Get Your Teeth In Shape, Tampa!

Get Your Teeth In Shape, Tampa!

These days Tampa residents are more conscious of their health than ever. Many of us are trying to stay active, eat a balanced diet, and better manage stress. When you feel healthy, attractive, and happy, you smile more often. You want your smile to compliment and enhance your physical and mental condition. Here at Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we want to make sure that those in the Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, and Lithia area have healthy, attractive teeth.

Eating right is a great step toward optimal oral health in the 33534 zip code area. A balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in nutrients will support dental health at every age. And, of course, water is always the beverage of choice for those who want healthy teeth.

Daily brushing and flossing are essential healthy habits for your mouth. Also, regular check-ups and cleanings with your Tampa dentist are a must.

Another way to get those teeth looking beautiful is by undergoing some routine cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you want to close spaces between the teeth, improve your gumline, or repair chips or cracks in the teeth, then dental bonding, gum recontouring, crowns, or porcelain veneers might be what you’re looking for.

I’m Dr. Richard Kernagis, a comfortable Gibsonton dentist. I have been taking excellent care of Tampa area smiles since 2001.

 

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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Did You Know That You Can Change the Shape of Your Gums?

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Most dental patients know that cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic dentistry procedures improve your teeth. There are treatments to reshape teeth, straighten teeth, correct damaged teeth, whiten teeth, and replace missing teeth. But what about your gums? Are you aware of how much your gums affect the look of your smile?

You Can Contour Your Gums

The shape and size of your gumline can make your teeth appear too large or too small or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can repair gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth and tailor them for the perfect smile.

People who are unhappy with their gums might want to consider gum contouring. Many dentists and periodontists offer gum contouring surgery.

Gingival Sculpting

This procedure is also called gingival sculpting, gingival contouring, or gum graft surgery, but don’t let the term surgery frighten you. Cosmetic gum contouring is performed using a precision laser. The procedure usually involves little pain and requires no recovery time.

Gum Contouring Can Treat Gum Recession

Gum reshaping is not always done for purely cosmetic reasons, it is also used to treat gum recession, a common condition that can lead to decay and tooth loss.

In gum graft surgery, soft tissue is often taken either from the roof of the mouth, the area surrounding the site of the grafting, or a tissue bank. Gingival grafts used to cover exposed tooth roots can protect against continued gum recession and alleviate tooth sensitivity. Of course, gum grafts often increase the attractiveness of the smile in the process.

If you are seeking more information about gum contouring or other dental procedures, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care today at 813-519-0128 to schedule a consultation.

We provide quality dentistry to patients in Gibsonton and the greater Tampa area.

 

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 Smile Can Be Brighter and Lighter

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To enhance your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Your Time Dental Urgent Care.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life significantly. Many of our patients feel more self-assured in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

Tooth Whitening Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

We can help you beautify your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least expensive teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a brilliant smile, give us a call at 813-519-0128 to make a teeth whitening appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

Let’s Fix Those Chips and Cracks

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of problems including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gum line, and even missing teeth.

Dental Work Doesn’t Last Forever

Do you have old dental work that needs to be replaced? How about silver amalgam fillings? We offer porcelain crowns and white fillings. If you replace old siver fillings with tooth-colored restorations, when you open your mouth to laugh, your teeth will look like they did before you had even one cavity!

We Are Here to Provide All of Your Dental Needs

The comfortable team of dental professionals at Your Time Dental Urgent Care provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including urgent dental care, emergency dental care, and sedation dentistry.

 

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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Don’t Bite The Dentist!

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Bite down hard, but not on Dr. Kernagis’s hand!

Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the issue and there are ways to make it right.

Bite pain can be due to a damaged tooth, missing teeth, or loose teeth. Any of those conditions warrant an exam and treatment.

Let Your Time Dental Urgent Care help you with that everyday chewing luxury most of us take for granted. Let us get you back to chewing normally every meal of the day.

Dr. Kernagis, DMD remains the dental provider in Gibsonton most worthy of your trust.

When we provide dental treatment, you can be secure and confident that we’ve got it handled.

When it comes to dental restoration, improving your smile, instilling confidence, offering gentle care, and providing affordable cosmetic dentistry, Your Time Dental Urgent Care is going to drill this home every time- We make patients feel comfortable

Instead of the dentist, chew on that!

 

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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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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A Fast Way To Brighten Your Smile

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Teeth bleaching is a fast smile brightener

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick, cost-effective, and non-invasive. Though some cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.

If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the fundamentals. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

There are many DIY teeth bleaching products available and it seems like new brands appear every time you visit the toothpaste section at your grocery store.

Do tooth whitening strips and pens work?

These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in cosmetic dental offices. It may not be effective enough for your tooth stains.

Tooth whitening offered at Tampa mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)

Dr. Kernagis recommends that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have cavities, gum recession, crowns, or veneers, you definitely need professional guidance.

The area of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may react differently to tooth whiteners. Additionally, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much – you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!

Consider the consequences of teeth whitening gone wrong…

Even though teeth whitening seems simple, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.

Schedule a tooth bleaching evaluation before you waste your money on more white strips.

We make patients feel comfortable

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-863-9058

Locations; (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 W Busch Blvd Ste C
Tampa, Florida
33612

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

 

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