3 Dental Dangers For Florissant Toddlers

St. Charles family dentist

Hello new Florissant, Hazelwood, and Maryland Heights parents. We know that keeping babies and toddlers safe and healthy requires constant effort. You snap them snuggly in their car seats, baby-proof your medicine cabinet and guard the stairway with a gate. You take them to your St. Louis pediatrician for immunizations, check-ups and an occasional prescription for antibiotics.

Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS wants to remind you about another important component of child wellness: oral health. Sadly, we see too many cases of completely preventable child tooth decay.

Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle
Don’t allow children to drink juice continually during the day
Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods

Oral health is intrinsically connected to overall physical health and normal development. If your oral hygiene is not up to par, now is the time to shape up and help your young child develop excellent oral health habits that will serve them well throughout their life.

Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS recommends beginning twice-yearly dental visits around age one or when the first tooth erupts. Our friendly staff helps young patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their exams. Dr. Martin Buchheit can advise you on thumb sucking, dental sealants, normal child tooth development, braces, athletic tooth protection or any other pediatric dental issue.

In addition to family dentistry, Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS offers the full spectrum of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments such as:

Dental implants
Porcelain veneers
Invisalign
Root canals
Restorative dentistry

If your child has not yet visited the dentist, schedule an appointment ASAP by calling us at 314-837-7744.


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


Clear Braces – Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Florissant Adults

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Florissant Adults If you want to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem, you have more orthodontic options in St. Louis than ever before. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary. Here are some of the common orthodontia terms heard around St. Charles and Florissant.

Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces
These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth’. These braces can be just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many Florissant adults and teens who straighten their teeth choose this type of orthodontia. To find out if lingual braces are the best type for your teeth, lifestyle and budget, schedule an orthodontic consultation at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS by calling 314-837-7744. We can help you determine which type of adults braces system is right for you and your smile.

Traditional and Clear Retainers
Once a St. Louis clear braces or traditional braces patient has completed treatment, retainers must be worn regularly to keep the beautiful straight teeth in their corrected position. There are several types of retainers available for Florissant cosmetic dental patients. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.

Clear retainers are newer on the Maryland Heights orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some Chesterfield retainer wearers believe clear retainers are more comfortable than Hawley retainers.

You don’t need to live with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let us help you develop a custom treatment plan for your smile.

 


You Won’t Miss The Metal With Invisible Braces In Florissant

You Won't Miss The Metal With Invisible Braces In Florissant

Hello! Welcome to my Florissant dentistry blog. Do you have crooked teeth? Do you wish you’d have had braces as a kid, but feel it is too late now? Maybe you feel self-conscious about smiling with a mouth full of metal. I have good news for you: at Koch Park Dental, we offer invisible braces.

The main advantage of invisible braces is that it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn, but the results are definitely noticeable!

Don’t let the absence of metal fool you. These clear, removable aligners effectively correct the alignment and crowding problems that can affect the overall health of your teeth.

My name is Martin Buchheit of Koch Park Dental. My staff and I want you to feel great about your smile. In addition to invisible braces, we also offer dental implants, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers. Did you know that veneers can correct some alignment problems?

Please call my Florissant office today at 314-837-7744 to schedule an orthodontic consultation. Your oral health is important, so make sure you are getting the regular exams and cleanings you deserve. Here at Koch Park Dental, we provide the highest possible standard of dental care.

Don’t let crooked teeth prevent you from the smile you deserve; ask us about invisible braces today!

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


6 Characteristics Of A Beautiful Smile

St. Louis Cosmetic Dentist

Hello, Florissant! It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; however, when it comes to teeth, there are some features that are generally considered pleasing:

1. Bright and stain-free
2. No missing teeth
3. Healthy gumline
4. No chips, cracks, or excessive wearing
5. Tooth size and length in harmony with facial features
6. Teeth aligned on three planes

Few Florissant people have naturally perfect smiles, but those that practice proper oral care can avoid many problems that affect oral health and aesthetics. There are many St. Louis men and women, however, who take good care of their teeth but are unsatisfied with their smiles. Perhaps their teeth are crooked, have tetracycline stains, or have yellowed with age.

This article is for the Florissant residents who fall into this category. The friendly team at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS wants you to know that cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile. The increased confidence will have a positive impact on both your personal and professional interactions.

Martin Buchheit is an experienced cosmetic dentist who skillfully uses the complete spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures to create the most eye-catching smiles in Missouri.

We offer a full menu of cosmetic dental services, including:

Dental implants
Porcelain veneers
Invisalign
Root canals
Restorative dentistry

Call 314-837-7744 today to schedule a smile makeover consultation at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, in Florissant.