Pregnancy & Dental Care: Is it Still Safe?
added on: May 16, 2019
pregnant woman brushing teeth

To all of the expectant mothers out there, both current and potential patients, everyone at our St. Louis dental office wants to say, “Congratulations!” Whether you’re a new parent experiencing every special moment for the very first time, or a seasoned parental pro who knows exactly how this all goes,… Read More…


Signs of an Abscessed Tooth
added on: April 24, 2019
dentist analyzes x-ray

Your tooth is throbbing, and you’re in a lot of pain. It’s unlike any pain you’ve ever felt before, and it’s definitely worse than a typical toothache. What could be going on? You may have an infection called an abscess. Besides the pain, the team at our dental office in… Read More…


Common Symptoms of Oral Cancer
added on: April 15, 2019
oral cancer ribbon

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and our dental office in St. Louis wants to encourage all of our neighbors to get regular dental exams to check for signs of this scary disease. The truth is, oral cancer treatment is more successful the earlier that symptoms are detected. It’s important… Read More…


Your Missing Tooth is No Match For These Dental Solutions
added on: March 29, 2019
man missing tooth

Your Saint Louis dentist knows what it’s like to lose a tooth. Sometimes there’s a little pain. Sometimes you might feel embarrassed. Sometimes you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time and then “smack” your tooth gets knocked out. Trust us when we say it happens (and it’s… Read More…


Why It’s Important Not to Ignore Your Snoring
added on: March 21, 2019
couple snoring

Think back to the last time you woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on your daily demands. It’s so nice to have the energy and mindful clarity to help you be productive and make the most of your day. Has it been a while since you felt like… Read More…


Leadership Spotlight: America’s First Female Dentist
added on: October 8, 2018

Lucy Beaman Hobbs, the first woman to receive a Doctor of Dentistry degree, was quite the trailblazer. Her difficult journey of success inspired more women to get their degree. When Hobbs first applied to the Eclectic Medical School in Cincinnati she was rejected, and the college suggested she apply to… Read More…


President Truman: A Dental Legacy
added on: October 4, 2018
Harry Truman

President Truman had a very interesting relationship with the field of dentistry. In 1948 the president signed the bill that created the National Institute of Dental Research, which initiated federal funding for dental research (American Dental Association Dental History Timeline). He paved the way for groundbreaking dental research and technology…. Read More…


Welcome, Dr. Ridenbark!
added on: September 24, 2018
Tarah Ridenbark, D.M.D

My name is Dr. Tarah Ridenbark. I am happy to announce I am joining the fantastic team at Healthy Smiles full time! I have met many of you already, but for those I have not, I cannot wait to meet you. Before I do, I thought you might like to… Read More…


7 Tips To Avoid Staining From Coffee
added on: September 24, 2018

Even though coffee stains our teeth and weakens our enamel it can be really tough to go without our morning cup–or cups! In fact, according to a study done by the National Coffee Association, 64% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee a day. Check out our tips… Read More…


Giving Back Smiles
added on: March 2, 2016

The Healthy Smiles of Saint Louis office is closely and proudly associated with the not-for-profit dental charity Give Kids A Smile. As president of the GKAS Board, Dr. Flavin along with other instrumental board members–including Dr. Mark Ortinau, Dr. Jeffery Dailn, Dr. Anthony Marino, Dr. Craig Hollander, and Dr. Danielle… Read More…


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