeth. Also drinking water throughout the day will keep your body hydrated, which will keep your mouth from being dry and prone to harboring more bacteria that causes decay.
  • Maintain proper oral hygiene. Stay on top of your home dental care. Brushing twice a day and flossing one a day will rid your mouth of the sugars, acids, bacteria and debris that lead to erosion of the enamel.

And finally, make sure you stay on top of your regular checkups as another preventative measure. At South Tampa Smiles, we want all of our patients to be healthy and happy. Give us a call for your cleaning and exam at (813) 289 – 0560. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest teeth of them all? We pick Charlize Theron to fill those shoes. With the release of the movie sequel Huntsman: The Winter’s War, we thought we would give this villainous vixen applauds for her wickedly white smile. In her role as The Evil Queen, Ravenna, you may not notice her vibrant, bright teeth; Evil queens rarely smile except an occasional howl of laughter as an expression of evil intent.

If you haven’t seen the movie trailer, you can see it here. We are sure it will love it! It’s a film that is sure to entertain and put a smile on your face, but don’t let the yellowing effect keep you from showing off all that contentment. Ravenna’s stunningly white teeth radiate with her golden hair and all her auric glory.

A Wickedly White Smile with Teeth Bleaching

 Tones of yellow and gold can be a beautiful sight, but not when it comes to your teeth. Over time, your teeth can become yellow and discolored even in their healthy state. This discoloring can make you feel self-conscious and may even prevent you from smiling. If you are hiding your smile because they are not as bright as you would like, South Tampa Smiles offers bleaching treatments both in-office and at home. Our deep bleaching treatment can increase the brightness of your smile many levels past your biologically whitening limit.

Prior to your in-office professional bleaching, you will be given trays to use at home that prime your teeth for the treatment. We combine at-home and in-office treatment to whiten your teeth even beyond traditional methods and whitening solutions. This bleaching method lasts much longer than conventional whitening methods. Learn about our deep bleaching treatment.

Contact Us

We don’t want anyone to hold back on expressing joy and excitement in their life. The South Tampa Smiles team is ready to assist you with your teeth whitening adventure at (813) 289 – 0560. Let’s spread some brightness to this this dark take on a fairy tale and get a wickedly white smile of your own!



We understand the financial hardships that tax season can bring. You don’t have to put your dental checkups and cleanings on the back burner due to financial concerns. South Tampa Smiles wants everyone to be able to have checkups, cleanings, and dental treatment no matter what their current financial situation. For this reason, we have several payment options in place on top of our affordable rates so that you and your family may stay on top of your dental healthcare through tax season.


Affordable Dental Healthcare Through Tax Season

Most dental insurances cover oral exams and cleanings every 6 months. However, we understand that some people are not covered under a dental insurance plans. We have set our cleaning, polish and exam fees at $97 to make certain that everyone has the opportunity to maintain excellent oral health. This is a total value of $207 and includes necessary dental x-rays.

Dental Financing

We gladly accept CareCredit financing for all of your dental treatment. CareCredit is a credit card with a set limit that is specifically designed to cover health expenses. You can apply right from their website here or read more information about CareCredit Financing.

For those that do not wish to get financing or have difficulty getting approved, we accept all major credit cards for your convenience.

Emergency Dentistry

Staying on top of your dental checkups is essential for maintaining long-term oral health. Whether you have a dental injury or have let your routine checkup slide and are experiencing pain & discomfort, we would like to remind everyone that we offer emergency dental services. Our emergency examinations are $80, a regular value of $116! Read more about Emergency Dentistry.

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Give us a call at (813) 289 – 0560 for any questions about your payment options and to schedule your next dental appointment. Our staff at South Tampa Smiles is ready to help you determine the best payment option for you if you need assistance.

For further reading: Dental Treatment Payment Options – Tampa, FL


Did you know April is National Decorating Month? Along with all of your Spring Cleaning efforts this season, it’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and start decorating! This is a great opportunity to start on a few of those fun projects you may have found on Pinterest. Discover the joy of this Spring Season by making your surroundings beautiful and fresh this month.

Although a fresh coat of paint, new throw pillows or rearranged furniture can create environment feel more inviting and new, it’s the familial involvement and creating laughter that makes the real difference. Family members bond over the shared experiences and family intimacy deepens as each person contributes to the development and completion of new projects or old family traditions.

National Decorating Month – Smile Makeovers

Along with your vibrant new décor, Why not celebrate National Decorating Month with a Smile Makeover from South Tampa Smiles? There’s no better time than the present to get that beautiful, bright smile you’ve always dreamed of. Check out our Smile Gallery to see some of the results from whitening, veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. We have included many before-and-after photos to show the incredible transformation we have had the pleasure of creating for so many of our patients.

Contact South Tampa Smiles

Contact us at (813) 289 – 0560 for more information about Smile Makeovers or to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning. For your convenience, we have appointment times available before and after work hours from 7 am to 7 pm. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you!


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