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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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Got the Midafternoon Munchies? 3 Reasons to Resist

Tooth Brush | Chesterfield MO Dentist

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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Dental Implants: A Long-Term Investment in Your Health

Dental Implant | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Missing teeth that are not replaced are a problem—and not just something that is detrimental to the way your smile looks. Missing teeth can also make it difficult to chew your favorite foods. Missing teeth can also lead to more tooth loss.

At Chesterfield Valley Dental, our first choice for replacing missing teeth is always dental implants. Dental implants are often referred to as the “gold standard” for teeth replacement because they offer the form and function that is closest to what you had with your natural teeth.

If you are dealing with one or more missing teeth in Chesterfield, MO, find out more about dental implants and why this ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry—How a Beautiful Smile Can Be a Life-Changer!

Smiling Dental Patient | Chesterfield MO Dentist

It might sound overly dramatic to think about how a perfect smile can change your life, but it’s true. Sure, a beautiful smile can give you more self-confidence, but did you know that straight, white teeth can help your oral—and overall—health?

Give Dr. Robert Rahm at Chesterfield Valley Dental a call to find out what cosmetic dentistry treatments in Chesterfield, MO might be able to change your life for the better!

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for You

People who are proud of their smile, love to show it off. People who are proud of their smile, tend to take better care of their teeth. People who take better care of ...

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