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    Learn More About Your Dental Health with These Resources

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Don’t hide your smile in your vacation photos this summer. Explore your options for teeth whitening treatments and improving your oral health with the articles below. To schedule a general dentistry treatment at Webster Dental Care, call our St. Louis office at (314) 227-0484.

    • Keep your teeth white and cavity-free with these dental hygiene tips from EverydayHealth.com.
    • The Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center provides important tartar control information in this article.
    • Find out what foods and drinks to avoid after teeth whitening treatments with this information from Livestrong.com.
    • Learn more about the causes and prevention of cavities with this article from KidsHealth.org.
    • Are you considering teeth whitening treatments? This article from the American Dental Association provides information about different whitening options.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    What You Need to Know About Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities

    Last updated 1 year ago

    In order to care for your dental health, it’s important to understand the oral threats you’re fighting against. Keep reading to learn about proper dental hygiene and preventing three common oral threats: plaque, cavities, and tartar.

    Plaque
    The hard layer that covers a tooth is called enamel. A tooth’s enamel is its protective layer against harmful bacteria. Food particles can become wedged between your teeth or beneath the surface of your gum. Without being brushed or flossed away, these food particles can cause the formation of plaque, a film produced by bacteria. Plaque is an acidic substance that wears down your tooth’s enamel over time, exposing the root and making it vulnerable to cavities and infections. Without regular dental exams, plaque formation can occur undetected and result in the development of cavities.

    Tartar
    If you hear your dentist refer to tartar, then he or she is speaking about a type of hardened plaque. While plaque affects the enamel of your teeth, tartar targets your gums. By infiltrating your gum line, tartar irritates your gums and causes inflammation. Tartar is responsible for gum disease and can sometimes cause cavities. Tartar also causes discoloration of the teeth, resulting in a duller smile over time.

    Cavities
    A cavity is a hole in your tooth that is caused by plaque. After plaque has worn away the enamel that protects a tooth, it can begin to attack the interior of the tooth and produce a cavity. Without being filled, a cavity may become larger and compromise the health of the entire tooth and surrounding tissues. As a cavity becomes larger, it can cause more painful symptoms. If left untreated, a minor cavity could become severe enough to require a root canal. Visiting your dentist regularly is essential to preventing both cavities and more serious dental conditions.

    For more information on the causes and prevention of plaque, cavities, and tartar, make an appointment with Dr. Michael White or Dr. David Krobath. Call Webster Dental Care for your general dentistry needs in St. Louis at (314) 227-0484.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

     

    A Closer Look at Cavities

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you have an upcoming dental examination, you may be wondering how cavities form and why they are harmful. Grasping the consequences of poor oral hygiene may help you better guard against future cavities.

    This video provides an overview of the formation of cavities. A cavity is caused by food particles and sugars that are turned into acids over time. If left undetected and untreated, a simple cavity may turn into a more severe dental health condition. Prevent bacteria and plaque from collecting on the enamel of your teeth by regularly brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist.

    Guard your oral health with the general dentistry knowledge of Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath. Schedule a teeth cleaning at Webster Dental Care today by calling (314) 227-0484.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    A Closer Look at Cavities

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you have an upcoming dental examination, you may be wondering how cavities form and why they are harmful. Grasping the consequences of poor oral hygiene may help you better guard against future cavities.

    This video provides an overview of the formation of cavities. A cavity is caused by food particles and sugars that are turned into acids over time. If left undetected and untreated, a simple cavity may turn into a more severe dental health condition. Prevent bacteria and plaque from collecting on the enamel of your teeth by regularly brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist.

    Guard your oral health with the general dentistry knowledge of Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath. Schedule a teeth cleaning at Webster Dental Care today by calling (314) 227-0484.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    Why You Should Consider Teeth Whitening

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Professional teeth whitening treatments provided by a general dentist can produce safe and visible results. You can improve your confidence in your smile by beginning your journey to whiter teeth today.

    ?Improved Appearance
    Most dental patients seek teeth whitening treatment for yellow or brown discoloration. If you continually drink coffee and other colored liquids, then consider this cosmetic dentistry treatment to rejuvenate your smile. Teeth whitening treatments remove stains and layers of discoloration to reveal a whiter smile.

    Fast and Effective Treatment
    While there are a variety of tooth whitening treatments available, professional bleaching treatments are ideal for your cosmetic dentistry needs. During your initial tooth whitening consultation, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. The resulting molds will be sent into a lab to create clear, plastic trays. You’ll receive these trays at your second appointment. After receiving your custom trays and a special tooth whitening solution, you can begin your journey to a whiter smile. You and your dentist will establish a plan for the frequency and duration of your teeth whitening treatments, and you’ll notice a brighter smile within a few weeks.

    Safe Procedure
    Unlike competing teeth whitening treatments, professional services come with expert dentistry advice. Other at-home whitening treatments may damage the enamel of your teeth over time. However, with professional whitening, your dentist will monitor your smile to ensure that your teeth remain healthy.

    Lasting Results
    While tooth whitening is not permanent, professional treatments can provide enduring results. Mild touch-ups may be needed every few years, allowing you to continue to enjoy a whiter smile and greater confidence.

    Summer is the ideal time to begin your teeth whitening treatments so that you can look great in all of your vacation pictures. Schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about proper dental care at Webster Dental Care today by calling (314) 227-0484.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

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Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.



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