Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

The Trouble With Tea (And Coffee)

Teas typically contain less caffeine than the usual cup of coffee, and your favorite beverage can be ideal for unwinding during an afternoon break. Unsweetened tea can be refreshing, while keeping your sugar intake low. With all that said, there is one concern you should hold onto when it comes to drinking tea – you… Read more »

Cosmetic Work Can Lead To A Better Smile Before The Holidays

As we near the end of the year, your family may have already started making plans for holiday gatherings. These events may bring together people you see infrequently, and they can encourage everyone to take – and share – photos. Because the holidays can be such a social time, many people who are interested in… Read more »

Taking Home A Whitening Kit Provided By Your Dentist

If you take home a whitening kit from your local pharmacy or grocery store, you may see results that fail to meet your expectations. These store bought products, and toothpastes that promise extra whitening results, can leave deeper stains behind in your enamel. A professional whitening kit from your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can… Read more »

Treating Different Types Of Dental Discoloration

If all you care about is making your smile brighter, why do you need to worry about the source of your dental discoloration? A professional teeth whitening treatment can lead to remarkable results when patients are trying to eliminate stains that have gathered on their teeth. However, if you arrive at the dentist looking for… Read more »

What Steps Should You Take To Protect Your Veneers?

You may be excited to receive porcelain veneers, but feel pangs of anxiety when you think about how something might happen to them. Because porcelain veneers are permanently affixed to your teeth, you may be unsure of how they will impact your diet choices, or how they might change your approach to preventive dental care. You… Read more »

Cosmetic Work Can Address Problems With An Unsightly Tooth

You may find it hard to feel confident in your smile when you feel people are drawn towards that one unsightly tooth that fails to fall in line with its neighbors. A single tooth that is discolored, visibly damaged, or simply seems out of place because of its size or position can create a frustrating… Read more »

Making Sure Your Teeth Whitening Efforts Are A Success

How can you make sure that your efforts to whiten your teeth end with you showing off a significantly brighter smile? The type of whitening treatment you use certainly matters. You may be less than thrilled at the degrees of change provided by a whitening toothpaste, or another store bought whitening treatment. If you want… Read more »

Ready To See What Porcelain Veneers Can Do For You?

Your smile is a prominent feature, and it can have a significant role in how confident you feel about your appearance overall. Even one relatively minor flaw in your smile can have a big impact, but multiple concerns about your teeth can make the idea of cosmetic dental work feel intimidating. How much time will… Read more »

How Bonding And Contouring Make Impressive Cosmetic Changes

The ideal cosmetic dental work will cover up unsightly flaws without making your appearance seem unnatural. After all, the goal of these treatments is to make you feel more confident in your smile, without making it apparent you have had work done. A bonding and contouring treatment allows your dentist to make artistic, precise changes… Read more »

How Does Invisalign® Correct Misalignment?

If you have an uneven smile, then orthodontic treatment can not only improve the esthetics of your smile, but can prevent the onset of serious oral health complications. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment doesn’t just mean metal braces. We can correct misalignment with a series of clear plastic aligners using the Invisalign system.