How Does COVID-19 Affect Oral Health?
added on: February 25, 2022
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By now, we’ve all heard of the term “COVID long-hauler,” which is used to describe patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but still experience some long-term side effects. However, did you know that your dentist in St. Louis is also seeing a slew of oral health complications in both adults and… Read More…


How Do I Choose a Toothbrush? 
added on: February 17, 2022
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Buying a toothbrush can be a confusing process. Just consider how many rows and rows of brightly colored toothbrushes are at your local supermarket, each one claiming to give you the best clean or other promises of great oral health. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, choosing a… Read More…


Could This Healthy Treat Hurt Teeth? 
added on: January 21, 2022
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You do everything you can to keep your family healthy. You make sure they eat well-balanced meals, get plenty of exercise, brush and floss their teeth regularly, and see their dentist in St. Louis at least twice a year. Yet, did you know that something considered healthy may be hurting your… Read More…


Let’s Talk Tonsil Stones: What Are They?
added on: December 20, 2021
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Have you or someone in your family ever had a tonsil stone? Are you curious to know what a tonsil stone even is? Let your dentist in St. Louis tell you a little bit about tonsil stones, what they are, why they form, and how you can help yourself should… Read More…


4 Ways to Straighten Your Smile
added on: November 30, 2021
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Did you know that crooked teeth can affect more than just your appearance? Teeth that are overlapped or crooked can affect your bite, make it difficult to properly clean your teeth, and even cause problems with digestion. But there’s good news — you don’t have to live with a crooked… Read More…


How Quitting Smoking Can Improve Dental Health
added on: November 22, 2021
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Smoking can be harmful to many parts of your body, including your teeth. It increases the likelihood of tooth discoloration, cavities, and oral cancer, among other things, so it’s no surprise that quitting smoking can improve oral health. If you currently smoke but are interested in quitting, let your dentist… Read More…


Are Cavities Contagious? 
added on: October 31, 2021
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The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course, we all know how easy it is to catch a cold, but can you also catch cavities? Sounds pretty far-fetched. But guess what your dentist in St. Louis knows? Catching a… Read More…


What’s it Mean When Your Dental Benefits Expire?
added on: October 22, 2021
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Dental insurance can be an amazing tool, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to use it. If you don’t get in to see your dentist in St. Louis before your benefits expire, you could miss out on potentially life-changing treatment. While each policy will be different,… Read More…


What To Do After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out
added on: October 1, 2021
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Once your wisdom teeth have been removed, it’s important to take good care of your mouth during recovery to minimize pain and speed up healing time. Even though wisdom teeth removal is usually a pretty straightforward procedure, it can still cause some pain and discomfort as you heal from the… Read More…


“Do I Have Gum Disease?” 
added on: September 17, 2021
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Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and can cause some unwanted side effects, such as your gums pulling away from the teeth. This can lead to deep pockets between your teeth and gums. Gum disease also makes your teeth more susceptible to tooth decay, and, if left… Read More…


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