High-Tech Dentistry with a Gentle Touch
Since our primary goal is a long lasting, comfortable relationship, we always provide 24 hour emergency care.
Our hygiene department can assist you in all of the latest techniques to keep your teeth and smile healthy.
We have educational videos in each treatment room along with a wireless camera that can take pictures inside your mouth! Call on us for the most current preventive and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF OUR SERVICES:
- Teeth cleaning
- Complete oral exams, including oral cancer screening
- Fillings - white, silver or gold
- Cosmetic bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Laser Dentistry (90% with no shots!)
- ZOOM Teeth Whitening - in about an hour!
- Non-surgical Gum treatment
- Implant Restorations
- Comfortable Root Canal Therapy
- Oral surgery
- Complete and Partial Dentures
- Children's Dental Care
- 24 hour denture relines and repairs in most instances
- SEDATION DENTISTRY - say goodbye to fear with just a pill!
We also have a team of dental specialists who we call upon when specialty care is needed.
All of our treatment rooms have DVD Patient Education Monitors so can you see your treatment options before we start. Kids and Adults can learn how to brush properly or watch t.v. or movies during treatment. Relax with our massage chairs - we supply the comfy pillow for longer treatments!
Enjoy our stereo headphones or feel free to bring your ipod (although Dr. B prefers the Zune!). We also have legos and other toys for the little ones.
We are Laser Certified!
One of the latest advances in dentistry is the use of laser technology. Lasers can't replace traditional instruments for some procedures, but give us one more tool to make dental treatment more comfortable for our patients.
We are proud that Drs. Bloom and Wygodski are certified on the Waterlase hard and soft tissue dental laser.
The Waterlase works by energizing water molecules to do the cutting while at the same time numbing the tooth. One of the most exciting uses is to prepare teeth for fillings, sometimes without any shots and certainly with less noise than the traditional handpiece.
Lasers are used to treat gum disease by killing bacteria, and can help patients avoid surgery. When surgery is unavoidable, lasers are so precise in dental surgery that there isn't nearly as much swelling around tissue, far less of a need for sutures and, most importantly, much less pain afterwards.
We have used lasers to immediately get rid of the pain of cold sores and canker sores, and help them heal in just a few days. Lasers are being used in root canal treatments to shorten the time you spend in the chair.
As another laser dentist remarked, "The Waterlase is the most profound enhancement in dental technology in decades and is paving the way for the next generation of better, more comfortable dentistry. Not since the electric drill was introduced in 1875 and Novocaine was invented in 1905, has there been a more important development in dentistry."
We have another diagnostic laser called the Diagnodent that uses light energy to find decay before it is detectable with a probe or even x-rays. Because we can now find and treat cavities when they are smaller, this dramatically decreases the need for shots and more extensive (and expensive) treatments like root canals and crowns.
The World Clinical Laser Institute (where Drs. Bloom and Wygodski have received training), estimates that only 5 % of dentists are using lasers but the numbers are growing. We are one of only a few offices in Florida certified to use the Waterlase laser. For more info log onto www.laserdentistry.com
ZOOM Whitening - The Latest Chairside Whitening Technology
We use ZOOM - a brighter, whiter smile in about an hour. You may have seen ZOOM used on Extreme Makeover with incredible results.
You may see regular ZOOM advertised elsewhere - we are using their newest lamp technology for the best possible results, with less chance of sensitivity. We offer the new Advanced Power ZOOM - this takes in-office whitening to the newest level.
Call today for a free ZOOM consult!
For more info on ZOOM: http://www.zoomnow.com/
We offer FDA approved treatment of headaches and jaw pain
In some cases, headaches and migraines are caused by tension from clenching or grinding in your sleep. When this happens, wearing a device at night called an NTI appliance takes the pressure off your jaw and eliminates or reduces the headaches or migraines.
This is the first FDA approved non-drug treatment of migraines. The NTI-tss is a small, virtually invisible mouthpiece that covers only your upper front teeth while you sleep. This appliance may be indicated for daytime wear also.
If you suffer from chronic headaches or wake with sore jaw muscles, be sure to ask us about the NTI - we have had our patients call it nothing short of miraculous.
To find out more about preventing headaches go to www.headacheprevention.comWe would be happy to discuss your individual concerns and needs to determine if the NTI or other type of mouthguard we provide is best for treating your condition - please call to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Bloom - please bring with you any current mouthguards you own.
Win in our Current Drawing!
Bring your recare postcard, confirmation card or simply fill out an entry in our office at your next teeth cleaning or other dental visit and drop it in our drawing jar at the reception counter.
Enter our next drawing and you too could be a winner of a Vitality electric toothbrush each month!
Hear What Our Patients Say About Us!
"Before going to Dr. Bloom I didn't like my smile at all. I'm the type who loves to have fun but when it came to smiling, I would cover my mouth because my smile was so bad.
A family friend introduced me to Dr. Bloom. Sharon knew how afraid I was about dentists so she went with me for my first appointment. I was so afraid I think I cried more on my first visit than I did throughout my treatment, and my first visit was just a consult!
