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Invisalign Vs Braces – What’s Right For You?

More adults than ever are having their teeth straightened but deciding whether to opt for braces or Invisalign can be a difficult one. Traditional braces have been around for years whereas Invisalign is the new kid on the block, although it’s been in existence since 2000. We’ve put together some of the major differences between…

How Can Porcelain Veneers Transform Your Smile?

If you’re living with damaged teeth that don’t look their best, you’ve probably wished at least once or twice that there was an easy way to have a bright, white smile. You’re in luck! Read our blog post to learn how porcelain veneers can transform your smile the way you’ve always wanted. Contact our office for a consultation.

How To Improve Your Smile With Dental Bonding

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile then isn’t it reassuring to know that Chesterfield Dentistry offers several ways of restoring your teeth in order to get the perfect smile that you long for. Front teeth can be restored using crowns, veneers, and dental bonding, and sometimes a combination of these. Before suggesting…

What Age Should A Child Go To The Dentist?

Here at Chesterfield Dentistry one of the questions we’re often asked is “when should I start taking my child to the dentist?” The sooner children start attending regular check-ups the healthier their mouths will remain throughout their lives. The American Dental Association recommends that children visit a dentist as soon as they get their first…

What Are My Options to Replace Missing Teeth?

There’s no need to be embarrassed any longer by a gap left by missing teeth! Read our blog post to learn about 3 tooth replacement options at our expert dental practice: bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

Clear Aligners Vs Braces – Which Should You Choose?

We’re lucky that modern technology means there is more variety within orthodontics. Whereas once the only method of teeth straightening was clunky metal braces, today’s patients have more choices available to not only suit their dental needs but also their lifestyle and budget. Clear Aligners Vs Braces – Pros and Cons While braces are still…

How to Choose The Right Shade For Your Dental Crown

If your crown doesn’t match other teeth in terms of its color, then your newly restored smile isn’t going to live up to your expectations. Rather than a natural looking smile, all people will notice is a crown that stands out for all the wrong reasons. Dental crowns pay an important role in dentistry whether…

Am I a Good Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

Do you have a gap in your smile from missing teeth? Read our blog post to help you decide if a dental bridge is the right treatment to restore your smile to full function and beauty. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Akinwande, contact us today!

Healthy Teeth Tips For The Fourth Of July

It will soon be the fourth of July Independence Day Celebrations and at Chesterfield Dentistry we can’t wait. Family gatherings, cookouts, and fireworks – what’s not to like about that? We don’t wish to put a dampener on the celebrations but we don’t want your teeth to go out with a bang either! It’s easy…

Is 6 Month Smiles Right for You?

Exploring the Pros and Cons of 6 Month Smiles If you’re looking for faster ways to straighten teeth then you may have come various dentists offering 6 Month Smiles in Chesterfield. This is a type of accelerated orthodontics which uses a clear brace to straighten teeth in, yes, you’ve guessed right, 6 months or less!…

Top 5 Worst Foods & Drinks for Your Teeth

Check out our blog post to discover 5 foods and beverages that increase your risk for tooth decay. Is your mouth cavity-free? Contact us to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning, and ask our friendly team which foods are mouth-healthy!

Want Healthy Teeth And Gums? – Get A Good Night’s Sleep

You’ve probably heard that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your body as a whole, but did you know that rest is also essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums? It’s true! The Osaka School of Dental Medicine conducted a study on 200 workers. Their lifestyles were assessed and factors like diet, exercise,…

3 Less Obvious Advantages Of Invisalign

Invisalign is regarded by many as being the best way for adults to straighten their teeth and is certainly the best choice for anyone who feels self-conscious about the idea of wearing braces. Invisalign is a series of customized clear aligners which are worn over the teeth a bit like a gum shield and work…

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…