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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 …

Clearwater FL Cosmetic Dentist Offers Teeth Whitening for a Bright Smile

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 …

What is nitrous oxide and is it safe? - Clearwater Dentistry

Our team at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates understands that the sights, sounds and sensations at a dental office can be unsettling for some patients. One effective technique that we use to comfort you is to offer the gas nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a common anesthetic used during many dental procedures. What is …

Is dairy crucial to my child's oral health? - Clearwater Dentistry

Healthy eating, combined with regular physical activity, plays a vital role in your child’s health and well-being. Dairy foods are naturally nutritious, packed with ten essential nutrients that help your child feel good for life. But did you know that dairy is also great for your child’s dental health? Our team at Andrew J. Holloman, …

Year-End Insurance Reminder - Clearwater Dentistry

Dr. Andrew Holloman, as well as our team at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of the year reminder that it’s high time to schedule your dental visits so you optimize your benefit. Now is the time to …

October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A simple oral health routine for your busy lifestyle - Clearwater Dentistry

Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around trying to spread peanut butter on sandwiches, answer your cell phone, remove the dog hair from your clothes, and make sure your child has completed …