Saliva And Dental Health

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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 […]

Captivate Audiences Once Again

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Remember when being a gap-toothed five-year-old charmed friends and family? When a lisp was considered precious and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults. Fortunately, we can replace missing teeth with dental implants, at Chesterfield Smile Designs in Chesterfield MO. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implants into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes […]

The Mark of a Perfect Dentist

It’s easy to find a dentist. A quick Google search, a Yelp review or two, and you’ll have a short list of possibilities. At Chesterfield Smile Designs we’re proud of our positive online reviews. Even so, knowing whether a dentist is right for you can be a little tricky. What traits should you look for? […]

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. […]