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…


Sleeping and Your Oral Health
added on: October 21, 2015

Your teeth are at risk all the time–even while you sleep! Here at my Saint Louis dental office, we help our patients protect their teeth day and night with treatment and care tips. We believe a little education can go a long way toward keeping your teeth strong and healthy… Read More…


Dentistry Through The Ages
added on: October 7, 2015

Just as with all medicine, dentistry is an ever-evolving field. At my dental office in Saint Louis, we’re constantly updating technology and improving our knowledge to better serve patients just like you. But imagine if you lived 200 hundred years ago. What was dentistry like then? How about during the… Read More…


Four Main Reasons People Don’t Floss
added on: September 16, 2015

At my Saint Louis dental office, we’re all about creating beautiful smiles and keeping them healthy. An important part to overall oral health is a proper oral hygiene routine, and with that comes regular flossing. However, more than half of Americans don’t floss regularly, and a whopping 20% don’t floss… Read More…


Top 3 Solutions to Ease Bad Breath
added on: September 2, 2015

Whether it was following a particularly garlicky meal, morning coffee, or a few drinks after work, everyone has experienced bad breath at some point in their lives. Usually, it’s nothing to worry about. However, when bad breath becomes an ongoing issue, there’s a possibility your mouth may not be in… Read More…


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