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The Problem with Your Child's Juice Box

Smiling Children | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Sending that apple juice box in your child's lunch every day isn't a bad thing, right? After all, apple juice is healthy – isn't it?

Unfortunately, there is a problem with your child's juice box, and here is what you should know.

Juice and Sugar

Many parents are surprised to learn that most fruit juices contain just as much sugar as soda. Fruit juice is typically marketed as "health food," which is misleading for many parents who regularly give their children juice boxes or their babies juice in their bottles.

As a double whammy, citrus juices like orange juice and lemonade are also very acidic, which contributes to the breakdown of tooth enamel and ...

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Root Canals: They Are Not as Bad as You Think!

Fearful Dental Patient | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Undoubtedly, the root canal is one of the most feared dental procedures around. The truth is, much of this fear is unfounded. Especially with today’s modern dentistry and sedation options, the pain of a toothache that brings you into the dentist is far worse than anything you’ll feel during—or after—root canal therapy.

So if you are in pain and are fearing a diagnosis of “root canal treatment,” you should know they are not as bad as you think. And you will likely be able to save an infected tooth to boot!

If you have questions about root canals or cosmetic dentistry, don’t hesitate to contact Chesterfield Valley Dental!

Saving a Tooth ...

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When You Should Call Your Dentist about a Toothache

Patient With Toothache | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Tooth pain is a sneaky thing. It might start out as something you barely notice, and before the day is through, it’s progressed into a throbbing nightmare. That is why we recommend you contact us, your dentist in Chesterfield, MO at the first sign of trouble.

Not every toothache will require an emergency dental visit, but talking it over with one of our helpful staff will determine if it’s time to come in to see us. 

When a Toothache Is an Emergency

Pain is your body’s way of asking for help, but there is a big difference between annoying sensitivity and a pulsing toothache. You don’t have to make this decision ...

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

Parkway School District | Chesterfield MO Dentist

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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Maintaining Your Smile after Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth Whitening Results | Dentist Chesterfield MO

You can’t stop smiling! You finally went ahead with professional teeth whitening treatment at your Chesterfield, MO dentist. You love your new smile and you enjoy being able to show it off.

Now that you’ve had this affordable, popular cosmetic dental treatment done, you want to make sure your investment lasts as long as possible.

Here’s what you can do to make sure your teeth stay as white as possible for as long as possible.

Don’t Revert to Bad Habits

Think about what caused your smile to become less-than-white in the first place. If you are a coffee and tea drinker, those can both cause your teeth to become stained. Wine—particularly red ...

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The Truth Behind 5 Common Dental Misconceptions

Confused Patient | Chesterfield Mo Dentist

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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Veneers Can Give You a Movie Star Caliber Smile

Dental Veneers | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Just because you weren’t born with a movie-star perfect smile doesn’t mean you can’t get one. In fact, many of those perfectly straight, even celebrity smiles are likely a result of cosmetic dentistry such as a veneers procedure. The good news is that you too can get a beautiful smile through porcelain veneers.

Talk to your Chesterfield, MO dentist Dr. Robert Rahm if your teeth are crooked, chipped, or stained to find out if porcelain veneers are a good option for you!

Veneers—an Easy Way to Improve Your Smile

Veneers are thin translucent shells that fit over the fronts of your teeth. Veneers can camouflage a host of dental problems, including ...

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