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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Eliminate Plaque

Plaque buildup can be detrimental to your oral health, it is important to treat it before it leads to the development of a complex dental issue. Dr. John Cranham leads a team of highly trained dentists in Chesapeake, VA. Our …
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Chewing Gum To Save Your Teeth

It’s true! Chewing gum- the right kind of gum- can actually help to prevent tooth decay! Contrary to popular belief chewing gum has been approved by the ADA as beneficial in the fight against cavities. Talk to Dr. John C. …
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Back To School Dental Routine

The end of summer marks the beginning of back-to-school preparations, which includes establishing a new daily routine. While oral care may not seem as important for school, your child’s oral health is crucial to his or her overall health. Dr. …
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Why Floss Your Teeth Daily?

We all listen carefully during our routine dental visits to the oral hygiene tips that Dr. John Cranham and his staff offer aimed at preventing tooth decay and other dental problems. We commit to a healthy daily routine as we …
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We Now Offer Velscope Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer rates continue to rise worldwide, and the Oral Cancer Foundation predicts that over 45,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2015 in the United States alone. One of the major factors affecting the rate of this type of …
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Strike out tooth sensitivity this season

Now that winter is in full-force in Chesapeake, VA, you may find yourself wincing in pain from the cold air touching your teeth. You may also experience a similar feeling when eating ice cream, drinking hot chocolate, or simply brushing …
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Tooth loss can affect overall health!

Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons- everything from an accident to poor oral health. Today, patients have several options for replacing a lost tooth, or teeth, and Chesapeake dentist Dr. John Cranham will provide a customized plan …
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February is Dental Health Month | Cranham Smiles in Norfolk

February is dental health month. The importance of taking care of your teeth and gums cannot be reiterated enough. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease. Gum disease affects 75 percent of the adult population. It is also the …
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Are You a Candidate for Dental Bridges?

By the age of 45, nearly 70 percent of all Americans have lost at least one tooth to an accident, gum disease, tooth decay or a botched root canal, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Missing …
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April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The month of April is known as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, yet despite being one of the deadliest forms of cancer, public awareness for this cancer is at an all time low. Because the public is not aware of …
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Why You Should Not Put Off Routine Cleanings

One common problem in America is that many people put off going to the dentist, for a wide variety of reasons, until there is a serious problem with their teeth. Many people do not want to go to the dentist …
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Gain Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

A beautiful smile is something we all desire. Not only can a pretty smile be inviting and attractive, it can be an indication of good health. A great smile is something that can truly boost your self-esteem, but if your …
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Restorative Dentistry Can Transform Your Mouth

A healthy and beautiful smile can increase your confidence as well as enhance the overall function and health of your mouth. If you were not one of the few fortunate people to be born with a gorgeous smile, here is …
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Why General Dentistry Is Necessary For A Healthy Smile

Oral hygiene plays an important role in your overall health and wellbeing. However, with the help of general dentistry, your dentist will be able to help prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of dental problems and disorders. These include …
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