Is What Your Drinking Damaging Your Enamel?

Your teeth are made up of three parts: at the center is the pulp, which contains the nerves and the blood vessels that keep your tooth alive. Over that is a layer of dentin which is covered by a layer or enamel, which is the white substance you see when... Read more »

Smile Care 2018

It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions! Might we suggest one that doesn’t have to be forgotten by Valentine’s Day: taking better care of your smile! Here are a few things to consider as you evaluate your basic oral hygiene habits. The Right Brush: Choose a soft-bristled brush that reaches all... Read more »

Crowns Will be Used to Treat Your Tooth

Our dentists, Dr. Sam Cigno and Dr. Al-Kassab, use a dental crown made from porcelain to treat a significantly damaged tooth. This might be used to address a cosmetic imperfection, a large area of tooth decay, or a significant dental fracture. Some dental crown restorations are also a part of... Read more »

Why Dental Visits Matter

Many people delay visiting the dentist until they experience a toothache, cavity, loose tooth, or an oral injury. However, the best time to visit the dentist is before any of these situations can occur. Dr. Sam Cigno and Dr. Al-Kassab recommends that you visit the dental office every six months... Read more »

Winter Got You Feeling Under The Weather? Here’s How to Take Care of Your Teeth

Winter is here, and unfortunately, this means cold and flu season is right on its heels.  Here are some tooth care tips for when you’re feeling under the weather. The flu virus can live on your toothbrush for up to 72 hours. While it is unlikely that you will reinfect... Read more »

Advice About Brushing Your Teeth

You know that brushing your teeth is incredibly important for your oral health, but if you have questions about the correct way to brush your teeth and how to choose the right tools, our dentist and team can help. What Is the Correct Way to Brush My Teeth? Properly brushing... Read more »

Saving Your Molars with Sealants

When you look at your teeth, the first ones you see are your front teeth. Your back teeth can easily end up on the back burner when it comes to brushing and flossing. But your back teeth need just as much attention as your other teeth. Also known as your... Read more »

Dental Bonding: Is It Right for You?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment process in which our dentist attaches tooth-colored materials to the surface of a tooth to enhance its shape or color. The tooth enamel fuses to the porcelain or resin bonding material to restore the tooth without it looking unnatural. If you are considering dental... Read more »

Protect Your Smile With a Sports Mouth Guard

Do you or your child participate in sports? Dr. Sam Cigno may recommend a sports mouth guard in St. Louis, Missouri, especially if you or your child participates in contact sports. A sports mouth guard is piece of plastic that is molded to fit around your upper teeth. When worn... Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth

How well are you doing at brushing your teeth? It isn’t that hard, right? Squeeze a little toothpaste on the bristles, scrub your teeth a little bit, and you are on your way to work, school or bed. Nothing to it. Actually, that isn’t quite the case. Believe it or... Read more »