Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

Palm Harbor Premier Dental would like for all of our Palm Harbor Bay area patients to be proud to show off their smiles. With the latest advancements in dentistry, we are able to brighten smiles in a single visit, restore damaged teeth with natural, tooth-colored materials and offer crowns in a single visit! Now, we are happy to be able to correct misaligned teeth using the Invisalign system. When it comes to the Invisalign system, we are commonly asked the question: Is Invisalign better than braces?

Most people would vote yes! Of course, Invisalign seems better than braces! There are many advantages to Invisalign if it is a treatment that is right for your dental needs. It doesn’t require the discomfort of glued-on brackets and wires. It doesn’t get in the way of your confidence and your favorite foods like traditional braces. There are many advantages to the Invisalign, but can it get the job done?

Drum roll please! The answer is, yet again, yes! Invisalign is much more than just a convenient cosmetic braces system. It is an effective resolution for various orthodontic issues including overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowded teeth, and gaps between teeth. Another added bonus is that patients tend to have overall better oral health throughout the treatment. This is simply because there are no brackets to get in the way of daily dental care routines.

There are many advantages to Invisalign treatment over traditional braces, but it is not the treatment of choice for everyone. We would be happy to schedule a consultation and find out what type of treatment is best for you! Give us a call at (813) – 879 – 0560. The Palm Harbor Premier Dental team is here help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Visit our website for further reading about Invisalign treatment.


National Re-Gifting Day is the Thursday before Christmas each year. If you’ve already gotten your Holiday Smile on point, why not pay it forward to your loved ones with a gift that will really make them smile? Palm Harbor Premier Dental offers teeth whitening, veneers, bonding and other cosmetic dental treatments to give our patients the bright and beautiful smile they’ve always wished for. Contact us today to find out about our cosmetic dental treatments or to schedule an appointment at (813) 289 – 0560. Happy Holidays!


Brace Yourself. Winter is Coming!
Six Month Braces

During the winter months, most of us spend a little more time indoors keeping out of the weather. Why not use some of that spare time to correct crowded, crooked, and gapped teeth?  Braces can help fix these problems, but most people don’t want a mouthful of metal for two years or more. This is why Palm Harbor Premier Dental offers 6 Month Braces to those who want to straighten their teeth and have a more beautiful smile in a fraction of the time.

We can straighten your teeth in only a matter of months. Using a series of invisible retainers instead of traditional metal brackets. Six Month Braces gets its name because most people obtain their desired results within that time. It may take a little less or more than 6 months, depending on the extent of repairs needed. Traditional braces can take two years or more to get the same results that Six Month Braces will also also achieve.

Traditional braces have metal wires that becomes loose after a few weeks and must be tightened by your dentist causing soreness and pain. The Six Month Braces use a memory wire that provides constant pressure during your treatment. As your mouth warms the wire, it tries to pull itself back into its original position. This aligns your teeth in the process. The brackets are clear and less noticeable on your teeth. Also, six month braces are more affordable than traditional braces due to the shortened treatment span.

Give your confidence a boost this winter! Don’t keep putting off a more beautiful smile because you don’t want unsightly and painful metal brackets. Contact Palm Harbor Premier Dental at (813) 289-0560 if you have been wanting a straighter smile or for more information about the Six Month Braces treatment.

Further Reading:

Crowded Teeth – Problems & Fixes

Six Month Smiles


A Vote for Veneers

With the elections around the corner, people are gearing up to cast their vote on the next President of the United States. Whether you are happy with the election or not, Palm Harbor Premier Dental has something for you to smile about. We understand that most people find it hard to consider dental procedures to be “fun”.  However, porcelain veneers have amazing capabilities that make them nothing short of mind-blowing. For these reasons we cast our vote for veneers as our top cosmetic dental treatment that gives you dramatic results.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can achieve beautiful smiles without putting the patient through uncomfortable dental procedures. Dental veneers are made of porcelain that is fabricated to match your natural teeth precisely. Porcelain veneers are constructed to enhance your smile without giving away that you’ve had any dental work. The porcelain material is similar to enamel in that it filters light. It reflects some of the light while allowing the rest to pass through the veneer. This gives a partially translucent appearance to the veneer, which looks just like a natural tooth.

Minimally Invasive Procedure

Porcelain veneers are thin so they fit right over your teeth and require minimal shaving of the natural teeth. This keeps your dental procedure quick and comfortable. We strive to make every dental procedure as comfortable and painless as possible. This is why you should feel genuinely excited and cast your vote for veneers by contacting Palm Harbor Premier Dental. If you are looking to straighten your teeth, whiten them, fill in gaps, or fix chipped and broken teeth, we are here to help! Call our Palm Harbor office at (813) 289 – 0560 to learn more about veneers if you are unhappy with your smile and set up your next appointment.

