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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 …

Alleviate Tooth Sensitivity - Clearwater Dentistry

If a sip of ice water, spoonful of ice cream, or piping hot latte is enough to send shivers up your spine from tooth sensitivity, be assured you are not alone. It’s estimated that as many as one in eight adults suffers from tooth sensitivity. What causes sensitive teeth? Some of the causes of tooth …

Women's Hormones and Oral Health - Clearwater Dentistry

At Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates, we know that hormones affect a woman’s mood, but did you know they can also impact the health of a woman’s mouth? Women are susceptible to gum disease at different times in their lives, and research shows that hormonal highs and lows are part of the problem. According …

Five Tips for Taking Tots to the Dentist - Clearwater Dentistry

Toddlers are notoriously balky about strangers. But their first dental visit should not be cause for fear and tears. Nor should you assume that getting your toddler to Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates is going to involve a full-blown tantrum or Mafia-style bribery. “Honey, don’t worry. We’ll go get ice cream after…” sort of …

What is hand-foot-and-mouth disease? - Clearwater Dentistry

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes a rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and, while rare, adults. Characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a …

How do I prevent oral cancer? - Clearwater Dentistry

The fact is, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths. Men face twice the risk of developing oral cancer as women, and men who are over age 50 face the greatest risk. The American Cancer Society …