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General & Preventive Dentistry

General and Preventive Dentistry from St. Louis Smile Salon

Advanced Care with a Personalized Approach

We offer comprehensive general and preventive care with a modern, personalized twist. Whether our patients have been seeing us for years, or are new to the practice, our goal is to provide complete routine care that meets the individual concerns of each person we serve. These are the services available to every patient, no matter what their state of oral health is.

General & Preventive Dentistry Services

Comprehensive Exams

Every patient receives an extensive tooth-by-tooth exam, including an inspection and analysis of soft and hard tissues, joints, and anatomy of the mouth, head, and neck. This extensive exam helps Dr. Nikodem treat not only individual teeth, but the overall orofacial needs of his patients.

Oral Cancer Screenings

The implementation of VELscope advanced oral cancer screening technology helps us identify precancerous tissues earlier than ever before. With early diagnosis, treatments for oral pathologies can be much more successful.

Digital, Panoramic X-rays

High-resolution digital radiographs make it easier for us to share information with the patient, and reduce the amount of radiation that is used in our practice. Appointment time is also lessened due to the fact that no film processing is needed.

Soft Tissue Laser

Implementing soft tissue lasers in our office allows us to provide instant, gentle treatment for the relief of cold sores, ulcers, gum disease, and other types of treatment.


Now cavities can be diagnosed even earlier than ever. With Spectra, Doppler technology allows weakened tooth enamel to be found so that treatments can be smaller, more preventive, and preserve as much healthy tooth enamel as possible.

Intra-oral Cameras

Detailed images captured with an intra-oral camera allow our patients to see what Dr. Nikodem sees. This makes our patients a key part of the treatment-planning process, diagnosing needs and treatments side-by-side with Dr. Nikodem.


Preventive cleanings remove calcified tartar and plaque from the teeth that contribute to gum disease, bone loss, and cavities. For patients with healthy mouths, we typically recommend a preventive cleaning every 6 months. Our hygienists use BioSonic and Cavitron instruments to aid in effective debris removal and irrigation of disease causing biofilm.

Perio Therapy

Gum disease and bone loss doesn’t have to mean the end of a beautiful smile. We implement advanced laser treatments to help patients gain control over their periodontal disease. Lasers help destroy bacteria as well as treat diseased tissue, preventing further attachment loss.

Fluoride Treatments

Topical fluoride treatments are available to every patient at their preventive care appointment. Not only does fluoride reduce tooth decay, it can eliminate sensitivity and strengthen enamel.

Mouth Guards

Both sports mouth guards and night guards for bruxism are available to our patients who are athletes or who have a grinding habit. Unlike over the counter guards, a professionally made guard will stay in place at all times and provide a comfortable fit.

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Mar 19, 2014
Oral Cancer Risk – Do You Know the Facts?

Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, I want to talk to our Saint Louis Smile Salon patients about the risks and prevention of oral cancer. It’s not a cancer that gets talked about much, but it can be very serious if it’s not caught early. The American Cancer Society… Read More…

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