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Warning Signs Your Tooth Infection Has Spread

A tooth infection doesn’t go away on its own. In fact, without prompt care, it can easily spread to local tissues and beyond, to the rest of your body. Learn more about the warning signs of this potentially life-threatening problem here.
Dec 1st, 2022

Reasons Why You Might Need to Have a Tooth Pulled

No one wants to have a tooth extracted, but it can often provide the best solutions over less-intrusive ones. Here are a few dental issues for which pulling a tooth can offer the most ideal outcomes.
Nov 1st, 2022

6 Things That May Be Causing Your Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a stealthy health problem that can fly under the radar if you don’t know what can cause it. Here, we give you a complete breakdown of the most common causes of sleep apnea so you can be vigilant about your health.
Oct 1st, 2022

Are You Flossing Correctly?

Have you flossed your teeth lately? And are you confident you did it right? Performing this simple daily task is crucial to your oral health — and using the correct technique ensures the best results.
Sep 1st, 2022

What to Consider When You're Considering Dental Implants

The term dental implant refers to a titanium post that is implanted into your jaw. The implant supports a variety of prosthetics, including crowns and dentures. But what do you need to consider before you receive an implant? Read on to find out.
Aug 1st, 2022

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

It’s hard to feel like smiling when you’re living with yellowed or discolored teeth. Fortunately, teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to completely transform your smile. And the best part? It only takes a single office visit.
Jul 1st, 2022

All About Cosmetic Dental Bonding

You may not realize just how much confidence can be gained with a beautiful smile. When you feel good about how you look, you smile more, you’re perceived as friendlier, and it can be life-changing. Could cosmetic dental bonding boost your confidence?
Jun 1st, 2022

Tips for Avoiding Dry Sockets

Until you’re fully healed from a tooth extraction, you’re at risk for developing pain and other complications from a dry socket. Learn what causes dry sockets and how to avoid them.
Apr 1st, 2022

4 Encouraging Facts About Root Canals

Worried about a root canal? It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Learn the benefits — and ease any doubts — about the benefits of this procedure here.
Mar 1st, 2022

Why Do Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea?

Think dentistry is all about cavities and crowns? Think again. Here’s how your dentist is integral in your fight against sleep apnea.
Jan 1st, 2022

Why Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

Few people are born with a perfect smile, but even fewer are aware of the long-term complications that come with crooked teeth. Find out how orthodontic treatment can prevent early tooth loss, gum disease, and jaw issues.
Dec 1st, 2021

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

You don’t have to live with that missing tooth and awkward smile. Keep reading to learn about dental implants and whether they're right for you.
Nov 1st, 2021

5 Reasons to Choose a Dental Bridge

Restorative dental techniques have come a long way in recent decades, especially when it comes to replacing missing or extracted teeth. So how do you know when to choose a dental bridge? Take a few moments to learn more.
Oct 1st, 2021

How Often Are You Having Your Teeth Cleaned?

You know the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth every day. But did you know it’s just as important to regularly schedule professional teeth cleanings? Keep reading to learn why getting frequent teeth cleanings is so important.
Sep 8th, 2021

I’m Anxious About My Upcoming Root Canal

If the mere mention of a root canal makes you want to run for the hills, you should know that today’s root canal procedures are a virtually painless experience.
Aug 8th, 2021

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Is your loud snoring keeping a loved one awake at night? Don’t brush it off as “only snoring”; it’s one of the most common signs of sleep apnea — a serious condition that puts your health at risk. Keep reading to learn more.
Jul 8th, 2021

Avoid These Foods if You Want a Whiter Smile

Stained, yellow teeth often result from the foods and drinks you consume. If you’re thinking of having tooth whitening, discover which foods to avoid to keep your smile bright and white.
Jun 13th, 2021

Fixed vs. Removable: Which Dentures Are Right For You?

Do you need to replace either your whole top or bottom dental arches? Or both? Multiple types of dentures can help you with that. Read to learn more about fixed and removable dentures, and which could be right for you.
May 6th, 2021

How to Avoid Dry Sockets

After a tooth extraction, you need to take care to prevent the extraction site from developing dry socket. Keep reading for helpful tips and tricks so you can avoid this painful complication.
Apr 4th, 2021

The Many Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter whitening products are available, but none compare to the results you get with professional whitening. Here are the major benefits of heading to the dentist’s office when you want a brighter, sparkling smile.
Dec 1st, 2020

What's Causing My Sleep Apnea?

Millions of people deal with sleep apnea, a condition that, left untreated, can have life-threatening effects. But what causes it? How do you manage a condition you’re not even awake to notice?
Nov 10th, 2020

Are Clear Aligners Worth It?

Want to straighten your teeth but wondering if you should go with clear orthodontic aligners? There’s a reason why people of all ages love the barely visible solution they have to offer. Keep reading to learn more.
Oct 5th, 2020

What Is an Impacted Tooth?

