Improving Your Smile Through An Invisalign Treatment

Even though your teeth are in good health, you may feel unhappy about the way you look when you smile. Problems with the way your teeth are spaced can leave you with gaps or overlaps that make your smile asymmetrical, and also create visible flaws that draw unwelcome attention. The idea of orthodontic work can appeal to many people, but it can be hard to comfortably commit to wearing braces, particularly as an adult. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, individuals who want to do something about poor alignment can learn about Invisalign treatment. Invisalign appliances are removable and difficult to see, which can make orthodontic work easier for you to commit to! (more…)

How Can I Help My Kids Correct Poor Oral Health Habits?

As kids grow up, they take on more of the tasks that their parents previously performed. When kids learn to take care of their teeth on their own, they should have a clear understanding of how to fully clean their teeth, and a sense of why it is important to keep up with this habit. Unfortunately, because they are still learning, many kids can fail to realize that they are doing a poor job taking care of their growing smiles. You can help correct poor oral health habits by cleaning your teeth with them, and offering helpful guidance. You can also count on your St. Louis, MO dentist to provide instructions during pediatric dental visits. These lessons, along with the routine preventive services offered during dental checkups, can give kids important support as they take on their dental health needs! (more…)

The Importance Of Sticking With Good Oral Hygiene Habits

It is hard to overstate the importance of staying consistent with good oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing help you fight harmful oral bacteria, which benefits your dental and general health. If you want to effectively fight plaque and tartar buildup, you should have a solid daily oral care regimen in place. In order to prevent dental problems, you should stay consistent with oral health exams. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can provide you with a thorough cleaning and review every time you come in for preventive care. Patients who stick to a semiannual checkup schedule can depend on these visits as an important part of their overall oral hygiene routine. (more…)

Address Distracting Smile Flaws With Porcelain Veneers

Maintaining confidence in your smile can become difficult over time, as different issues can start to hurt the quality of your smile. Dental discoloration often occurs as a result of teeth stains, but enamel erosion can also begin to dull your smile. The condition of your teeth can also change due to general wear and tear, or even because of a dental injury. Even if these issues are relatively minor, seemingly small flaws can attract a worrying amount of attention when it comes to teeth. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can use porcelain veneers to restore your appearance if you are affected by discoloration, damage to your enamel, or even naturally occurring problems with the shape and size of your teeth! (more…)

Cavities Can Be Trouble For A Young Child – We Can Help

How much work are you currently putting into protecting your teeth from cavities? In adulthood, people tend to have a clear idea of how harmful an untreated cavity can be. By sticking to regular dental exams and smart at-home care, you can keep your smile safe from the harm of decay. Kids, like adults, enjoy some natural protection against decay thanks to the durability of their enamel. However, they are still learning about the importance of good oral care, as well as the steps needed to prevent cavities, which can make them vulnerable to trouble. In addition to helping kids learn how to protect their developing smiles, our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can provide a child-friendly approach to treating cavities. (more…)

Convenient Treatments Help You Find Time For Cosmetic Work

Problems with teeth stains, as well as general wear and tear, can lead to real consequences for your smile. While you can see how unwanted changes are affecting the way you look, it may be hard to know what you can do about the matter. Sure, your St. Louis, MO dentist does offer cosmetic dental treatments, but when your schedule is full, it can feel like something you simply lack time to pursue. What you should know is that cosmetic dentistry can be surprisingly convenient. In less time than you might think possible, Dr. Johnson can provide you with renewed confidence in the way you look! (more…)

Smile Care Tips That Benefit Kids And Parents

You want your kids to grow up with healthy smiles, but you also need to give your teeth time and attention. Everyone in your family can benefit from a good oral hygiene routine, as well as regular dental checkups. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson is prepared to help patients of all ages maintain healthy smiles. By scheduling these visits, you receive thorough teeth cleanings in addition to reviews that can identify any problems that call for treatment. While it is important to stay consistent with dental checkups, you should also have effective habits in place to maintain healthy teeth between those appointments. (more…)

Did You Stop Visiting The Dentist? 3 Reasons To Start Again

When you stay consistent with semiannual dental appointments, these regular evaluations can keep you informed about the state of your oral health. As an example, if a cavity has started to form since your last appointment, it can be identified and treated with a lifelike dental filling before it grows more concerning. Your visits also provide you with protection from tartar buildup thanks to the teeth cleaning services included in these preventive visits. So what can happen if you stop seeing a dentist for regular evaluations? Without these appointments, you lose access to information on your oral health, and problems can steadily worsen without treatment. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is ready to help you return to the habit of routine checkups, and we can help you keep your smile in good shape! (more…)

Parents Can Learn Important Information At A Well Baby Exam

The arrival of your child’s first tooth is a big developmental milestone, but it is one that arrives with a new responsibility. While proper oral hygiene is important for protecting a baby’s gums, the eruption of their teeth starts the period when they need protection from cavities. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we recommend that a child come in for a visit within six months of their first tooth’s arrival, or by their first birthday, for a well baby exam. During this visit, we can gently check on their early development, and give them a comfortable introduction to the dental office. This is also a good opportunity for parents to come in with any questions they might have about protecting their child’s smile. (more…)

We Can Restore Cavities While Preserving Your Smile

With the combined forces of smart daily care and regular dental exams, you can control your risks for tooth decay. Unfortunately, people sometimes fail to realize that small changes in their daily routine can affect their relative risk over time. As a result, people who are confident they take good care of their teeth can wind up with a cavity at least once. Fortunately, you can count on our modern restorative dental work to ensure decay does not affect the way you look. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office has helped many people deal with cavities by the placement of lifelike restorations that keep their teeth safe while avoiding unwelcome cosmetic changes. (more…)