Fluoride For a Healthy Smile
added on: August 16, 2019
fluoride concept

When it comes to the oral health of you and your family, you may have heard about the importance of fluoride. You may have also heard a few arguments against it. At our dental office in St. Louis, we want to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about… Read More…


Which is The Right Floss For You?
added on: July 30, 2019
dental floss

It’s not uncommon to hear your dentist in St. Louis talk about the importance of flossing. In fact, flossing is a crucial part of any proper oral hygiene routine. This simple act helps remove bacteria and food particles that brushing alone just can’t touch, and helps reduce the risk of… Read More…


The Surprising Summer Activity That Can Harm Your Teeth
added on: July 22, 2019
kids swimming

Swimming is a popular summertime activity, and it’s good for you too! It’s a great form of cardiovascular exercise, it’s easy on the joints, and it’s a sweet way to cool off on those hot days. But the team at our St. Louis dental office knows that there could be… 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…


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…


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