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It’s Not About Vanity

Since 1987, Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS has been providing confidence and dignity to our amazing St. Louis and Florissant patients through cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. Many Florissant people seem to have it all together with bright eyes and great smiles. We want you to be on the same footing as

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Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

There is no doubt that a healthy, pleasing smile positively impacts one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A beautiful healthy smile also impacts our personal relationships. When we smile, we appear (and feel!) younger and more attractive. Research has shown that smiling also helps reduce stress, increase

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Let’s Make A Plan

When you are devoted to reaching a goal, the difference between success and failure often comes down to whether or not you follow a plan. The sporadic effort is seldom effective. Do you have a goal to improve your smile? Perhaps you have not thought much about your teeth in the past but lately, have

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Is My Child Too Young For Braces?

It can be difficult to know when your son or daughter might need braces to straighten their teeth, especially because teeth can fall out over a period of years. Oftentimes, not all adult teeth will grow straight and braces will be required to adjust them properly. The ideal time period for your child to get

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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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Think Twice Before Using Mail-Order Aligners

We get it. It sounds simple. It sounds affordable. It sounds convenient. You order a kit online. It is delivered to your door. You take an impression of your teeth in the comfort of your home. Or you stop by the clinic and have the impression taken. The company sends you clear aligners to straighten

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If My Child Doesn’t Have Crooked Teeth, Do They Still Need An Orthodontic Exam?

If my child doesn’t appear to have crooked teeth, should I still have them evaluated by an orthodontist? Yes. Even if you don’t see any signs that your child will need braces. It’s vital to have an exam and X-rays to know exactly how tooth development is progressing. When should a child be examined by

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Do You Have A Thumbsucking Toddler?

For years, Florissant parents have been warned that thumb-sucking can cause future dental issues for their thumb-loving toddlers. One of these issues is a type of malocclusion called an open bite. What is an open bite? An open bite occurs when the front teeth in the lower and upper jaw have been moved forward; often

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Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

Hi kids, adults, and golden-agers in Florissant. No matter what age you are, as long as you have teeth, dental exams are an important practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful! (If you don’t have any teeth, meet with us about dentures and dental implants.) At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS,

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When Wayward Teeth Take A Crooked Path

Malocclusion is the dental term for crooked teeth. When you consider all the different ways teeth can be aligned, it is not surprising that malocclusion manifests itself in numerous forms. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, it’s a treatable condition. The number of configurations may surprise you: When teeth slant forward, it is called upper

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