Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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This post from Chesterfield Smile Design is about stress and your smile. Most people have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with […]

Check Out The Checkup!

At Chesterfield Smile Design we want each of our patients to see the dentist for a checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good reasons for seeing us twice a […]

The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

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This article from Chesterfield Smile Design is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA logo on toothpaste and floss—but what else do you know about this dental institution? The ADA’s self-proclaimed mission is to improve the level of public dental health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and […]

Soft Or Hard? A Toothbrush Debate

At Chesterfield Smile Design, we almost always tell our patients to use a soft-bristled toothbrush when they brush their teeth. We’re going to use this space to explain why. Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. (So is flossing, but we’ll save that topic for another blog post.) […]

Soda Spells Double Trouble

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Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it seems to currently be the dietary villain of choice. In this article from the team at Chesterfield Smile Design, we are going to give you yet another reason why this ubiquitous drink is a threat to dental health, and why you should avoid it. […]

Are Toothpicks Good For Cleaning Teeth?

At Chesterfield Smile Design, we always remind our patients how important it is to clean their teeth on a regular basis. Not just the front surfaces, but between the teeth, too. This is essential for cavity prevention. What’s the best way to go about getting those narrow spaces between teeth? That’s an easy one: dental […]

Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?

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Many of our tools for everyday living have become outmoded. Online search has replaced the phone book. Telephone answering machines are obsolete. Even iPods, once seen as the culmination of technology, are no longer in use as we play music on our smart phones. What about the humble toothbrush? Has anything more advanced replaced it? […]

Oral Health For Chesterfield Diabetics

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This article from Chesterfield Smile Design is entitled ‘Oral Health For Diabetics.’ Many people with diabetes have dental problems. However, gum disease, tooth loss, and periodontal disease are not unavoidable. Blood sugar is the complicating factor. Diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many dentists have noticed no increased […]

Dental Breakthroughs On The Horizon

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At Chesterfield Smile Design in Chesterfield MO, we use the latest proven technology to provide our patients with quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. In addition, we keep tabs on the most current dental research that is pushing the industry forward. Here are some of the exciting dental technologies currently being analyzed and tested: Fill and […]