A Missing Crown Needs to Be Examined and Repaired to Prevent Serious Complications

When Drs. initially installed your dental crown in , , it was designed to be durable and functional for a long period of time. Unfortunately, there are times when something like a blow to the face or gum disease can compromise the cement that anchors the crown or damage the abutment. If your crown falls… Read more »

A Knocked-Out Tooth Can Often Be Completely Replaced by a Bridge

It’s not unheard of for a hard fall or a blow to the face to knock out one or more of your teeth. Sometimes, if a tooth is knocked out cleanly, our dentists may be able to implant it back into the socket. The vast majority of the time fragments of the tooth remain in the socket… Read more »

Facts About Acid Reflux and Your Teeth

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is more commonly known as acid reflux disease, can cause more problems than simply upsetting your stomach. In fact, did you know that acid reflux can actually hurt your oral health? Sadly, GERD (the abbreviation for acid reflux) causes stomach acid to back up into your esophagus and sometimes into your… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Nightly Brushing

Usually, it’s fairly easy to brush your teeth as a part of your morning routine, but did you know that many people forget to brush their teeth right before they go to bed? As you can probably guess, this can lead to a number of negative consequences. If you don’t brush at night, your mouth… Read more »

Improving a Tooth’s Cosmetic Appeal with a Crown

A lot of people feel a winning smiles says a lot about them. If one or more of the teeth in your smile suffers from deep staining issues, chips or visible past dental work it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. In a situation like this many people will reach out to Dr…. Read more »

Your Routine Dental Checkup Is Important to Maintain the Health of Your Mouth

The American Dental Association recommends that you have a routine dental checkup performed every six months. Here at , our routine dental checkup includes many important facets to help maintain the health of your teeth and mouth. The checkup begins with a routine dental cleaning to remove hardened tartar from your teeth. During the cleaning… Read more »

Gingivitis and Periodontitis: Stages of Gum Disease

You have probably heard the terms “gingivitis” and “periodontitis,” but do you know what they have in common? Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two stages of gum disease, an infection that attacks your gums and affects your oral health. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. At this stage, gums are often red and… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity after a Dental Filling

At Borgmeyer Dental in St Louis, Missouri, Drs. David and Augustine Borgmeyer and our team are pleased to offer our patients composite, or tooth-colored fillings, as well as amalgam (silver) fillings to repair minor to moderate damage in a tooth. Fillings can be done for teeth that have decay, are chipped or fractured. Once a tooth… Read more »

Can You Prevent Cavities from Harming Your Smile?

Tooth decay and cavities are harmful to any healthy smile. We want to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. Today we will be looking at some things that can harm your teeth, so that you can be proactive at prevention. The goal is to keep plaque off of your pearly whites…. Read more »

The Reasoning Behind Professional Fluoride Treatment

As you eat, drink, talk, and smile throughout the day, there are many substances that can harm your teeth, like plaque and oral bacteria. But did you know that there is a mineral that can save your oral health from these destructive substances? Well, it’s true, and the mineral is fluoride. The best thing you… Read more »