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About: Jesse Chai

Dr. Jesse Chai is the head Dentist at Bradford Family Dentistry, which he took over in 2001, as the second oldest dental clinic in Bradford. With over 10 other members of his staff, Dr Chai offers all forms of dentistry in his clinic including cosmetic, general, orthodontics, dentures, and various other services such as sleep apnea, tmj and full-mouth restoration.

Trick or Treat – Dental Tips for Halloween

It’s no surprise that Halloween presents challenges to oral health and healthy diets. It’s nearly impossible to avoid candy around Halloween. The trick is to have a plan for how your kids can have their treats.
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Discolored Teeth Can Tell Many Tales

Today a bright, sparkling smile with white teeth and pink gums is a symbol of good health and beauty. Stained or discolored teeth and gums are cause for alarm and a trip to your dentist. However unpleasant they may be, […]

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How Lucille Ball Heard Spies Through Her Dental Fillings

In 1974 Lucille Ball told TV host Dick Cavett that during World War II she picked up radio broadcasts through her dental fillings as she was driving home from the MGM studios through Coldwater Canyon. The phenomena subsided as she […]

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Why Do Fillings “Fall Out”?

As a patient it may sometimes seem that a restoration “just fell out” of your tooth without an obvious cause. Sometimes patients think that a filling was loosened by chewing particular foods. In reality, restorations that become loose or actually […]

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New Hi-Tech Approach to Diagnosing Gum Disease

In the past, you’ve certainly had your gums examined to determine the presence of gum disease. You might recall a thin metal periodontal probe used to calculate “pocket depth,” which is the detached area between your teeth and gums. The […]

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Brushing Your Teeth with Powder

Though it has recently become popular again, the use of powder to brush your teeth has been around thousands of years. Here is a brief look at the history of powder, and why some still use it. Origin Ancient Egyptians […]

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How A Dead Tooth Affected Technology

We all need regular visits to our dentist to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but that wasn’t always possible in the past. This article tells the story of how an ancient dead tooth had an impact on millions of technology […]

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A Smile Is Complicated!

Our smiles seem to happen naturally when a happy emotion spills out and is shared on our face. We don’t give it a second thought. But there are others who have devoted a lot of time researching smiles, and they […]

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Using Saliva to Diagnose Disease

Saliva is very important for good oral health. It keeps mouth tissue moist, it aids in digestion, and it helps wash away harmful bacteria from our teeth. Now organizations, such as the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, are […]

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Creating a Habit of Brushing Your Teeth

Not everyone grows up with the habit of brushing teeth regularly.  A recent study in England showed that one in four adults surveyed didn’t brush twice a day, and one in ten admitted they often regularly forgot to brush their […]

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