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John Martin Dental & Associates

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What Does a Cleaning Involve?

Dental cleanings are recommended twice a year for children and adults. During your exam, Dr. Martin will first examine your teeth for cavities, check your gums for infection, and inspect your tongue, lips, neck, and jaw for abnormalities.

After the examination, Dr. Martin will perform a customized dental cleaning. During your cleaning, plaque and buildup are removed from your teeth to prevent cavities and infection, teeth are treated with fluoride to strengthen the enamel that protects your teeth, and any oral health issues that you might have, such as periodontal disease or tooth decay are treated.

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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