4 Reasons To Get Your Child To Your Tampa Dentist

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Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age?

For many parents in the FishHawk, Apollo Beach, and Tampa area, this may come as a surprise. Today in the Kernagis Dental Excellence post, we are going to review 4 reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.

1. Twelve months of age happens to be about the time when a child’s first teeth tend to erupt. Once those teeth are out, it’s time to get them looked at by a professional.

2. One of the most important things your Apollo Beach or Tampa dentist will do at this visit will be to clean those young teeth and apply fluoride.

3. Visiting the dentist at a young age is a great way to help your child get used to the dentist’s office. This will help them to be more comfortable with the dentist as they grow older.

4. Visiting the dentist also helps parents enlist the help of other adults is establishing good dental habits in their children. Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.

If your child is apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you might want to bring them in for a short tour of our office beforehand. They can meet our friendly staff and learn what to expect when they come in for their exam.

At Kernagis Dental Excellence, with locations in Tampa, Lithia, and Gibsonton, FL, we want our patients to have the best oral health possible. We also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact our warm and inviting dental team at 813-321-3261.

At Kernagis Dental Excellence we offer:

Cosmetic dentistry
Dental implants
Sedation dentistry
Family dentistry

Thanks for reading!

Kernagis Dental Excellence
5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Lithia, Florida
813-321-3261
http://www.dentistapollobeach.com/meet-the-dentists/

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Focusing on the Top 3 at Kernagis Dental Excellence

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We’re Dr. Richard Kernagis & Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis. Practicing dentistry in Tampa, Lithia, and Gibsonton, we have found amazing people in this community, all the way out to Apollo Beach and FishHawk. At Kernagis Dental Excellence, we focus on three important things as we attempt to be your dental provider of choice.

Family:
We want to be the dental practice families turn to for reliable care, whether for routine preventative services, tooth restoration, or cosmetic dentistry. If your son chips a tooth and is in severe pain, we want to be the first choice that comes to mind. We offer variety for any family’s various dental needs.

Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening
Dental hygiene
Dental implants
Emergency dentistry

Kernagis Dental Excellence focuses on your Family.

Facts:
When we sit down in consultation and you say “Dr. Kernagis, I need to know the cost of veneers, dental implants, the cost of a dental bridge… I need to know my options,” we’ll give you the bottom line on family dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants. Whether it’s affordable dental care for quality of life or affordable cosmetic dentistry for increased confidence, we’re here. Look us up: http://www.dentistapollobeach.com/meet-the-dentists/, or call: 443-672-2548.

Kernagis Dental Excellence focuses on the Facts.

A Friendly, Comfortable, and Safe Environment:
We focus on a clean, bright, and inviting environment, and we follow rigorous standards of sterilization. Our team here at Kernagis Dental Excellence is friendly, professional, and considerate.

Kernagis Dental Excellence focuses on a Friendly atmosphere.

Drs. Richard and Jennifer Wynn Kernagis
Kernagis Dental Excellence
2001 W Busch Blvd, Suite C
Tampa, FL 33612
813-513-9175
http://www.dentistapollobeach.com/contact-us/

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Danger Zone! 5 Signs of Gum Disease for Apollo Beach

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Here’s the bad news for Tampa residents: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. And here’s the good news: This problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

So, what should FishHawk, Tampa, and Apollo Beach dental patients be looking for?

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.

Regular checkups with your Apollo Beach, FishHawk, or Tampa area dentist is another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.

We’re Dr. Richard Kernagis & Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis. Our practice, Kernagis Dental Excellence, serves the Tampa, Apollo Beach, and FishHawk areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have healthy and attractive smiles. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice specializes in:

Cosmetic dentistry
Sedation dentistry
Dental implants
Porcelain veneers

Contact us at 720-306-8057 and a member of our thorough and detail-oriented staff can schedule a consultation and answer any questions you might have about veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Drs. Richard and Jennifer Wynn Kernagis
Kernagis Dental Excellence
2001 W Busch Blvd, Suite C
Tampa, FL 33612
813-513-9882

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013

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Is Mouthwash a Must in Tampa?

