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 »

Preventive Dentistry: How to Fight Plaque

The best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease is to fight plaque every chance you get. Plaque is a white, sticky substance that clings to your teeth and threatens your smile, and it’s very important to do all you can to clean this substance off your pearly whites each day. To help you… Read more »

Anchoring a New Bridge with Dental Implants

Dental implants have been an oral treatment option for over twenty years. Initially they were used to replace a single lost tooth. As industry techniques and technology have continued to advance, they have started to come into use for a variety of other applications. Now they are also an effective option for anchoring a bridge…. Read more »

Being Fitted for Your New Set of Dentures

Severe tooth decay on multiple teeth and advanced gum disease can seriously compromise the full function of your mouth. This can have a negative impact on your ability to chew your food, as well as speak clearly. For some people the most effective way to restore the full function of their mouth is to be… Read more »

Tips for a Speedy Recovery after having Multiple Teeth Extracted

It’s not uncommon for someone being fitted for a partial or a custom set of dentures to need to have multiple teeth extracted. While the teeth might still be someone sound in the mouth, they are simply in the way of more effective oral appliances. The extraction procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and… Read more »

3 Reasons to Choose Dental Veneers

There are many reasons to strive for a perfect smile. Most common reasons include better self-esteem, concealing flaws in smile, and some people just long for a change. However, no matter what your reasons are for dreaming of a flawless smile, here at , we offer dental veneers as a way of making your dream… Read more »

What Happens During a Root Canal?

A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure for repairing or replacing the root of a tooth that has been damaged or become infected. Before the procedure your dentist might take a series of X-rays to help determine the extent of the decay. This also helps spot things like an infection or… Read more »