Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

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A well-designed veneer does not make your tooth look larger – unless you want it to. A veneer can correct many cosmetic dental problems and is a minimally invasive restoration. During the placement of some porcelain veneers, an extremely thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth.

If you have teeth with damage, discoloration, an irregular shape or minimal to moderate misalignment, you have several dental remedies to choose from. Don’t worry if you feel that veneers seem to have more cons than pros for you. You have alternative options. We can analyze your smile, your needs, and your goals to develop a perfect plan.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers the highest standard of dental care and the full spectrum of vital services including:

sedation dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
urgent dental care
dental implants
emergency dental care

Your Time Dental Urgent Care has been improving smiles since 2001. We’ve scheduled Fish Hawk patients for sedation dentistry. We’ve served patients from Lithia with emergency same-day dental care. We’ve performed popular procedures like urgent dental care for our patients in Apollo Beach. And we can advise you on any restorative, preventative, or cosmetic procedure in which you are interested.

Ask us about invisible braces, the cost of a dental bridge, or how long it takes to whiten your teeth.

With our busy schedules, we don’t want a long wait to see the dentist. Dr. Richard Kernagis’s team schedules carefully so we can keep your consultation convenient, pleasant, informative, and thorough. Our staff is comfortable and equipped to do it right.

Call our office to schedule a consultation: 813-519-0128

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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Look Younger By Straightening Your Teeth

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Today’s message is for individuals in their golden years who want to improve their smile by straightening their teeth.

There are many advantages to retirement. Waking up whenever you dang well please. Time to devote to your favorite hobbies or humanitarian causes. Traveling. Grandchildren.

Braces Aren’t Just For Teens

It’s not all a picnic, however. Many older men and women have health issues, limited mobility, and financial concerns. Though some issues can’t be avoided, others can. Crooked teeth, for instance.

Could Your Smile Benefit From Adult Braces?

Orthodontics can fix all types of tooth alignment issues. Overbite? Gap between your two front teeth? Crowded teeth?

With modern orthodontics at Your Time Dental Urgent Care, older men and women can have a phenomenal smile that looks as young as they feel.

Let’s explore some orthodontic options.

Self-ligating Braces

Traditional braces have brackets and an archwire. The brackets are mounted to the teeth and the archwire is attached to the brackets. With self-ligating braces, the archwire is connected to the brackets with a spring clip. This replaces the plastic color band necessary with traditional metal braces.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses clear aligners instead of metal or ceramic brackets. With Invisalign aligners, you switch aligners every couple of weeks as your teeth gently shift into place.

How can straightening crooked teeth benefit you in your golden years?

We all know that a pleasing smile improves one’s appearance. Everyone wants to look more attractive. However, the benefits aren’t purely aesthetic.

  • You are less likely to snore if your teeth are aligned properly
  • They feel good when you rub your tongue over them!
  • You are less likely to experience gum disease
  • Straight teeth can prohibit cavities
  • You are less likely to feel tooth pain due to displacement or misalignment

Braces + Tooth Implants for a Complete Smile Makeover

Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile–even if you have some missing teeth. Braces combined with dental implants can transform a smile.

If you would like to discuss teeth straightening, I invite you to schedule an adult braces consultation by calling 813-519-0128.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching in Gibsonton and Lithia FL

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One of the easiest ways to improve your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening. Whitening teeth is a fairly simple, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.

Before beginning the procedure of teeth whitening, Your Time Dental Urgent Care recommends each patient meet with their dentist for a consultation. A dental consultation will help you determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, that you can avoid to keep your teeth whiter longer.”

While visiting with your dentist, you can also discuss other aspects of your smile you would like to improve. New, innovative technology provides methods to correct any dental problem you may have.

During your consultation, decide just how white you want your teeth to be. Depending on the whitening technique chosen, your teeth can be enhanced three to eight shades in just an hour. An in-office procedure produces a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with a grocery store product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied. A laser is then used to make the bleach work faster.

An alternative protocol is to have your dentist prescribe a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more cost-effective and more convenient for many Gibsonton patients. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.

It is important to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.

Dr. Kernagis, of Your Time Dental Urgent Care, has been creating nice smiles since 2001. Call our Gibsonton office and schedule an appointment today at 813-519-0128.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including urgent dental care, emergency dental care, sedation dentistry, and dental implants. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, quality care and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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You Be The Judge

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If you are researching cosmetic dental smile makeovers, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself.

