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How to Practice Self-Care After a Tooth Extraction

Tooth Pain | Chesterfield MO Dentist

We never want to extract a tooth, but in some cases it is necessary. For example, wisdom teeth can often cause problems with the rest of the teeth in your mouth if they are not pulled. In other cases, a tooth that is dead or problematic for another reason needs to be extracted to preserve the health of your other teeth.

If you are facing extraction—particularly those requiring oral surgery—your Chesterfield, MO dentist Dr. Robert Rahm has the expertise to make the procedure go as smoothly as possible. It’s also important to know how to care for the extraction site once you leave our office to promote fast, healthy healing.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Beautiful Smile | Cosmetic Dentist Chesterfield MO

A smile is one of the first things people notice about others. A beautiful smile can make a very positive lasting impression! Are you making the right impact with yours? Perhaps you are unhappy with your smile, so you hide it behind your hands or hide it all together by not showing it often. Others might make unfair judgments about you because of it.

With today’s cosmetic dentistry procedures more available and affordable than ever, residents in Chesterfield, MO can have a smile they can’t wait to show off.

Teeth Whitening

This is perhaps the most popular of all cosmetic dentistry procedures, and for good reason. It’s affordable, noninvasive, and quick. You can ...

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How to Keep Your Teeth White After Undergoing the Whitening Procedure

White Smile | Chesterfield MO Whitening

Now that you’ve invested in professional teeth whitening with your Chesterfield, MO dentist, you want to do everything you can to protect that investment. What can you do to ensure your teeth stay white and bright after treatment? Here are some tips.

Avoid Foods and Beverages that Cause Staining

When most people think of things that can stain their teeth, they think about things like red wine, coffee, and tea. But there are other foods that can promote staining as well. Flavorful spices, such as curry and turmeric, can stain your teeth. Colorful fruits and vegetables can also cause stains.

The best thing to do when you do indulge is to ...

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

Bad Breath | Chesterfield MO Dentist

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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St. Louis Magazine announces list of Top Dentists for 2018

St. Louis' Top Dentists 2018 | Chesterfield Valley Dental

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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You Might Need Oral Surgery—And Here’s Why

Oral Surgery | Chesterfield MO Dentist

The prospect of oral surgery can be daunting, and Chesterfield, MO dentist Dr. Robert Rahm doesn’t recommend it lightly. There are situations, however, that warrant oral surgery. Here are some of the signs that it might be right for your situation.

Gum Disease

If your gum disease has reached the point where your gums have started to recede, you might need surgery to restore your gum tissue. It’s important to address gum disease; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of all American adults are suffering from gum disease. When it’s caught in its early stages, it is highly treatable. But when it has progressed, surgery might ...

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What Happens When You Don’t Get That Cavity Filled?

Patient Getting Cavity Filled | Chesterfield MO Dentist

You probably never even noticed it: a speck of decay on one of your back molars. You have been putting off regular visits to the dentist because it is just too difficult to fit one more thing into an already busy schedule.

The next thing you know, you have an excruciating toothache that is getting more painful every day. Soon, you cannot stay away from what you have been avoiding: a visit to the dentist. Chances are, your Chesterfield, MO dentist is going to have treatment recommendation for you: a root canal. All because you didn’t get that cavity filled back when it was a microscopic spot on your tooth.

When ...

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