Oral Cancer Symptoms & Screenings

The uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the neighboring tissue is called cancer. There are many types of cancer, manifesting in many different areas of the body. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the tongue, lips, floor of the mouth, cheeks, and hard palate, can be... Read more »

The Causes of Toothaches

If you have a painful toothache, then you know how difficult it can be. Here at Cigno Dental Care in St. Louis, Missouri, our professional dental team takes your oral health seriously, which is why we want to help you with your toothache troubles. To help you, we have provided... Read more »

Tooth Anatomy

Your teeth help you to feel happier every day. They fill your smiles with joyful shine and chew your most loved foods. Looking in the mirror, they look like white rocks in your mouth, but the truth is that they are much more than mineral deposits. Your teeth are living... Read more »

Is Bad Breath a Common Oral Health Disorder?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an oral health disorder characterized by foul smells emanating from the mouth of a person. Oftentimes, this can be caused by the foods you eat or the condition of your teeth and gums, but there are other cases that extend much deeper into... Read more »

Kids’ Smiles Need to be Healthy Too

Kids have smiles that grow and change as they grow into young adults. Having so many changes in their oral health means it’s a good idea to have a professional make sure they are growing and developing properly. Here at Cigno Dental Care in St. Louis, Missouri, we specialize in... Read more »

Popular Forms of Cosmetic Dentistry

Although cosmetic dentistry treatments cover a wide array of dental treatment options, they typically refer to those services and treatments designed to enhance your smile. In most cases, they drastically improve its looks, but they are also capable of improving your mouth’s function and performance too. Some of the most... Read more »

Why Are Interdental Tools Necessary?

Why are interdental tools necessary? Brushing your teeth is a terrific oral health habit to combat tooth decay and gum disease, but unfortunately, it is not enough. Brushing cannot adequately remove food debris and plaque buildup between teeth, which instead must be performed with an interdental tool such as dental... Read more »

How to Care for Your Dental Crown

A dental crown has been placed on a tooth by Dr. Sam Cigno. But now what? How do you care for your dental crown, and thus maintain your oral health? As at any other time, it is important to uphold proper dental hygiene after having a dental crown placed. This... Read more »

The Impact of Regular Checkups on your Oral Health

Very few people really enjoy going to the dentist. Perhaps you are one of them. Regardless of how you feel about your regular check-ups, they are an important part of maintaining your oral health. Not only are your teeth cleaned during your visits, but also your overall oral health is... Read more »

Sports Injuries and Protective Mouthguards

It can be exhilarating to watch your child play in school sports. However, we all know there are certain parental concerns that flow through your mind while watching your football star shine under those Friday night lights. We know that there is always a risk and fear of injury. One... Read more »