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 helps you avoid problems with calculus formation and troubles that require restorative dental work. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is ready to help you stay on top of your dental needs. We have appointments available so that you can use the benefits you still have before this year draws to a close! In addition to cleaning and examining your teeth, we are prepared to perform services to address any problems that might be affecting you. (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 your family has to candy on a typical day, and look for ways to change your usual diet to accommodate the change in sugar brought on by these extra treats. You should also take care to keep up with good oral hygiene during this time. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can provide important preventive services during a routine dental checkup to help you keep your smile safe at any time of year! (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 can affect you without your realizing it. Your stress levels, your hydration, and other factors can impact your ability to protect your smile. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is here to help patients who have questions about how to improve their routine. By making positive adjustments to your day, you can avoid further trouble with your oral health! (more…)

We Offer Preventive Dentistry For Patients Of All Ages

While people of all ages should be concerned about their oral health, the right approach to preventive dentistry can vary for kids and adults. This does not mean that you need to find separate dental practices for you and your kids! At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson is prepared to provide pediatric dental services as well as routine dental exams for adults. At every appointment, patients can count on consistent protection against problems like calculus buildup, gingivitis, and tooth decay! This makes care easier to arrange for everyone, and it ensures you have one trusted source for everyone’s oral health needs. (more…)

Make Sure You Use Your Dental Benefits For 2020!

We are reaching the final months of 2020, which means the holiday season is soon to arrive. If you have not made use of your dental benefits for the year already, and do not have any appointments scheduled to do so, using them before they run out may be more difficult than you anticipate! Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is ready to provide you with the oral health services you need before we reach the end of the calendar. Dr. Johnson helps many families in and around our community maintain healthy teeth. She is also ready to help individuals who are concerned about symptoms of poor oral health. (more…)

Can Teeth Really Shift After Past Orthodontic Work?

At the end of an orthodontic adjustment, you can be excited to see how your smile has improved. While treatment for malocclusion does more than just improve the way you look, the changes made by an adjustment can be exciting. Unfortunately, teeth can sometimes shift after past corrective work. What can you do about movement that affects the alignment and symmetry of your smile? At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson can talk with you about the benefits of using Invisalign aligners to improve your smile. These appliances are discreet and easily removed, which makes this treatment approach more convenient than work with traditional metal braces. (more…)

How Your Beverage Preferences Affect Your Smile

When you feel thirsty, are you more likely to reach for a glass of water or a flavored beverage? We enjoy a wide assortment of drink choices, but some options can be more harmful to your smile than others. When your preferred beverages are sweetened, they can make you more vulnerable to cavities. Soft drinks can be particularly concerning – they contain sugar, but they are also concerning for their acidity. While your oral hygiene routine and regular dental exams help you stay safe against tooth decay and other threats, your diet also matters. You can discuss positive, smile-friendly behavioral changes with your St. Louis, MO dentist, Dr. Johnson, during your next exam. (more…)

What Impact Can Oral Hygiene Have On Your Overall Health?

While people tend to understand that good oral hygiene is important, they sometimes overlook just how beneficial a healthy smile can be for their general well-being. Issues that form and go untreated can interfere with other aspects of your health, and they can make you more susceptible to new problems. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we help patients of all ages maintain healthy smiles. At every routine dental exam, Dr. Johnson provides a careful study of your oral structures to determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed. With this care, along with teeth cleanings to deal with calculus buildup, you can stay safe against oral health concerns! (more…)

Why Am I Having A Hard Time Removing Calculus Buildup?

What can you do to fight embarrassing calculus buildup? At home, you are capable of fighting these deposits by preventing their formation. Every time you brush and floss your teeth, you clear away existing plaque deposits, as well as bacteria and food debris that have recently gathered. If you do a good job with your daily routine, you will be able to avoid the accumulation of calculus. Prevention makes you less likely to need restorative dentistry, and it keeps an unsightly buildup of calculus from hurting your smile. So what can you do to remove calculus deposits that are already present? Unfortunately, your daily routine is not an effective way to deal with calculus. Fortunately, your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office will provide a teeth cleaning that can remove calculus during every routine dental exam. (more…)

Using Invisalign Aligners To Fix Unflattering Teeth Crowding

Teeth that are too close together can look crowded, an issue that can throw off the symmetry of your smile. Poor dental alignment also creates potential issues for your dental health. Some people will experience aches and pains in their face and jaw from a misaligned bite. Teeth that overlap can also be more difficult to clean effectively, making it more likely you will need restorative dental work in the future. One way to address problems with overlapping teeth is to straighten them with Invisalign. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson can discuss the use of these clear aligners to permanently shift your teeth and fix spacing flaws. At the end of your adjustment, you can feel better about your smile while also enjoying oral health benefits! (more…)