Let’s Talk About It

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Hello, I’m Dr. Buchheit of Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS in Florissant. I am enthusiastic about upgrading smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Few physical improvements have such a compelling effect on attractiveness and self-confidence as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and an attractive smile contribute to overall physical health and high quality of life.

If you have ever wondered how cosmetic dentistry could change your life, I invite you to schedule a consultation so we can talk about it. I believe that the initial consultation is a crucial part of any treatment plan. During your no-pressure smile redesign consultation we will consider the following issues:

  • Your goals for how you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
  • The state of your oral health.
  • The distinct features of your teeth and gums that you wish to correct.
  • Which distinct treatments are needed.
  • A detailed explanation of each needed procedure (e.g. porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, braces, or teeth whitening).
  • You can see before and after pictures of smile redesign patients.
  • Your options for how to schedule the procedures (all at once or over time).
  • Information about sleep dentistry.
  • Answers to any questions or concerns.
  • Cosmetic dentistry costs and financing options.

Your beautiful smile begins with an exam and consultation; give us a call at 314-837-7744.

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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If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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This is a key question occasionally asked by patients at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is extremely difficult to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush.

If you have never flossed before, your gums might bleed the first few times you use floss. The bleeding may be due to detrimental gum inflammation, the beginnings of gum disease. Keep flossing gently and the bleeding usually stops within a week or two.

Gingivitis (gum disease) and the more advanced periodontal disease is extremely common in Missouri and around the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that half of American adults aged 30 and over have periodontal disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/cdc-study.htm

If you don’t make flossing a habit, and your gums become sore, swollen, and tender, it could lead to gum disease. The good news is that, unlike decay, gum disease can be reversed with improved oral hygiene.

It is important to correctly use dental floss to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth:

  1. Cut a length of floss about 18 inches long.
  2. Securely wind each end around your middle fingers.
  3. Take hold of the floss with your forefinger and thumb leaving about two inches to work with.
  4. Thread the floss between two teeth.
  5. Hold the floss tightly against the side of the tooth and move it up and away from the gumline. You want to clean the space between the tooth and gum without pulling more gum tissue away, so it’s vital to scrape up and out of the pocket.
  6. Move the floss around the tooth to clean every surface—especially those that your brush can’t reach. As you use a section of floss, unwind from one hand to access a clean piece. With 18 inches, you should have enough to provide a clean section for every tooth. If you run out, that’s okay. Just toss the used piece and cut a new one.

Some people find it easier to start on one end on the upper teeth and clean each gap one by one until they reach the end on the opposite side. Then repeat for the bottom row. Whatever system you decide on, make sure you clean around every tooth, including the back surfaces of the last molars.

What if you continue flossing for a few weeks and still see bleeding? Call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS at 314-837-7744 to schedule a consultation. Martin Buchheit, DDS, will complete an extensive examination to determine the cause of the bleeding.

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, our goal is to help patients preserve healthy teeth and gums. Our dental hygienists not only carry out the most thorough dental cleanings, they also educate patients on proper brushing and flossing. If you have a child who needs extra help learning how to brush and floss correctly, schedule an appointment with our Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS child-friendly team.

Some patients have perfectly healthy teeth and gums but are not satisfied with their smiles due to cosmetic problems. If you want to explore possibilities for improving your smile, speak with us today at 314-837-7744.

We offer state-of-the-art cosmetic dental procedures including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, and tooth-colored filling replacement. Ask us about oral sedation options if you need help relaxing during dental treatment. You can rely on us to maintain the highest standard of safety and sterility at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS.

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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Hiding Your Smile? Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS Can Help

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Some men and women don’t feel that their smile is an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious internet videos—none of these can entice a smile or chuckle.

If this person sounds familiar (because it is you!), then maybe you would like some details about complete smile makeovers.

Don’t be embarrassed! Plenty of people are unwilling to reveal their smiles.

Here at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS we provide cosmetic dental care for our patients who have issues such as a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, tetracycline stains, crooked teeth, or missing teeth.

Now is the time to get the confident smile that you’ve always wanted!

Many individuals start with teeth whitening. This swiftly creates a brighter smile. It’s a simple procedure, but the results are truly dramatic.

Other procedures that improve the look of your teeth and/or your oral health include dental crowns, dental implants, veneers, enamel shaping, gum contouring, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an experienced orthodontist if necessary.

I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit and I am devoted to helping my patients enjoy healthy mouths and beautiful smiles.

You don’t know dental family until you’ve been here

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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Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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Have you ever taken an unexpected trip to the supermarket looking completely disheveled in a rush to purchase an emergency item – say cough medicine or a must-have poster board for your child’s school assignment?

On such an occasion you will inevitably bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your baggy sweatpants and a stained T-shirt? Or worse yet, pajamas.

Our outward appearance affects the way we feel inside. In professional situations, don’t you feel more self-assured when you are wearing flattering, pulled-together business clothes? Aren’t you more likely to voice your opinion when you are comfortable in your own skin?

When meeting someone for the first time, don’t you feel better when you are having a good hair day or have cleared up a recent bout of acne? Blind dates are brutal when you don’t feel at the top of your game.

Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost self-assurance for most Florissant folks. But do you know what people notice before any of these characteristics? Your face. Specifically, your smile and eyes. Multiple studies have shown that dazzling teeth and eyes immediately capture attention. Now, it’s difficult to change your eyes unless you get colored contacts. But remarkable smiles are within reach because Florissant dentists can work miracles with innovative cosmetic dentistry.

With specialized training, finely honed skills, modern equipment, and quality lab services, skilled dentists can turn unattractive smiles into stunning first-impressions using a variety of cutting-edge cosmetic dental procedures. Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS patients who have received smile transformations report feeling more confident, more attractive, more effective at work, and happier in their relationships. Some even say that they take more risks and see more success.

