Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety

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Are you worried about seeing the dentist? Are you confused about discussing your smile? Settling into the reality of what you are prepared to discuss with your dentist is the first step to relief.

1. Talk To Us:
Whether you want to have root canals or tooth extractions done, call now to schedule a consultation. If you’re nervous about urgent dental care or in denial about the need for dental implants or emergency dental care, the reality is that Dr. Richard Kernagis has been meeting with patients since 2001 in Gibsonton, Florida 33534. Your Time Dental Urgent Care has been here and will continue to be here for you when you’re ready. 813-519-0128

2. Choose a Dentist:

The next step is making a choice. As you sift through the choices and choose the right dentist in Gibsonton, Florida keep in mind that Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers competitive pricing and affordable options. The reality is that we service the Lithia, Apollo Beach, and Fish Hawk areas with pleasure and look forward to treating your dental concerns with accuracy, gentleness, and care.

3. Go Forward with Confidence:
The final step to relief is just smiling. We’d like to take care of sedation dentistry or emergency same-day dental care or urgent dental care for you. And we believe you’ll walk out the door smiling.

We make patients feel comfortable -Dr. Kernagis

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B Gibsonton, FL 33534 Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B Lithia, FL 33547 Call: 813-519-0128

 

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Affordable Gibsonton Dentistry SedationThere are numerous misconceptions about oral conscious sedation. Let’s set the record straight about an important dental service.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some nervous dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. With oral sedation you are relaxed but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask a dental sedation patient a question during the procedure, the patient is able to hear, understand, and respond.

Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many uneasy sleep dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry

Some Florida dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your Florida dental insurance benefits.

Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. Your Time Dental Urgent Care meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of uneasy dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.

Dental visits can be extremely aggravating and for some Gibsonton residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevent them from getting the care they need. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation.

For more information about anxiety-free dentistry, contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care at https://www.yourtimedentalurgentcare.com or 813-519-0128 today to schedule a sedation consultation.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B Gibsonton, FL 33534
Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B Lithia, FL 33547
Call: 813-519-0128

 

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Creating Memorable Smiles At Your Time Dental Urgent Care

Creating Memorable Smiles at Your Time Dental Urgent Care A smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. You can make your smile memorable and beautiful with a smile makeover at Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton.

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that specifies dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetics. Apollo Beach and Fish Hawk cosmetic dentists perform general dental procedures in addition to providing advanced cosmetic dental treatments. Gibsonton cosmetic dentists have specialized training in the latest cosmetic dental procedures and techniques.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care cosmetic dentists in Gibsonton are knowledgeable about the processes used to fabricate crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, braces, and dental implants. Advances in ceramic and composite materials have boosted the popularity of Tampa cosmetic dentistry but these miracle materials are worthless without a skilled cosmetic dentist to incorporate them into a healthy and beautiful smile.

When designing a dental treatment plan for a patient, the patient’s goals and expectations are discussed. The most skillful cosmetic dentists consider the shape, alignment, color, and condition of the teeth. The Florida cosmetic dental patient’s age, health condition, and lifestyle also influence the plan.

If you want to learn about the possibilities for your smile, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care at 813-519-0128. We have created memorable smiles for many of your friends and neighbors in the Tampa area.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547
FishHawk Phone: 813-710-9789

 

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Are Dental Implants Experimental?

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No. Tooth implants have been placed in millions of men and women. Some studies have revealed a success rate as high as 98%.

Dental implants have been perfected and tested

If you don’t follow the dental industry, you may not be aware that implants have been used since the 1960’s. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have received implants.

The dental implant market is estimated to reach $5 billion by 2022.

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of implant dentistry. As part of its commitment to top quality patient care, research, education and excellence, the AAID created a program to credential professionals in implant dentistry.

When do you think the American Academy of Implant Dentistry was established?

  1. 1974
  2. 1998
  3. 1951

The answer is 1951. Surprised?

Dental implants have been studied since the 1970’s

On the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, you can read research about dental implant procedures from the 1970’s. Complete with images of old school film X-rays.

What are dental implants?

A permanent dental implant is a titanium post that serves as a strong substitute for the root of a missing tooth. Modern dental implants are very versatile in restorative dentistry. They can anchor a replacement tooth, a set of replacement teeth (dentures), or a dental bridge.

In case you are unfamiliar with dental implants, first, let’s consider what they are.

A permanent dental implant is a permanent replacement tooth root. It is implanted into the jaw and eventually integrates with the jawbone. This provides a durable, sturdy base for a porcelain crown or denture.

What are the benefits of tooth implants?

Implants:

  • Are durable and unmovable
  • Blend perfectly with your natural teeth
  • Help you speak and eat normally
  • Prevent bone loss that can occur when a tooth is extracted
  • Prevent the problems connected to dentures

Dental implant success rates

Now let’s discuss success rates.

Have you heard that dental implants have a high failure rate? This is simply not true. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, our success rate for tooth implants is nearly 100%.

If properly cared for, a tooth implant can last the rest of your life.

 

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547

Call: 813-519-0128

 

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Thinking About a Smile Makeover?

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Welcome to the Your Time Dental Urgent Care dental blog!

I am Dr. Richard Kernagis. Perhaps you have heard that cosmetic dentistry procedures can completely transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of the claims, after all, the promise of total transformation is a tall order.

Are smile makeovers really possible?

Absolutely! At Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton, we work miracles with modern cosmetic dentistry.

The success of smile makeovers depends upon the skill of the dentist, the services performed, and the quality of the materials. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we deliver our best to our valued dental patients every day.

What type of problems can a smile makeover correct or eliminate?

