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Answers To Your Questions About Caring For Your Dental Implant

If you just got a dental implant, congratulations! You chose one of the best solutions to your missing tooth in your mouth. With a 95% success rate, we’re sure you’re enjoying the benefits of having a more secure appearance and solution to your absent tooth. How are you doing with caring for your implant? It’s remarkable how similar care for your dental implant is to caring for your regular teeth, isn’t it?

Spring Cleaning Naturally With An Oil Pulling Method

Are you preparing for spring as well? How about your mouth? Ever thought about getting a fresh new start on your oral care? After a long winter or the same routines over and over again, it may be time to brush up on your oral routine, so you can make your new fresh appearance each day.

2nd Anniversary Open House Celebration

Open House Registration
Who: You're invited!
What: Cardinal Dental's 2nd Anniversary and Remodel Completion
When: Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:30-7
Where: 1400 Triad Center Dr. St Peters, MO 63376

Saving Money At The Dentist - Part 1 - Fluoride

So many people come and tell me how much they hate coming to the dentist because it’s so expensive, and it’s so stressful and it’s, “Uhh, I don’t want to go because I don’t want something to be wrong. And then what if something is wrong and then I have to pay for it...” If you know me, I’m big on prevention.

Saving Money At The Dentist - Part 2 - Sealants

Sealants are great, and a lot of times just recommended for kids. One of the things I try to educate our patients on, however, is that sealants are great for adults as well. Every tooth in the back of your mouth has a 95% chance of catching a cavity in your lifetime. 95%, so it might as well be 100%. That statistic just blew my mind. You might as well say every tooth in my head has a 100% chance of getting a cavity in my lifetime. I’ve seen a lot of 20-30 year olds without cavities, but I’ll tell you, I’ve never seen a 60 year old who’s never had a cavity in their life.

Why We LOVE Cardinals Nest

If you haven’t heard about Cardinals Nest, you need to know about it. Especially if you’re a stay at home mom or dad, or if you’re a grandparent who takes care of kids during the day. It is the most amazing program that we offer here at Cardinal Dental. I’m telling you what.

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Your Prescription Medications - Part 2

Dry mouth is a huge, but common, issue that we have to fight. We have to find the right products to help prevent cavities from happening underneath those crowns and bridges. We have to help avoid those expensive fixes for these problems. I don’t want you to have to go through the pain of a dental abscess. But if your mouth is so dry that your saliva’s natural cavity-fighting properties are not there, we’re going to have those problems.

Saving Money At The Dentist - Part 3 - Six Month Checkups

I know it’s really easy, and I heard two people do it just this afternoon. We call to confirm an appointment, and they’re like, “Uh, how about not tomorrow, can you do Thursday?” It is so easy to postpone your dental appointment, because in the back of your mind nothing hurts, no big deal. But by keeping up with those appointments, we can help you identify things that may be wrong. Maybe your diet changed, maybe you started drinking your coffee with a new creamer in it, or maybe your doctor just put you on a new blood pressure medication, and you don’t know that the blood pressure medication causes dry mouth. And so... your tiny ignored cavity turns into a big cavity. If you don’t keep up with your appointments, you’ll never know if it’s something small.

The TRUTH about dental X-RAYS

There is a lot of misinformation that’s out there about dental x-rays and the potential side effects from them. I know that every once in a while, Dr. Oz will get on his show and talk about how dental x-rays are bad, how you shouldn’t get dental x-rays and the dentist just recommends them way too often. The fact of the matter is, with the digital technology that we have, we’re able to limit the amount of radiation exposure that dental x-rays will produce.