Toothbrush Care

You take care of your car, your house, and your health--but how often do you think about taking care of your toothbrush? A clean and cared-for toothbrush is vital to maintaining your oral health. When storing your toothbrush, store it in open air. Closed spaces encourage bacterial growth that can... Read more »

Symptoms of Bruxism

Did you know that bruxism is an oral health disorder that can take place in even the healthiest of mouths? It consists of grinding or gnashing your teeth together unconsciously, often while you are asleep. Symptoms of bruxism are often present no matter the severity of bruxism disorder you have.... Read more »

Bridge the Gap in Your Smile

Is your smile causing you to feel uncomfortable or self-conscious? If so, you are not alone. There are thousands of people who wish they had a smile they can be proud of, but feel embarrassed by a lost tooth or multiple missing teeth. That is why our team here at... Read more »

Picking the Right Toothbrush for Your Children

Would you be surprised to hear that there are a number of things you can do to keep your kid’s pearly whites healthy? For instance, you’ve probably heard that you keep your baby active and help them follow a healthy diet. Still, did you know that it’s also important for... Read more »

Basic Information for Recovering After Tooth Extraction

While it’s unfortunate, there are times when a total dental extraction is called for to treat a tooth suffering from severe decay or damage. Quality aftercare is critical for minimizing your chances of suffering complications while recovering from treatment-based extraction. To aid in this endeavor, Dr. Kimberly Simonds offers this... Read more »

Invisalign® Can Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Much More Enjoyable

Does the idea of metal wires and brackets keep you from getting your teeth aligned? Thanks to Invisalign®, those days are over! Invisalign is a wonderful new treatment available to give you the comfort and satisfaction you desire with your orthodontic treatments. Invisalign can make your orthodontic treatment much more... Read more »

A Porcelain Crown Might Be Used to Cosmetically Restore a Tooth

If one of the teeth in your smile has mismatched fillings, discolorations, or chips, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Here at Ballwin Dental Care, your dentist, Dr. Kimberly Simonds, is highly trained and experienced in a wide range of cosmetic treatments. If the tooth enamel layer... Read more »

Laser Dentistry: What You Should Know

Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. In fact, treatments that were once dreaded, like root canal therapy, are now relatively painless. For instance, you may know that many dentists have incorporated lasers as part of their regular treatments. Laser technology can be used to make a variety... Read more »

How to Take Care of Your Dentures

Your new dentures have restored the beauty and functionality of your smile. It is important that you take care of your dentures to keep them in good working order. Handle with Care Dentures are delicate, so please handle with care. When you are handling your dentures, stand over a sink... Read more »