Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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The most common times people stop to brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Common concerns that come with this routine involve hiccups in the schedule, from family life, shift work or exhaustion.

Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried. Many St. Louis families face irregular weeknight routines. As the school year progresses, some have games to attend, band concerts, play practice, youth groups or other weeknight commitments. An irregular schedule usually disrupts regular dental maintenance.

Many St. Charles workers have daily commutes or shift work to battle with. Due to the changing landscape of Florissant’s job market and the greater variety in shift schedules we see patients who are adjusting to irregularities in sleep patterns. This leads to exhaustion and often sleep takes priority over consistent brushing – either morning or night.

The most important time to be sure to brush is after eating sugar or carb-intensive foods. These foods kickstart bacteria growth on the teeth without vigilant attention.

Highly acidic foods weaken the enamel, so it is best to swish with water immediately after consuming acidic foods to reduce the acid. Then brush about 30 minutes later when the mouth is less acidic. The fluoride in toothpaste helps remineralize the enamel.

Dr. Martin Buchheit’s hygiene staff at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS has been assisting Missouri families since 1987 to prevent hiccups in their dental routines. See how we demonstrate professional and educated instruction at http://www.kochparkdental.net/about-us/.

Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS provides more than just cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry. In addition to Invisalign, restorative dentistry, dental implants, and root canals there is hygiene education, teeth whitening and cleanings to be discussed. Sure, the cost of cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, invisalign braces and dental bridges can all seem confusing. The key is to stay on top of the critical habits that you can control. We can help you make sense of the other stuff.

Regular checkups are important for catching decay, infection or other troubles early so let us make an appointment for your next preventative visit and keep those hiccups from causing permanent damage. Call us at 314-837-7744 to schedule!

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

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Which Tooth Whitener Works Best?

Dazzling White Teeth in Florissant What is the best professional tooth whitening system to use in Florissant?

There are two types of dentist-supervised tooth whitening systems available in St. Louis. In order to determine the best choice for your teeth, schedule, and budget; you need to understand the differences in the systems.

Both systems use a bleaching agent containing peroxide. Florissant dentists who offer professional in-office tooth bleaching use a whitening gel with a high concentration of peroxide. Some Maryland Heights in-office tooth whitening systems use a light that causes the tooth bleaching agent to work faster.

When a special light is shined at teeth on which the whitening gel is applied, it causes the peroxide to break down into free radicals, which are active oxygen molecules. This process naturally occurs without the light, but the light makes it happen faster. That is why you can get whiter teeth in just one hour.

Most Florissant cosmetic dentists also offer take-home tooth whitening systems. Although these procedures take a bit longer to work, they achieve the same dramatic results. For many St. Charles and Chesterfield patients, this is the most affordable teeth whitening system.

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, we offer safe and effective teeth bleaching. Our Florissant cosmetic dentistry patients can’t believe how great their teeth look when they remove the stains and restore the brightness. If you would like to learn why our system is superior, schedule a consultation by calling our office at 614-451-2100.

 

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

614-451-2100

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile

Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Florissant!

No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we have the cosmetic dentistry solutions for your smile issues.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a group of procedures that, individually or collectively, create positive changes to your smile. One procedure, such as teeth whitening, will go along way toward upgrading your smile. Two or more gives you a complete smile makeover.

Cosmetic Procedures

The term “cosmetic dentistry” means different things to different dentists. One practice might call a dental implant cosmetic, while another will consider it restorative.

With that in mind, here are some of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

  • Teeth whitening. Nothing you buy at the store can can compare to teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist. The bleaching ingredients may be the same, but professional strength whitening far surpasses anything over-the-counter. You’ll get a dazzling new smile!
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Made to match existing teeth, they can hide cracks, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Crowns and Bridges. Dental crowns are used to repair damaged teeth by covering them like a cap. This restores them to their natural shape. A dental bridge fills the space left by a missing tooth.
  • Dental implants. Implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement. Strictly speaking, it’s a titanium post inserted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. A replacement teeth is attached to the post. They look and function like natural teeth.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we use cosmetic dentistry to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient. We also offer treatment for sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

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It’s not a news flash to say that we’d all like to have a beautiful smile, and the whitest teeth possible. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, teeth whitening is one of the procedures we are asked about the most often.

The color of teeth can vary greatly from one person to the next. In fact, many people have teeth that are yellowish or gray, or otherwise dull and off-color. And that probably accounts for the popularity of whitening toothpastes.

There’s a remarkable range of these toothpastes in any grocery store, along with whitening strips and similar products. They contain abrasives that polish the teeth, and help to dissolve stains.

Types of Stains

There are two kinds of stains on teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic.

  • Extrensic stains. Extrinsic stains are surface stains. We’re all vulnerable to them, because they’re the type of teeth stains that come from things like coffee, cola, and other beverages. Tobacco is also a major staining agent, whether it’s smoked or chewed.
  • Intrinsic stains. These are stains that are within the enamel of the tooth itself. They are often caused by antibiotics such as tetracycline.

