Welcome to Our New Website

_MG_0003Kevin F. Postol DDS is pleased to unveil the new design for our website. We welcome you and hope you will find it useful and informative. We are confident you will enjoy the new look. The layout is fresh and clean, much like our patients’ teeth! Navigation is easy and you can find what you need at the simple click of a button. Request an appointment, find out more about our services, and contact us more easily with our new design.

Our patients near Ballwin and throughout the area have been showing off their healthy and beautiful smiles for years, and we will continue to provide our excellent services for many years to come. Refer a friend to our office, and point them to the great new design for our website. They will be able to learn more about our wonderful staff, read reviews straight from our patients, and peruse our various blog posts. You can even take a tour of our office from the comfort of your own home, or on the go on your device. At Kevin F. Postol DDS we are passionate about smiles and dental health. We continue to add more information, services and blog posts to our growing repository, all for our patients’ benefit.

We are very excited for a future in building a relationship with you, your family, and your smiles. We provide many services and try to be a one-stop shop for our patients. We have a focus on preventive dentistry: avoiding problems and costs before they even happen. We are family friendly and enjoy the family dynamic from young to old. We have plans for general dentistry for the regular maintenance needed to keep your smiles bright and healthy. We also have cosmetic dentistry services to beautify and enhance your smile.

We know that going to the dentist can be scary and daunting to some patients. We offer techniques in relaxation dentistry service that will help you feel at ease. Our dental implant services will help fill gaps when needed. Our gum treatment services can help prevent the leading cause of tooth loss. We also have TMJ and migraine treatments that can relieve chronic pain that many struggle with. Additionally, we offer services regarding sleep apnea and snoring to help you and those around you get a better night’s rest. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation or appointment!

Give the Gift of a Brighter Smile this Holiday Season

Dental Gift BoxesWhat do you give the person who has everything? A brighter smile!

You can only get someone a tie as a gift so many times until that idea gets worn out. And, you know they really don’t actually eat those fruitcakes you give them every year. So, what do you give someone who seems to have it all? Why not a gift certificate for dental services? A practical gift, a dental gift certificate can be use for treatment, teeth whitening, a shiny new power toothbrush or whatever other dental services or products they may need. Dr. Postol would love to help all Ballwin residents give the gift of a great smile to a loved one. Contact the office of Kevin Postol DDS for gift certificates or to set up an appointment today! (more…)

Caring for Your Dentures

Denture CareThe image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Postol reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of oral health. For Ballwin residents who have dentures or are considering them, it is important to know exactly how they function and how to care for them. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

How do Dentures Work? (more…)

Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now!

Tooth PainWhy Are My Teeth Sensitive?

There are a ton of specialized toothpastes, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes available to Ballwin residents suffering from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we would like to explain what causes tooth sensitivity and how these products work. Dr. Postol wants everyone in Ballwin to enjoy a pain-free mouth, so feel free to give us a call with any questions or to setup a consultation.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
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Does Inflation Affect the Tooth Fairy?

Inflation, Tooth FairyWhen the Chicago Dental Society surveyed its members in 2003, more than half thought the tooth fairy should pay $1 for a child’s tooth. The members were surveyed again in 2009 and this time almost a quarter thought the children should get $2 and another quarter thought they should receive a whopping $5.

Not to be outdone by dentists, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has weighed in on the matter and said that the tooth fairy should give $1.15 per tooth, instead of the $1 it suggested in 2003. The tooth fairy’s website claims that the going rate is now at least $2. Dr. Postol can give you a better idea of what the going rate is in your area for the tooth fairy trade. (more…)

Is your Smile going up in Smoke? – Tobacco and Oral Health

SmokingWe are no longer in the dark about the major effects of smoking on your overall health. Smoking can cause heart disease, but many don’t consider the damage it is doing to their teeth and oral health.

How dangerous is smoking to my mouth?

Cigarette smoking accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths. It is linked with an increased risk of several cancers, including lung, mouth, tongue, lips, voice box, throat, and more.

Some of the conditions smoking can lead to include: (more…)

Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep ApneaDo you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be one of many Ballwin residents suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Postol wants you to know you are not alone, there is a solution, and wants to help you get the restful sleep you deserve. Read on to learn about what sleep apnea is and how we can treat it. If you have any questions, our team is happy to answer them. Feel free to give us a call!

Sleep Apnea and Your Health

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When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

ToothacheMost of us in Ballwin have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum disease or some other tooth-related problem. However, Dr. Postol would like you to know that not all toothaches are related to your teeth.

Wait, what? Toothaches that have nothing to do with teeth? Yes– as anyone at Kevin Postol, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will tell you –it is possible and it does happen. That being said, most toothaches are tooth-related.

How can a toothache not come from your tooth?

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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

X RaysThe technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Dr. Postol uses dental X-rays to see the whole picture, in order to keep your teeth healthy, bright, and beautiful. If you are a Ballwin resident with questions about how X-rays work, read on, and don’t hesitate to call our office with any concerns.

What are X-rays?

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Flossing for a Great Smile

Always FlossFlossing your teeth is just as important as brushing, so why is it that we often forget or neglect to floss? Whatever your reasons may be, Dr. Postol wants all Ballwin residents to know that brushing AND flossing are the key ingredients to keeping a happy, healthy mouth in between appointments. In fact, we believe in flossing so much, we wrote this article to teach our patients why it’s so important. Read this and you’ll think twice about skipping a good flossing!

Flossing is an easy, affordable investment in the health and beauty of your teeth. So why do we choose not to floss?

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