Well, 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!
It’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.
It’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.
Nothing 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?
If 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.
Sometimes 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.
Have 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
There 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.
When 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
What 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, MO residents give the gift of a great smile to a loved one. Contact St. Louis Dentistry for gift certificates or to set up an appointment today!
Give yourself or someone you love the gift of a brighter smile this holiday season. Call us today to get your gift certificates. They’ll love their gift because it will help them improve their smile.