Dental Health

What’s On Your Dental Wish List?

A cosmetic dental consultation is informative and enjoyable. You’ll have the opportunity to describe your goals and expectations. We Look Forward to Meeting You If this is your first visit to Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with Dr. Buchheit and other members of the treatment team.

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Pregnancy And Oral Health

In today’s Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Dr. Martin Buchheit and I want all expectant Missouri mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are

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The 411 on TMJ

Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be the result of a serious jaw condition. Some conditions with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also frequently called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically,

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How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Tooth Color

It’s a common desire for people to want white teeth. But the majority of men and women have discolored or just plain yellow teeth. Especially in a world of tea and coffee drinkers. Your Genes Make a Difference As with other physical aspects, there is a genetic component to your oral health. You can thank

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Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

Your child’s first dental exam at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS should occur when the first teeth are in, usually between six months and one year of age. During your child’s first check-up at our Florissant office, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of

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5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so widespread in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such

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Top 6 Ways To Destroy A Beautiful Smile

6. Be a Builder Not a Wrecker Bacteria are constantly trying to build an empire in your mouth, give it what it wants: juice, soda, chewy candy for the small crevices and hard to reach surfaces! 5. Let Acid Rock It! Energy drinks, diet soda, red wine, coffee, tea. Great at staining and wearing away

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We Solve Problems To Restore Smiles

Have you ever been told that your smile is beyond repair? That may not be true. At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS we perform dental miracles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve: Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant Solution: Bone Grafting As a replacement for

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Protect Your Enamel, Protect Your Teeth

Your enamel is uniquely suited to safeguard your teeth. If you keep your tooth enamel healthy, you will avoid many dental ailments. You won’t get cavities. Your teeth will be less likely to chip or crack. You will avoid many causes of tooth stains. It’s best to form enamel-healthy habits when you’re young. Teach your

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Stick Out Your Tongue!

Dentists diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums. These conditions can affect the tongue. Let’s describe the tongue. Have you ever considered all the vital things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This strong and nimble gymnast is in nonstop motion

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