A Fractured Tooth Might Require Some Careful First Aid

Chipped tooth enamel and dental fractures can vary in severity based on their cause and the force that caused the fracture. This can sometimes include damage to a tooth that was previously repaired by a dental filling. In some of these cases, applying some basic first-aid will help manage discomfort, while also helping assess the… Read more »

Strange Methods to Whiten Your Teeth

There is no shortage of ways to get a whiter smile. If you take a walk up and down the dental aisle of your local grocery, drug or box store, you will see that the shelves are lined with no end of kits, gels, and strips, all of which claim to give you white teeth… Read more »

Preserving Your Veneers

If you have minor damage to your teeth, dental veneers could be the solution to your problem. Veneers are cosmetic improvements that can cover up chips and stains in your teeth, and can also close the gap between teeth that are improperly spaced. Veneers are very thin shells that are often made of porcelain. They… Read more »

How to Help Your Sore Gums

If your gums are sore, you probably despise brushing and flossing. You probably even experience bleeding gums every once in awhile. Typically, sore gums result from gingivitis and periodontal disease, and it’s important to do everything you can to restore the health of your gums. Our dentist, Dr. James Stanford, is happy to help you… Read more »

The Things That Are Included in Your Routine Dental Checkup

Do you ever wonder why your dental cleaning and exam appointments are vital for a strong and successful oral health? If so, our dentist, Dr. James Stanford, and dental team are more than happy to tell you why. Your dental checkups include services that help your teeth, gums, smile, and entire oral health survive and… Read more »

Use These Tips to Prevent Oral Diseases

There are many dental issues in the world today that can attack your smile and alter your oral health. Although that’s already enough to worry about, there’s more. Oral disease can also harm your teeth, gums, and mouth. In fact, some diseases are found to be linked to other health issues related to the entire… Read more »

Seasonal Weather and How It Affects Your Teeth

When it comes to seasons, your health is affected, and that includes your oral health. A beautiful moon-lit summer evening or a crisp, rainy autumn morning can make you feel great, but it could also be causing problems with your teeth and gums. Here are some ways seasonal weather can affect your teeth in Ballwin,… Read more »

Smoking and Its Effect on Oral Heath

Smoking has been shown to have many negative effects on the physical body and that includes oral health. Smoking can lead to many dental conditions, since every puff smoked passes the lips, tongue, teeth, and gums. Here are some ways smoking affects oral health in Ballwin, Missouri. 1. Oral Cancer – this is the most… Read more »

Mouth Sores and Infections: Origins & Solutions

There are many factors that go into developing mouth sores and/or infections. At Stanford Dental, we may be able to sleuth out infections and help with mouth sore solutions in Ballwin, Missouri. Mouth sores can be as simple as the types of food you eat and whether they are too hot to viruses, ill-fitting dentures,… Read more »

How to Reduce Your Child’s Sugar Intake

As you may already know, sugar promotes cavity growth. If your child consumes high amounts of sugar, their smile is in danger. Our health-centered dentist in Ballwin, Missouri, Dr. James Stanford, encourages you to do what you can to reduce the amount of sugar your child has. In order to do so, he has some… Read more »