Teeth Whitening

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from daily brushing and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, but if you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your whitening options. read more

Your Smile is One of Your Most Important Assets

O'Fallon Dentist, Dr Michael BrownYour smile is one of your most important assets. It is the window to your personality and self image. Have you ever looked at someone and when they give you a really warm and nice-looking smile and you get a really good feeling about that person – whether it’s that you’re on the same wavelength, you’re attracted to them or you just want to go over and make conversation?

A nice looking smile is an important aspect of non-verbal communication. A smile is contagious and communicates warmth and friendliness that crosses all language barriers. If you don’t feel confident in being able to openly smile at someone else you may be cutting yourself off from feeling confident and happy in life.

The best way to ensure a clean and healthy smile is brushing and flossing. Food particles can accumulate on teeth and over time turn into plaque. The bacteria that results from this accumulation can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and even loss of teeth. To avoid these problems you need to take regular care of your teeth and gums.


Brush your teeth thoroughly for two minutes at least twice a day. When you brush your teeth, move the brush in small, circular motions to read food particles that may be under your gum line. Hold the brush at an angle and brush slowly and carefully, making sure you brush on all sides of your teeth. Brush your tongue and roof of your mouth before you rinse.

I recommend chewing sugar-free gum between meals as it helps keep your teeth cleaner.


For areas between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach, use dental floss to remove food particles and plaque. It is important to floss your teeth every day.

If you are flossing without the floss threader, pull a small length of floss from the dispenser. Wrap the ends of the floss tightly around your middle fingers reusable floss threader. Guide the floss between all your teeth to the gum line, pulling out food particles or plaque. Remember to floss behind all of your back teeth.

Floss at night to make sure your teeth are clean before you go to bed. When you first begin flossing your gums may bleed a little. If the bleeding does not go away after the first few times, inform our office.

I hope you have found these tips to be useful. If you have crooked, yellowed or chipped teeth I can fix those problem areas using cosmetic dentistry solutions such as porcelain dental veneers and teeth whitening. I want you to feel confident and be able to face the world with a brighter, healthier looking smile.

– Dr Michael Brown, DDS

Dr. Michael Brown is an O’Fallon Dentist that has provided General Dentistry services to residents of O’Fallon and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Dr. Brown is listed in the Top Dentists in St. Louis by St. Louis Magazine for 2010 and 2011, as voted by peers.

Whitening Teeth at Home Vs. Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

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Professional Teeth Whitening in the comfort of your home

White teeth can play an important part in making a good first impression. The best way to make a good impression on a first date, job interview or important event is to look the best you can. Proper clothing, grooming and hygiene are important, and a bright smile can be one of the best ways to making a positive impression. Knowing your teeth are sparkling can also help you exude confidence in any situation.

There are a wide variety of highly-effective teeth whitening options to help you get a whiter, bright smile and whiter teeth. While the at-home kits you can purchase at your local store may be effective, they do not compare to the Professional At-Home Whitening Kit offered through our office, here in O’Fallon, Missouri.

Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes can take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. The Teeth Whitening System Dr. Michael Brown’s St. Louis office provides can whiten your teeth several shades in just 2 weeks. Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.

Using custom fitted trays provided by Dr. Brown, you apply the gel in the comfort of your own home when it is most convenient for you. After just a few days you will start to see a difference.

For a limited time you can receive $100 off our Professional Tray Whitening service!

Download and print the coupon then call our office at 636-240-1750 to make an appointment to have your professional, custom fitted whitening trays made for $100 off!

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