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Wisdom Teeth Causing Havoc? What You Need To Know

Wisdom teeth are the most puzzling of all teeth. Why? Because we never really know exactly when they might decide to grace us with their presence – if they decide to at all. What’s more, every patient has a different experience with their wisdom teeth – some have no issues while others will need to…

5 Things To Expect At Your First Dental Appointment

We love extending our family here at our Chesterfield dental practice. If you’ve chosen to join us, you’re guaranteed to receive a very warm and friendly welcome. However, we understand that many patients experience a degree of anxiety when it comes to visiting their Chesterfield dentist, especially if it’s for the first time. So we…

Dental Anxiety and You – How We Can Help

The noise of the dental drill, the fear of pain and a masked stranger poking around the mouth are just a few reasons why many people hate visiting the dentist! But at Chesterfield, we don’t take it personally because we know that for those with a dental phobia – technically known as dentophobia or odontophobia…

Composite Fillings In Chesterfield – Everything Is Going To Be All White!

Years ago, teeth were nearly always filled with a mixture of different metals, known as silver or amalgam fillings. Today, there is a much more natural-looking and metal-free way to repair your smile instead using composite fillings at Chesterfield dental. These tooth-colored fillings are popular with many patients because they’re not only safe and predictable…

Dental Crowns – How Long Do They Last?

Chesterfield dental crowns are artfully crafted to blend seamlessly with existing natural teeth – so much so that our patients sometimes forget they’re even there! They’re an ultra-effective tooth restoration used by your Chesterfield dentist for teeth that have been damaged by decay, after root canal treatment or even to dramatically change the appearance of…

Why It’s Really Okay To Fit Amalgam Fillings

If there’s one dental material that gets a lot of bad press, causes a lot of concern, and creates much controversy, it’s the use of amalgam fillings – also sometimes known as silver fillings. In Chesterfield, if you’ve been told you need a tooth restoration, the question that weighs on many patients minds is whether…

What Really Happens When You Ignore A Chipped Tooth?

So you have a chipped tooth – but it’s only a small chip, it doesn’t hurt and you can still chew properly, so what’s the problem? Well, while a chipped or cracked tooth might not seem like a big deal, it should never be ignored. Some chips may only be very minor while others may…

5 Unexpected Tips Your Dentist May Give You

Oscar Wilde once said that to expect the unexpected, shows intellect. Now that statement is certainly true and when it comes to visiting the dentist in Chesterfield, we know that our patients hate surprises! Instead it’s much better to be armed with the facts, so that’s why we thought we’d share 5 of our unexpected…

Who Says You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day!

As much as we hate to remind you…winter will be soon on its way. For many, Labor Day is a reminder of chilly nights and woolly jumpers as it unofficially marks the end of summer. This being the case, some people consider wearing white after this time a fashion faux pas. Now we don’t claim…

Reasons Why I Might Need a Dental Crown

We all know the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile. But what if you have cracked, broken, or decayed teeth? Or what if you feel that discolored or damaged teeth are spoiling your smile and affecting your confidence? The good news is that it’s possible to restore both the health and appearance of your teeth…

Dental Inlays vs Dental Onlays – The Differences Explained

The earlier tooth decay is caught, the easier it will be to treat. However, what if you find yourself with a decayed tooth that’s too damaged to support a dental filling but not impaired enough for a dental crown? We need something that’s stronger and tougher than a filling but more conservative than a crown,…

Do Kids Really Need Dental Sealants?

Cavities are a great risk for most children. But what if we told you that there’s a quick, relatively cheap, and easy solution to drastically prevent decay with the use of dental sealants in Chesterfield? In fact the Federal Health Officials tell us they can prevent up to 80% of cavities in children. Despite this…

6 Month Braces – The Real Benefits Explained

How we feel about the appearance of our smile plays an important role in our lives. If we’re unhappy with our teeth, it often has a large impact on our confidence. For those who feel this way, the benefits of wearing barely visible and low pressure braces in order to straighten their teeth can’t be…

When Should You Call On An Emergency Dentist

Sometimes no matter how well we care for our teeth, accidents happen. Having a dental emergency is never convenient but it can occur suddenly to any one of us. When you call our emergency dentist in Chesterfield, we’ll do everything we can to treat you right away. Never hesitate to call us if you’re in…

5 Scary Reasons To Pay Attention to Gum Disease

You probably understand that brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling regular visits to your Chesterfield dentist makes good sense when it comes to your oral health and gum disease prevention. But did you know that having an unhealthy mouth can seriously impact your overall well-being too? In fact, more and more evidence points…

What Is Fast Orthodontic Treatment And Does It Really Work?

At Chesterfield, we know that you want to get your smile looking great but you don’t want the process to take years. The good news is that it’s now possible to have straight teeth in a matter of weeks. Using fast orthodontic braces such as Six Month Smiles, treatment times can be reduced from 2-3…

Dental Veneers – Porcelain Or Composite Which Should You Choose?

There is no doubt that cosmetic dentistry procedures here at Chesterfield can improve your smile. In fact studies show that one third of American adults are unhappy with their teeth. If you’re among that number then you may be considering dental veneer treatment to make changes. Both porcelain and composite veneers can be used to…

5 Sure Fire Signs You Might Need Root Canal Therapy

If there’s one thing we know for certain at Chesterfield, it’s that no one likes to hear they need root canal therapy. With a lot of stigma being attached to this procedure, it’s got a bad reputation over the years. Root canal therapy is a procedure to remove an inflamed or infected pulp. The inside…

Will Dental Implants Last and Are They Worth the Cost?

If you’ve recently lost a tooth and are looking to improve your smile, or are frustrated by your dentures, then we may have suggested dental implants at Chesterfield as one of your options for tooth replacement during your last visit. However, there’s no doubt that a dental implant is the most expensive way to replace…

Do Surgical Tooth Extractions Really Hurt?

As a patient, hearing the words ‘tooth extractions’ can be frightening, without even hearing the word ‘surgical.’ We often find that this is the main treatment that our patients are the most worried about. At Chesterfield Dentistry we always do our best to save a tooth, but sometimes when there is just too much damage…