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St. Louis Magazine announces list of Top Dentists for 2018

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Congratulations to Dr. Robert Rahm for being named one of St. Louis' Top Dentists for 2018!

The process for selection includes a nomination from industry peers as well as a review from Top Dentists USA. Dr. Rahm dedicates many hours to Continuing Education courses each year and goes above and beyond the minimum required for dentists. He pursues latest industry techniques and focuses on changing the mindset of anxious and fearful patients by practicing dentistry that is caring and gentle. You can find the listing in April's issue of St. Louis Magazine under Top Dentists, as well as an article on page 137 about Dr. Rahm and Chesterfield Valley Dental.

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Got the Midafternoon Munchies? 3 Reasons to Resist

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You're sitting at work when you find yourself thinking of those bagels that were delivered to your office this morning. Maybe you should grab a half of one for an afternoon snack? You resist the urge for another half an hour, but now you're finding it hard to concentrate. You end up heading for the bagel and eating half, which turns into the whole thing as you get involved in a conversation with your co-worker.

If you often reach for that afternoon snack, you're not alone. In fact, data out of the UK suggests that many people snack mid-morning and afternoon and that it's actually having a negative impact on your ...

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Chesterfield Valley Dental Is a Proud Sponsor of the Parkway School District

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Chesterfield Valley Dental is located in Chesterfield, which is part of the Parkway School District and has been part of the community for many years. Dr. Robert Rahm grew up in Parkway and attended Pierremont and West Middle schools. His three boys are now in the Parkway school district, so providing support only seemed natural. Dr. Rahm’s oldest son is heading into high school next year and has been playing sports for West Middle for the past few years.

The mission of Chesterfield Valley Dental is to personalize dental care, so we are reaching out to those in our own community: neighbors, friends, teachers, colleagues, and church members. We want to deliver personalized care to those we care about.

Since ...

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The Truth Behind 5 Common Dental Misconceptions

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There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about dentists and dentistry. Many of these myths actually keep patients from seeing the dentist on a regular basis, which can lead to bigger problems. Here are some of the common misconceptions we often hear, and your Chesterfield, MO dentist shares the truth.

You Don't Need to Floss If You Are Brushing Twice a Day

Untrue! Brushing consistently twice every day is important, but it doesn't protect your teeth from the decay and cavities that can develop in between your teeth. Only flossing can do this.

I Don't Need to See the Dentist if My Teeth Look and Feel Fine

False! The best time to schedule ...

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Should You Put Down Your Glass?

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Most of us are aware that sugar is harmful to our teeth. Avoiding sugary foods and beverages will help prevent tooth decay, but did you know that some drinks are a double-edged sword for your teeth because of carbonation or high acidity? Let's take a look at what some of the worst beverages for your teeth are and why.

The Culprits for Tooth Decay

  • Dark Colas - These are the worst because they combine a triple threat of sugar, acidity, and carbonation, which all work together beautifully to erode tooth enamel.
  • Energy Drinks - Typically these beverages are very high in sugar, and some are carbonated.
  • Tonic or Sparkling Water - The carbonation that adds ...

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Dental Sealants: Smart Cavity Prevention

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What are dental sealants? Are they right for your child? Are they right for you? Dr. Robert Rahm and his team at Chesterfield Valley Dental answer all of your questions about dental sealants.

Dental Sealant 101

A sealant is a thin layer of protective coating that is "painted" onto the chewing surface, typically your back teeth. The sealant fills in the grooves and pits that tend to occur on these teeth so they are less susceptible to the bacteria and acids that cause tooth decay. Sealants are not permanent, as they will wear away over time.

The process starts with ensuring that the surface of the tooth is completely dry, then applying ...

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When Sweets and Your Health Collide

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Most of us have an understanding that sugar is bad for our health. You know that it's harmful to your teeth; however, when your sweet tooth strikes, it may be hard to combat.

Your dentists in Chesterfield, MO have a few things for you to keep in mind when it comes to sugar and your oral health:

Why Is Sugar Bad for My Teeth?

Sugar itself doesn't cause cavities; rather, it is the chain of events that sugar triggers in your mouth that leads to tooth decay. When you eat food, a sticky white film called plaque builds up on your teeth. If you don't remove the plaque buildup each day with ...

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