Sweet Tooth Cupcakes

National Cupcake Day is recognized annually on December 15TH to honor these compact, delectable sweets. For many years, cupcakes were known as one-two-three-four cakes. Their traditional recipe consisted of one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, plus one cup of milk and one spoon full of baking soda. This formula is the traditional cupcake recipe still used by many people today.

Most people will stop by their favorite local bakery to pick out a few flavors to share with friends and coworkers. Sprinkles is our top pick for those cities fortunate enough to have one. Tampa Bay is in luck! Sprinkles Tampa is located on South Dakota Ave. Here’s a map.

For those of you that have a taste for creative cooking, we would like to share one of our favorite cupcake finds to help celebrate National Cupcake Day— Sweet Tooth Cupcakes. Nothing like a tooth-shaped cupcake to satisfy your sweet tooth on National Cupcake Day!

The South Tampa Smiles Team believes that caring and sharing go hand-in-hand. Head over to Erica’s Sweet Tooth to learn how to make these adorable cupcakes or your favorite bakery and indulge. These are sure to bring a smile to everyone. Enjoy!

The holiday season is upon us and so are many enjoyable, tasty treats. Be sure to take care of your pearly whites and keep up with your home dental care routine. If it is time for your dental checkup and cleaning, give us a call to make your next appointment at (813) 289 – 0560. Our friendly staff will work with you to find a time that fits your schedule. We look forward to seeing you on your next dental visit.

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How Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth

Too much sugar in your bloodstream from diabetes can cause pain, infection, and many other oral problems involving all areas of your mouth including your teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, floor and roof of your mouth, and inside of your cheeks.

Glucose (sugar) is present in your saliva. If diabetes is not under control, the high sugar levels in our saliva help harmful bacteria grow. This can lead to gingivitis, tooth decay and other dental problems. Since uncontrolled diabetes can weaken your immune system, you may develop infection more easily. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is a gum disease that causes the gums to pull away from the teeth leaving pockets that can become infected. This can lead to resorption of the bone that surrounds your teeth. The gums, bones, and tissue that support the teeth are eventually destroyed if left untreated. Teeth may become loose and might need to be removed.

As a diabetic, it is important to be aware of the early warning signs of infection. Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums are the first clues of gingivitis. Some of the signs may not be noticeable initially. Your best defense is to stay on top of your dental exams so your dentist can check for signs of any developing problems.

Tips Prior to Dental Appointment

If you take insulin or other diabetic medication, take them as prescribed prior to your dental visit. It is also helpful to bring your diabetic medications with you to each dental appointment.

You may need to postpone any nonemergency dental work if your blood sugar is not under control. Give us a call and we will reschedule your visit until it is under control. The South Tampa Smiles team can adapt dental treatment to your meet needs. Give us a call at (813) 289 – 0560 if you have questions or concerns and to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning. We look forward to helping you keep your smile healthy and bright!


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