What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you describe it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, decides on the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is an insignificant participant. It Starts With The Atmosphere At Chesterfield Smile Designs, we don’t do things that way. You […]

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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At Chesterfield Smile Design we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable. Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the enamel of a tooth, as […]

Stick Out Your Tongue!

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At Chesterfield Smile Design, we diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums. These conditions can affect the tongue. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the tongue. Have you ever considered all the critical things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This […]

Should You Worry About Dental X-rays?

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Providing first rate dental care is much easier for us at Chesterfield Smile Design when we have plenty of data about the dental health of our patients. Pictures are more accurate than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the surface of your teeth are worth even more […]

Three Reasons Not to Skip a Dental Checkup

Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Chesterfield Smile Design, we understand that. It gets busy for us, too! But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items […]

Clean Teeth, Happy Mouth

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing the dentist twice a year. Your dental health strategy should include: Daily brushing and […]

Saliva And Dental Health

Saliva And Chesterfield

In  this blog post from Chesterfield Smile Design we examine saliva, and its role in your dental health. Saliva is mostly water. No surprises there. A small portion of it, though, is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The ideal pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance […]