St. Louis Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dr. Janes

Chesterfield Dentist serving the St. Louis, Missouri Area

May 01, 2017

Why You Need to See a Dentist for Your Sleep Apnea | MissouriUntreated sleep apnea can cause severe health concerns and is connected to stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. Sleep apnea can only be diagnosed by a doctor and typically requires a sleep study to determine if you have the condition and to what severity. Approximately 30 million American adults have some degree of sleep apnea, and many go undiagnosed for years. It may...

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April 27, 2017

Dental filling process at our St. Louis officeIt's perfectly normal to be nervous about dental procedures. Cavity fillings are one of the most common dentistry treatments. Perhaps you've learned recently that you have a cavity despite your best efforts at outstanding dental hygiene. Rest assured Dr. Charles Janes and our dental staff prioritize your comfort when you are under our care....

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April 13, 2017

Can TMJ Disorder Lead to Sleep Apnea? | St. Louis, MissouriResearchers may have stumbled upon a link between TMJ Disorders (TMD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine. It makes sense for the two conditions to be linked together, but the evidence is still anecdotal. It’s difficult to determine if...

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March 28, 2017

Are You Brushing Your Teeth With the Wrong Toothbrush?Most men and women understand the importance of consistent dental hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash, but few know that your choice of toothbrush matters. Some toothbrushes may actually cause harm to your tooth enamel and introduce more bacteria into your bloodstream, causing gum disease. There are a few ways you...

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March 23, 2017

What Happens When You Stop Brushing & Skip the DentistSkipping your 6-month dental exam can put your teeth, gums and overall health in jeopardy, but if you also skip brushing your teeth, you’ll have a whole host of bacteria wreaking havoc on your body. Aside from losing a few friends due to bad breath, avoiding important oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing increases your chances of gum disease and cavities and...

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January 24, 2017

How Porcelain Veneers Are Made | St. Louis, Chesterfield, MOPorcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option that can correct a number of issues with your smile. The first step you take toward porcelain veneers is a consultation with our cosmetic dentist to discuss your smile design goals. Dr. Janes will help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for you or if another option can help you achieve...

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January 19, 2017

How to Recognize Sleep Apnea Symptoms | Chesterfield, MOMany men and women suffering from sleep apnea don’t realize they have this dangerous disorder. You may think you’re simply a heavy snorer or that your significant other is just complaining, but your health could be in jeopardy if you have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

There are a number of health concerns that arise from sleep apnea such as an increased...

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January 13, 2017

What You Should Expect From a Cosmetic Dentist | St. LouisYou’re unhappy with an aspect of your smile and want to discuss your options for cosmetic dentistry, but you’re not sure what to expect or how to choose the right dentist. There are a variety of things to consider when you see a cosmetic dentist. Use these tips to make sure you’re making the right decision for your oral health and aesthetic goals:

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December 29, 2016

The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces and Instant OrthodonticsAdults and kids both deserve a healthy smile full of straight teeth, but adults are often weary of getting braces because of the social stigma surrounding traditional teeth-straightening methods. Luckily, our dentist in Chesterfield offers a few discreet ways to achieve straighter teeth: Invisalign® Clear Braces and...

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December 13, 2016

What is Smile Design & How Does it Work? | ChesterfieldYou deserve a smile you’re proud to show off that emanates both perfection and health. Our dentist in Chesterfield can customize your cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments through smile design. Smile design or a smile makeover involves one or more procedures that fix crooked, cracked or discolored teeth and match your...

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