20/Jul/2018

Finding the Right Dentist in South Tampa

May 24th is National Scavenger Hunt Day and searching for the right dentist in your neighborhood can feel very much like a scavenger hunt. South Tampa residents should be selective when choosing the right health professionals for their families. There are many considerations when searching for the perfect dentist and practice that fits you and your family’s needs. We love keeping our community readers informed by sharing helpful information about all aspects of dentistry. We have put together a few pointers to aid in the process of finding the right dentist in South Tampa for you:

  1. Location – For some people a convenient location holds a lot of weight when deciding on a dentist. If location is a big factor, your search can be narrowed down significantly. Our office is conveniently located at 4066 Henderson Blvd Tampa, FL 33629 by Kahwa and CVS in South Tampa. View Map.
  1. Hours – Finding a dentist that has appointment times available before and after work can make all the difference for those with busy work schedules. We accommodate our patients with difficulties taking time off of work. Our hours are from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday.
  1. Fees – The cost of dental care is high on the priority list for many people. Dental insurance and provider networks probably hold the most weight. Most dental offices will help in determining your coverage and your out-of-pocket expense.
  1. Level of Care – For some, level of care is the most important factor and their only concern is to received the highest quality of care possible. Word-of-mouth is a great way to learn about the quality of care from other patients and community. Another great resource is reading reviews online about different dental offices to get some insight.

We are happy to offer tips in the decision making process of finding the right dentist for you and your family. We hope this helps with narrowing down your search so you can find the right dentist that can provide quality dental care for you and your family for years to come.

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Visit our website for more information about our hours, location and fees. Read about our outstanding dentists Dr. John Cannariato and Dr. Rebecca Benedict to learn about their background and expertise.

Contact South Tampa Smiles at (813) 289 – 0560 for further questions or to make your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!


20/Jul/2018

Are Strawberries Good for Your Teeth?

It’s almost summertime, which means that strawberries are back in season. This is why the month of May is National Strawberry Month! What a great time to have some fresh strawberries,  try a new dessert recipe or strawberry infused drink. Delish! Strawberries are not only a delicious fruit, they are also good for your body. This brings us to the questionAre strawberries good for your teeth?

Strawberries are indeed great for your overall health. They are low in calories and rich in antioxidants, which are extremely beneficial to heart health. Just like oranges, strawberries are packed with collagen-producing vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential in maintaining the strength and integrity of your gums. Just one serving provides about half of your daily vitamin C needs. They are high in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals including folate, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and magnesium.

Although strawberries are a tasty part of a healthy diet, too much of anything can be bad for your teeth. Just like many citrus fruits, they are highly acidic. Eating acidic foods on an ongoing basis can lead to erosion of the tooth enamel. Erosion wears down the protective coating of enamel of your teeth, which is irreversible. This can lead to a wide range of dental problems, including discoloration, cracked teeth, sensitivity and even tooth loss.

South Tampa Smiles encourages eating a well-balanced diet for maintaining good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients, your overall health and oral health become more vulnerable to infection and other complications. Discuss your diet at your next dental visit if you have more questions or concerns about proper nutrition to keep your teeth and gums in great health. Give us a call at (813) 289-0560 for your next dental appointment. We look forward to helping you keep your smile healthy and bright!

Read our previous article: Can Strawberries Whiten Your Teeth?

Source: 1-800-DENTIST and colgate.com


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