Bleaching is a non-invasive dental treatment that whitens teeth an average of four shades. Your treatment begins with a 20-minute consultation with Dr. William J. Schlotz, who will review dental history and take impressions to make customized, clear plastic whitening trays. About a week later, stop by the office to pick up your whitening treatment package and instructions on how to use it on your soon-to-be-sparkling mouth bones. The average length of the whitening treatment is about five weeks, and visible results become apparent after two weeks. You can apply the whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on your desired level of whitening. Consult with Dr. Schlotz for recommendations.
A love for music, the outdoors, and the Cardinals isn't quite enough to keep Dr. Eric Dankoski, Kirkwood Dental Care's lone dentist, away from the tools of his trade. While working, he makes a point to keep patients informed and at ease, chatting about his wife, kids, and dog, or perhaps explaining why all dentist chairs are stuffed with warm cotton candy. Patients can prepare for their visit by reading up on teeth at the online dental-education center, then surprise the staff—who develop their own know-how in conferences and seminars—by describing gum disease.
A cornucopia of beautifying services await clients at The Face Company, where their visages and the bodies they're attached to undergo overhauls in the form of a number of procedures including photofacials, laser hair removal, Botox, Juvéderm, skin rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, and teeth whitening. The staff infuse youthfulness into clients with nonsurgical procedures, including spa services such as airbrush makeup and waxing services.
Dr. Justin Short, voted by Incisal Edge magazine as one of the country’s Top 40 Under 40 Dentists, maintains and beautifies teeth with a range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Short stays current on up-to-date smile enhancement techniques, such as whitening procedures, gum contouring, and covering teeth in tenderly written haikus.
He and his staff at Des Peres Dentistry believe in personalized care, ensuring each patient receives thorough attention throughout cleanings, examinations, and root canal therapies. The office's digital x-rays examine teeth with less radiation than their older counterparts, and inside each operatory, TVs and computers keep patients entertained.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 11–18 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.