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Hot Beverages Contribute to Tooth Staining

By Dr. Chea Rainford | August 3, 2020

Estimates suggest that annually Americans consume 45 million pounds of caffeine and hot coffee and teas are the most popular sources for the legal psychoactive stimulant drug. Both beverages are associated with having dental health perks as black coffee has been found to lower acid levels on teeth, reducing the odds of cavity development and…

Dental Care Checklist for Kids

By Dr. Chea Rainford | July 1, 2020

  Schedule regular dental exams and cleanings. Now that their permanent teeth are growing in, it’s the perfect time to get kids used to healthy habits that are good for their teeth — that includes going to the dentist every six months!   Teach them how to brush and floss. By the time your child…

Oral Hygiene is a Must for Germ-a-Phobes

By Dr. Chea Rainford | July 1, 2020

Those suffering from Misophobia or Mysophobia are burdened with the fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs. A study has shown that nearly 80 percent of American’s are concerned about the little critters on their hands, but the reality is they should focus more on their dental health if they really want to lower…

5 Clues Your Child Is not Brushing

By Dr. Chea Rainford | June 3, 2020

  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 can still see…

Swelling: A Sign to See Your Dentist

By Dr. Chea Rainford | June 3, 2020

 If you notice swelling in your mouth or jaw, call us right away for an appointment. Oral swelling is almost always caused by an infection of a tooth or the gums. If an infected tooth is the culprit, it usually means there’s a deep cavity allowing bacteria to infect the nerves and blood vessels within…

Boost Brain Power

By Dr. Chea Rainford | June 3, 2020

The human brain is a marvelous piece of organic design. The organ controls the nervous system in all vertebrates, including humans. The hub of what helps distinguish man from the rest of the animal kingdom processes about 70,000 thoughts a day and in order to keep the synaptic connections sharp, daily brushing and flossing are…

Coronavirus Safety Protocols

By Dr. Chea Rainford | May 14, 2020

We want to reassure you that we continue to make every effort to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Our dental office always has been – and will continue to be – one of the safest places to be. Our team members strictly adhere to, and exceed the standards for, infection control by…

Dental Care and Coronavirus

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 19, 2020

While it seems the Coronavirus has caught us all off guard there are certain steps at home you can take to make sure your hygiene stays up to standard while you are at home It is best to stick to a regular daily schedule which involves brushing and flossing twice a day preferably before bed…

Keep Waking Up With Headaches?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 2, 2020

  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),…

Should You Worry if Your Kids Are Grinding Their Teeth?

By Dr. Chea Rainford | March 2, 2020

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…

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