Further Reading: Single Visit Crowns

Resource: Full Porcelain Crowns


Rejuvenate Your Smile This Fall

September 22 marks the first day of Autumn, a time of year that brings new beginnings. Many people return to classes after enjoying summertime months off. Fall is also a time of year many couples get married with nature’s picturesque, fall foliage as their ceremonial backdrop. No matter what events you may have on your calendar this fall, Palm Harbor Premier Dental wants you to look and feel your very best. This is the perfect time of year to rejuvenate your smile!

Your smile is one of the first things people notice. If your teeth have become dull and stained over the years, teeth-whitening treatment can put the sparkle back into your smile. We know how disappointing it can be to no longer have that pearly white smile you once had. Teeth whitening is a simple and non-invasive treatment that provides a significant and noticeable improvement to your smile.

Rejuvenate Your Smile and Your Relationships

A bright and confident smile can affect many aspects of your life. Your work-related relationships can be negatively impacted through your insecurities if you are overly self-conscious about your smile. Dealing with customers or clients can also become more problematic. Career advancement can become more out-of-reach if your self-confidence issues show through during job interviews and meetings. Your personal relationships can also suffer if you are holding back from social situations and the fall season is often packed with parties and events. Teeth whitening can be an effective solution to boost your confidence during these social situations.

Walking down the aisle, starting a new semester of school or attending a special fall event with the utmost confidence has never been easier. Contact Palm Harbor Premier Dental at (813) 879 – 0560 to rejuvenate your smile this fall season. We are ready to help you bring back the radiant smile you deserve!

Further Reading on Teeth Whitening


Know What Type of Smile You Want

Before cosmetic dental treatment, it is important to know what type of smile you want to have. Prior to any discussion and preparations to begin your smile transformation, you need to have a good idea of what exactly you are wanting to improve and to what level of change you have in mind. Communication with your dentist is a vital step toward achieving successful results. Spend time clearly identifying exactly what improvements to your smile you want to accomplish.

Subtle Changes or Complete Makeover

Some people have always dreamed of having the “perfect” smile. This type of smile has the maximum level of brightness and regularity of shape, size and alignment of the teeth. Then, there are many patients that are happy with a “natural” look. They are more comfortable making subtle changes that create a new and improved smile. Knowing which side you fall is important before any treatment begins. This will ensure the outcome will be a smile that is beautiful and, most importantly, you feel proud and comfortable showing.

Getting Started

To get started on your new smile you will first need to have a comprehensive examination. There needs to be a complete assessment of the health of your teeth and gums. It may be necessary to do any restorative work prior to any cosmetic treatment. Then we can make the determination of what is and isn’t possible to enhance or completely change the appearance of your smile. In the end, we want for you what you want… a bright and beautiful smile you will feel confident and happy to show the world.

If you are ready to make the next step towards the smile you’ve always wanted, contact Palm Harbor Premier Dental at (813) 289 – 0560. You should also return to your dentist for regular professional maintenance every six months. Give us a call if it is time for your dental checkup and cleaning.

Look through our Smile Gallery to see our patients amazing results!


Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest teeth of them all? We pick Charlize Theron to fill those shoes. With the release of the movie sequel Huntsman: The Winter’s War, we thought we would give this villainous vixen applauds for her wickedly white smile. In her role as The Evil Queen, Ravenna, you may not notice her vibrant, bright teeth; Evil queens rarely smile except an occasional howl of laughter as an expression of evil intent.

If you haven’t seen the movie trailer, you can see it here. We are sure it will love it! It’s a film that is sure to entertain and put a smile on your face, but don’t let the yellowing effect keep you from showing off all that contentment. Ravenna’s stunningly white teeth radiate with her golden hair and all her auric glory.

A Wickedly White Smile with Teeth Bleaching

 Tones of yellow and gold can be a beautiful sight, but not when it comes to your teeth. Over time, your teeth can become yellow and discolored even in their healthy state. This discoloring can make you feel self-conscious and may even prevent you from smiling. If you are hiding your smile because they are not as bright as you would like, Palm Harbor Premier Dental offers bleaching treatments both in-office and at home. Our deep bleaching treatment can increase the brightness of your smile many levels past your biologically whitening limit.

Prior to your in-office professional bleaching, you will be given trays to use at home that prime your teeth for the treatment. We combine at-home and in-office treatment to whiten your teeth even beyond traditional methods and whitening solutions. This bleaching method lasts much longer than conventional whitening methods. Learn about our deep bleaching treatment.

Contact Us

We don’t want anyone to hold back on expressing joy and excitement in their life. The Palm Harbor Premier Dental team is ready to assist you with your teeth whitening adventure at (813) 289 – 0560. Let’s spread some brightness to this this dark take on a fairy tale and get a wickedly white smile of your own!


