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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.

Repurpose Your Old Toothbrush

By the time you are 65, if you follow the recommended practice of replacing your toothbrush every three months, you will have gone through approximately 260 toothbrushes. By repurposing old toothbrushes, you will save money and help the environment. […]

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Focusing on Dental Health to Fight Obesity

Childhood obesity is a growing problem worldwide, with one in 10 children considered overweight and nearly 40 million children classified as obese. Childhood obesity can lead to further health issues later, including a higher risk of dental cavities and other […]

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Did You Know that Healthy Teeth Can Improve Job Prospects?

People can make judgments about each other based on appearance. Studies show that strangers tend to associate stained, decaying, and missing teeth with a lack of good health and hygiene. Conversely, a full, bright smile that shows healthy, white teeth […]

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Not In Love With Your Teeth’s Sensitivity?

Do you find yourself dreading brushing or flossing because of pain? Does the thought of a hot drink on a cold day or a cold drink on a hot day cause you to wince? Does breathing the cold winter air […]

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Toothbrushes and Apps to Help Kids Brush

Most dentists recommend brushing at least two minutes. That can seem like an eternity to an adult, so imagine how it feels to a child. If your child finds it difficult to brush that long, there are fun ways to […]

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Fun Facts About Saliva

We don’t think about saliva until we develop dry mouth or some other symptom that grabs our attention. But it doesn’t take long without it to appreciate the vital purpose saliva serves. Here are a few interesting things we now […]

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Inflammation in Your Gums May Increase Cancer Risk

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Recent studies have shown that this is not only bad news for a healthy smile, […]

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The Connection Between Gum Colour and Your Health

It is estimated that nearly half of individuals over 30 years of age have some form of gum disease. The good news is that the colour and condition of your gums can be an indicator of potential problems and alert […]

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Alternative Treatments for Bruxism

Many people grind and clench their teeth during sleep, some to the extent that they suffer erosion of tooth enamel, severe headaches, pain in the face and neck, and insomnia. Although there isn’t a cure at this time, there are […]

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How to Have a Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you and your family. One of the fun traditions we do each year at our office is declaring New Year Resolutions. One of the most important resolutions you can have is to improve your […]

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