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4113 Union Rd. St. Louis, MO 63129
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New Website Coming Soon!

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 14:00 Written by Read 460 times News
Hawthorn Dental will be launching a newly redesigned, more mobile friendly website in December 2016.

Home Teeth Whitening Kits: An Affordable Teeth Brightening Option

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 07:41 Written by Read 541 times Blog

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, and rightfully so. It can make you look years younger, which in turn will increase your self-confidence and improve the way people judge you. A study by the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry tells us that individuals with attractive smiles are considered smarter, friendlier, and more successful than others. Now you can claim a bright smile that will turn heads and open doors with home teeth whitening prescribed by your dentist.

Gum Disease Linked to Heart Health

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 07:34 Written by Read 470 times Blog

Healthy Hygiene, Healthy Heart

Believe it or not, how you take care of your teeth and gums affects not only your oral health, but it impacts your cardiovascular health, too. Although scientists are not certain of the precise relationship between the heart and oral hygiene, studies consistently demonstrate a link. In fact, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease.

It's possible that a mouth filled with bacteria and their toxins allows a continuous stream of poisons to enter the system. If the bacteria reach your arteries, they may cause the same kind of irritation they caused in your gums and mouth. Arterial wall irritations typically result in a buildup of protective plaque, which in turn can harden, thus blocking blood flow. Without sufficient blood flow, your heart can easily have a myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. Furthermore, loosened arterial plaque can travel through the bloodstream, reach your brain, and cause a stroke.

The Mouth-Body Connection

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 07:30 Written by Read 461 times Blog

You’ve probably heard of the mind-body connection. Basically, it states that your psychological well-being and your physical health are closely linked. So, if you’re prone to stress, for example, you can elevate your blood pressure and increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Well scientists are finally beginning to realize that your oral health plays a role in your physical health, as well (dentist have known this for years). Check out these headlines:

Nitrous Oxide

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 07:25 Written by Read 518 times Blog
Many people know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. In our office, we administer nitrous oxide to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. After you're comfortably seated in the dental chair, you'll inhale the gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) through a face mask. We will control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.

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St. Louis:
314.487.0200
4113 Union Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63129
St. Charles:
636.928.8400
2300 Hwy 94 South Outer Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63303

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