Got Discolored Teeth? Here Are the Treatment Options Available

If you have severe tooth stains on your smile that won’t seem to go away, then our dentist, Dr. James Stanford, encourages you to call our office and schedule an appointment. When you come in for your visit, our dental team will examine your smile and determine which treatment is right for you. Fortunately, there… Read more »

Professional In-Office Whitening vs Professional At-Home Whitening

Are you interested in knowing the differences between professional in-office teeth whitening and professional at-home whitening? If so, our dentist, Dr. James Stanford, is more than happy to help you. Today, he is happy to discuss the details of both treatments. Each treatment can provide great results and help you achieve the goals you desire…. Read more »

The Function of a Damaged Tooth May Be Reliant on Root Canal Therapy

If you are struggling with an infected or inflamed tooth that’s causing a painful toothache, you may have been told that root canal therapy is the best possible treatment solution. We can provide you with skillful root canal therapy to treat a weakened tooth and restore its original function and strength. Root canal therapy is… Read more »

A Gum Injury Might Require First-Aid and Professional Treatment

Your gums and other periodontal tissues are important parts of your mouth. Sometimes, an accidental blow to the mouth can impact the teeth and gums, causing significant oral trauma. In a moment like this providing some simple first-aid can help manage pain, and reduce the chances of further complications while you schedule your need for… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Molar

The average person has eight molars in the back of their mouth. These large teeth work in tandem and in conjunction with premolars to perform the important tasks of chewing and grinding food before swallowing. When a molar is lost to a severe dental trauma or untreated tooth decay, the impairment of your oral function… Read more »

Some Brands of Toothpaste Include Special Additives

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day and make a conscious effort to floss at least once. With quality products and an effective technique, this daily oral hygiene routine should remove most traces of plaque, sugar residue, and food particles from your mouth. Fluoridated toothpaste with mild abrasives is… Read more »

Keep Your Smile Safe by Implementing Tooth Hazard Prevention

Although tooth hazards are common and can arise often at any time, it is still important to set up an effective tooth hazard prevention plan to ensure your smile is safe. As long as you take care of your smile as best as possible and clean your teeth and gums daily, you stand the best… Read more »

Tooth Whitening Treatment May Reduce Your Dental Stains

Dark particles from food and other substances can stick to the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. Over time, these particles penetrate deeper, creating stubborn stains on your teeth. If you are considering tooth whitening treatment to remove these stains, your safest and most effective option may be professional tooth whitening treatment. The best teeth… Read more »

Your Dental Exam Can Also Include a Fluoride Treatment

Having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed at Dr. James Stanford’s dental office every six months is one very essential step for maintaining good oral health. This involves a comprehensive dental cleaning to remove any traces of calcified bacterial matter, while also polishing your teeth to remove minor dental stains. Our excellent Ballwin dentist… Read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices Play an Important Role in Gum Disease Prevention

While you might not think about it on a daily basis, the health of your gums plays an important role in the basic structure of your teeth, and can also impact your basic quality of life. If your gums also appear prominently in your smile, gum disease inflammation can also have a cosmetic impact on… Read more »