Planning Ahead: Dental Work before Retirement 

If you’re planning on retiring within the next 5 years, congratulations! Also, it’s time to start thinking about making sure your dental needs are taken care of. Many people wait until they’re about to retire to try and get all of their dental work completed. Most patients are not aware that dental work can sometimes … Read more

Oral Care Tips for Seniors

Due to advancements in medical technology we’re living longer than we ever have, which presents a larger elderly population. By 2030, the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older; these individuals will account for 20% of our population. While the prolongment of life is a great achievement, it also may lead to … Read more

Coping with Dental Anxiety

Here at Innovative Dentistry at SLU, we know that not everyone enjoys coming to the dentist. Beyond general anxiety, we have seen that there is often a deep rooted fear. This is often from one, or several, bad experiences that occurred in a patient’s past. We absolutely understand how these experiences can make dentistry in … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 2: Psoriasis Impact on Oral Health

Psoriasis is a commonly known autoimmune diseases that affects 8 million Americans and more than 125 million individuals across the world. When skin cells reproduce too quickly as a result of the immune response this results in Psoriasis. A symptom of Psoriasis is caused by the body’s inability to shed cells as they produce, causing … Read more

Tips to keep your Teeth White this Summer

With summer right around the corner,  many people start to consider whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. This month, we’ll review some safe whitening practices as well as the options we provide to patients. Is it safe to whiten my teeth? The most common … Read more

Oral Health Resolutions You Can Keep in 2019

Time to share our favorite oral health resolutions for this year! Year after year “Health” resolutions are at the top of almost everyone’s list for areas of improvement. This New Year is no different as many of us are contemplating how we can make this year even better than the last. Most of us set … Read more