Family Dentistry

When It’s Better Not To Brush

This message from Koch Park Dental in Florissant MO is about tooth enamel. Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the critical job of protecting teeth from constant use, and from the assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also safeguards tooth nerves from hot

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Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

What comes to mind when you think of healthy living? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, Koch Park Dental in Florissant MO salutes you. Essential Dental Health Brushing your

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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 Cavity Basics

The desire to prevent tooth decay is one of the main reasons men and women visit their dentists Today we are going to discuss 5 things you need to know about cavities. 1. Cavities are also called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged on the hard surface, tiny openings ensue. These

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid

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5 Tips For Treating Mouth Sores

Hi. I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit. When my patients get mouth sores, I guide them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you too can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing. 1. Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to

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Does Your Teen Have Unique Dental Challenges?

When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time for Florissant youth. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their “adult smile.” Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be corrected with orthodontia, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed.

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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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When Should My Child Visit Our Florissant Dentist?

Many parents in the St. Louis area wonder when it is right for their child to see the dentist for the first time. What does the ADA say? The American Dental Association recommends that kids visit the dentist around their first birthday, a little earlier than some parents may anticipate. Early visits with St. Charles,

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The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

Hello, thank you for visiting the Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS blog. I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit. Along with my fantastic team, I have been providing trusted dental care since 1987. Today’s message is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA symbol on toothpaste and floss—but what else do

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Martin L. Buchheit, DDS
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