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Saint Louis, Missouri 63129
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American Family Physician reports evidence that periodontitis and tooth decay contribute to problems such as diabetes and lung disease. These conditions change smile longevity, as well. At Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, your family dentist, Dr. Aaron Schertzer, shows his patients ways to maintain smile health. A great smile means a healthier you.

The heart of poor oral health

Believe it or not, most dental and gingival problems stem from bacteria-filled plaque and tartar. These Strep microbes give off corrosive acids that cause decay and gum disease. Even problems such as oral cancer are linked to dangerous microbes—specifically, the Human Papiloma Virus.

Beyond bacteria and viruses, what we eat, drink, and smoke impacts teeth and gums. Sugar, excessive alcohol intake, and tobacco in all forms degrade both hard and soft tissues.

What can you do?

Prevent and maintain. These words are key to oral health. The following tips can assist in preventing a host of problems and maintain the vibrant smile you enjoy for life:

1. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush.

2. Floss in between teeth and at the gum line once a day to remove plaque.

3. Visit Dr. Schertzer's office in Oakville, MO, twice a year for an examination and cleaning.

4. Reduce sugar and carb intake. Increase fiber, low-fat protein, and dairy products for the calcium.

5. Stay hydrated with several glasses of water a day. Chewing sugarless gum also increases saliva production, avoiding dry mouth.

6. Wear a mouth guard when playing sports.

7. Wear a night time bite guard if you grind or clench your teeth.

8. Ask your family dentist about fluoride treatments and plastic sealants, simple preventive services that protect teeth against tooth decay.

9. Stop smoking and/or chewing tobacco.

10. Reduce alcohol intake.

Your smile...your health

Take control of both by faithfully following simple preventive measures as advised by your friends at Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville. Please call the office to schedule an appointment with your family dentist, Dr. Schertzer: (314) 892-2120.

By Advanced Dental Arts
July 26, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: Family Dentistry  

If you are visiting several different dental offices just to get your family’s dental needs taken care of, it’s time to discover the benefits of having one dentist for your whole family. A family dentist can do it all, from taking care of your toddler’s first dental visit, to providing tooth replacement options like implants for the seniors in your household. Dr. Aaron Schertzer at Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, offers family dentistry services to take care of your family’s smiles.

Having one dentist for the whole family can save you lots of time. You won’t have to search all over the city for dental care. You won’t have to go “shopping around” for specialists like orthodontists or endodontists. There is also a good chance your family dentist can treat multiple family members on the same day, saving you time lost from work or school.

Having a family dentist can also save you stress, especially if you or a family member has a dental emergency. You will be at ease, knowing you have access to excellent dental care when you need it, during an emergency, after-hours, or on weekends.

Having one dentist for your whole family can also save you money, because your dentist can plan your family’s dental care ahead of time, so there are no surprises. Your dentist can develop a customized treatment plan designed to be kind to the family budget.

These are just a few of the many dental services your family dentist can provide:

  • Preventive dental services, including professional cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, comprehensive dental exams, and x-rays.
  • Restorative dental services including fillings, crowns, dental bridges, and dental implants
  • Cosmetic dental services including professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, and veneers

Life can be complicated, but you can simplify your family’s dental care by having one dentist for your whole family. You and your family deserve to enjoy the benefits of a family dentist. To find out more about what a family dentist can do for you, call Dr. Aaron Schertzer at Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, today!