Don’t Let These 4 Myths About Teeth Whitening Hold You Back!

It’s easy to talk yourself out of teeth bleaching if you believe everything you hear. Dr. Thomson’s dental team busts the following myths about teeth whitening wide open so that you can make an informed decision about healthy dental treatments. You Shouldn’t Whiten Sensitive Teeth Already suffer from sensitive teeth? The idea of putting bleach on your…

Is Your Lower Denture Loose?

An upper denture typically has a plate that’s molded to fit your across the roof of your mouth. This gives it more surface area to suction onto. But lower dentures tend to be tricky. It’s common for a lower prosthesis to rock and wobble over the bony ridge of your jaw. With time, the unnatural…

4 Ways to Change Your Perspective About Seeing the Dentist

Do you look forward to your dental checkups? At Dream Dentist, we love seeing our patients in O’Fallon. But, we also know that some new people only call us because of necessity…not because they like seeing a dentist. Here are a few steps you can take to change your opinion about making a dental appointment:…

3 Reasons to Sleep Through Your Dental Treatment

At Dream Dentist, we feel that your comfort during dental procedures is just as important as the treatment you receive. The way you feel during dental treatment can even affect the success of a procedure. Sedation dentistry has also been dubbed “sleep dentistry.” You are not actually asleep during the procedure but rather are given…

Why You May Need a Custom Night Guard

As the best family dentist in O’Fallon, Dr. Sarah Thompson is equally as passionate about protecting your smile as she is about restoring it. She believes that your teeth need more than just fillings and crowns. That’s why we’re proud to offer custom-fitted professional night guards right here at Dream Dentist. Could you use a…

Pregnancy Gingivitis: What You Need to Know

Are you expecting? In addition to welcoming a new member to your family, you can also expect a couple changes to your gum health. Family dentist Dr. Sarah Thompson is eager to help you adjust to the transition and understand the facts. What Is Pregnancy Gingivitis? For many moms-to-be, swollen, sensitive, and bleeding gums are…

Are You Using the Right Floss?

The “right floss?” Is that even a thing? Ask any dental professional and you’ll find out that yes, it is. Dr. Sarah Thompson and her team at Dream Dentist love educating patients on finding the floss that suits their smile the best. Here are some guidelines that can help you choose: Mind The Gap The…

Will Baking Soda Whiten My Teeth?

Baking soda is an age-old home remedy for yellowing teeth. But does it actually bleach the color of your teeth? Dr. Sarah Thompson explains the facts… How Baking Soda Whitens Teeth Because of the small gritty pieces, baking soda is a natural abrasive. A lot of toothpastes contain baking soda to up their scrubbing power.…

Are Metal Fillings Really Bad For You?

Besides silver, classic metal fillings contain tin, copper, and mercury. That last element is the controversial ingredient that has a lot of people worried about the safety of silver fillings. Mercury has been known to cause some serious problems in humans. Kidney and thyroid damage can result from mercury poisoning. Neurological and behavioral problems are…

Harmful Effects of Acid On Your Teeth

Acids are everywhere – in bacteria, your favorite drinks, carbohydrates, and fruits and veggies. We’re also exposed to the acids our bodies produce such as when we suffer from acid reflux. Teeth are coated in a protective enamel layer. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but it is gradually worn away by acid…