What is Tooth Grinding? Tooth grinding (or bruxism in doctor-speak) is a common behavior among individuals of all ages. It is when a person involuntarily clenches their jaw or rubs their teeth together. Tooth grinding can occur during the day or night and can affect kids and adults. Some individuals grind their teeth intermittently when […]
Why You Need A Local Dentist
Our practice, Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center in Chesterfield MO, offers family dentistry, general dentistry and many cosmetic dental services. It may come as a surprise, but your dentist doesn’t want you to see them more often than necessary. Between your teeth, gums, and the rest of your oral health, there’s a […]
Signs Of Oral Cancer: What Not To Ignore
Today’s message focuses on a very serious issue—oral (oropharyngeal) cancers. The medical community categorizes oral cancers as a subset of head and neck cancers. Oral cancers can arise in the following locations: The tongue The roof of the mouth and under the tongue The inside of the cheeks The oropharynx (the part behind the soft […]
Still Have Your Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24. Wisdom teeth are not always troublesome, but it is important to learn as early as possible whether your wisdom teeth are coming in sideways or otherwise impacting your other teeth. Checking your wisdom teeth is a simple and painless process, and can save you trouble […]
My Tooth is Bleeding or Chipped! What Do I Do?
Unfortunately, a broken or fractured tooth is not something that will simply heal on its own. As soon as you notice a broken tooth, call Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers right away. Things you can do at home for a broken tooth There are a couple of things you can do in […]
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 […]
Afraid Of The Dentist? Let’s Talk About Sedation.
If you experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, sleep dentistry is for you. Conscious sedation dentistry is available at Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, oral conscious sedation, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and used by many St. […]
What’s the Difference Between Silver Fillings and White Fillings?
In today’s post, we discuss fillings. What is a composite filling? Composite fillings are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are extremely durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive. What is an amalgam filling? Amalgam fillings are also called “silver fillings” though […]
Tooth Sensitivity Treatment At Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers
Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you suffered a sudden jolt of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel has eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the […]
Can a Toothache Kill You?
You should never dismiss a toothache. It is an urgent medical problem. Can a toothache kill you? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. Let’s explain. The cause of a toothache could bring about a dangerous chain of events that could eventually kill you. For centuries, dental factors were a leading cause of death. […]