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Many folks in the Apollo Beach, FishHawk, and Tampa area wonder if daily mouthwash should be part of their dental routine. Brushing and flossing are the two habits that have the greatest impact on dental health, so if you’re doing these two things, is mouthwash necessary?

If you’ve ever walked the aisles of any Tampa, FL drugstore, you know that there are many different types of mouthwash. Some tout their germ-killing abilities, others brag of fluoride content, and some claim to whiten teeth while freshening the breath. These are all great benefits, but will they make or break your dental health?

We’re Dr. Richard Kernagis & Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis of Kernagis Dental Excellence with locations in Tampa, Lithia, and Gibsonton. When our dental patients ask about mouthwash, we usually tell them that as long as they follow the directions on the bottle, mouthwash can only benefit dental health, even if it doesn’t live up to every promise as advertised.

For people suffering from bad breath (and the friends, family, and co-workers who are suffering with them) mouthwash can be a very effective breath freshener and can bring relief to everyone in their social circle.

Thank you for visiting the Tampa Dental Health Blog. We like to tackle important issues such as dental products, cosmetic dentistry procedures, over-the-counter teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, invisible braces, pediatric dentistry, oral care habits, and more!

Our practice, Kernagis Dental Excellence, is currently accepting new patients. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call us at 813-513-9882. A kind and courteous member of our staff can also answer any questions you have about dental implants, veneers, gum contouring, or smile makeovers.

Call today!

Drs. Richard and Jennifer Wynn Kernagis
Kernagis Dental Excellence
2001 W Busch Blvd, Suite C
Tampa, FL 33612
813-513-9882
http://www.dentistapollobeach.com/contact-us/

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What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Tampa implant dentistry When you meet someone in Apollo Beach who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

A missing tooth can be a big deal.

Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are one of the procedures we routinely perform at Kernagis Dental Excellence to help our Tampa and FishHawk clients regain the beautiful smile they once had. Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for Apollo Beach clients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call Kernagis Dental Excellence at 813-513-9883 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry.

-Dr. Richard Kernagis & Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis

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Restoring Smiles At Kernagis Dental Excellence In Tampa

dental implants in Tampa A great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At Kernagis Dental Excellence, we not only restore teeth to their original condition – we make many Tampa smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment. If the problem teeth are only superficially crooked—meaning they do not need to be moved into place with orthodontia—porcelain veneers are often the answer. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one of more teeth. They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, color, or both.

Another plus: porcelain veneers are essentially non-invasive and do not affect healthy tooth structure.

Some of our FishHawk and Apollo Beach dental patients were happy with their smiles in years past but now want to bring up the whiteness a notch or two. Teeth whitening is a popular procedure for our Florida cosmetic dentistry patients. We provide a variety of teeth whitening options for every type of smile. If you are ready to brighten your smile, come on in; we’ll help you find the best tooth whitening system for your smile.

Drs. Richard and Jennifer Wynn Kernagis
Kernagis Dental Excellence
2001 W Busch Blvd, Suite C
Tampa, FL 33612
818-781-3411
http://www.dentistapollobeach.com/contact-us/

Put your best face forward with a brand new smile!

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Tampa Cosmetic Dental Artistry

Tampa Cosmetic Dental ArtistryI’m Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis of Kernagis Dental Excellence, and I enjoy using my extensive dental training and artistic skills to design treatment plans unique to each of my Tampa, Apollo Beach, and FishHawk cosmetic dental patients.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, I do much more than recommend specific procedures. I consider the shape, alignment, color, and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring are taken into account. The Tampa dentistry patient’s age, health condition, and lifestyle all influence the plan.

At Kernagis Dental Excellence there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

My artistic abilities have been perfected over several years of creating smile transformations for my Apollo Beach and FishHawk cosmetic dentistry patients. Even fairly recent cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers have advanced considerably. Dental implants are a truly remarkable solution for our Florida dental patients who have lost one or more teeth.

I would love to perform a personalized smile makeover for you. When the work has been completed and you are enjoying your new look, it will only be obvious to those who see you all the time. Others will assume you have always been blessed with a naturally beautiful and healthy smile.

Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis
Kernagis Dental Excellence
2001 W Busch Blvd, Suite C
Tampa, FL 33612
813-513-9878
http://www.dentistapollobeach.com/contact-us/

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