With the Golden Globes around the corner, the most talented actors will be gleaming as they are honored for their most outstanding performances. All of the famous celebrities will be dressed to impress with bright, beautiful smiles on that Beverly Hills night. You can get that celebrity smile right here in Palm Harbor, FL from your Palm Harbor Dentist. Dr. John Cannariato of Palm Harbor Premier Dental can provide you with that beautiful celebrity smile you’ve always wanted.


A healthy and natural smile is one of the most valuable assets you can possess. Unfortunately, not everyone is born blessed with the perfect smile naturally. We can help you get the flawless smile you deserve. Stains, cracks and other common aesthetic problems can rob your smile from its brilliance. Dr. John Cannariato and his team create beautiful, bright long-lasting smiles using the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry.


The cosmetic treatment needed would depend on what issues you have with your teeth. It could be as simple as teeth whitening treatment to brighten your smile if your teeth are already in great shape. There could be some uneven spacing or chips that need to be addressed. In that case, porcelain veneers may be the right option for you. Some cases may need a little longer treatment if the teeth are misaligned and contributing to further dental health concerns. With today’s technology, we have 6 month braces. They are practically invisible and only take 6 months vs. the 2+ years from traditional orthodontic treatment.


If you have been unhappy with your smile, you are not alone. Millions of people do not have the beautiful, flawless smile of their dreams. At Palm Harbor Premier Dental, we offer our experience, expertise and advanced technology in cosmetic dentistry. Visit your Palm Harbor dentist, Dr. Khalil to find out your options. Call us at
(813) 289 – 0560 and reward yourself with a celebrity smile that even the Golden Globes couldn’t outshine.


Having straight teeth has more than just cosmetic benefits. How your teeth fit together affects your oral and overall health. There are many health advantages of straight teeth including healthy gums, decreased risk of tooth injury, decreased headache and jaw pain, and improves your self confidence and overall happiness. However, not all of us are born with the perfect smile. Fortunately, there are orthodontic treatment options that are available to help maintain a healthy, straight and confident smile.

Maintain A Healthy Bite

The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to shift the teeth back to proper alignment. Straight teeth properly meet the opposing teeth in the opposite jaw creating a healthy bite. Stabilizing your bite creates healthy tooth touches for each of your teeth.   Having a healthy bite helps preserve your existing teeth and is ideal for when placing new dentistry such as veneers, crowns and implants.

Prevent Gum Disease

Overcrowded and crooked teeth can also lead to gum disease. When your teeth are misaligned, you may have problems cleaning between the teeth and along the gum line. This causes the build-up of bacterial plaque, which can lead to Gingivitis. If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to Periodontal Disease. Having a straight smile provides the best defense against potential periodontal problems.

Avoid Structural Damage

Teeth that do not meet together properly can cause structural damage to the teeth, jawbones and dental work. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Chipped & Cracked Teeth
  • Chipped Dental Work
  • Jaw Pain and Soreness
  • Tooth Wear
  • Tooth Movement
  • Premature Loss of Teeth
Contact Us

Contact Palm Harbor Premier Dental if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if your teeth are not happy with the alignment and appearance of you teeth. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Ask about our 6 Month Braces treatment! We are ready to assist you at (813) – 289 – 0560.


Christmas is a time for celebrating life, love, experiences and new beginnings with friends and family. This is the time of year when people look forward to reconnecting with old friends and also meeting new ones. When joining together with the special people in your life, it’s always nice to express your happiness with a warm and welcoming smile.

Don’t be hesitant to show your holiday smile because your teeth are less than bright and white. You can have a dramatically brighter smile through professional teeth whitening treatments. Here at Palm Harbor Premier Dental, we offer at home bleaching as well as deep bleaching in the office for maximum whitening results. Our teeth whitening treatments are far more superior than the over-the-counter products you may have tried in the past. These OTC treatments are generally not as effective and can take weeks to show noticeable results.

When you have your teeth professionally whitened, you will have the most dramatic results in the least amount of time. We can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades in a single visit because the active ingredient in our whitening gels is a much higher concentration than OTC gels. The treatment is generally safe and effective when done under professional supervision. We closely monitor the whitener’s action during treatment, and ensure your lips, gums, and surrounding tissues are fully protected from exposure to chemicals.

A full dental exam with x-rays is a requirement prior to having any professional teeth whitening treatment. Certain dental problems may cause a dull appearance to your teeth, such as a root canal. During the exam, we rule out any problems with your teeth that may be contributing to any discolorations. You will also need a regular dental cleaning. This is to remove any stains and plaque build-up that could hinder the bleaching process. Following these steps and any additional dental work that may be needed, we can begin your bleaching treatment.

Visit our Smile Gallery for before and after photos of some of our patients. Read more about teeth whitening and feel free to browse our website to learn about all of our cosmetic dental treatments. If you would like to celebrate this joyous season with a White Christmas Smile, give us a call at (813) 289 -0560 to schedule your appointment.


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