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Clearwater FL Dentist Offers Tips to Avoid a Dental Emergency

Your oral health is a complex and thriving system that is meant to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and issues arise which require a visit to the emergency dentist. However, taking a proactive approach to your oral health can help avoid a dental emergency and improve your oral health. Your teeth and gums …

Dental Veneers - Clearwater Dentistry

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers …

How do I know when I have a cavity? - Clearwater Dentistry

Dr. Andrew Holloman and our team at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates frequently field questions about cavities and what causes them. Patients will typically ask, “I brush twice a day and floss regularly, as well as rinse with hydrogen peroxide, so a cavity is unlikely, right?” Not quite. When cavities, also known as caries, …

What is a water pick and do I need one? - Clearwater Dentistry

Water picks, sometimes called “oral irrigators,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients of ours undergoing orthodontic treatment with full-bracketed braces, water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to dislodge food scraps, bacteria, and other …

November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month - Clearwater Dentistry

Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates to remind our patients that the way you care for your teeth at home doesn’t just affect your …

The Intriguing History of Halloween - Clearwater Dentistry

Halloween is fast approaching, and Dr. Andrew Holloman wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is familiar to most people today bears little resemblance to the original Halloween; back in the “old days” it wasn’t even called Halloween! Festival of …

Halloween: Candy, costumes, and more! - Clearwater Dentistry

All Hallows’ Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over the world. Some scholars claim that Halloween originated from Celtic festivals that honored the dead or that celebrated the harvest, while others doubt that there’s …

It's been years since my last appointment; what should I expect? - Clearwater Dentistry

Feeling apprehensive or guilty for not visiting a dentist in over a year is common, but coming back to receive dental care is easier than you may think. Our dental team at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates provides caring, non-judgmental, personalized service, and knowing this you can truly feel at ease making your first …

I have fluoride toothpaste and fluoridated water; do I need a fluoride treatment? - Clearwater Dentistry

Fluoride is a naturally found ion with a history of greatly reducing the incidence of tooth decay in children. However, over the past decade, people have increasingly consumed bottled water, most of which does not contain fluoride, and children are no longer getting the recommended dosage of fluoride. In addition, many areas do not add …

Clearwater FL Cosmetic Dentist Offers Teeth Whitening

Have you tried to whiten your smile with over the counter products and were disappointed with the results? Many people become frustrated with the concept of teeth whitening because they have had negative experiences with popular teeth whitening products like toothpastes and strips purchased in supermarkets or large pharmacies. These products normally cannot lighten more …