If your smile has several issues including decay, stained teeth, chipped teeth, old silver fillings, or misaligned teeth, you may suppose that a smile makeover would take many hours and several visits. The truth is, the smile re-designs I perform are quicker and easier than ever before.

We deliver dental veneers, porcelain crowns, dental bonding, and tooth-colored fillings. Ask us about sedation dentistry, invisible braces, dental implants, and crown lengthening.

There are few physical features that bring continual long-term pleasure and satisfaction like a perfect smile. My smile makeover patients feel younger, more attractive, and more self-confident with their dramatic smile transformations.

In fact, they tell me that they wish they would have done it sooner. They also say they feel more self-assured in professional and social situations. In addition, they enjoy posting pictures of themselves flashing their new, remarkable smile on social media.

Remember, though, it’s not just about looks. Replacing old, broken crowns and fillings and repairing chips and cracks can prevent problems down the road.

We invite you to schedule an appointment to address your goals for your smile. You can see before and after pictures of our smile makeover patients and learn about our financing options.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547

Call: 813-519-0128

 

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Debunking Dental Myths

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Today’s Your Time Dental Urgent Care blog post focuses on three dental-related myths prevalent in the Tampa area.

All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth

We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.

You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will Fall Out Anyway

Healthy primary teeth serve several important purposes. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay which disrupts normal daily activity.

Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal

We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one:
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet. Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime.1

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we provide accurate answers to all of your dental questions.

If you are interested in urgent dental care, dental implants or cosmetic dentistry, call us today to schedule an appointment.

http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/myths-about-root-canals-and-root-canal-pain.aspx

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547

Call: 813-519-0128

 

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For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.

Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are exceptionally efficient at damaging enamel.

Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, from time to time they win, resulting in a broken tooth.

Skipping flossing.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with a conscientious flossing job cleans away bits of food and plaque between teeth.

Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft-bristled brush is a right tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.

Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until you feel pain. Call 813-519-0128 to book an extensive exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our first-rate hygienists really are the best!

Dr. Richard Kernagis has been providing first rate dental care in Gibsonton area since 2001. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 813-519-0128 to schedule an appointment.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547

Call: 813-519-0128

 

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Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

Gibsonton Headache ReliefDo you suffer from chronic headaches? Have you tried meds, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment?

Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, food allergies, spine alignment, or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common abnormality yet typically goes undetected.

Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears. When there is bite misalignment, the upper arch may close too far back or the lower teeth may close off-center horizontally.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in acute cases, difficulty chewing, speaking, or breathing.

Braces are an effective solution for many bite issues. Braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles, and bones in the jaw. In very rare cases of severe malocclusion, jaw surgery may be needed.

If you haven’t been able to identify the cause of your headaches, talk to your dentist. If you don’t have a dentist and live in the Gibsonton area, we invite you to visit Your Time Dental Urgent Care. We offer technologically-advanced dentistry with a personal touch.

During your exam, Dr. Kernagis will analyze your bite to see if it may be contributing to or causing your headaches. If that’s the case, we will develop a treatment plan.

Thanks for visiting the Your Time Dental Urgent Care dental blog. We hope to see you soon.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547

Call: 813-519-0128

 

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Affordable One-Visit Tooth Fix

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Some Tampa people are unhappy with the way their teeth look but many mistakenly assume that cosmetic dentistry is far too pricey to pursue.

Sure, a complete mouth reconstruction can be an expensive investment. Consider the cost of dental school and post-graduate training for a master level cosmetic dentist. Consider the expense of individually creating multiple restorations at a high-tech dental lab. Consider the cost of setting up and maintaining a full-service dental practice or laboratory.

Before you give up on improving your smile, however, think about a less celebrated but extremely effective and affordable cosmetic dental remedy: dental bonding.

Dental bonding has a wide range of applications for unsightly teeth. Bonding can repair a tooth that is damaged, chipped, short, or discolored. It can also fix teeth that have gaps in between them.

How does the dental bonding procedure work?

First, your tooth will be slightly (but painlessly) roughed up to help the resin adhere. Your dentist will use a shade guide to ascertain the precise color of the composite to match the existing teeth. Your dentist will apply liquid composite resin on the tooth, layer by layer. He or she will carefully shape and polish it before it hardens. The tooth is then covered with a conditioning liquid that assists with adhesion.

Once the resin is bonded, it is further molded to the exact shape for your bite and appearance. A laser helps quickly bond the resin in place as it hardens. Further shaping and polishing, if required, complete the procedure. The result is a beautiful smile.

Bonding is a simple and cost-effective method for perfecting your smile. Call today at to set up an appointment at 813-519-0128.

We invite you to meet the fantastic team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton. We are proud of our esteemed reputation for important personalized attention and first-rate care. Our comfortable team can answer any questions you have about our top services: urgent dental care, emergency dental care, and sedation dentistry.

We are now accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547

Call: 813-519-0128

 

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Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds.

I’m Dr. Richard Kernagis with Your Time Dental Urgent Care writing to offer my patients 6 ways to add vital dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.

Find a better place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will permit air drying and can inhibit the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to build consistency, you need reminders. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it, you’ll remember that commitment.

Swish.
If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and rinse away bits of food after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but 20 is twice as good.

Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Inspect gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed fragments of food, staining, or other concerns.

Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. A mere 10 seconds will suppress discoloration.

Call Your Time Dental Urgent Care.

10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my comfortable staff. I will examine your teeth for far more than 10 seconds and help keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

We can answer questions about the cost of emergency same-day dental care, urgent dental care, or sedation dentistry. Trusted since 2001 to promote healthy smiles and educated hygiene, we will take care of all your dental needs.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

South Shore – Gibsonton

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Call: 813-519-0128

FishHawk – Lithia

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B
Lithia, FL 33547

Call: 813-519-0128

 

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