Is It Time For You To Replace Your Toothbrush?

Do you remember when you purchased the toothbrush you currently use? How long do you typically go before you decide to replace a brush? These questions can have more bearing on your oral health than you might realize. Under normal circumstances, you should plan to replace a toothbrush at around three to four months. You should replace it sooner if you have been sick, or if you feel that the bristles are no longer in good shape. What you do for your smile at home is important. Quality care, combined with regular trips to see your St. Louis, MO dentist for routine services, allow you to vigorously defend yourself against tooth decay and gum disease. (more…)

Is Coffee Making It Harder To Keep Your Smile White?

For people who feel incapable of facing their mornings without a cup of coffee, dental discoloration can become a real concern. Over time, this caffeinated drink can leave stains on your teeth, which can make you uncomfortable with the way you look. The beverage’s acidity can also be an issue, as it can soften enamel, making it easier for staining particles to stick. Cutting back on coffee, drinking more water, and being consistent about keeping your teeth clean can help you limit the buildup of stains. Your St. Louis, MO dentist is able to make improvements for your smile by providing you with a professional teeth-whitening treatment. (more…)

Working With Your Dentist To Show Off A Better Smile

Your St. Louis, MO dentist is excited to help you maintain a healthy smile. You can enjoy quality preventive care when you come in for routine checkups, and you can count on receiving care in a supportive environment if a problem does arise with your oral health. Of course, your concerns with your smile may not be limited to your health. If you have an interest in making cosmetic smile improvements, Dr. Johnson can discuss your treatment options. You might be surprised to learn just how much good one cosmetic dental procedure can do for your appearance. (more…)

Protect Your Young Athlete’s Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

Parents with young athletes in the family can be excited, but nervous, during every big game, particularly when games turn rough. One concern you can have is with your child’s smile, as there is a real risk for dental injuries in sports. Your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office welcomes individuals who want better smile protection from a custom mouthguard. In addition to providing guards for nighttime teeth grinding, Dr. Johnson can offer sports mouthguards made to fit a person’s smile. A fitted design can be more comfortable, and stay more securely in place throughout a game. (more…)

My Teeth Seem Healthy – Do I Really Need A Dental Checkup?

When you think you might be sick, you see the doctor. If your hair has grown too long, you visit your barber. So when your teeth feel totally fine, why should you visit your dentist for a dental exam? Routine oral health care is about more than just fixing problems when they form. Keep in mind that a cavity’s damage is irreversible, and makes a dental restoration necessary. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can help you avoid potential problems at every routine dental appointment, so you can prevent tooth decay and other concerns from impacting your well-being. (more…)

Making Time For Cosmetic Dental Work Before A Big Event

When you feel like your best, most confident self, you can feel more prepared for an important life event. If you have something significant on your calendar right now, like a job interview, or a school reunion, you might be surprised to learn that a cosmetic dental procedure can be easier to fit in before that date than you realize. Your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office welcomes patients who want to address a variety of different issues. You can flash a smile that is brighter and more attractive in as little as one appointment! (more…)

Make Sure Your Smile Is Fully Protected By Flossing Daily

You should always take your time when brushing, spending at least two minutes on fully cleaning every area you can reach. By doing so, you can more effectively fight the accumulation of plaque, prevent the formation of calculus, and control your risks for gum disease and tooth decay. While brushing effectively can be a key part of your general oral health care strategy, it can be insufficient by itself. Flossing allows you to reach spaces that are difficult to clean with your toothbrush. When you take better care of your teeth at home, you can expect good news during your next checkup with your St. Louis, MO dentist. (more…)

What To Expect As You Start Treatment With Invisalign

Many people who desire to straighten their teeth hesitate to actually start orthodontic treatment. One common issue that can hold people back is the idea of having metal braces. Because these type of braces are conspicuous, and not removable, they can feel like an intrusion. If you want to enjoy the benefits of orthodontic work without metal braces, you can meet with your St. Louis, MO dentist to discuss Invisalign. Using Invisalign aligners for your orthodontic needs means straightening your teeth with a discreet and easily removable device. (more…)

Starting Your Child On Regular Preventive Dental Care

Your child’s smile deserves fantastic dental care from the start. As they grow, and their teeth begin to arrive, the approach to providing that care can change. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can help you manage your child’s oral health care needs over the years. At the first visit, Dr. Johnson will focus on making your baby feel at ease in the dentist’s office during a “well baby exam.” These initial meetings can make the start of conventional preventive dental care more comfortable. As your child begins receiving the kind of care you expect during your routine dental exams, they also benefit from guided instructions on protecting their teeth between visits. (more…)

We Can Help You Leave Teeth Stains In The Past

2019 is here! The start of a new year can encourage people to make a new start, and to leave problems in the past. If you feel like your current smile looks dull or discolored, you may be ready to rid yourself of frustrating teeth stains. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can help you with this by providing a professional teeth-whitening treatment. Using professional care, rather than an over the counter whitening product, can lead to better results, and make a big difference in your smile. If your discoloration is related to something other than teeth stains, you can also learn about the benefits of other cosmetic dental treatments. (more…)