What Are Those Weird Bumps in My Mouth?

Dental tori (torus meaning one growth, tori meaning multiple) are non-cancerous bony growths. There are 3 types of dental tori: buccal exostoses which are located along the cheek side of the upper back gums, palatal tori which are located on the roof of the mouth and mandibular lingual tori which are found on the floor of the mouth, under the... read more »

Scheduling or Rescheduling an Appointment? Here’s What You Need

We hope that you’ll never have to reschedule your appointment, but we understand that sometimes life happens. Whether rescheduling due to illness, work, or other schedule conflicts, the Clearwater Dental team tries to make rescheduling as easy as possible. You can call our office or respond through our text or email confirmations to let us know when you can’t make... read more »

How the Tooth Fairy Came To Be

We all remember when we were younger, we would lose a tooth and anxiously wait to see how much money we would get from the tooth fairy. But have you ever thought where that idea came from? Originally the tradition comes from Northern Europe as early as the year 1200, it was said that lost teeth were to bring good... read more »

Do You Really Need a Dental Crown if a Tooth Isn’t Bothering You?

“But doc, the tooth isn’t bothering me, do I really need a crown?” This is a great question! While there are many reasons for a tooth to need a crown, the primary purpose is to strengthen a tooth with a new “hard outer shell.” Teeth that are good candidates for a crown have large cavities or large existing fillings and... read more »

Thank you for the Referrals!

Every year, we are blown away by the referrals that get sent our way. We are honored that you want to bring your friends and loved ones to join our Clearwater Dental family. :) And here's a fun fact - as the people you sent our way come in and let us know they made it to us because of... read more »

Clearwater Dental’s ClearCard Membership

No insurance? No problem! Our office offers a discount membership called the ClearCard Plan. We thought of this concept back in Fall of 2016. A lot of our patients were calling saying they were losing their insurance, or insurance premiums were too high for them to continue. We wanted to be able to provide an affordable way for our patients... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Clearwater Dental, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles. Each... read more »