What To Do?

Whitening products from the store can be effective. But they do not have the whitening power of professional teeth whitening.

One of the major drawbacks of whitening toothpaste is that the results don’t usually last. They also don’t whiten teeth more than a shade or so, and some patients report sensitivity after using them.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, our teeth whitening can whiten your teeth up to eight shades, leaving your with a brilliant white smile. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Koch Park Dental Teeth Whitening News

Koch Park Dental - Martin L. Buchheit, DDS Dental News For Florissant MissouriTeeth whitening treatments have advanced significantly. The team at Koch Park Dental in Florissant is trained on the latest, safest and most effective products and systems. If you need up-to-date details on teeth whitening, give our office a call.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. The good news is that it has never been easier to achieve. All you need to do is take a look at all the whitening products that are available in any grocery store and you’ll see what we mean. From whitening toothpastes to strips and other products, there is a lot to choose from.

While most of the commercially available products do an adequate job whitening your teeth, they cannot compare to professional teeth whitening. And who wants to settle for adequate, anyway?

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, teeth whitning is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for you!

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

Florissant Pediatric DentistryWishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening jargon? At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures. We do smile whitening every day.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to lighten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use. Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth lead to staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening substances. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to expel the build-up and help restore the previous color.

Call Koch Park Dental to schedule a teeth whitening appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your smile whitening results. Teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedurs. We also offer dental implants. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Teeth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Florissant Tooth Whitening For Whiter SmilesTooth whitening is one of the easiest and most rewarding cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Koch Park Dental in Florissant. There are already a lot of whitening options out there. How do you find the one that’s best for you?

Visiting our office is a good start!

Whitening your teeth is an advanced dental procedure that you won’t want to get wrong on the first try.

Teeth whitening has become extremely popular. It seems like everyone wants to have the brightest possible smile. From toothpastes and strips you can buy at the store, to the professional-strength procedures we use, there are a lot of options.

A lot of things we do every day can really to a number on the whiteness of your teeth. Coffee, tea, and red wine are just three commonly-consumed beverages that stain enamel. Plus, teeth just grow dull with the passage of time.

While there are plenty of over-the-counter products out there, none of them can match the whitening power of the professional whitening systems we use. All whitening is achieved with peroxide, but our professional-strength products out-do them all.

Teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Koch Park Dental in Florissant. We also offer dental implants. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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The Tea And Teeth Question

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What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course.

Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we can do something about that condition with professional teeth whitening.

A common cause of tooth staining is dark beverages, including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the enamel of your teeth. Some discoloration can be brushed and flossed away, but you need to stay on top of it. Daily oral hygiene is important.

Between cleanings, rinse with water after drinking tea. Be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, you may want to consider teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening from Koch Park Dental can restore the brightness of your smile.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services that restore and enhance your teeth. To find out more, schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Have Your Teeth Cleaned Lately? Dental Health in Florissant

Florissant Tooth WhiteningAt Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we provide comprehensive  dentistry to all of our patients. Whether you come in for a checkup or a specific procedure, we are committed to providing you with personalized care.

One of the things that we stress is the importance of dental health. Your dental health has a direct impact on your overall health. Many studies show there is a link between gum disease, for example, and serious health issues like heart disease. The nature of that connection is not fully understood.

Nevertheless, you should come into our office every six months for a professional teeth cleaning. Some patients think that they do a good enough job at home: brushing, flossing, and water flossing twice a day, every day.

But even the most rigorous dental health routine can’t prevent plaque from building up on the teeth. Plaque turns into tartar, and it’s important to have it removed. Every six months is a good habit to fall into.

At Koch Park Dental we provide the teeth cleanings that promote good dental health, as part of our general dentistry. We also provide popular cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Schedule an appointment with us today, and we’ll keep you smiling.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


This Is The Year For A New Smile! Cosmetic Dentistry in Florissant

Maryland Heights Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we can make positive changes to your teeth and smile.

Even a small enhancement can make a big difference in your smile, and a big difference in your smile can improve your self-confidence. One such small step available with cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening.

There are a lot of whitening products available at the grocery store, and they can have a positive effect on the whiteness of your teeth. But they cannot match the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

All teeth whitening products involve bleaching, and professional-grade products are much stronger than any over-the-counter toothpastes, gels, or strips. We provide our patients with take-home whitening. First we make special trays that are custom-fitted to your bite. A whitening gel goes into the trays, and you wear them overnight for a few weeks. The result is a dazzling white smile.

We also offer another popular procedure, porcelain veneers. These are thin shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. They can mask many imperfections, from gaps to chips to yellow teeth.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures for improving your smile. To find out more, contact us at Koch Park Dental in Florissant. We also provide general dentistry.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033