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What Does a Cleaning Involve?

Dental cleanings are recommended twice a year for children and adults. During your cleaning, your hygienist will remove plaque and build-up from your teeth to help prevent cavities and infections. If any periodontal issues are discovered they will be addressed at this time.

After your cleaning, Dr. Martin will perform the comprehensive dental exam. He will check any X-rays and your teeth for decay, check your gums for infection and provide a thorough oral cancer screening.

After the exam, any treatment that you might need will be discussed to formulate a personalized plan of care.

For more information on our customized dental cleanings in St. Louis, or to schedule a consultation, 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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