Dental Implants And Smile Makeovers

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What makes an attractive smile? White teeth? Uniformly-shaped teeth? Straight teeth? What problems prevent sensational smiles? Crooked teeth are generally considered unattractive. Yellow or gray teeth lower the appeal of a smile—even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned. Beauty, it has been said, is in the eye of the beholder. There are unique smile […]

Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

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It may surprise you to know that some people have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better? Most dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective at removing plaque. Choosing which kind you prefer is really up […]

Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Chesterfield Tobacco Chewers

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Cigarette sales at most Chesterfield stores have decreased in the past decade, but some tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products. There is a common misconception (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this form of tobacco is as […]

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food particles on tonsils Dry mouth At Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers, we […]

Do You Eat A Tooth-Healthy Diet?

Healthy Teeth and Your St. Louis Diet

Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local St. Louis dental patients. As your Doctor, I’m committed to helping you care for your teeth and keep them healthy. Everyone in St. Louis knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires thorough daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local St. Louis dental practice are […]

Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types. But relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause decay are in the mutans streptococcus family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful acid. The acid reduces the calcium in tooth enamel. When the bacteria stays on teeth, it […]

Dental Checkup — How Often?

When is the last time you had a dental checkup? Most people need a dental check-up every six months. If you have a higher risk for oral diseases, we advise you to receive an examination every four months. Welcome to Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers Martin Buchheit, DDS, of Town and Country Cosmetic […]