Dr. Jay Vandewater Family dentist in Ellisville, MO 164 Clarkson Executive Park Ellisville, MO, 63011 636-394-7330 636-394-7908 smiles@drjayv.com

Preventative Care

Preventative dental care keeps your smile bright and healthy and your dental costs down.

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Dentist’s Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am to 5 pm

Dr. Vandewater’s office is conveniently located in West County on Clarkson Road just south of Clayton Road and the Daniel Boone Library.

Preventative Care

Dr. Vandewater encourages all of his patients to schedule regular appointments every six months to a year to keep their teeth clean and gums healthy.  Most dental insurance plans cover annual or semi-annual visits for preventative care at low or no cost to the patient.

Preventative dental care is important to keep gums from becoming swollen and inflamed.  The effects of inflamed gums don’t stop in the mouth. They have been linked to hardening of the walls of the arteries and heart disease. Gums that are inflamed can be treated with advanced techniques to limit damage and future tooth loss.

Preventative care includes:

  • An examination of your teeth and gums
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Scaling and polishing (cleaning)
  • Early cavity detection using DIAGNOdent laser
  • Digital x-rays.
  • Fluoride treatment for adults and children
  • Sealants to prevent tooth decay
  • Bite analysis screening
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) screening
  • Periodontal (gum and bone) screening.

Dr. Vandewater may use a diagnostic laser called DIAGNOdent during a preventative dental care visit to detect early tooth decay.  When decay is found early, he can give fluoride to children and adults to reverse the damage. Dental sealants can also be used to fill in the pits and grooves of teeth to prevent decay on the chewing surface.

Dr. Jay’s staff is flat out awesome!

I can honestly say that I do not dread going to the dentist for my checkups. Dr. Jay's staff is flat-out awesome! From Donna's friendly greeting as soon as you walk in the door to Joyce's kind demeanor (and gentle touch), it is truly a pleasure to visit. Dr. Jay is super friendly, thorough, and is willing to take as much time as is needed to make sure everything is A-Okay! I have had some bad experiences at other dentists' offices, and I have had some so-so experiences, but once I found Dr. Jay, I discovered what going to the dentist really SHOULD be like. All dentist offices should strive to be just like Dr. Vandewater's.

Michelle F.

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2016-06-13T22:58:33+00:00

Michelle F.

I can honestly say that I do not dread going to the dentist for my checkups. Dr. Jay's staff is flat-out awesome! From Donna's friendly greeting as soon as you walk in the door to Joyce's kind demeanor (and gentle touch), it is truly a pleasure to visit. Dr. Jay is super friendly, thorough, and is willing to take as much time as is needed to make sure everything is A-Okay! I have had some bad experiences at other dentists' offices, and I have had some so-so experiences, but once I found Dr. Jay, I discovered what going to the dentist really SHOULD be like. All dentist offices should strive to be just like Dr. Vandewater's.

I have never felt pressure to have any treatments done.

I have been coming to Jay Vandewater for 20 years. Two years ago I moved out of state and went to two different dentist in that time. I'm now going back to Jay when visiting family in St. Louis. No one else cleans, and cares for my teeth like they do. I trust Jay, I have never felt pressure to have any treatments done.

Karen S.

5.0
2016-06-13T22:57:22+00:00

Karen S.

I have been coming to Jay Vandewater for 20 years. Two years ago I moved out of state and went to two different dentist in that time. I'm now going back to Jay when visiting family in St. Louis. No one else cleans, and cares for my teeth like they do. I trust Jay, I have never felt pressure to have any treatments done.

They have all the latest technology.

I have been a patient of Dr. Jay for over 15 years and he has done crowns on teeth and implants, filled cavities and looked out for my overall dental health. Dr. Jay and his longtime staff are cheerful, friendly, skilled and experienced and genuinely care about my dental care and health. My experience on my recent office visit is a good example of their thorough treatment. I had been experiencing no dental problems and was there for my routine checkup and cleaning. My longtime hygienist, Vicki, noticed some pocketing and bleeding in the gum around my implant that she had not found on earlier visits. She pointed out the condition to Dr. Jay who gave me a blue-dye bite test. According to Dr. Jay, there was a point sticking up from the tooth that was causing it drag the implant creating the gum problem. If untreated this could have caused further gum and bone damage which could cause the expensive implant to fail. They ground the tooth so hopefully the problem is fixed. For anyone looking for a new dentist, I strongly recommend that they go to Dr. Vandewater for their dental care. You will like Dr. Jay and his staff and they have all the latest technology in the office.

John B.

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2016-06-13T22:55:58+00:00

John B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Jay for over 15 years and he has done crowns on teeth and implants, filled cavities and looked out for my overall dental health. Dr. Jay and his longtime staff are cheerful, friendly, skilled and experienced and genuinely care about my dental care and health. My experience on my recent office visit is a good example of their thorough treatment. I had been experiencing no dental problems and was there for my routine checkup and cleaning. My longtime hygienist, Vicki, noticed some pocketing and bleeding in the gum around my implant that she had not found on earlier visits. She pointed out the condition to Dr. Jay who gave me a blue-dye bite test. According to Dr. Jay, there was a point sticking up from the tooth that was causing it drag the implant creating the gum problem. If untreated this could have caused further gum and bone damage which could cause the expensive implant to fail. They ground the tooth so hopefully the problem is fixed. For anyone looking for a new dentist, I strongly recommend that they go to Dr. Vandewater for their dental care. You will like Dr. Jay and his staff and they have all the latest technology in the office.

Best dentist that I’ve ever had.

Very professional practice. Best dentist that I've ever had. Staff in office are outstanding. Very thorough and gentle in cleaning my teeth. Although we have moved and it's a much longer drive to the office, I wouldn't change to another dentist.

Howard S.

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2016-06-13T22:54:14+00:00

Howard S.

Very professional practice. Best dentist that I've ever had. Staff in office are outstanding. Very thorough and gentle in cleaning my teeth. Although we have moved and it's a much longer drive to the office, I wouldn't change to another dentist.
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