Chesterfield Valley Dental
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Family Dentistry

How can we help you?

We are always happy to answer your questions and make sure you are informed and comfortable with every aspect of your dental care. To save you time, we've listed some of the questions we hear most often. If you have a question not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Family Dentistry

Our office is happy to accept new patients! We know choosing a new dentist can be stressful, and we will do our best to make Family of three | Dentist Chesterfield MOthe process simple for you. Our staff is warm and welcoming, and offering outstanding service is a priority. If there's anything we can do to help make your first visit to our office more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Family-Friendly Dental Office

We love treating families, so if you're looking for a new dentist for you and your family, make sure to give us a call! We can schedule a block of appointments for your family's dental care. This allows you to take care of your entire family in just one trip to our Chesterfield dental office.

Getting Back on Track

If you haven't been to the dentist in a while, we recommend a full examination and professional cleaning with one of our skilled hygienists during your first visit. This will give you the opportunity to meet Dr. Rahm and his team and allow him to examine your teeth and address any concerns. During this visit, Dr. Rahm will be happy to create a treatment plan for you.

Emergency Care in 63005

If you are a new patient and are having a dental emergency, contact our office and we will schedule an appointment as soon as possible so that Dr. Rahm can provide you with emergency dental care. During your emergency appointment, we can schedule a more in-depth examination at your convenience.


Young girl smiling in dental chairYes, we see patients of all ages! We have years of experience providing dentistry for children.We are aware of the unique challenges and needs that come along with treating our youngest patients, and our team of dental professionals will always treat your child with compassion and a gentle touch.

Familiarize Your Child With The Dentist

At our Chesterfield dental office, we know how to put children at ease and believe that establishing a positive association with the dentist is important from a young age. We will also take the time to help you and your child understand the best practices for their home dental care so that they will be prepared to keep their teeth healthy as they grow into adulthood. We offer services beneficial to children such as fluoride treatments and sealants to help keep them smiling.

We are also experienced with teens and offer services that aren't found at every dentist but are particularly helpful in the teen years. We can create custom mouth guards for the athlete in your family, and the Inman Aligner can be a faster and easier solution to crooked front teeth than full braces. We will monitor your child's wisdom teeth as they grow in, and if needed, can often extract them in our office before they cause crowding problems.

Contact our 63005 Dental Office

We welcome you to contact Chesterfield Valley Dental to learn more about what we can do for your family!


Child's Dentist Anxiety | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Starting your child off with positive experiences at a family dentist is so important for ensuring their future success. Many adult patients who feel fearful or anxious about their dental appointments report that it's due to bad experiences they had as a child.

Comfortable 63005 Dental Clinic

Our goal at Chesterfield Valley Dental is to make every visit to our office pleasant and upbeat for your child, and this is why Dr. Rahm and his team like to see children early on to help them acclimate to our office and feel comfortable about visiting the dentist.

When should children start coming to the dentist? 

We encourage parents to bring their little ones to their own dental cleanings and checkups so children can see what happens during a routine visit and understand that the dental office is not a scary place. Parents can also lead by example at home by talking with their children about their oral health, and showing them how to keep the "sugar bugs" away with regular brushing and flossing. When it's time for your child to visit us, you can stay by their side if that helps them feel more comfortable and we'll explain everything we're doing throughout the procedure to ensure they feel safe and comfortable.

Contact us today to schedule your child's next appointment.

child at dental exam | chesterfield mo dentistPreventive dentistry lays the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, and dental health prevention contributes to overall wellness at every age. Our Chesterfield, MO dental office is committed to helping families just like yours realize healthy smiles through the years.

General dentistry, on the other hand, equals maintenance—or providing specific services to keep your teeth vital and healthy. Filling cavities is a great example of general dentistry.

Good Habits Equal Healthy Families

The American Dental Association recommends brushing and flossing at least twice per day, visiting our dentist regularly, and scheduling and keeping twice-yearly dental cleaning appointments.

These practices help prevent cavities, especially in children who are more prone, and periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is a gum disease that can lead to tooth loss and systemic infections, which is why prevention is so important.

In children specifically, or adults who are prone to cavities and infections, we provide sealants and fluoride treatments as part of a good prevention plan.

Our dentist, who was recently named one of the best dentists in the St. Louis area, provides comprehensive and customized treatment plans based on unique oral health profiles. No two patients are alike!

Contact Chesterfield Valley Dental Today

If you haven’t made an appointment in awhile, are new to the area, or are between dentists, we’d love to treat all your family’s oral health needs in our Chesterfield, MO dental office. Get in touch with us to schedule an exam!

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