Intimidated By The Idea Of Cosmetic Work? Talk To Us!

While you think fondly of how you might look after cosmetic dental work is done, the treatment process itself may feel intimidating. When patients are unsure of what to expect during cosmetic work, they can imagine that procedures are more involved than they really are. During a consultation, you can find out how our St. Louis, MO dental practice can help you improve your appearance with less work than you might expect! These services can lead to great smile improvements that are long-lasting, and you can look forward to noticeable changes with relatively little modification of your tooth structure. (more…)

Is There Room For Improvement In Your Brushing Routine?

Over years of daily use, your teeth can start to lose layers of enamel. This natural erosion can be hard to avoid, but you should know that it may affect your risk for cavities. What can you do to make sure you continue avoiding issues with tooth decay over time? Keeping up with regular dental checkups is important, so you can receive regular feedback about your oral health for a continued period of time. You should also make sure your brushing routine is effective enough to spare you from dental problems. Even if you have never had issues with cavities in the past, your current habits may be less effective than you assume, meaning you could wind up experiencing problems! (more…)

Is Your Favorite Breakfast Hurting Your Smile?

For some people, a day is not officially started until they have their go-to breakfast. Are you devoted to a particular brand of cereal? Do you gravitate towards pastries, bagels, or other hand-held treats? The unfortunate truth is that many of our favorite breakfast options can be loaded with sugar. As a result, you continue to face real risks for tooth decay. One way to make yourself less likely to need a dental filling after your next dental exam is to swap unhealthy breakfast dishes for better options. At our St. Louis, MO dental practice, we can provide many suggestions that help you better protect your teeth from future cavities! (more…)

We Can Equip Your Young Athlete With A Custom Mouthguard

Is there a promising young athlete in your household? When the new school year begins, your kids may be eager to sign up to play a sport, or several sports. While athletics can be rewarding, these contests can also make you understandably concerned about injuries, including dental injuries. At our St. Louis, MO dental practice, we can provide custom mouthguards that keep teeth protected. A specially made guard can be more comfortable for the wearer, and stay more secure throughout games. We also provide special, custom-made guards to help wearers protect their teeth at night from bruxism, a harmful teeth grinding habit. (more…)

Make Sure Your Kids Start The School Year With Healthy Teeth

Your kids can require new clothes and new school supplies before classes begin again. If you want to make sure they start the new school year with healthy teeth, you should also make time for a pediatric dental exam at our St. Louis, MO dental practice! It can be easier to arrange checkups for your children while they are still out of school. This arrangement also ensures that if they have any problems with tooth decay, those problems can be addressed before there are worrying complications. Dr. Johnson is ready to meet with your kids, and provide quality oral health support. During these visits, kids can also receive helpful instructions to improve their daily dental care routine. (more…)

Take On Your Smile Flaws With Bonding And Contouring Work

How close are you to showing off your best possible smile? Is your appearance compromised by a dental flaw – or several flaws – that you would like to address? While cosmetic dental work is certainly capable of making significant changes to the look of your teeth, it is also possible to make slight, but important, improvements. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can provide guidance about cosmetic treatment, and what you can expect from the results of a procedure. If your goal is to target specific problems that draw unwelcome attention, you can find that bonding and contouring work offers significant improvements through relatively minor changes. (more…)

3 Habits To Follow If You Want A Healthier Smile

Can your daily behaviors help you sustain a healthy smile? Unfortunately, people sometimes keep up with a few good habits, while missing out on other opportunities to defend themselves against tooth decay and gum disease. While they can go some time without trouble, they can be caught off guard during a dental exam that leads to the discovery of a cavity. If you want to make sure you avoid problems that demand restorative dental work, look for ways to improve your oral hygiene habits. With better behaviors at home, you can look forward to positive feedback during a routine checkup at our St. Louis, MO dental practice! (more…)

3 Reasons To Keep Up With Good Flossing Habits

You spend at least two minutes brushing your teeth, you always use an ADA-approved toothpaste, and you replace a toothbrush when its bristles show signs of wear. While this is an admirable commitment to cleaning your teeth, one important step is missing. If you want to fully protect your smile, you need to floss, as well as brush. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson can make sure your teeth and gums are thoroughly cared for at every regular dental checkup. By flossing and brushing between visits, you can give yourself great support against oral health problems! (more…)

Fitting In A Whitening Treatment Before Summer Ends

A child enjoying time away from school can feel that summer is unfairly short. While our relationship to this season can change in adulthood, it can be easy to feel that these warm, sunny days are awfully brief. Even as we approach fall, you can be happy to know that you still have time to make great cosmetic improvements to your smile this summer! At our St. Louis, MO dental practice, we can help you flash a dazzling smile after a teeth-whitening treatment. You can meet with Dr. Johnson to pick up a custom whitening kit to use at home, or we can perform an in-office whitening treatment that can be completed in one appointment! (more…)

Is It Time To Start Cutting Back On Soft Drinks?

If you are having a hard time protecting your teeth against decay, you may connect the problem to your efforts to brush and floss. Improvements may be important in regards to your daily oral care routine, but there are other aspects of your daily life that could be affecting your well-being. Your typical diet – particularly your drink preferences – could have more impact on your dental health than you realize. One reason people struggle to stay cavity-free is because they drink soft drinks too often. Your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can help you fight tooth decay when it forms. In between appointments, make sure you take smart steps to improve your ongoing defense against cavities! (more…)