Useful Information About Teeth Stains

How can you keep your smile attractive over the years? One concern people have is how teeth stains will affect the way they look as time passes. There are many different products we enjoy that are capable of leaving particles on your enamel that will change tooth color. As they build up, you can notice a worrisome change in the way you look, leaving you with a smile that ages you and generally looks less attractive. Diet changes help you preserve your appearance, but it can be tough to fight discoloration that has already occurred. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can offer services that positively change the way you look. In addition to recommending teeth whitening treatments, we can suggest alternative cosmetic procedures for patients who have discoloration caused by other issues. (more…)

Are You Overlooking Signs Of Gum Disease?

You may not realize just how important it is to keep your gums healthy. When periodontal problems develop, preventive care can remove bacteria responsible for infection and give your tissues the chance to recover. Unfortunately, many people will not seek out care until their condition has worsened, which makes it more difficult to manage. If this happens to you, it will make you more vulnerable to tooth loss, and it can complicate your ability to maintain your overall health. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is here to help you prevent problems with your gums from developing or progressing. In addition to providing routine treatment, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can determine if additional support to fight gingivitis is necessary. (more…)

Planning Kids’ Dental Care During Summer

Proper dental care is important all year long. With that said, summer can be a great time to schedule preventive care, particularly for your kids! After all, this is a time when you do not have to worry about interfering with their time in school. It is also helpful at keeping children consistent with dental care at home. Because they are no longer following the school year routine, kids may fall into less effective oral hygiene habits. A timely trip to our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can encourage better behaviors, which will help younger patients stay safe from cavities! Remember that we are here to help people of all ages, so we can help parents protect their teeth, too! (more…)

The Long-Term Value Of Better Dental Care

Is it too soon to start thinking about how you can avoid tooth loss later in life? One important way to protect yourself from this problem is to keep up with efforts to protect your gums. An infection will lead to worrying complications if you do not deal with it in a timely manner. While gingivitis is reversible, advanced gum disease will prove more difficult to manage, and it can lead to tissue damage that results in tooth loss. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can help you avoid this problem through consistent preventive care. The services we provide during every routine exam will help you by removing plaque and tartar that can cause an infection to start, and by checking for signs that gingivitis needs to be addressed. (more…)

Will Cavity Treatment Change My Smile?

woman shruggingProtecting yourself against dental decay is important. Even if your cavity is identified and treated in its early stage, it will do permanent harm to your enamel that will have to be addressed. When you schedule cavity treatment at our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can provide treatment that still preserves your appearance. With both dental fillings and dental crowns, we can provide lasting support for teeth affected by decay, and we can do so with restorations that imitate your healthy enamel. As a result, you will not have to worry about trouble with your dental health creating problems for the way you look. (more…)

Scheduling Dental Exams For Young Kids

Younger children have different concerns than adults, when it comes to oral health. Among other differences, kids go through a process of gaining their primary teeth, losing them, and regaining a full smile when their secondary teeth arrive. Children also have to learn the basics of oral hygiene, and develop an understanding of why smile care is important. Your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is ready to meet with your youngest family members and help them maintain a healthy smile as they grow up. We can start with a well baby exam, an initial visit that introduces our new patient to the dentist’s office environment. You should know that we do provide complimentary exams for children under the age of two when parents come in for their routine dental exams. (more…)

Addressing Unwelcome Smile Changes

With the right approach to dental care, you can keep your teeth and gums in good health. Good oral hygiene can also help you avoid unwelcome changes to your smile, as you can keep your enamel strong and fight the accumulation of enamel stains. With that said, problems can gradually occur over time and cause you to lose some confidence in the way you look. Teeth stains are often an issue for people, but trouble with wear and tear can also make you look older and less attractive. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is happy to meet with you and discuss cosmetic dental work to address your concerns. The right procedure can respond to those unwelcome smile changes you have noticed, giving you a renewed feeling of comfort with the way you look! (more…)

General Dental Care And Your Gums

If you want to maintain your overall health and preserve your full smile, make sure to take good care of your gums. Problems with poor periodontal health can affect you in several ways you may find surprising. Managing other health issues can become more difficult if you are also trying to manage gum disease. You also have to worry about tooth loss that results when bacteria destroy your periodontal tissues. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell helps patients fully manage their oral health. When you consistently schedule routine dental exams and cleanings, you receive protection against dental and periodontal threats, which is important for your overall well-being. (more…)

Upset Over Teeth Stains? We Can Help!

Many people engage in at least one habit that can cause teeth stains to accumulate over time. Some may trace their issues with discoloration to a habit of drinking coffee each morning, while others may see tobacco use as the source of their trouble. Unfortunately, there are many foods and drinks that can cause stains to gather. While store bought teeth whitening kits can help, they can fail to make the improvements that you really want to see. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can offer more significant changes through professional whitening treatment. (more…)

Teaching Kids To Care For Their Teeth

child at dentistParents have no shortage of responsibilities when it comes to caring for their children. At first, a parent will take care of their child’s smile by cleaning their teeth. As children grow older, they can take on this task themselves. To make sure they do this effectively, they should learn how to properly clean their teeth and also learn why oral hygiene is important. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can help you by providing care for your kids at an early age. In addition to providing the kind of preventive support that helps patients of all ages, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell gives kids guidance on protecting their teeth on their own. These lessons, along with making children comfortable with professional treatment, can have lasting value for young patients. (more…)