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Why Are Dental Implants Such a Great Investment? in St. Louis, MO Area Dentist Discusses Cost and Benefits

Why are dental implants such a great investment? St. Louis, MO dentist discusses cost and benefits

Whether you are missing a single tooth or are toothless, dental implants are a great way to complete your smile and to seize all the benefits that go along with that transformation! Dental implant-supported restorations, on their own, are well worth the cost. But, by partnering with Crestwood Dental Group in St. Louis, MO, you have peace of mind that your new teeth are designed as intended and built to last. Why are dental implants a great investment? With our modern knowledge of dental science and technology, we can recreate natural tissues. In the past, tooth replacement options were just … Continue reading

Clear Teeth Braces at Elite Smiles at Crestwood Dental Group in Pflugerville TX Area

Tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis, MO: A durable, natural-looking cavity treatment

Dental fillings are one of the most common dental treatments. It’s a straightforward way to halt progressive tooth decay. Dr. James Maxwell places tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis, MO at the office of Crestwood Dental Group. The use of a dental material that safely replicates the appearance and function of a natural, healthy tooth is further complemented by techniques that support comfortable, “fear-free” treatment. Cavity treatment Bacteria and starches or sugars in food combine to create plaque. This sticky, acidic bacterial plaque erodes both soft tissues (gums) and hard tissues (teeth). A tooth is eroded from the inside out. Enamel … Continue reading

Dental Crowns at Crestwood Dental Group in Louis MO Area

Keep the “gateway” to your overall health in great shape, with restorative dental crowns in St. Louis, MO

In the Gateway City and surrounding area, Dr. James Maxwell is your expert in the “gateway” to your overall health: your mouth! His approach to dental crowns in St. Louis, MO helps to avoid the complications caused by tooth decay and gum disease. Crowns and other common dental restorations are designed to resolve damage caused by decay and disease. And, furthermore, these two conditions have big implications for not only your smile, but the health of your body, and the quality of your life. So, crowns support a healthy smile – and much more! Avoid severe oral infections and advanced … Continue reading

Dental Caps for Teeth at Crestwood Dental Group in St. Louis Mo Area

Dental caps for teeth in St. Louis, MO restore your smile, offer lasting health

Crestwood Dental Group is proud to have taken root in the Gateway City, and we are glad you have found us for all your family’s oral health needs. We appreciate that our city has some of the world’s leading teaching hospitals and health care facilities and professionals, including almost 1,000 general dentists. Dr. James Maxwell and the team look forward to treating you and your family with the latest dental techniques and technologies. We don’t cut corners when it comes to dental caps for teeth in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Maxwell uses quality ceramics to rebuild teeth damaged by decay, … Continue reading

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Dental Hygiene Tips for Building Healthy Habits

Your family’s health matters, and how you build healthy habits matters even more. Many people overlook their dental health as an integral part of their overall health. According to the National Smile Month website, one in four adults don’t brush twice a day, including a third of men, and one in ten adults admit they regularly forget to brush their teeth. However, it’s never too late to change your ways and improve your dental routine. Oral Hygiene Tips for Healthy Smiles Do you have a plan when it comes to your oral health? Chances are, you have some idea of what … Continue reading

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What Causes Canker Sores? How Can You Prevent Them?

Most of us are familiar with the excruciating pain that comes along with having a canker sore. Most of us that know the pain would be willing to do mostly anything to keep them from popping up. After so many studies and experimentations, the jury is still out when it comes to how these irritating and painful sores make their way into your mouth. So, what causes canker sores? Nobody is 100% sure what it is, if it is any ONE thing, that triggers them. What these studies have given us is a general idea of the several things that could contribute. … Continue reading

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Selecting the Correct Toothpaste For You and Your Family

Just like with anything else out there, when there is an abundance of different toothpastes to choose from, it can be tough to decide which is going to be the best for you and your needs. Not all toothpastes are created equal; some of them have harmful qualities, some contain chemicals that help to pinpoint specific issues that any one person may have. In this blog post we are going to explore the sorts of things to keep in mind when selecting correct toothpaste for you and/or your family. Hopefully we can help to inform your decision and you can get … Continue reading

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Reasons for Bad Breath and How to Avoid It

Everyone is self-conscious of their breath from time to time. As we’re sure you can imagine, there are many causes to halitosis. It really breaks down to either your hygienic habits, the foods you eat, a mouth disease/condition or a combination of the above. Poor hygienic habits can lead to developing gum (periodontal) disease, ultimately caused by a buildup of plaque. As plaque ages, it uses sugar to develop into an acid that starts to eat through the outer layer of your teeth (enamel). Within that acid lives odor causing bacteria and dead cells. It may seem obvious to say, … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Your Teeth

There are things that we do and things that we utilize every day that we take for granted; things that can appear to be “common knowledge” that we don’t take the time to get to know any more about. There are very few things in the world that we live with and utilize more on a daily basis than our mouths. Listed below are 10 interesting facts about teeth, oral hygiene and/or dentistry altogether. Here is an opportunity to stun your friends with a fun fact here or there! 1.) The average American spends a total of 38.5 days brushing … Continue reading

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6 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Teeth

In this post we’ll explore 5 surprising and 1 not so surprising habit that you’re doing and you didn’t even know was damaging your teeth and gums. #1 Not Flossing It’s always the elephant in the room when you go to the dentist, and you know it when your hygienist to give you ‘the look.’ We all know ‘the look,’ and the solution is simple: if you flossed regularly you wouldn’t be getting it. So now that we have that sorted, let’s all agree to floss more and move along. #2 Brushing Too Hard Brushing too aggressively can get you into some … Continue reading

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