Call 813-519-0128 to schedule a no-pressure smile makeover consultation with Dr. Kernagis of Your Time Dental Urgent Care. You can discuss your smile makeover goals and see before and after photographs of actual patients. Dr. Kernagis can show you what your new smile could look like.

A smile makeover involves multiple procedures which may include the following:

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

Orthodontia

Orthodontic alternatives include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners.

White Fillings

If you had cavities in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically beautifying your smile without crowns.

Dental Crowns

There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We carry out an intensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/onlays are indirect fillings, which means that they are fabricated in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional direct filling is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive substitute for a complete crown.

Composite Veneers

Veneers can repair chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.

Teeth Whitening

There is nothing like an extraordinary white smile to give you ultimate confidence.

Dental Bonding

Dentists use bonding to fix tooth problems caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can safeguard tooth roots if the gums have receded.

Enamel Shaping

Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the aspects of a smile even if all the other teeth have a winning appearance.

Gum Contouring

If you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation, gum contouring can reshape the gumline and beautify your smile.

‘Perfect smiles’ are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see our smile gallery and judge for yourself.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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Aching Jaw?

Aching Jaw In Gibsonton?

Hi. I’m Dr. Richard Kernagis, and today in the Gibsonton dentist blog, I want to look at some of the conditions that may result in jaw pain.

Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If the inflamed sinus is near the jaw, pain in the jaw joint may result. This commonly happens with a cold or allergies.

Many of my Tampa patients who come to me with jaw pain have some type of dental issue, such as an infection, or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ).

The source of jaw pain can easily be identified at your Tampa dental office, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored.

If you are looking for quality dental care around the Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, or Lithia areas, please consider Your Time Dental Urgent Care. I am located in Tampa and have been serving the greater Tampa area since 2001. If you have any questions about oral health or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, or dental implants, give us a call today at 813-519-0128.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers:

urgent dental care
emergency dental care
sedation dentistry
dental implants

And so much more! Whether you need a routine dental check up or are considering a smile makeover, contact our comfortable staff today!

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dental smile makeover is transformative for a person who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many people do not understand.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It alters the way you are perceived by others.

A man or woman who smiles often and easily is generally regarded as a proactive problem solver.

2. It lifts the atmosphere in social circumstances.

When you candidly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when required.

3. You will feel more self-assured.

When you quit concentrating on making sure you hide your teeth, you have the drive to focus on ways to achieve success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile redesign is an investment in yourself that you will be excited about every day. If you have ever wondered what cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care at 813-519-0128 to book a smile makeover consultation.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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Smile More, Live Better

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If you feel that you have an unattractive smile, you probably don’t smile very often. Perhaps you make a deliberate effort to avoid smiling in social and professional settings.

Do you think frequent smiling has a meaningful effect on your life? You bet it does.

In addition to simply making us happier, smiling supports our quality of life in a myriad of ways.

1.  Look Younger and More Attractive

It doesn’t take a scientific study to substantiate this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile on your face.

2. Smiling Reduces Stress

When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that decrease your stress level.

3. Smiling Bolsters Your Confidence

Who doesn’t want to benefit from more self-assurance?

4. Smile For Success

Researchers have shown several ways smiling can enhance the chance of a good outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling influences your behavior as well as the behavior of the men and women with whom you interact.

5. Help People Trust You

Authentic smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, represent honesty and trustworthiness.

How would your life improve if you loved your smile?

Even small cosmetic changes can yield dramatic improvements in the attractiveness of your smile. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we offer everything from tooth whitening to complete smile redesigns. Let’s discuss the possibilities for your smile. Call 813-519-0128 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

Sources:
Horn P.W. Scharlemann, Catherine C. Eckel, Alex Kacelmik, Rick K. Wilson, “The value of a smile: Game theory with a human face, “ScienceDirect, October 2001, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167487001000599, accessed April 4, 2017
Ronald E. Reggio, PhD, “There’s Magic in Your Smile,” Psychology Today, June 25, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile, accessed April 4, 2017
“10 Hidden Benefits of Smiling,” Psyblog, http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/06/10-hidden-benefits-of-smiling.php, accessed April 4, 2017

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In today’s post, let’s examine some specifics about brushing. One key to activating the value of toothpastes is creating foam when correctly brushing.

