Remake Your Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Remake Your Florissant Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Hello Florissant friends of Koch Park Dental! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your Florissant dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a gym!

I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit, an experienced Florissant dentist, and today on my dental blog I want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your St. Louis dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, and St. Charles patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and often yields immediate, dramatic results.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Florissant dental care, give us a call at 314-837-7744. Our friendly dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in Invisalign, root canals, and restorative dentistry and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in Florissant!

Dr. Martin Buchheit
Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS
2149 Charbonier Rd.
Florissant, Missouri
 63033
314-837-7744


Discover Why Patients Trust Their Smile To Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS

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Hi, I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit. Practicing dentistry at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS is enjoyable and rewarding. I appreciate the relationships I have formed with my valued patients who trust me to care for their teeth. If you are one of my patients, let me thank you personally for allowing me to serve your dental needs. I know you have many other choices for dentistry in the St. Louis area.

Kudos to my talented dental team and dedicated administrative staff who keep my friendly Florissant practice running smoothly and allow me to focus on what I do best.

If you are visiting this blog for the first time and need an experienced dentist, I hope you will consider my practice. You can learn more about our services and philosophy at https://www.kochparkdental.net/about-us/ or call 314-837-7744 to schedule a no-pressure consultation.

I have been keeping smiles healthy and performing smile makeovers at my Florissant cosmetic dental practice since 1987. Each one of my St. Louis cosmetic dental smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as I value their support.

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, we provide a full array of innovative cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, invisible braces, tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, gum contouring, and crown lengthening. If you don’t make it a point to keep up with the ever-evolving world of dentistry (and who does?), you might not be aware of the procedures that are now available.

There have never been as many effective treatments for crooked teeth, gum disease, discolored teeth, and any other dental malady you can imagine. Ask us about exciting advances in children’s cavity prevention, laser dentistry, cold sore removal, same day restorations, early decay detection, and oral cancer screening.

Again, thanks for visiting our Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS website. Enjoy your day.

Martin Buchheit
Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS
2149 Charbonier Rd.
Florissant, Missouri 63033
314-837-7744
https://www.kochparkdental.net/about-us/


Koch Park Dental Guide to Plaque, Calculus, and Cavities

St. Louis Guide To Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Hi. I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit. Welcome to my Florissant dental blog! I find that many of my patients in the Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, and St. Charles areas get a couple of dental terms mixed up. Today, I would like to clarify the differences between plaque, calculus, and cavities.

Plaque is a film that covers teeth – a sticky layer of bacteria. You can remove plaque through daily brushing and flossing. However, if it isn’t removed it can build up and harden into calculus.

Calculus, also known as tartar, is hardened plaque that also accumulates minerals from food and saliva. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your Florissant dentist are necessary to remove tartar as well as hard-to-reach plaque.

Plaque and calculus are not cavities, but they can lead to cavities. A cavity is basically a hole in the tooth caused by decay. Because plaque and calculus contain bacteria, the bacteria release acids which accelerate tooth decay and eventually lead to more cavities.

A good rule of thumb for St. Louis dental patients is this: Avoid plaque to avoid calculus and tartar to avoid tooth decay to avoid cavities. Got it?

I hope you’ve found this helpful, and if you’re in the Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, or St. Charles area and are in need of quality dental care, call our office at 314-837-7744 to schedule an appointment today.

Our friendly staff would love to answer any questions you have about our services, including cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and veneers.

Dr. Martin Buchheit
Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS
2149 Charbonier Rd.
Florissant Missouri
314-837-7744


Beware Of An Acidic Diet In St. Louis

St. Louis tooth strengthening Most St. Louis residents don’t often think of a tooth as a body part that fluctuates in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. However, teeth are dynamic organisms with chemical processes that occur continually.

The protective enamel that covers the softer interior is made of minerals. Enamel demineralizes (loses some of its density) when coming in contact with acids. Saliva can dilute and neutralize acid so the tooth can remineralize (re-harden). This process isn’t instantaneous, however. While the enamel is soft, the tooth is vulnerable to losing a microscopic outer layer of enamel. If the erosion continues, the much softer dentin is exposed. Eventually, the tooth may need to be extracted.

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, we are noticing an increase in cases of serious acid erosion. It is apparent that the typical St. Louis diet is becoming more acidic.

The list of acidic foods may surprise you. They include eggs, gravy, asparagus, chicken, cottage cheese, honey, fish, ham, butter, sour cream, aged cheese, and yogurt with active cultures. Generally, food with a high sugar or artificial sweetener content are highly acidic.

Now let’s talk about drinks. You probably already know that soda pop and wine are not good for your teeth. St. Louis teens that sip soda all day can have acid erosion while their young teeth should be at their strongest. In addition to soda, energy drinks are very popular in Missouri and St. Louis cosmetic dentists are noticing the effects on their dental patients’ tooth enamel.

If you drink soda or energy drinks often, you may want to drink water or chew sugarless gum after downing a can. Stimulating saliva production can speed up the remineralization process.

If your teeth have become more sensitive in general, or in response to hot or cold foods or beverages, you may have acid erosion. To schedule an examination with Martin Buchheit at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, call 314-837-7744 today.

We are a full-service dental office with hundreds of satisfied patients in Florissant, Hazelwood and Maryland Heights We are located at 2149 Charbonier Rd. in Florissant. We are working to raise awareness of the oral health dangers of acid erosion. We hope you have benefited from this Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS blog article and look forward to your visit.


Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

Florissant Teeth Bleaching A St. Louis cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a true cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many Florissant general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding are some of the common procedures in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

In many cases, Hazelwood general dentists achieve satisfactory results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and incredible results. St. Charles cosmetic dentists have the skills and experience to create absolutely beautiful smiles.

You have probably seen attractive front teeth crowns performed by a general dentist. They are often perfectly shaped, correctly aligned, and pleasingly white. But have you ever seen front teeth crowns done by a true artist? The color, translucency, and texture take the crowns to the ultimate level of breathtaking beauty.

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, ask your dentist about his or her specialized training.

Please call us today!

Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS
314.266.3352