When I came back to start the teeth extractions it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Dr Bloom was finished before I knew it.
I have never met a dentist as kind and gentle as Dr. Bloom. His entire staff I think are a great group of people:
Beverly at the front desk always made me feel important each time I spoke to her over the telephone, if I was having a problem she made sure I was seen. That meant a lot to me, and I thank her a million times over.
Melissa always assured me that everything was going to be fine, and everything was. She was there to hold my hand when I needed it, or just hand me a tissue - God knows I used lots of them. I thank them both.
Dr. Bloom, from the first time I met him I saw a kind hearted, caring, gentle and very professional dentist. Because of the good work Dr. Bloom has done on me, I don't have to cover my mouth when I smile anymore. I'm a secretary - on my job now I can smile and greet patients without feeling so bad about my smile. I have received many compliments on my wonderful smile.
Dr. Bloom - from the bottom of my heart my family and I would like to take this time to THANK YOU for my beautiful smile. "
Sincerely, Cynthia H.
Other Patients Write:
Dr. Bloom, I am happy and proud of my teeth since you worked on them. Your work meets all the professional standards. My teeth look so good, I want to smile all the time !
Sincerely, Bertha E.
I almost forgot, congratulations on the nomination, and selection to
represent the community and for the service you provide for all of us. The professionalism you display in your dental practice also carries over into your staff. You guys are a cut above. The education you provide, and the representation you provide our community is unbelievable.
Every time I read one of your news letters you are always involved in advancing the profession, and educating the community. You are a Great example for all of us to follow!
I see that you are President-Elect of the Pinellas County Dental Association. I knew you are tops! Thanks for all you do, most folks
do not know how much effort it takes to have a family, a job you love and total involvement in educating and advancing the profession for the betterment of us all. Thanks for taking care of my family and I.
Dear Dr. Bloom and Staff,
You guys are awesome! You gave me the movie star smile I've always dreamed of having. Now I can't pass a mirror or anyone for that matter without showing my pearly whites. Thanks for being so patient with me and taking time to give me exactly what I always wanted. I feel so much better about myself and my face looks brighter and has a more youthful appearance. Again, thanks for everything and believe it or not, I look forward to my next visit because you're like family. See you soon.
Fondly, Jill L.
Dr. Bloom- I just wanted to tell you, your staff and Dr. Wygodski how much I appreciate your office. I have gone to you for quite a while, and like most people, I have had bad experiences in the past with other dentists, which is why I have been at your office so long and will stay with your office.
My son started going to Dr. Wygodski at age 3, and they have been fantastic with him. He is not afraid of the dentist at all...
Your staff is always friendly. I have never had a bad experience at your office and I'm confident I never will.
Most importantly, I never feel any pain... I have gone to you for at least 8 years (outside of a brief spell due to insurance change). I wouldn't go anywhere else now -regardless if my insurance changed. Some things are too important to risk - my confidence and peace of mind with your office are worth any monetary issues.
Thank you for the great service.
Another Patient Writes to other patients:
My story is that I have lost my two front teeth. The dignity that comes from being reared in a small, rural country town with strong Black parents remains intact. My terror of dentist treatment soared to paranoia because during my teens a lower molar was extracted without anesthetic.
My horror of visiting a dentist office is assuaged. I owe this to Dr. Steven Bloom.
The office staff, Beverly and Melissa, gave to me one on one consideration. Dr. Bloom gave me hope for success with further treatment to save the remaining teeth.
Dr. Bloom gave me my self-esteem. I can smile for the first time in my adult 52 years without putting my hand up to cover my mouth.
My partial is so perfect that my friends think I have porcelain veneers or sometimes they guess implants. I even forget that I'm wearing a partial.
The myths have been dispelled. I can go out to dinner and eat. My partial does not fall out of my mouth. Food tastes as good as it always has. My discomfort level with the extractions was a zero. I ate dinner the next day!
I share my story because you may need a dentist with happy patients!
And she sends to us:
Dr. Bloom, Beverly and Melissa,
You all made me feel like a special human being rather than just a paying patient. My dental experiences with you have touched me on a positive level that is bigger than I can express. You treated me with care and I felt that you all were family members. I am grateful for this. From the bottom of my heart:
We Appreciate Your Feedback
We love to receive your feedback and recommendations - we are very responsive to your suggestions and it helps us continue to be your favorite dental office in St. Petersburg!
Please send your comments regarding your visit to us at Bev@BWFamilyDentistry.com Please include your name if you would appreciate a reply.
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Would you like to know more?
It's hard to choose a new Dentist. Most of our new patients join us from other patient referrals.
If you would like to visit and see our office, please give Beverly a call at (727) 384-4151.
We would be honored to give you and your family a tour of our state of the art facility. (The kids can even get a sticker and pick something out of our toy chest! - sure, you can have something too...)
We're sure you'll be pleasantly surprised at how friendly and relaxing modern dental care can be!