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Chipped Teeth Choices

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 1, 2021

  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…

Dental Care Checklist for Infants

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 1, 2021

  See the dentist by age 1. Schedule your infant’s first dental visit by the age of 1 or after the first tooth erupts. Clean baby’s gums. Use gauze to clean your infant’s gums after feedings and at bedtime. Ideally, this should be done even before your baby’s first tooth erupts. Brush baby teeth. Once…

What Is Cementum?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | February 1, 2021

What Is Cementum? Cementum is a hard layer of tissue that helps the periodontal ligament attach firmly to a tooth. Made of cementoblasts, cementum slowly forms over a lifetime. Cementum is a hard, calcified layer of tissue that covers the root of the tooth. On its outer side, cementum is attached to the periodontal ligament;…

regular dental check-ups

By Dr. Chea Rainford | January 4, 2021

One of the most common reasons that people avoid the dentist is that they think that everything is ok. Their logic is simple; no pain means no problems. Unfortunately, most dental conditions including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer give little or no warning, because they may remain painless for months or even many years.…

X-rays: Yes or NO?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | January 4, 2021

While we share your concerns about potential risks from too much exposure to radiation, x-rays [radiographs] are a necessary part of the dental health process. Our philosophy is that x-rays should not be routine but utilized when they will contribute to diagnosis or treatment of oral disease. Of course, we will cover you with appropriate…

Let your smile do the talking

By Dr. Chea Rainford | January 4, 2021

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and a brilliant smile can make a big impact. Come see us for a total smile makeover and you’ll send the right message with every single flash of your pearly whites. Did you know that new advances in cosmetic dentistry mean you can perfect your smile…

Making Dental Visits Easy for Kids

By Dr. Chea Rainford | December 1, 2020

  With your help, dental visits can be a positive – even fun – experience for your kids. Our staff will spend a lot of time with your kids to help them feel comfortable and understand what they can expect. You can help us make their next visit a successful one by working with us…

Click, Pop, It Won’t Stop!

By Dr. Chea Rainford | December 1, 2020

 Does your jaw ever click, pop or grind while you’re eating, talking or yawning? While this may not feel like a serious condition, it’s usually caused by problems with the temporomandibular joint. If left untreated, this can develop into a painful and occasionally debilitating disorder known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. TMD can cause…

Puberty Causes Swollen Gums

By Dr. Chea Rainford | December 1, 2020

Puberty is a fact of life where a child’s body matures and becomes capable of reproduction. It is during this time that hair sprouts up in unusual places, voices drop, girls start menstruating and smiles can become plagued with swollen gums that are more sensitive to dental plaque and at greater risk for dental problems.…

Dental Care Checklist for Seniors

By Dr. Chea Rainford | November 2, 2020

þ     Keep up your regular dental visits. Hopefully, you’ve had a lifetime of professional dental care. Don’t stop now! Just as these years might motivate you to take special care of your overall health, it’s a good idea to give your teeth some extra attention, too. That means visiting your dentist regularly and practicing good oral…

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