Tips To Keep You Safe From Halloween Candy

Halloween is still a few days away, but you may already sense that Halloween candy is constantly within arm’s reach. This is an important time to think about your kids’ dental health needs, as trick-or-treating can provide them with a considerable candy haul. With that said, sweets affect teeth of all ages, and you may cause trouble for your own smile with “occasional” indulgences. Our St. Louis, MO dental practice is ready to help families who want to keep their teeth safe throughout the year. We can help take care of tooth decay that occurs after Halloween, and we are ready to help you protect yourself so cavities don’t “haunt” your smile! (more…)

You Still Have Time To Use Your Dental Benefits For The Year

Even in the final three months of the year, it can be a little difficult to accept that 2019 is almost over. When you consider how busy the holiday seasons can be, you may be even more surprised by how quickly 2020 arrives! If you still have benefits available on your dental plan, you may be understandably concerned about using them before they are lost. Fortunately, our St. Louis, MO dental office can make time to see you, which means you can put those benefits to great use! Dr. Johnson can provide you with important oral health care, and arrange treatment that you might require based on the current condition of your smile. (more…)

Bonding And Contouring Work Can Give You A Stunning Smile

When you look into cosmetic dentistry, you can make an exciting discovery: the right procedure can offer stunning results with minimal change to your tooth structure! At our St. Louis, MO dental office, we provide patients with several cosmetic treatment options. One of your options is to have bonding and contouring work performed. This treatment can carefully correct the shape or size of a tooth, hide blemishes, and even restore damage. Because this work does not require the use of dental restorations, it can be completed in as little as one appointment. Dr. Johnson has helped many people see amazing results from cosmetic treatment, and she can help you feel renewed confidence in your appearance after a procedure! (more…)

Could You Make Your Flossing Routine More Effective?

If your goal is to keep your smile safe from harm, your oral care routine should have you flossing at least once per day. If you are not flossing at all, then you allow bacteria and food particles to accumulate in spaces between teeth, which are difficult to clean with brushing alone. What you should know is that even if you are flossing each day, there may be refinements to your practice that you should consider. Our St. Louis, MO dental office is happy to talk to you about how you can make improvements to your daily oral care habits during a routine dental appointment. (more…)

Porcelain Veneers Can Correct Distracting Smile Flaws

If you want to hide distracting smile flaws from the people you meet, you might take care to avoid smiling, or even limit how much you talk. If you want a lasting solution for these problems, and a boost to your confidence, make an appointment at our St. Louis, MO dental practice to discuss porcelain veneers! With porcelain veneers, you can hide flaws that have made you unhappy with the way you look. After custom veneers are placed, you can be free from problems like discoloration, poor alignment, and issues with damaged or misshapen teeth! (more…)

You Still Have Time To Use This Year’s Dental Benefits!

Remember that professional dental care has an important role to play in your efforts to preserve your oral health. Fortunately, your dental benefits can make it easy for you to arrange services that allow you to maintain the quality of your smile. While the end of 2019 is still several months away, the year can wrap up faster than you anticipate. Make sure you use your dental benefits before that happens! You can count on our St. Louis, MO dental practice to offer remarkable smile care during every appointment, so we can help you stay in great oral health! (more…)

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…)