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Why Dental Implants are a Great Option for Replacing Missing Teeth

Living with a failing or missing tooth is not only embarrassing, but it is also detrimental to your oral health. You probably don't realize it, but your neighboring teeth have started to shift if your tooth is missing; and without a root to support, your jawbone begins to dissolve, which changes the appearance of your face and eliminates support for surrounding teeth. This is only one reason why it's important to think about replacing your tooth as soon as you can, and why Webster Groves, MO dental implants are a great solution. Here are some additional reasons to choose a dental implant.

Dental Implants and Oral Health

A dental implant is actually ...

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3 Times When a Dental Implant Is Better Than a Bridge

You're living with a compromised tooth and you've been told that it needs to be extracted. You understand the importance of replacing your tooth as soon as possible, but which replacement option will best suit your needs?

Let's take a look at the differences between a dental implant and a bridge to help you decide which option is the right choice for you.

Dental Implant vs. Bridge

First, it's important to understand how each option works so you can determine which is better.

A dental bridge uses two dental crowns as anchors for one or more prosthetic teeth. The anchors attach to healthy teeth, which are the support system for the bridge. A bridge ...

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Just Had a Root Canal? Here's What NOT to Do...

You've completed your root canal, and your tooth is finally feeling better! You feel like you can actually eat, and maybe even sleep again. While it's such a relief to finally feel better, there are still a few things you should do after your procedure to ensure the best outcome from your root canal in Webster Groves.

Avoid Hard Foods

Even though your tooth feels better, it's a good idea to stick to softer foods while you're allowing your tooth to heal. You also don't want to cause damage to the temporary filling on your tooth. It's important to understand that after root canal therapy, your tooth is not as strong as ...

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Finding A Dentist

Choosing a dental care provider is a big deal! It can be a bit intimidating to begin your search for a new dentist. Once you narrow down a couple options, what do you do next? One of the best ways to begin is to put together a list of things that are a priority for you. Here are some things to consider: Does the office have convenient offices hours? Is it in an accessible location? Is it family friendly? Do they offer cosmetic treatments?  

Ask around and look online

Ask your friends and family where they go. They have first-hand experience and wouldn’t recommend someone without having a pleasant experience. Read online ...

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You're Never Too Young or Too Old for a Healthy Smile

Whether you are 3 or 103, your team at Webster Groves Dental is here for you, and it's never too late or too early to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile! We offer a wide range of dental services and we love taking care of patients of all ages.

Services for Children

It's important to begin bringing your child to the dentist at an early age. Seeing them at this point allows us to monitor their oral health and development. These visits also give us an opportunity to start building a relationship with them that will set them up for success at the dentist as they get older.

Protecting your child's baby teeth ...

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Planning Your Family's Healthcare? Don't Forget Your Dental Checkups!

When you think of your family's health care, dentistry is typically a separate topic. However, with more information emerging about how oral health is related to overall health, perhaps it shouldn't be separate. After all, your dentist is also a doctor who, by monitoring your oral health, also impacts your overall health. Here are some of the ways your dentist can help.

Advanced Technology

Over the years, dental technology has made huge advances by allowing dentists to diagnose more effectively and efficiently. CAD/CAM, computer-aided diagnosis systems, can even be used to screen for other health concerns such as:

  • Bone density and osteoporosis
  • Diagnosing maxillary sinusitis
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Diagnosing carotid artery calcification

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Feeling the Familiar Zing of Root Sensitivity?

Root sensitivity can creep up on you! It may hit you when you are enjoying that ice cold beverage with that zinging sensation. What causes this? Should you contact your dentist if it goes away quickly? Here is what you need to know about root sensitivity and how to manage it.

What Causes My Tooth to Feel Sensitive?

There are actually a few different factors that can contribute to root sensitivity such as:

  • Clenching and grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism
  • Breakdown of an old dental restoration - sensitivity could indicate decay underneath
  • Brushing too vigorously can cause root exposure and sensitivity
  • A dental infection in the root, or pulp of your tooth
  • Gum disease

Once we ...

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