If you are not comfortable with your smile, you are probably not aware of the effect it has had on your confidence and self-image. Don’t hide behind an unattractive smile any longer. Call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS at 314-837-7744 today to schedule an informative cosmetic dental consultation.

You don’t know dental family until you’ve been here

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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Dental Miracles Seen And Unseen At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS

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Quality dental care and cosmetic dental procedures can be extremely visible. Think porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and teeth whitening. Today, however, let’s discuss some purposefully unseen procedures that can contribute to a healthy, stunning smile. In today’s post, we will review three innovative cosmetic dental treatments: white fillings, invisible braces, and dental implants.

White Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings, white fillings, or invisible fillings are tailored to blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color. These are out of strong composite resins and porcelains. If you would like to get rid of the silver amalgam fillings in your teeth, white fillings are the. You can’t go back and get rid of those cavities, but you can make the silver disappear.

Invisible Braces
Orthodontia has become less visible with the availability of invisible braces. Custom invisible braces are worn either over teeth or behind the teeth. Invisible braces are effective and convenient. Though they are not always the best tooth-straightening option, they have helped many individuals straighten their teeth for a dramatic improvement in their smile.

Dental Implants
Sure, the crown of a tooth implant is clearly visible. But the important part—the component that makes them so much stronger than a dental bridge—is anchored into your jawbone. A titanium post secures your restoration to offer the look, feel, and strength of a natural tooth. If you are missing one or more teeth, think about dental implants.

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS we are enthusiastic about creating desirable smiles for our valued dental patients. We provide a full menu of general, preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments including complete smile makeovers.

Some of our most popular treatments at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS include dental implants, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign. Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS today at 205-933-0323 to schedule an informative consultation.

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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It’s Not About Vanity

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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 your friends, colleagues, and customers. Wanting to look your best and feel your best is not about VANITY, it’s about reality in the St. Louis professional community. A dazzling smile creates a favorable first impression and demonstrates polish and attention to detail. These are advantages for Florissant people in every field of work.

Popular ways to achieve such a worthy goal might be found in the services we offer at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS in Florissant. We offer dental implants, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign as ways to improve your confidence and security. Don’t hesitate to ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, sedation, dental implants or any other questions that might be gnawing at you. We’ve got the answers and Dr. Martin Buchheit can set you up with a dental treatment plan that will make your jaw drop!

No matter your age, 35 to 55 – no matter your location from Chesterfield to Maryland Heights to St. Charles – we invite you to see our friendly staff and take the step toward that impressive smile you deserve.

A phone call away at 314-837-7744. Book a consultation 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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4 Smile Boosters

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Hi, my name is Dr. Martin Buchheit. My dental practice, Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, has been serving the Florissant, Missouri area since 1987. Today in my St. Louis dental blog, I would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile.

1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in the office of your dentist.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Florissant residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A natural-looking crown is affixed to the implant. Along with improving the appearance and restoring tooth function, the dental implant does double-duty by helping to preserve bone support.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelain and composite resins. With recent advances in cosmetic dental services, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and natural appearance. This procedure is commonly used to correct chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is an exceptional solution for gum recession and cosmetic irregularities. You can remove a “gummy smile” or remedy an uneven gum line.

I hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give Florissant dental patients a complete smile redesign.

To schedule an appointment at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, give us a call at 314-837-7744.

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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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dental smile makeover is transformative for an individual who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many individuals do not understand.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It affects the way you are perceived by others.

An individual who smiles often and easily is usually regarded as an energetic problem solver.

2. It elevates the mood in social conditions.

When you openly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when needed.

3. You will feel more self-assured.

When you quit being preoccupied with making sure you hide your teeth, you have the strength to focus on ways to realize success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will be excited about every day. If you have ever wondered what innovative cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS at 314-837-7744 to book a smile makeover consultation.

 

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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Let’s Talk About Your Smile

Let’s Talk About Your Smile I’m Martin Buchheit of Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS. My office is located at 2149 Charbonier Rd in Florissant. One of the best things about being a dentist is interacting with my patients. During initial dental consultations, I listen carefully to my patient’s short and long term dental goals.

I enjoy discussing options and developing effective treatment plans tailored specifically to each person. Some of my patients desire a total smile makeover. I explain in detail the treatments available including teeth whitening, dental veneers, orthodontia, crown restoration, and dental implants.

If a patient is nervous about undergoing treatment, we discuss oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation, sometimes called oral sedation dentistry, is a great option for anxious patients. Dental visits do not have to be painful!

After the treatment has been completed, it is very gratifying for me to see my patient’s reaction to their new smile.

I never get tired of creating dramatic smile transformations for the best patients in Missouri!

If you have been considering a smile makeover, let’s talk about your smile. Call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS at 314-837-7744 to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

 

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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Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Hello Florissant! Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, I can help. My name is Martin Buchheit and I have been creating whiter, brighter smiles for patients in the Florissant area since 1987 at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS.

Whether your teeth have been stained through sipping dark-colored drinks such as red wine or coffee, or if smoking has left your teeth brown and dull, my staff and I at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS can lighten your teeth and improve your smile.

Maybe you have injured a tooth causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to a tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is ideal for your teeth.

Your smile the first thing people notice. I will make sure your smile is brilliant and absolutely brilliant!

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS we not only offer tooth whitening to our St. Louis area patients, we also offer cosmetic dentistry.

If you or your family need general dentistry or porcelain veneers we invite you to come in for a dental consultation. We are located at 2149 Charbonier Rd in Florissant, Missouri.

Invest in a white, bright smile! Call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS in Florissant today at 314-837-7744 or visit http://www.kochparkdental.net/Thanks for visiting my cosmetic dental blog – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS

 

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Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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