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Dental Self Care for Moms (and Moms-to-Be)

By Dr. Chea Rainford | June 2, 2021

Moms deserve to be celebrated every day. So, if you’re a mom, it’s time to give yourself a gift that lasts a lifetime — the gift of great dental health. We get it, moms are busy people. But even if you don’t think you have the time to take care of your teeth, you’ll want…

Toothpicks

By Dr. Chea Rainford | May 4, 2021

Why Toothpicks Shouldn’t Be Your Pick for a Dental Tool Toothpicks. You see them everywhere: minty-fresh and plastic wrapped next to the cash register at your neighborhood diner, spearing a bite-size cheese cube and sporting colorful plastic frills at a cocktail party, swimming in a martini and wearing nothing but an olive at the bar,…

Teeth Whitening Home or Dentist

By Dr. Chea Rainford | May 4, 2021

The Best Place for Teeth Whitening — at Home or at the Dentist? Who doesn’t want a more beautiful smile? The key to achieving this goal is sometimes as simple as whitening your teeth. Whitening at home Choosing to use an over-the-counter product (usually whitening strips) with the ADA seal of approval is certainly a…

Adult Braces

By Dr. Chea Rainford | May 4, 2021

Brace Yourself. You’re Not Too Old to Straighten Your Teeth. Think braces are just for angsty teens and awkward pre-pubescents? Think again.The number of adults undergoing treatment for crooked teeth using braces or other teeth straightening treatment has been rising steadily. Sure, crooked teeth can be a cosmetic embarrassment, but more importantly, correcting them can…

The Aging Mouth: What is Normal, What is Not

By Dr. Chea Rainford | April 1, 2021

  The natural process of aging takes its toll on your teeth and mouth just as it does your body. Here are some common oral health changes you can anticipate as you age: Enamel Wear — Chewing, cleaning and the normal aging process means your teeth will eventually wear down over time. Darker Tooth Color — Aging…

Braces Built for Busy Adults

By Dr. Chea Rainford | April 1, 2021

  If you needed braces as a child but didn’t get them, you can still benefit from an improved smile and better oral health by wearing dental braces in your adult years. However, because traditional braces can take longer the older you are, more and more adults are turning to speed braces. Unlike conventional metal…

Deciduous Teeth

By Dr. Chea Rainford | April 1, 2021

Deciduous teeth are baby teeth. We’re born with two full sets of teeth and this first set is also called primary, milk or lacteal dentition. These teeth begin to erupt anytime after 6 months of age, which is commonly referred to as “teething.” Teeth normally erupt in pairs and the first that normally come in…

Keep Waking Up With Headaches?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 1, 2021

If the first thing you feel in the morning is a headache or pain behind your eyes or pain in your neck and shoulders, come in for a visit. What you’re experiencing could be the result of problems in your mouth. These are common symptoms of a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), which…

Should You Worry if Your Kids Are Grinding Their Teeth?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 1, 2021

It’s estimated that up to 30% of kids age 4-10 develop bruxism, a condition commonly known as teeth grinding. But how can you tell if your little ones are grinding? Listen closely while they sleep; you’ll be able to hear a soft grinding noise. Or take note when your kids complain of jaw pain or…

Them Bones, Them Bones…

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 1, 2021

Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth! You’ve heard it before, but how much calcium are you actually getting? An extremely important mineral for dental and overall health, calcium aids in preventing dental problems and osteoporosis. Actually, 99 percent of the calcium found in our bodies is located in our bones and teeth! But…

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