Category: Preventive Dentistry

3 Consequences Of Poor Oral Hygiene

There are real consequences to not sticking to a good oral hygiene routine. Poor habits can lead to difficulties with dental decay as well as gum disease, and these problems can worsen over time. One thing you can do to protect yourself is to schedule regular exams. At your appointments, you can receive early notification about… Read more »

We Can Deal With More Than Just Cavities At A Checkup

You should worry about the formation of cavities, and you should make restorative dental work a priority if your dentist identifies a problem with dental decay. During your regular dental exams at our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we make cavity prevention and restoration a priority. With that said, your smile is vulnerable to other issues. Patients of Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can… Read more »

3 Habits That Help You Avoid Calculus Buildup On Your Teeth

Plaque deposits form when bacteria and other materials gather on teeth. Fortunately, you can remove plaque when you brush and floss, and stop this substance from hurting your oral health. Unfortunately, when plaque deposits are not removed in time, they harden and form calculus deposits that you are not able to remove on your own…. Read more »

You May Be More Vulnerable To Cavities Than You Realize

How effective are your efforts to prevent cavities from forming and affecting your oral health? While you should be confident in your oral hygiene routine, be careful not to assume you have no risks at all to worry about. People who underestimate the threat of decay can fail to identify shortcomings in their routine, or… Read more »

3 Reasons To Return To The Dentist For Regular Exams

Are you putting yourself at risk for oral health issues without realizing it? When you only rely on a daily oral hygiene routine and neglect to schedule regular dental checkups, you can be more vulnerable to problems than you realize. At these regular visits, you receive a thorough review for problems and have any calculus and… Read more »

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 »