Better Smile Care Now Can Have Lasting Value

How does your current smile care routine protect you? Are you really doing enough to stop issues like calculus buildup, gingivitis, or tooth decay from affecting you? Regular dental care should be a priority if you want to preserve your smile as well as your overall health. What you should know is that better habits earlier in life can protect you later. For example, by keeping up with good dental health behaviors at home and scheduling regular dental exams today, you are less likely to have problems with gum disease that will make you vulnerable to tooth loss when you are older! Your St. Louis, MO dentist, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell, can work with you to make sure you consistently protect your teeth and gums now and preserve your smile into the future. (more…)

Use Those Yearly Dental Benefits While You Still Can!

The final months of the year are approaching, but you have more time than you realize to make the most of 2022. One matter to think about is what you have done with your dental benefits to date, and what you can do before they can no longer be used. There is still time to make sure you use them and enjoy the kind of smile care that will help you preserve your health and appearance. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is ready to welcome you and help you protect yourself against threats like gum disease and tooth decay. Remember that the more time you put between your last visit and the next one, the more time you give oral health issues to develop and worsen! (more…)

Trouble Caused By Unaddressed Gingivitis

When you put off treatment for a cavity, it will continue to grow and do irreversible harm to your enamel. One of the advantages to regularly booking dental exams is that you can learn you need treatment for decay before that damage worsens to the point of creating complications. Another benefit is that you receive important protection for your gums. When gingivitis is not managed in time, the condition progresses and leaves you in need of more care for more advanced gum disease. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can regularly check on your periodontal health to determine if this or any other issue is a problem, and we can respond with care before there are complications! (more…)

Smile Improvements That Veneers Make Possible

Are you currently feeling less than thrilled with your smile? Whether you have recent concerns or longstanding doubts about your appearance, you can benefit from exploring cosmetic treatment options. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can recommend care based on your goals and concerns around work to change your smile. For patients who look into porcelain veneers as a treatment option, many lasting changes can be made in as little as two appointments! While these restorations are able to provide long-term improvements in many areas, they are slender enough to minimize the work required to place them. (more…)

We Can Examine An Uncomfortable Filling

Are you losing the ability to comfortably bite and chew with a tooth that has been through cavity treatment? Restorative dental work addresses problems with decay by placing fillings or crowns. With both options, we can provide long-term support that will keep your tooth safe and secure. A dental filling does this while only covering the portion of your enamel where a problem developed. You should feel comfortable enough after treatment to maintain your usual bite function. If you lose the ability to do so, or if a filling bothers you because it hurts, feels loose, or is otherwise uncomfortable, have it evaluated. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can check to see if you need a new restoration in order to preserve your health and dental function. (more…)

How Calculus Buildup Hurts Your Smile

A steady buildup of oral bacteria and food debris that occurs throughout the day on your smile can become a problem. However, with the right hygiene routine in place, you are less likely to experience serious consequences as a result of this issue. Does this mean you have no need to visit a dentist for preventive services? One problem with this assumption is that it can leave you vulnerable to the formation of calculus. This is the material that will form when plaque deposits remain in place long enough to harden and become difficult to remove. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can help you address this issue during your regular visits, which can help you stay safe from more serious oral health threats! (more…)

Should I Consider Dental Bonding Work?

When you feel unhappy with your smile, you can find that there are different cosmetic services that can help. What may surprise you is just how much good one conservative procedure can do for your appearance. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can provide meaningful improvements through tooth bonding and contouring work. With this approach, problems with teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, or misshapen can be carefully restored to improve your appearance. Because there is no need to have a permanent restoration made and placed, we can deliver results in as little as one appointment! (more…)

Is Discreet Cavity Care Really Possible?

If you have a cavity, treatment will have to take place in order to save your tooth from further harm. In order to ensure it remains safe, you will need to receive a filling or crown for support. While this can be less concerning when you need work done on a molar, which is hard to see, you can be less comfortable with treatment on one of your front teeth. Will the appearance of your restoration change your smile for the worse? Will you find yourself forced to awkwardly change how you smile and speak to avoid revealing a conspicuous crown or filling? Your St. Louis, MO dentist can provide a discreet approach to care, as our practice uses restorations that are made with materials that closely imitate healthy enamel! (more…)

Enjoy A Brighter Smile Before Summer Ends

Summer will be over soon, but it’s not too late to make the most of these longer days! At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can provide a professional teeth whitening treatment that lets you flash a brighter, more confident smile before the season comes to an end. Whether you want to look your best in vacation photos, match the sunny skies with your own dazzling smile, or improve how you look before an important event, the right cosmetic treatment can give you the kinds of changes you are eager to show to the world! (more…)

Patient-Friendly Teeth Spacing Fixes

How much space do you have between teeth? When a person has problems with gaps or noticeable overlaps, it can make them self-conscious about the way they look. Even if these flaws are relatively minor, it can still be an issue that robs you of confidence in how you look whenever you smile and speak. Fortunately, it is possible to take on this problem. With the right service, you can address it without experiencing problems people expect from metal braces! At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can talk with you about beginning care with Invisalign aligners. These clear appliances make discreet orthodontic work possible, which means you can feel more at ease starting the process of fixing spacing flaws that have hurt your smile. (more…)