The skilled doctors of St. Louis Orthodontic Group straighten the gum bones of both children and adults with professional precision. During a comprehensive exam, a specialist pours over the inner workings of mandibles, combing mouth real estate for common problems such as crossbites, spacing, crowding, and irritating gangs of popcorn kernels. A round of x-rays and photos thoroughly captures the mouth's essence, ensuring treatment is best suited to each patient's individual needs. A teeth impression immortalizes the mouth's every curve without the discomfort of being cast in bronze, and readies chompers for their choice of braces including metal, clear, or Invisalign models, preparing cuspids for a comfortable corrective fit.
Joan Krueger—a certified hypnotherapist who has been practicing since 1994—has her own metaphor to describe the subconscious mind: she likens it to a filing cabinet filled with the programs that help you function. She believes the key is to rewrite the programs, changing the information so we can function in different ways.
At Joan Krueger Hypnosis, she helps to change habits such as smoking cigarettes overeating, or biting your fingernails. She does this by bringing clients into a relaxed state during which their subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestions. She then delivers the suggestion that will enable you to create the changes you desire. Krueger claims a high success rate: according to her website, 80% of clients are able to quit smoking after just one visit.
Dr. Pete Pagano is following in the family footsteps: after practicing dentistry with his father for 15 years, during which he augmented his formal education with the knowledge gleaned from his real-world experience, he took over the practice after his dad retired. Today, at Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Pagano still treats patients whose teeth were inspected by his father, as well as those of their children and grandchildren. With the aid of a skilled staff, Dr. Pagano delves into patients’ facial caverns to seek out tooth decay, oral cancer, and gummy bears wanted for arson. Then, he treats mouths with any necessary procedures such as fillings, implants, and crowns or brightens smiles with teeth whitening. Whether performing a root canal or polishing teeth until they shine more than Zeus’s trophy for Best Deity, the dental professionals at Artistic Dentistry make sure to treat their patients as whole people and not just mouths by thoroughly discussing procedures and answering any questions.
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth tartar-free and bite-ready. Show off your champion chompers to an oral x-ray machine, which will be so suitably impressed it'll snap photos providing toothy views unavailable to the naked eye or standard-issue x-ray specs. A thorough cleaning polishes each mouth stone without the clumsy mechanics of a jaw-mounted rock tumbler, turning average grins into blinding megawatt smiles. An expert exam makes sure each tooth is in good shape and securely welded to the cranial frame. Superb for competitive taffy eaters and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most dangerous place for food.
A posse of tooth clinicians staffs multiple area locations, all under the direction of Dr. Michael Heiland, named one of St. Louis Magazine's top dentists for three years in a row. The doctor and his dental hygienists perform preventative, cosmetic, and pediatric services ranging from traditional exams and x-rays to advanced teeth-whitening procedures. The team also upholds its mission statement by keeping patients informed, outfitting them with all the facts they need to maintain smiles and coveted high school titles, such as "Most Likely to Be Famous as Long as He or She Maintains Clean Teeth."
An arsenal of high-tech tools designed for improved patient safety and results bends to the will of Dr. Seth Gladson and Dr. Menaka Chandra at Chesterfield Park Dental. Digital x-rays expose patients to less radiation than traditional skeletal snapshots and can be viewed from any office computer, including the tiny screen in the receptionist's watch. An intra-oral camera displays its vantage point on flat-screen monitors during thorough mouth investigations, and laser detectors scan for cavities that might otherwise be mistaken for raisins. Once mouth health is in check, the team at Chesterfield Park Dental can enhance the appearance of chompers with cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign and Zoom! whitening.