Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types. But relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause decay are in the mutans streptococcus family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful acid. The acid reduces the calcium in tooth enamel. When the bacteria stays on teeth, it […]

Reinvent Yourself With A Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover can boost your confidence for an upcoming job interview, promotion, or new relationship. The process may include teeth whitening, invisible braces, veneers, dental implants, or gum tissue graft surgery. Many of these take time. Understanding the process requires only a simple consultation. Small changes can make a big difference. How The Rich […]

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 Chesterfield Smile Designs Martin Buchheit, DDS, of Chesterfield Smile Designs in Chesterfield is accepting new patients. […]

Afraid Of The Dentist? Let’s Talk About Sedation.

Afraid of the Dentist? Your Chesterfield Sedation Dentist Can Help

If you experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, sleep dentistry is for you. Conscious sedation dentistry is available at Chesterfield Smile Designs. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, oral conscious sedation, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and used by many St. Louis area dentists. Though it […]