Gum Disease Risk Factors

Gum disease is an all-too-common condition. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that almost half of Americans age 30 and over have the most severe form of gum disease, called periodontitis. Many cases of gum disease can be prevented. And in the early stage, gum disease can be cured….

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FAQ’s About In-Office Power Bleaching

In just about every corner of Saint Charles, there is a dental office offering in-office power bleaching or teeth whitening. Here’s what you should know before scheduling the procedure with a dentist: How does power bleaching work? When a special formula of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide passes through enamel down to the inner structures…

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This Technique is Faster Than Oil-Pulling for Dental Health

There has been quite a buzz about oil-pulling lately, but the concept actually dates back more than 3,000 years as a form of Ayurvedic medicinal therapy. It’s a process by which oil is pulled and swished in the mouth for approximately 20 minutes to cleanse the mouth and eliminate bacteria. In Saint Charles, dental patients…

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Invisalign Offers Perfect Summer Solution

Summer is a great time for getting yourself into shape—and that includes your smile! When your teeth are crowded, crooked, or unevenly spaced, orthodontic treatment can create a more orderly and attractive smile. Orthodontic treatment is also considered to be healthy and more conservative than many other forms of cosmetic dentistry. However, many teens and…

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Don’t Let Gum Disease Put Your Smile at Risk

Gum disease can start out slow. In fact, you may not even notice any symptoms at the beginning. As early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis, takes hold, your gums may start to look red and puffy. You might also see some blood when you brush, floss, and/or rinse. These symptoms may not be particularly bothersome and,…

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5 Key Facts about Dental Implants

Aside from teeth whitening, dental implants may be the most commonly discussed dental procedure of our time. Implant dentistry has been incredibly successful and it has been used to eliminate many of the frustrating or uncomfortable dental conditions that are faced by adults of all races and genders. If you were to take an informal…

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Put Invisalign on Your List

Your to-do list is likely pretty long already. But we’ve got something we like you to add to it. Invisalign clear braces from Dr. Jeffrey Smith gives residents of St. Charles MO beautiful smiles. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment to improve the look and feel of your smile, now is the time to investigate…

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Great Dental Health is More than Just a Pretty Smile

It’s natural to be concerned with how your smile impacts the rest of your appearance, but the condition of your smile has a lot to do with the rest of your health as well. If there is a history of heart disease in your family, or if you are at an increased risk for heart…

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A Calming Dental Experience Can Be a Reality

Feeling anxious before having dental treatment performed is common for just about everyone. In the Saint Charles area, you can find a dentist who can help to provide a serene visit with the aid of Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an extremely safe and effective sedative that can provide a…

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