You could have an impacted tooth and not even know it. This happens most commonly with your wisdom teeth: In some cases, it could cause serious issues; in others, it might not cause any problems at all. Keep reading to learn about an impacted tooth.
Sep 14th, 2020

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

You’ve invested the money and time to have your teeth professionally whitened. And of course, you don’t want them to re-stain. What can you do to keep that bright shine? Learn how to extend your results for as long as you can.
Jul 22nd, 2020

8 Habits and Foods That May Be Harming Your Teeth

Having a perfect smile is not just about brushing and flossing your teeth. There are habits and foods that may be causing harm to your teeth. Chester Family Dentistry is here to help you avoid those things for better oral health.
Apr 30th, 2020

Benefits of Take-Home Whitening Trays

Do you dream about having a perfect white smile, but you’re not excited about getting the teeth whitening treatment at your dentist’s office? You may want to consider take-home whitening trays. Here’s everything you need to know.
Mar 1st, 2020

Tooth Extractions: How Bone Grafting Works

Losing a tooth can be scary. With the latest bone grafting technology, we can prevent any further damage to your oral health. You’ll be ready for a new dental implant in no time. Are you a candidate for bone grafting?
Jan 22nd, 2020

Start the New Year Off Right With Porcelain Veneers

Are you happy with your smile? Your smile should be a confidence builder. If you’re self-conscious about the way your smile looks, read on to learn how porcelain veneers can enhance your natural teeth.
Jan 5th, 2020

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters

We all know straight teeth give you a great smile, but you may not know there’s more to aligned teeth than appearance. Crooked teeth can lead to dental and health problems. Read on to learn why straight teeth are healthy teeth!
Dec 1st, 2019

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After an Extraction

When you have a tooth extraction, the procedure doesn’t end when your tooth is removed. Aftercare is equally important. Read on to learn what important steps to take for the healing process and the health of your mouth.
Nov 1st, 2019

It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea, a condition that causes loud snoring and interrupted breathing while you sleep, isn’t just an inconvenience. Treatment can reduce your risk of serious medical problems such as heart attack and stroke.
Oct 1st, 2019

Tips for Taking Care of Your Clear Aligners

Clear aligners offer plenty of benefits over regular metal and ceramic braces, but to really make sure you enjoy all those benefits, you need to care for your aligners properly. With these five steps, keeping your aligners in great shape is simple.
Sep 3rd, 2019

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth

One missing tooth may not seem like a big deal. But when you don’t replace it, the impact can be surprising. Just one missing tooth increases your risk for more serious oral health issues. Here’s why you should always replace a missing tooth as quickly as
Aug 1st, 2019

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

Having your teeth professionally whitened can make a big difference in the way your smile looks, and it can help you feel more confident and attractive. Here are seven tips to help you maintain your beautiful smile after your whitening appointment.
Jul 2nd, 2019

Why Clear Aligners Have Gained So Much Popularity

Want straighter teeth without the hassle of braces? Then clear aligners could be right for you. Here are just a few reasons why these aligners have become really popular with patients of all ages.
May 9th, 2019

Cosmetic Dentistry: Understanding What Will Work Best for You

If you’re unhappy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be the answer. Of course, not everyone shares the same dental issues. Read on to learn what type of cosmetic dentistry might be best to help restore your smile — and your confidence.
Feb 5th, 2019

Look Your Best In 2019 With New Veneers

Broken, chipped, discolored, and uneven teeth can hold you back and rob you of confidence. Restore your confidence and have a beautiful, new smile to dazzle in 2019 and beyond with new veneers.
Jan 10th, 2019

What Type of Cosmetic Dentistry Is Right for You

Missing teeth? Crooked teeth? Cracked, broken, or stained teeth? Learn which type of cosmetic dentistry can improve these common dental issues, and find out how cosmetic dentistry restores your teeth and your confidence.
Aug 16th, 2018

Caring for Your Teeth After Extractions

It’s especially important to understand how to care for your teeth after you have an extraction. Read on for some important tips on how to keep your mouth in tip-top shape in case you have to have a tooth extraction.
Jul 26th, 2018

Why Does Your Dentist Need the Latest Technology?

Dentistry is a proud medical profession that requires rigorous training. Dentists can choose to focus their practice in a number of areas, such as general, cosmetic, pediatric, or periodontics.
Apr 20th, 2018

Caring for Your Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent choice for many patients, and if you’ve chosen to invest in straightening your teeth, you’ll want to take good care of your aligners. Scratches and stains make the aligners more visible and less attractive.
Mar 16th, 2018

Is It Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

Even though snoring is common, it shouldn’t be ignored — it may indicate obstructive sleep apnea. Read on to learn how you can tell if your noisy sleep is simple snoring or something more.
Jan 30th, 2018