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 to Find the Right Dentist

Regular dental care is crucial both to your oral and to your overall health. Many people, unfortunately, neglect their teeth, often because they have trouble finding a dentist whom they trust. Whether you are already experiencing dental problems or you …
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Let Cosmetic Dentistry Rejuvenate Your Smile

If you feel self-conscious about your smile, you certainly are not alone. Millions of Americans have issues with their teeth. Oftentimes, they may be in need of some form of restoration following tooth loss. Others may simply not enjoy the …
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Could My Posture Be Making My Jaw Hurt?

  You may not think that there could be a connection between the way you sit and stand and the pain in your jaw, but there could be. Temporomandibular disorder, or TMJ, is a common issue that can lead to …
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Foods That Can Aggravate TMJ Disorders

Individuals with TMJ in Chesapeake, VA should seek treatment right away so that they are able to speak, yawn and eat comfortably. A mouthguard may be prescribed, but there are certain things you can do on your own time to …
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3 Things to Know About the Dental Implant Process

When you are considering getting dental implants, there are a few things to keep in mind about how the procedure works. While you may feel apprehensive about replacing missing or damaged teeth, the dental implant process is actually quite simple …
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4 Misconceptions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental procedures are generally surrounded by a lot of misunderstandings and assumptions. But the things that you might not know about cosmetic dentistry just might surprise you. Here are a few of the most popular myths that we hear …
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Changing Lives with “All-on-Four” Teeth Replacement

Missing a tooth can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and affect daily life for patients, but missing all of one’s teeth can cause dramatic changes to both dental health and overall health. When a patient is missing all of their teeth, replacement …
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Dental technology: making your visit a pleasant experience!

Dr. Cranham has incorporated some of the latest dental technology into his Chesapeake dental office, enabling him to offer more accurate diagnoses and less painful treatment! Dentistry has come a long way! Today’s dental patients can have teeth filled, pulled, …
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Cosmetic Dentistry can help maintain aging teeth.

As we grow older, our teeth begin to show the wear and tear of age and are more susceptible to damage and discoloration. In addition to naturally darkening over time, teeth begin to lose enamel and can crack and chip …
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Digital X-rays Offers Significant Reduction In Radiation Exposure

Dental technology continues to improve, providing safer and more efficient methods for diagnosing and treating patients. Digital radiography is one such example that offers patients a much safer way of having dental x-rays taken, without the high exposure of radiation …
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Dental Bridges Help Create Beautiful Smiles

People who have one or more missing teeth can experience a lack of sel-esteem, reluctance to smile, difficulty chewing food and not being understood properly when they speak. This doesn’t have to be the case, since missing teeth can easily …
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What You Need to Know About Advanced Restoration Dentistry

Advanced restoration dentistry is the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the teeth that can include anything from an unattractive smile to broken teeth. It is also used to correct problems such as pain in the teeth or jaw. Advanced …
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Dental Implants

Dental implants are excellent replacements for lost teeth. They look and feel like a person’s own teeth, are as strong or stronger than natural teeth and are not subject to the limitations of other forms of teeth replacement such as …
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Bridge Work

The teeth serve a variety of crucial functions: they are an important part of eating, digestion, and speaking. They also help in supporting facial structure. Missing teeth can ruin your smile and are known to contribute to poor oral health. …
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Pain Releif with TMJ Therapy

Several different therapies are available to treat pain associated with TMJ disorder. For determining the proper therapy, a dentist who is well experienced in TMJ problems should evaluate the jaw-to-bite relationship and provide the correct therapy. Because TMJ treatment is …
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Dental Bridges | Norfolk, Va

Losing teeth is one of the most traumatic medical instances for a dental patient. Avoiding tooth loss is one of the single biggest aims in all of dentistry, making the loss of teeth an incredibly discouraging event. Thankfully the replacement …
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Dr. Cranham Cares for Complex Needs of Baby Boomers

According to a report by AARP, in 2011, 2.5 million people will turn 65.  That averages about 7,000 people per day between January 1 and December 31, 2011.  Dr. Cranham notes that this population is underserved when it comes to …
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Porcelain Veneers

In today’s world, appearances can make a tremendous difference in how one is viewed by his or her peers. Whether in a social or business setting, a person only has one chance to make a first impression. Being at one’s …
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Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

If your teeth are discolored or stained and you want to find a good way to brighten your smile that is reasonably priced, you are a likely candidate for professional teeth whitening. This procedure can remove the discoloration and embarrassing …
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New Technology for Evaluating and Treating TMJ and Bite Alignment Disorders

Treatment options for temporomandibular joint, TMJ, disorders and bite correction can range from conservative to detailed treatment programs depending on the severity of the condition. It is crucial to seek evaluation for TMJ as soon as the condition is suspected. …
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The Beauty of Dental Crowns

Modern cosmetic dentistry procedures have provided ways to improve and restore patient smiles. Many people suffer from cracked, broken, missing, or crooked teeth in their daily life. Some people do not seek dental treatments because they have a genuine fear …
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Advanced Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Restorative Dentistry is treatment to restore teeth to an attractive healthy position. Many people have cosmetic procedures that are not successful and lead to worn or broken teeth, sore joints and muscles and an unattractive smile. It can be …
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Laugh Exuberantly with Porcelain Veneers

A smile is one of the first things that we see in a person. It is also one of the things remembered. That is because when we talk with someone, we look in their eyes, and occasionally at their mouth, …
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Dental Bridges | Cosmetic Dentistry Norfolk

Teeth serve many functions. They help us speak properly, give us the confidence to smile and converse with other people, help us eat foods by chewing, and support facial structure. Not many people realize that even one missing tooth can …
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