Book A Pediatric Exam Before Summer Ends!

Summer vacation can be a great time to take the kids on an adventure, but it can also be a smart time to bring them in for a routine oral health exam. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is here for families ready to use the break from school to take care of important matters like pediatric dental checkups. With our younger patients, we offer beneficial preventive services that help people of all ages as well as assistance to help them learn to maintain healthy and confident smiles. These appointments should happen on a semiannual basis. If the six month mark is approaching soon or already passed, make sure everyone in your family has their next visit scheduled as soon as possible! (more…)

In-Office Cleanings For Gingivitis

By keeping up with the right brushing and flossing routine, you fight the formation of calculus by removing plaque and food debris, and lower your risk for cavities. You also protect yourself against gingivitis, the first stage of a periodontal infection. Unfortunately, just as people can leave themselves vulnerable to dental decay without meaning to, many individuals who take time to care for their oral health can experience gum disease. The good news is that regular visits to your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can help. When Dr. Johnson-G’Sell identifies evidence of poor periodontal health, she can recommend a deeper periodontal cleaning. This service removes the bacteria that accumulate on the roots of your teeth below your gum line. Ultrasonic tools used during these cleanings make this important procedure more comfortable. (more…)

A Conservative Fix For Misshapen Teeth

When teeth are congenitally misshapen, or when their shapes change gradually because of wear and tear, they can look less attractive. This can be a source of discomfort for many people, and one that they would like to address. The good news is that this is a treatable issue. In fact, your St. Louis, MO dentist can help you take on this matter with a surprisingly conservative approach to cosmetic dental work! We can look into the effectiveness of different procedures to change the shape of teeth that look damaged or naturally flawed. You can even see additional benefits, as the right cosmetic service can also help to change your smile for the better by addressing discoloration, noticeable damage, and even issues with tooth size and spacing! (more…)

3 Tips For Preventing Dental Issues

Whether you have a history of trouble with tooth decay or want to keep your cavity-free streak alive, it can be a good idea to take a look at your smile care routine. The practices we put in place to manage our teeth and gums can become so familiar that we stop giving them our full attention. Unfortunately, that can lead to seemingly small mistakes that lead to bigger problems in the future. One thing to remember is that your regular dental exams are important for your overall commitment to smile care. Even if you feel confident that nothing is wrong, a checkup provides valuable feedback, and it supports you by removing plaque and tartar present on your smile during your routine cleaning. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is ready to help you in times when you need to address an active problem as well as when you want to make sure your teeth will remain in good condition! (more…)

Early Oral Health Support For Kids

Young children count on their parents for support in many areas, and in many ways, but you are not alone when it comes to caring for their teeth! Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is ready to help you protect your little ones’ teeth by providing dedicated pediatric dental services. During the earliest appointments they attend, small children can be gently welcomed to the office, and they can be guided through comfortable visual exams and introduced to both smile care and their surroundings. When the time is right, we can transition to pediatric services that offer care that is more in line with general preventive dentistry. With that said, we still focus on making them feel comfortable and safe, and we can provide guidance to help them learn better smile care on their own! (more…)

When You Decide To Whiten Your Teeth

When you decide to do something about your embarrassment over teeth stains, it can be exciting to think about what you will look like once your smile looks brighter. However, that excitement can dissipate when you attempt to whiten your teeth on your own, as you can only see limited success from using materials that are readily available to you. By discussing your goals with your St. Louis, MO dentist, you can find that a more effective approach is available. A professional teeth whitening treatment provides results when stains have settled and become difficult to remove. For those who need to address discoloration from internal factors, we can discuss the benefits of other cosmetic services. (more…)

How Crowns Provide Smile Care Solutions

There are real improvements that you can see when you receive dental crowns. They can have welcome benefits for your oral health, but they are not limited to providing functional support. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can recommend that you receive a crown that can imitate your natural tooth and provide benefits for your smile! Responding with this kind of restorative treatment can be important for addressing problems with dental decay, concerns about dental damage, and even trouble with teeth that are naturally misshapen or undersized. We can also help you feel more comfortable with your appearance and oral health by providing a new crown to replace an older one that no longer offers the support you require. (more…)

Using Veneers To Treat Smile Flaws

What would you like to do to change your appearance? With the right cosmetic dental procedure, you can fix a number of problems with your teeth that currently hurt your confidence. It may surprise you to learn just how much you can do to change the way you look when you have porcelain veneers placed. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, patients bothered by the way their teeth look can correct issues like discoloration, problems with tooth shape and size, visible dental damage, and more with this one procedure. If you have questions about this or any other procedure, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can help you understand the different procedures that are able to help you see your desired results!

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Invisalign And Your Daily Routine

Is your daily routine going to be disrupted when you start orthodontic treatment? With the right approach to corrective work, you can have an easier time improving your smile without making unwanted changes to your regular habits. Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office can meet with you to discuss the benefits of treatment with Invisalign. By using a set of clear aligners to make changes to the spacing of your teeth, you can see welcome cosmetic improvements from a treatment that makes orthodontic treatment easier to fit into your daily life! (more…)

Our Practice Provides Composite Fillings

With composite resin dental fillings, we can treat a cavity without affecting your appearance. The resin substance is applied directly to the area where your decay has formed, and it will provide protection to ensure that your bite, like your smile, is not changed by your treatment. Remember that our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is here to do more than just respond to problems with dental decay. During your regular appointments, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can provide early warnings about decay and help you avoid trouble through our preventive services. (more…)