Dental Blog Year in Review – 2016

As the year winds to a close, the South Tampa Smiles team hopes you all have found happiness in what 2016 has brought to you. For us, it has been another great year of growth and gratitude. We would like to thank each of our loyal patients as well as all of our wonderful new patients this year! South Tampa Smiles loves to share quality information, helpful tips, and new technologies with our patients and community. We have hand-picked our top 10 dental blog posts we shared throughout 2016. Here are the highlights for our patients to recap on or just in case you missed one due to fast-moving social media feeds.

Our Top 10 Dental Blog Posts
  1. Get a Celebrity Smile from Your South Tampa Dentist – We offer high quality cosmetic dentistry using the latest technologies and equipment. If you are looking for a Hollywood smile, read more.
  2. Introducing Dr. Benedict   – We knew everyone would be excited to meet Dr. Benedict. This post has a link to her bio on our website.
  3. Sedation Dentistry in South Tampa  – We offer sedation dentistry for those patients that are nervous about having dental treatment. This article explains sedation dentistry in more detail and walks you through the process.
  4. Know What Type of Smile You Want – Each of us want different things. Some people want a smile of perfection while others are fine with little imperfections. So before seeking cosmetic dental treatment, you need to know what type of smile you want.
  5. Rejuvenate Your Smile This Fall – Rejuvenating your smile rejuvenates your whole self. What better time than just before the holidays and all the festivities?
  6. How to Brush Your Teeth Like a Hygienist – This article is step-by-step proper oral hygiene instructions for your home care routine.
  7. Pumpkins are Good for Your Teeth – We take topics that are “in season” and narrow our focus down on one area, like pumpkins. It’s interesting to learn how all the different foods affect your oral health.
  8. A Vote for Veneers – If you are looking into cosmetic dentistry, veneers look like natural teeth and are our top choice for achieving the perfect smile.
  9. Replacing Old Dental Bridges – Maintaining all dental work is very important. It’s sometimes necessary to replace old fillings, bridges and partials, to keep your teeth in optimum health.
  10. Brace Yourself. Winter is Coming! Six Month Braces – No-one wants to wear metal on their teeth for years. Thanks to dental technology, unnoticeable braces in 6 months or less has become a viable option.

We hope you enjoyed reading through our favorite articles from this year. We try to reach out to our patients and offer information to help everyone maintain bright and healthy smiles. We’re so grateful to be able to share with each and every one of you. We have a Get Caught Up section on the blog page of our website for those that would like further reading. All of our dental blog posts are updated to Facebook and Twitter, so come follow along…we update regularly. South Tampa Smiles is eager to start this new year and continue offering the highest quality care to all of our patients in the Tampa Bay area. Give us a call at (813) 289-0560 to schedule your next visit and keep your smile bright and healthy for 2017. We wish you all a happy and healthy new year!


National Re-Gifting Day is the Thursday before Christmas each year. If you’ve already gotten your Holiday Smile on point, why not pay it forward to your loved ones with a gift that will really make them smile? South Tampa Smiles offers teeth whitening, veneers, bonding and other cosmetic dental treatments to give our patients the bright and beautiful smile they’ve always wished for. Contact us today to find out about our cosmetic dental treatments or to schedule an appointment at (813) 289 – 0560. Happy Holidays!


Brace Yourself. Winter is Coming!
Six Month Braces

During the winter months, most of us spend a little more time indoors keeping out of the weather. Why not use some of that spare time to correct crowded, crooked, and gapped teeth?  Braces can help fix these problems, but most people don’t want a mouthful of metal for two years or more. This is why South Tampa Smiles offers Six Month Braces to those who want to straighten their teeth and have a more beautiful smile in a fraction of the time.

We can straighten your teeth in only a matter of months. Using a series of invisible retainers instead of traditional metal brackets. Six Month Braces gets its name because most people obtain their desired results within that time. It may take a little less or more than 6 months, depending on the extent of repairs needed. Traditional braces can take two years or more to get the same results that Six Month Braces will also also achieve.

Traditional braces have metal wires that becomes loose after a few weeks and must be tightened by your dentist causing soreness and pain. The Six Month Braces use a memory wire that provides constant pressure during your treatment. As your mouth warms the wire, it tries to pull itself back into its original position. This aligns your teeth in the process. The brackets are clear and less noticeable on your teeth. Also, six month braces are more affordable than traditional braces due to the shortened treatment span.

Give your confidence a boost this winter! Don’t keep putting off a more beautiful smile because you don’t want unsightly and painful metal brackets. Contact South Tampa Smiles at (813) 289-0560 if you have been wanting a straighter smile or for more information about the Six Month Braces treatment.

Further Reading:

Crowded Teeth – Problems & Fixes

Six Month Smiles


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