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5 Ways to Stop Bleeding Gums

By Dr. Chea Rainford | August 1, 2014

Keep seeing pink in the sink after you brush? Don’t fall for the popular belief that it’s normal and happens to everyone. Bleeding gums may be a sign of something that’s easily correctable – by brushing less vigorously or flossing every day. But it can also be a warning of something more serious, like periodontal…

Chipped Teeth Choices

By Dr. Chea Rainford | July 10, 2014

If you have a chipped tooth, you’re not alone! In fact, chipped teeth are the most common dental injury today. But don’t let that little-known fact fool you into ignoring a chipped tooth; any type of dental trauma deserves immediate attention. A small chip may not cause you pain, but there could be damage underneath…

Is it Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | July 10, 2014

About 80 million people in North America snore, and approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea. So what’s the difference, and why does it matter? Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft palate and uvula, occurring when the airway becomes obstructed during sleep. Several things can obstruct the airway and cause you to…

5 Clues Your Child is Not Brushing

By Dr. Chea Rainford | July 10, 2014

  1. The toothbrush is dry. It’s tough to keep the toothbrush dry if you’re actually brushing! Make sure to check your child’s toothbrush every day (and night ) – before it has time to dry.   2. You can still see food particles. After your child has brushed, ask for a smile. If you…

Smart Snacks for Healthy Teeth

By Dr. Chea Rainford | June 1, 2014

  Getting your kids to eat fruit, veggies and yogurt instead of candy, chips and ice cream might feel like pulling teeth. But it’s important to encourage them to eat “smart” snacks to keep their teeth – and body – healthy. Whether you’re transitioning your older kids to a healthier, balanced diet or just getting…

White Hot Composite Fillings

By Dr. Chea Rainford | June 1, 2014

  When it comes to fillings, most people think of amalgam, or silver. That’s no surprise. Dentists have used amalgam to fill cavities for over 150 years and for good reason: Amalgam is one of the most durable and long-lasting restorative materials used in dentistry. But what amalgam offers in affordability and endurance, it lacks…

Smile Safety for Kids

By Dr. Chea Rainford | June 1, 2014

  Active kids call for active safety. And while helmets, goggles and knee pads protect your kids’ bodies, it’s also important to protect their teeth. A mouthguard is an easy, reliable way to safeguard your child’s teeth during sports and play. Mouthguards are especially crucial during contact sports such as football, hockey or boxing, where…

13 Awful Things That Happen If You Don’t Brush And Floss Your Teeth

By Dr. Chea Rainford | April 3, 2014

Can’t ever find the time to take care of your teeth? About half of Americans don’t floss daily, and one in five don’t brush twice daily — so you’re not alone.   But you may want to reconsider. “Taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about preventing cavities or bad breath,” the American Dental…

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Chea Rainford | April 3, 2014

VELscope Vx VELscope Vx (Oral Cancer Screening) is part of a comprehensive oral screening Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it’s caught early. That’s why the VELscope Vx exam has been developed. VELscope Vx uses technology that has proven successful in identifying soft tissue abnormalities in other areas of the body. A VELscope…

More Root Canals for Smokers?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | April 2, 2014

Recent studies at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine reveal that your gender, how much you smoke and how long you’ve been smoking can significantly multiply your need for root canal treatment. To sum up the findings, men and women are distinctly different when it comes to dental health. Men, it turns out, have…

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