Thursday, 29 August 2013

Children's Dentistry

Our Care for ChildrenKids Dentistry St. Louis MO

As our team strives to have children feel relaxed at each visit, we welcome your whole family. We administer the latest advancements in technology for your children in a caring and thoughtful way, so there will be no fear in our little patients. Our hygienists also instruct children in good dental care so they will have healthy teeth for a lifetime. Our doctors look forward to seeing them for their first dental visit when they’re three years old and watching them grow year after year.

A Happy Visit is a Fearless Visit
According to our parents, our office is a happy place with a relaxed atmosphere that makes children want to visit us. We make it a point to have children grow up without fear of their dental appointments. No matter what the age of your child, we will make their dental work a good experience for them.

Instilling Good Dental Habits in Your Kids

With the use of the latest technology and a fun and comfortable office environment, we wish to encourage a lifetime of good dental hygiene in your child. Children’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities due to certain factors:

Dental Care for Kids in St Louis MO
  • They do not do an adequate job of brushing. Parents should be a part of a child’s daily dental hygiene to help them develop good habits. 
  • Children eat more often, which results in prolonged exposure to acid (acid is created whenever you eat) with the end result of more cavities.
  • If a tooth is not as clean as it needs to be, when it is exposed to more food and juice, it will more easily have cavities develop.

A combination of good dietary and hygiene habits along with the application of a fluoride varnish will greatly reduce the chance of cavities.

Preventing Decay in Your Child’s Teeth
Prevent Dental Decay - Preventive Dentistry St Louis MO

Even meticulous brushing may not reach all the grooves and contours in teeth. Areas that are missed will have a build-up of bacteria, plaque, and acids that lead to decay. When decay has begun, the tooth is permanently damaged and needs a crown or filling. Today, we can apply dental sealants to help prevent this from happening.

This is the way it works:

After the tooth is cleaned and sterilized, we apply a clear, thin, plastic coat. A curing light is used on the sealant so it will form a bond with the tooth. The procedure is painless and takes only a few minutes, and no shots or drills are used. The entire tooth remains healthy and intact. This is the best preventive measure for both children and adolescents to preserve their teeth.

Infinite Smiles
5430 Lemay Ferry Road, Suite 3
St. Louis, MO 63129
(314) 892-8853

Smile Makeovers

Have Your Dream SmileCosmetic Dentists St. Louis MO

Having the smile you have always dreamed of changes the way you feel about yourself! To achieve the aesthetics you want, we use a combination of restorative techniques that let you have that healthy, attractive smile. These makeovers are both affordable and easy to achieve, so there is no reason for not coming into our office to hear what we can do for you. We will discuss techniques such as bonding, whitening, tooth-colored fillings, and crowns.

No Drilling, No Shots, NO KIDDING!
Snap On Smile Dentist St Louis MO As an alternative to veneers and other cosmetic makeover procedures, we now offer our patients Snap-On Smile™. With Snap-On Smile there is no tooth preparation or bonding, and no shots or drilling. This is an appliance that simply fits over your teeth, can be worn while eating, and lasts for years. It is removable whenever you want and is a great solution for an affordable and quick makeover. Our patients who have Snap-On Smile are impressed with the feel and look of a natural, beautiful smile.

Teeth Whitening Dentist St Louis MOProfessional Teeth Whitening in One Visit!
In just one visit, you can have dazzling white teeth with all stains and darkness removed and the results lasting for years. With our method we use a professional-strength whitening product and custom-made whitening trays to fit over your teeth, and give you supplies and instructions to complete the procedure at home. Not only is it effective and safe, you will see results in 1 - 14 days.

Whitening for Severely Stained Teeth
KOR Deep Bleaching Teeth Whitening

Although power whitening works very well for most smiles, some teeth may be severely stained – for instance, from taking the antibiotic tetracycline. To dissolve the stains and whiten these teeth, our dentists are among the first in this area to offer KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™. With this technique, we are able to obtain brilliantly white teeth in cases that have been very difficult to lighten. If you have tried other methods with little to no results, you will be surprised what we can do for you!

No More Metals – Really!
White Dental Fillings Dentist St Louis MO

The mercury-silver amalgam is the filling material used for years, and it provides reasonable restoration. However, it does not bond that well to the tooth, allowing bacteria to eventually settle under the filling, resulting in decay. Also, many patients do not like these fillings because of the appearance of a silver plug. Today, we offer a restoration that looks natural and blends in with tooth color. As it bonds tightly to the tooth, the filling strengthens the tooth structure and reduces the chance of future decay.

Dental Crowns Dentist St Louis MONeed for a Crown
If a tooth is too damaged, a filling will not restore it. Placing a crown over the tooth is the best way to save and strengthen it. The high-quality materials we use not only will preserve the tooth for years to come, but will appear as natural as your other teeth.

Two Quick Trips to our Office for your Smile Makeover

We can change your smile by correcting gaps, discoloration, and misshapen teeth in as few as two appointments. We use porcelain veneers that fit over and bond to your teeth. Veneers are created from advanced dental ceramic and are very natural looking. Our patients have been very pleased with the results. 

Infinite Smiles
5430 Lemay Ferry Road, Suite 3
St. Louis, MO 63129
(314) 892-8853

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Stewart, Dr. Vadnal, and the entire team at Infinite Smiles are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to their neighbors in St. Louis and Glen Carbon, as well as the surrounding communities.

Chad R. Stewart, DMD
Dentists St Louis MO - Drs. Stewart & Vadnal

“I feel that it is extremely important to listen to you and focus on your needs and wants.”

Dr. Stewart is committed to providing the highest quality oral healthcare in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. He believes every patient deserves the best and treats everyone with the same care and consideration as his own family.

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL,
Dr. Stewart earned his dental degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He has spent his entire professional career serving the families of the St. Louis area. He continues to attend education courses and has worked with leaders in his field to ensure the latest techniques and the best materials to provide the worry-free dentistry you deserve.

In his free time, Dr. Stewart enjoys spending time with his family and friends and playing with his sons, Brice and Shane. He enjoys both playing and watching most sports when possible. A little golf or fishing makes for a great day!

Melanie L. Vadnal, DMD

“Your smile is one of the first things others notice about you. Life is too short to let insecurities about your oral health hold you back.”

Dr. Vadnal understands you have a choice of where you seek your oral health care. As a result, the team at Infinite Smiles is thorough and uses the latest techniques in our commitment to a lifetime of highest quality care for you and your family.

Dr. Vadnal received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, before graduating from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. She has lived in the St. Louis area for over 20 years and is proud to serve the families of her home. She listens to your needs and concerns and discusses all of your options with you before proceeding with treatment. You can stop dreaming of a beautiful smile and make it happen today.

Away from the office, Dr. Vadnal loves spending time with her husband, Chad, and sons, Brice and Shane. She is a big Elvis fan and enjoys outdoor music venues and festivals.

Infinite Smiles
5430 Lemay Ferry Road, Suite 3
St. Louis, MO 63129
(314) 892-8853