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John Martin Dental & Associates

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Do I Need to Go to a Dentist?

It's important to visit Dr. Martin at least twice a year to have your teeth cleaned and examined, but depending on your oral health, Dr. Martin might recommend more frequent follow-up visits to monitor existing issues.

Twice a year dental cleanings are essential to prevent cavities, discoloration, and gum disease. While brushing and flossing at home helps prevent these conditions, Dr. Martin has specialized equipment that can keep your teeth healthy and your oral health in optimal shape.

For more information on how often you need to go to a dentist, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Martin, call (314) 739-1222 (Maryland Heights Location), (573) 764-2425 (Gerald Location), or contact Martin Dental & Associates today.

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Meet the Dentists

Dr. Martin is a native of the St. Louis area. As a child he attended Rossman School and St. Louis Country Day School. He attended Lutheran Medical School for Nursing and became an R.N. After that, he worked as an RN in the ER while attending the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology in 1986. Dr. Martin attended the University of Kansas City, where he earned his D.D.S. degree in dentistry in 1990. He founded his practice in St. Louis shortly thereafter.

Dr. Martin is currently the dentist on staff at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital, providing free dental services for the children they serve. Also, he visits Price Memorial in Eureka, MO, providing dental services to the residents in the home. Dr. Martin and his wife, Martha, have a son, Alex. They also share their home with three cats; Max, Charlie and Lucy.

Dr. Martin’s hobbies include playing ice hockey, snow skiing, photography, SCUBA diving and boating.

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