How Your Diet Affects Your Teeth

Good nutrition plays an important role in your oral health. Simply put, a healthy diet means healthy teeth. Establishing and maintaining good nutritional habits benefit your oral and overall health. Making the right diet choices and practicing a daily oral …
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Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects people of all ages, even children. More than 18 million Americans suffer from the disorder. Sleep apnea is the disruption of breathing while sleeping. Anytime breathing is disrupted, the brain and the rest of the body are …
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Chesapeake VA Dental Cosmetic Services

Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the fastest growing aspects of dental care, providing treatment options that not only enhance the aesthetics of your smile but serve to improve your long-term dental health. Our goal is to give you a healthier …
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Do You Suffer From Chronic Bad Breath

What Is Bad Breath? Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant psychological distress. There are a number of potential causes and treatments available. Bad breath is also known as halitosis is estimated that 1 in 4 people …
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Am I A Candidate For Professional Teeth Whitening?

Boost Your Confidence with a Beautiful Smile and Professional Teeth Whitening It’s easier than ever to have a terrific smile. Every day, people just like you enhance their appearance and renew their confidence with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Cranham offers …
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Understanding Dental Implants

What Is A Dental Implant? A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that mimics a tooth root. One implant is placed in your jaw for each missing tooth, or a few to secure a denture, partial, or bridge. Your …
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Chronic Tooth Grinding

What is Chronic Tooth Grinding? Chronic tooth grinding (medically called “bruxism) occurs during sleep and is associated with other health issues including sleep apnea. Individuals who consistently grind their teeth risk fracturing, losing or wearing their teeth down to stumps. …
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Overcoming Dental Fear

Many people avoid routine dental checkups because they have dental fear. The dental fear may have been initiated when they were children. Perhaps the very first dental visit didn’t go well or maybe they experienced some pain. Maybe they were …
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How Does Diabetes Affect My Oral Health?

Diabetes can put a strain on many parts of your body, including your mouth. If your blood sugar is poorly managed, it can increase your risk of developing a multitude of dental issues. As a result, patients with diabetes should …
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Understanding Periodontal Therapy

The gums help support healthy teeth. When the gums are in poor health, patients can experience a wide range of complications that can affect the health and function of the teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structure. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is …
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Are You Suffering From Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can prevent you from enjoying some of your favorite foods and drinks. Patients with tooth sensitivity often have to change their habits to minimize pain or discomfort. Tooth sensitivity is a commonly treated dental concern amongst patients. Visiting …
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Smile Makeover

For patients who have spent their whole lives feeling self-conscious of their smile, cosmetic dentistry can be life-changing. Dr. John Cranham is a highly trained, experienced dentist who is committed to improving patient smiles. Dr. Cranham takes the time to listen …
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What Are My Tooth Replacements Options

Replacing missing teeth is a delicate, carefully planned out process. Finding the right tooth replacement option to restore your smile can help rebuild your confidence and restore function to your smile. Dr. John Cranham is a highly trained, trusted dentist in Chesapeake, VA. …
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Treating Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that comprises the gum tissue and teeth. Most commonly, gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque. Once plaque reaches the gum …
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Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are permanently bonded to the front and sides of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to address one or more damaged teeth or to complete a full smile makeover. Porcelain veneers can …
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Treating Crooked Teeth Without Braces

Did you know that crooked teeth can lead to other complex dental concerns? Chesapeake dentist Dr. John Cranham offers natural looking, effective solutions for straightening crooked teeth without traditional braces. We understand that traditional braces may not be the right solution for every …
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Is a dental implant right for me?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth. Made up of three parts, the dental implant is the most natural and long-term solution available for replacing missing teeth. Many patients qualify for dental implants and benefit from the stability and oral health …
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How Do I Fix A Chipped Tooth?

How do I fix a broken tooth? A broken tooth should be addressed by a trained dentist as soon as possible. You don’t want to sustain further damage to your smile. Dr. John Cranham is a highly trained dentist in …
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Why do I always have a headache when I wake up?

Do you experience frequently reoccurring headaches, especially right after waking?  Chronic morning headaches could be a symptom of a more complex dental health concern. Teeth grinding, TMJ and sleep apnea are all commonly accompanied by morning headaches. Headaches and migraines can interfere with …
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Are Invisible Braces Right For Me?

Our Chesapeake VA dental offices offer personalized, effective solutions to straighten crooked teeth and misaligned teeth including treatment options with or without braces. During your visit, cosmetic dentists Dr. John Cranham and Dr. Fitzgerald will carefully examine your teeth to …
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Is All On Four Right for Me?

Missing teeth can impact all aspects of your life. From the health of your smile to the way you interact with your coworkers and friends, missing teeth can take a toll. With recent advancements in dental technology, dental implants have …
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Get Better Gum Health

Your gum health is a fundamental part of maintaining excellent oral health. When patients don’t take proper care of their teeth, it can lead to poor gum health which may result in the development of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of …
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When To Visit A Cosmetic Dentist

When should you visit a cosmetic dentist? If you want to improve the health and apperance of your smile you may consider visiting a dentist with additional training in cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry addresses the visual aspects of the smile. …
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Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

Have you noticed that your teeth are dull or stained? Our Chesapeake, VA dental office offers a wide range of teeth whitening services to improve the appearance of dull and stained teeth. Professional teeth whitening can help improve your confidence and …
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Lower Stress, Stop Teeth Grinding

Stress can manifest in many ways; a common way stress affects oral health is when a patient habitually clenches their jaw or grinds their teeth. Many patients clench or grind their teeth due to high levels of daily stress. Teeth …
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Treatment Solutions For Damaged Teeth

Tooth damage can occur for a variety of reasons; tooth damage can be caused by poor oral hygiene, trauma, genetics, poor diet, or an underlying dental issue. Finding the right solution to address damaged teeth can prevent further complication in the …
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Discover The Dental Implant

Dental Implants Chesapeake, VA Dental implants are designed to mimic the ingenuity of the natural human tooth. Their stable design helps to promote a healthy, comfortable bite and increases bone retention. Understanding the construction of a dental implant can help …
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Enhance Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Are you looking for a long-lasting, durable solution for damaged teeth? Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells used to cover the front part of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to address a range of dental concerns like: Discolored teeth Mishappen …
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Spreading the Joy of Healthy Smiles

As the holiday season approaches you may be thinking about what to gift those special people in your life. What better way to share the joy and spread cheer than a healthy, happy, beautiful smile? Chesapeake, VA dentist Dr. John …
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Do you have crooked teeth? Try Invisalign

Do you have crooked teeth? Chesapeake, VA Dentist, Dr. John Cranham offers a range of solutions for crooked and misaligned teeth. Most dentists recommend finding treatment as soon as possible if you have crooked teeth because crooked teeth are more susceptible to developing complex …
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