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What is hyperdontia? - Clearwater Dentistry

When a child is born, he or she will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. But sometimes kids are born with additional teeth, and our team at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates calls this oral condition “hyperdontia.” Primary teeth are the first set of teeth that erupt in your child’s mouth, typically …

What was your favorite part of summer? - Clearwater Dentistry

It’s the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and Dr. Andrew Holloman and our team at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates are sure that you’ll soon be thinking about Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving plans in no time. But …

Happy Labor Day! - Clearwater Dentistry

Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last chance to barbeque in the beautiful Clearwater, FL community, head to the lake, and wear your favorite pair of white pants. About Labor Day Each …

Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away - Clearwater Dentistry

Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. But there are quite a few people who celebrate the holiday by getting out of town, with an estimated 33 million people traveling more than …

Minimally Invasive Dentistry - Clearwater Dentistry

As the field of dentistry advances and the use of technology in the field increases, the concept of minimally invasive dentistry has emerged. Preservation of a healthy set of natural teeth for each patient should be the objective of every dentist. Minimally invasive dentistry is characterized by the following core beliefs: Regard original tissue as …

Clearwater FL Dentist Explains Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Are you apprehensive about visiting the dentist because you heard about someone else’s negative experience? Perhaps you dread dental appointments because the sounds of dental instruments bother you. Whether you have phobias or anxieties attached to oral healthcare treatment or if you simply wish to enjoy treatment that is as comfortable as possible, our practice …

Clearwater FL Dentist Explains Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Are you apprehensive about visiting the dentist because you heard about someone else’s negative experience? Perhaps you dread dental appointments because the sounds of dental instruments bother you. Whether you have phobias or anxieties attached to oral healthcare treatment or if you simply wish to enjoy treatment that is as comfortable as possible, our practice …

When was your last dental checkup? - Clearwater Dentistry

While Dr. Andrew Holloman and our team tell you daily oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, are essential to optimal oral health, regular dental checkups at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates ensure your teeth are treated to a deeper level of cleaning. We recommend for most of our patients to have a …

Tooth Worms? The History of Cavities and Tooth Fillings - Clearwater Dentistry

Scientists have discovered tooth decay in specimens that are more than 15,000 years old. The ancients once thought that cavities were caused by something called “tooth worms” … Eew! They didn’t exist, of course, but how else could humans explain the holes that cavities make in teeth? The appearance of cavities on a widespread basis …

How to Handle an Unexpected Dental Emergency - Clearwater Dentistry

Regardless of the type of dental emergency you experience, it is important that you visit Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates for emergency dental care as soon as possible. A chipped or cracked tooth requires professional attention, as bacteria may gather in these areas, potentially causing infection that could require a root canal. Remember, you …