Working up a good foam is achieved by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90-degree angle. The foaming helps with dislodging food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around at the completion of brushing to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.

Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are perfect for proper brushing. Harder bristles can put the enamel and gum line at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing (or any other cause) a patient may see tooth pain, increased build-up, and decay, tooth structure weakening, and in extreme cases, tooth loss.

The fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization when the paste has been rubbed around on all surfaces of all teeth in the entire mouth. This takes time so be certain you brush for at least 2-3 minutes.

Moreover, remember that flossing is vital and rounds out the 5 minutes each day to give you healthy, pain-free chewing for years and years to come.

To recap:

  • Wet a soft bristle toothbrush
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste
  • Brush at 45-degree angle
  • Brush gently for 2-3 minutes
  • Cover every surface of every tooth
  • Swish around in the mouth before spitting out
  • Floss gently around each tooth and don’t overlook the back surface of the rear molars
  • Rinse out debris

This article is brought to you by Your Time Dental Urgent Care, a reputable dental practice in Gibsonton. We are passionate about dental education and confident smiles for all.

Dr. Richard Kernagis has been serving Gibsonton area families since 2001. We are located at 13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B in Gibsonton. Contact us at 813-519-0128 or https://www.yourtimedentalurgentcare.com.

Ask us about our dental payment options, accepted insurance companies, and the general and cosmetic services we offer. And brush well until we see you, it will be worth every foamy second!

We make patients feel comfortable

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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Your Time Dental Urgent Care Patients Have A Choice In Dental Fillings

Tampa Dental Patients Want A Choice In Dental Fillings

With all the talk in Tampa of multi-procedure smile makeovers involving veneers, porcelain crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces, sometimes the traditional dental filling is overlooked.

If a cavity progresses no further than a filling, Florida cosmetic dental patients can avoid more extensive and invasive treatments. Today, let’s talk about dental fillings.

Most dental patients in the Tampa and Gibsonton area have a few fillings in their mouths. When a tooth has been damaged through decay, a dental filling is the most common way Florida family dentists restore the tooth to its previous, intact condition.

Dental fillings have been used for over a hundred years, and they’ve come a long way from the silvery amalgam fillings many of us in the Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, and Lithia areas remember.

Tampa cosmetic dentists and dental labs have been working to formulate filling materials that are more cosmetically pleasing to their Florida patients.

Today, the filling material of choice in Gibsonton and around the country is a composite of plastic resin with glass or quartz filler. Referred to as composite fillings, Gibsonton dental patients love the fact that they can be matched to their natural tooth color, making them practically invisible. This is particularly important when the filling needs to be in a conspicuous part of the mouth, such as the front teeth.

Despite the popularity of tooth-colored fillings, many Tampa dentists still find amalgam fillings appropriate in some cases. Dental amalgam is made from a metal alloy, which gives it the ability to hold strong even when the chewing load is great.

I’m Dr. Richard Kernagis and I work hard to make sure each patient feels comfortable during their dental visit. I’ve practiced dentistry since 2001, and I find it especially rewarding when Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, and Lithia residents experience renewed confidence after a smile makeover.

Whether you are interested in replacing metal fillings with composites, or if you want to discuss tooth whitening and veneers, our staff would be happy to answer any questions you have.

Call 813-519-0128 today to schedule an appointment with Your Time Dental Urgent Care!

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

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

 

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Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease in Florida Though most Florida residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until Dr. Richard Kernagis diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity.

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, more commonly called ‘gum disease’, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Periodontal disease can be very painful in some extreme conditions and can limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile and can create cosmetic concerns.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss. When caught early and treated, periodontal disease can be managed and, ultimately, cured. However, the best policy for Florida dental patients is to practice good dental hygiene to keep periodontal disease at bay.

One of the best ways to avoid periodontal disease is to get a regular dental check-up at your local Gibsonton dentist. If you don’t have a dentist, give us a call at 813-519-0128 to schedule a dental check-up and cleaning. Don’t take the risk of allowing existing dental problems like gum disease to progress. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we are committed to the highest standard of dental care and patient satisfaction.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida 33534

813-519-0128

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Lithia, FL 33547
813-571-5555

 

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