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How We Decide That It's Time for a Dental Filling

When you come to Chesterfield Valley Dental, one of the most important parts of your examination is when we check for cavities. Tooth decay is one of the most common conditions your dentist deals with on a daily basis. For the most part, filling those cavities with tooth-colored fillings mean our Chesterfield, MO patients don’t have to worry about the decay spreading.

There are, however, sometimes when it might make sense to wait before filling a cavity. There are a number of reasons we might decide to do that.

Sometimes a Tooth Can Repair the Decay Itself

When cavities are minuscule, there is a possibility that if proper care is taken—brushing, flossing, and ...

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Packing a Lunch for Your Children That Promotes Better Oral Health

In many places, the kids are getting ready to head back to school, you are probably back to the routine of packing the lunch boxes every day. One thing to keep in mind is that what you pack for your children can have an impact on their oral health, and that includes your choice of beverages.

Here are some recommendations from your family dentist in Chesterfield, MO Chesterfield Valley Dental.

Fruit Juice Is Full of Sugar

Many people see fruit juice as a healthy beverage for kids. But juice that is even made 100 percent from fruit is still loaded with sugar. The American Academy of Pediatrics makes the following recommendations for juice ...

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Why You Should Visit the Dentist Even If Your Teeth Seem Fine

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If you are a diligent brusher and flosser, you might wonder why you need to visit the dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. After all, you take good care of your oral health at home—and you aren’t having any problems.

But there are several reasons why it is a good idea to visit your dentist twice a year. Top dentist Dr. Robert Rahm of Chesterfield Valley Dental in Chesterfield, MO goes over some of the reasons you should stick to those biannual appointments.

The Health of Your Gums

You cannot have healthy teeth if your gums are not healthy, and the only way to know that for sure is ...

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You Might Have Gum Disease—and Not Even Know It!

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There are many people in this country who suffer from gum disease. In fact, gum disease is the number one cause of people losing their teeth—a fact that might come as a surprise to a lot of people.

Many people who have gum disease aren’t even aware they have it, so they don’t seek treatment. Not only does this mean they are risking the health of their teeth and their entire mouth, but they are also raising their risk of developing serious disease, including heart disease, stroke, and even some kinds of cancers.

How do you know if you have gum disease? Contact your dentist in Chesterfield, MO, to find ...

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3 Reasons Why Routine Dental Care Is So important

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It may seem inconvenient to visit the dentist twice per year, especially when your teeth and mouth aren’t hurting or uncomfortable and your schedule is hectic. However, there are some important reasons you should visit your dentist every six months to achieve and maintain your oral health. Here are three of the most important goals. 

#1: Dentistry Focuses on Prevention

Unlike your medical physician, whom you visit when you are ill or injured, your dentist in Chesterfield, MO focuses on preventive care. An examination every six months allows your dentist to identify concerns such as oral cancer, periodontal (gum) disease, and tooth decay in their earliest stages.

#2: Remove Excessive Plaque ...

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Don't Let Bad Breath Hurt Your Social Life! 4 Simple Solutions

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Although we don't like to discuss it, we've all had experiences with bad breath, or halitosis. The problem is that sometimes you may not be aware of it until it's affected your friends, family, or co-workers.

Having bad breath from time to time is completely normal, and it can be the result of what we're eating or drinking or habits like smoking or tobacco use. The problem is when it becomes chronic and it doesn't go away.

Here are some steps you can take to control your halitosis.

Visit Your Dentist for a Checkup

If your efforts to improve your halitosis don't help your condition, it may be time to visit your dentist. Chronic ...

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