Category: Preventive Dentistry

3 Benefits To A Consistent Flossing Routine

When you have a piece of food wedged between your teeth, you (hopefully) reach for your floss to safely remove it. This is a time when you can be relieved to have floss on hand, but it should not be the only time you use it! If you want to effectively protect yourself against both… Read more »

Setting Oral Hygiene Goals For The New Year

Have you experienced issues with cavities this past year? Were you surprised by symptoms of gingivitis? As you look forward to the new year, you may want to consider how you can improve your approach to oral hygiene. Changes in your physical health, the gradual erosion of your enamel, and fluctuations in your diet can… Read more »

Make Sure Your Family Commits To Good Oral Hygiene Habits

When everyone in your household commits to protecting their teeth and gums from dental problems, you can avoid trips to the dentist’s office for restorative work. While parents and kids alike need to take their dental well-being seriously, the right approach can differ for people in different age groups. For your own oral health needs, you should… Read more »

Use This Year’s Dental Benefits While You Still Can!

We have less than one month remaining in the year, but you can still find space on the calendar to take care of your dental health! If you have dental benefits remaining for the year, you still have a chance to take advantage of them and enjoy quality smile care. Keeping up with routine preventive dental… Read more »

How Parents Help Younger Kids Learn Good Oral Hygiene Habits

In the time before your kids are old enough to brush and floss their own teeth, they will depend on you to protect them from cavities. At this point, you will have a direct responsibility for maintaining their oral health, though their dentist will also provide support. With that said, kids are typically capable of… Read more »

Will Holiday Activities Lead To Problems For Your Smile?

While holiday plans can change from year to year, one aspect of your celebrations can remain constant. At formal and informal gatherings alike, you can expect to enjoy a variety of rich meals and desserts. While this can be good for your spirits, you may be putting your smile at more risk than you realize… Read more »

3 Dental Problems You Can Avoid With Regular Checkups

There are potentially serious oral health problems that can occur when you do not attend regular dental exams. Issues with tooth decay and gum disease will worsen if they are not caught and treated, leading to complications that threaten your smile and general well-being. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, patients are given thorough… Read more »

Use This Year’s Dental Benefits Before It Is Too Late!

As 2020 begins to wrap up, you may find yourself focusing on the holidays, and preparations for the new year. If you still have dental benefits available to you, remember that there is still time to use them before it is too late! You should make use of them, as access to oral health care… Read more »

Will Halloween Candy End Up Hurting Your Smile?

Halloween and candy are closely linked, but candy is also linked to something less fun – poor oral hygiene! Should you be frightened by the effect that Halloween candy is going to have on your family’s smiles? Moderation and smart dieting are particularly important at this time of year. Limit how much access everyone in… Read more »

Daily Behaviors That Can Help You Keep Your Smile Healthy

If you have found it difficult to avoid problems with cavities, despite staying focused on good oral hygiene, some behavioral changes can be beneficial. In many cases, issues with poor dental health can be traced back to poor teeth cleaning habits or a lack of routine dental exams. With that said, there are other behaviors that… Read more »