Invisalign Can Be Your Smile-Friendly Braces Alternative

Fixing problems with gaps, awkward overlaps, and other dental alignment issues can lead to exciting cosmetic changes for your smile. The challenge for some patients is accepting the need to use an orthodontic appliance to make those corrections to their crooked teeth. If you have been uneasy about correcting your smile in the past, you may be interested in what Invisalign can offer you. Rather than having a fixed, conspicuous appliance put in place, you can use removable aligners. These custom aligners are designed with a clear material that makes them difficult to notice, so you can feel more confident when you have them in place. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can meet with you to discuss Invisalign treatment, and how it can help. (more…)

Better Snacks And Meals Can Help You Avoid Smile Troubles

You can keep up with effective brushing and flossing habits, only to work against those habits by choosing unhealthy snacks and meals. It’s true that clearing away oral bacteria and food debris by brushing and flossing twice a day is helpful. Unfortunately, people sometimes fail to account for how much harm bacteria can do during the day, especially when they consume higher amounts of sugar. Your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can do more than just protect your smile with routine examinations and cleanings. If you are struggling to fight tooth decay, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can point to lifestyle changes, like dietary improvements, that can help you keep your smile in better shape! (more…)

Fighting Plaque At Home, And With Your Dentist’s Help

Hopefully, you already have a strategy for fighting a potential buildup of plaque on your teeth. Effective and consistent brushing and flossing routines help people rid their teeth of the bacteria buildup that can lead to the development of this unpleasant substance. Unfortunately, some people can be too confident in an oral hygiene regimen that is not giving them enough protection. You should spend the time needed to ensure your teeth are properly cleaned. You should also take advantage of the routine services offered during a preventive dental exam. Your St. Louis, MO dentist is ready to provide important protection for your smile at every semiannual visit. (more…)

Is It Time To Discuss Porcelain Veneers With Your Dentist?

If you try to hide your teeth when you smile and speak, or feel uncomfortable with the way they look in photos, you may be a great candidate for cosmetic dental work. While you can be intrigued by the possibility of making changes to the shape, size, and color of your teeth, you may not realize just how attainable those results are. In fact, you may find that all it takes is one procedure to make significant smile changes! You can talk to your St. Louis, MO dentist about the many improvements you can see when you have porcelain veneers placed to address a range of cosmetic concerns. (more…)

We Can Provide Great Dental Care For Parents And Kids!

Once you become a parent, your oral health obligations are about more than just your own smile. Your child’s smile will need proper protection from an early age. Over time, your involvement in their care will become less direct as they develop the ability to brush and floss on their own. However, you still need to make sure they are doing these tasks effectively, and enjoying a diet that does not increase their cavity risk. Your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can also provide important help for your child’s smile. We welcome young patients for pediatric care, and we can offer important dental exams to you. (more…)

Dental Bonding Can Offer Big Changes With Less Alteration

Transforming the appearance of an unattractive tooth can actually take less work than you anticipate. People sometimes feel trapped by smile flaws – as much as they might like to make changes, the process of making meaningful improvements can seem out of reach. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can work with you on cosmetic dental improvements that require less alteration to your tooth structure. During a dental bonding and contouring procedure, significant changes can be made to your appearance, while physical changes to the teeth are relatively minimal. (more…)

Is It Time For You To Replace Your Toothbrush?

Do you remember when you purchased the toothbrush you currently use? How long do you typically go before you decide to replace a brush? These questions can have more bearing on your oral health than you might realize. Under normal circumstances, you should plan to replace a toothbrush at around three to four months. You should replace it sooner if you have been sick, or if you feel that the bristles are no longer in good shape. What you do for your smile at home is important. Quality care, combined with regular trips to see your St. Louis, MO dentist for routine services, allow you to vigorously defend yourself against tooth decay and gum disease. (more…)

Is Coffee Making It Harder To Keep Your Smile White?

For people who feel incapable of facing their mornings without a cup of coffee, dental discoloration can become a real concern. Over time, this caffeinated drink can leave stains on your teeth, which can make you uncomfortable with the way you look. The beverage’s acidity can also be an issue, as it can soften enamel, making it easier for staining particles to stick. Cutting back on coffee, drinking more water, and being consistent about keeping your teeth clean can help you limit the buildup of stains. Your St. Louis, MO dentist is able to make improvements for your smile by providing you with a professional teeth-whitening treatment. (more…)

Working With Your Dentist To Show Off A Better Smile

Your St. Louis, MO dentist is excited to help you maintain a healthy smile. You can enjoy quality preventive care when you come in for routine checkups, and you can count on receiving care in a supportive environment if a problem does arise with your oral health. Of course, your concerns with your smile may not be limited to your health. If you have an interest in making cosmetic smile improvements, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can discuss your treatment options. You might be surprised to learn just how much good one cosmetic dental procedure can do for your appearance. (more…)

Protect Your Young Athlete’s Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

Parents with young athletes in the family can be excited, but nervous, during every big game, particularly when games turn rough. One concern you can have is with your child’s smile, as there is a real risk for dental injuries in sports. Your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office welcomes individuals who want better smile protection from a custom mouthguard. In addition to providing guards for nighttime teeth grinding, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can offer sports mouthguards made to fit a person’s smile. A fitted design can be more comfortable, and stay more securely in place throughout a game. (more…)