Tips from your Hygienist – Defeating Halitosis For Good

Halitosis in BallwinEverybody knows that morning breath, or halitosis, is particularly awful. Maybe your spouse, partner, or some other member of your family has informed you that your mouth is toxic in the AM. It is likely that you have noticed it yourself! Either way, St. Louis Dentistry wants to bring an end to this suffering! There is hope; with the right information you have a good chance of not getting kicked out of bed to go and brush your teeth. We wrote this article to serve as your guide in the fight to eliminate halitosis in Ballwin forever!

Let’s face it: No One is safe from morning breath

Morning breath is not picky. If you sleep (and obviously you do), then at some point you will discover how much different your breath is once you wake up. It’s almost as if your mouth is conspiring against you while you rest. Even short naps can turn your breath rancid.

What is to be done about it?!


Teething Relief for Tots!

Teething relief for tots in BallwinWell, if you’re reading this you have already made it through teething, but the same cannot be said for a newborn. We at St. Louis Dentistry care about the health of our Ballwin patients and that’s why we want to provide you with useful knowledge about how to care for a baby that needs teething relief. It’s no secret that new parents have a lot on their plate, so Dr. Postol wants to remind you that amidst the chaos of a brand new child, it is important to take care of yourself as well. Your baby will benefit from it!


Clear Braces – A New Option for a New Smile!

clear braces in St. LouisIt’s no secret that regular old braces carry a certain stigma. The brackets, wires, and small, colored bands are clunky and painful, and most people shudder at the thought of having to get them. However, the dentistry of today is very different and Dr. Postol has options for you, like clear braces, that are less-invasive, nearly invisible, more comfortable, and take much less time. If you have ever dreamed about having a nicer smile, now is the time to visit St. Louis Dentistry and find out about the wonderful ways we can help build your confidence with a beautiful smile.


Teeth Whitening in Ballwin – How To Protect Your Smile

teeth whitening in Ballwin, juice stains teethIt’s easy to protect yourself from things you know will stain your teeth, but what about those mysterious offenders you didn’t even know are turning your pearly whites into dull yellows? It is not uncommon for Ballwin residents to have stained teeth, but we at St. Louis Dentistry are going to give you the information on teeth whitening you need to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Don’t forget to schedule regular cleanings, because Dr. Postol is the expert on getting rid of stains and making sure they never get a chance to hurt your smile.


The Truth About Cold Sores

Truth of Cold SoresNothing can ruin your day quite like a cold sore. It seems like they only show up at the worst possible times and they are always embarrassing. Unfortunately, the fear of cold sores fuels the wealth of misinformation about them and many people end up believing the myths that float around. We at St. Louis Dentistry wrote this article to clear up all the confusion and give Ballwin, MO residents the facts.

What are cold sores?


The Three Best Ways to Straighten Teeth at St. Louis Dentistry

St. Louis Dentistry, clear bracesIf you are a Ballwin, MO resident looking to upgrade your smile by getting rid of crooked teeth, you may be surprised to find out how many options there are. Malocclusion (an uneven bite) is very common among teens and adults, but Dr. Postol has a number of treatments available that can have your smile looking perfectly aligned in as little as six months. St. Louis Dentistry is dedicated to spreading the word about traditional and modern orthodontic options, so read on to find out how you can get your dream smile.


Broken or Loose Tooth? Your Guide To Acting in a Tooth Crisis

EmergencySometimes we forget how much peril everyday life puts our teeth in. Taking a bite out of a fresh apple, playing pretty much any sport, chewing ice, or just a healthy dose of clumsiness can result in a chipped, broken, knocked out, or loose tooth.  We at St. Louis Dentistry have treated numerous tooth injuries in Ballwin, MO, and Dr. Postol is an expert in fixing broken teeth. We know that it can be very scary and there are plenty of myths flying around, so we wrote this article as a guide for you to use in times of tooth injury and general tooth crisis. As always, feel free to call us at St. Louis Dentistry and we will walk you through the steps or answer any questions you may have.


Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease: The Facts

PDA blog_perio POSTOLHave you ever heard of gingivitis? It seems that most commercials about toothbrushes or toothpaste mention gingivitis, but they rarely mention why it’s important to stop it. Well, it’s time to find out! Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, or periodontal disease, an infection of the gums that can cause everything from irritation and redness, to lost teeth and blood clots. In fact, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Dr. Postol cares about the dental health of Ballwin, MO residents, so here’s some information on what gum disease is and how to prevent it.

Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease


Bruxism: Why am I Grinding my Teeth?

Stress & BruxismThere is a good chance you have heard Dr. Postol or someone else at St. Louis Dentistry mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Ballwin, MO patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and bruxism go hand in hand, and we are going to tell you exactly what that means and how it affects your health.


5 Common Dental Myths Debunked

PDA blog_Dental Myths POSTOLWhen it comes to ridiculous thoughts on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over Ballwin, MO, so Dr. Postol would like to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel bad if you have believed one or more of these at some point, but do make sure to give us a call at St. Louis Dentistry if you have any questions.

1)      If your gums are bleeding, don’t brush them