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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.

All Teeth Are Not Alike

We expect to see the teeth of our friends and loved ones when they smile. But think of how very different and unfamiliar their smiles would look if the molars were situated in front instead of the more refined and […]

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Notches and Bumps On Teeth

Why Do My Child’s Front Teeth Have Bumpy Edges?

If you don’t remember when your own permanent teeth came in, you may be surprised to see the bumpy edges that are present on your child’s newly erupted permanent teeth. What are […]

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How to Keep Your Smile Beautiful All Summer Long

Whether you will spend your summer at home or vacation away, here are a few things to do that will help your smile stay its lovely best.

Maintain sufficient saliva flow by drinking plenty of water on hot days. Chewing […]

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Should Amalgam Fillings Be Removed?

There are millions of people who have amalgam fillings. Recently, there has been concern raised about the mercury used in those fillings – to the point that many feel they should have them removed immediately.    
What is Amalgam?
Amalgam is an […]

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Amazing Teeth of Animals

Our teeth are important to good oral health for many reasons. They are vital for chewing our food, retaining bone for facial structure, and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. But humans are not the only ones with teeth. The animal […]

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Stone Age Dentistry

Scientists originally thought that dentistry didn’t develop until after agriculture became common and high carbohydrate grains and similar foods led to a rapid increase in cavities. But evidence indicates that Neolithic humans were competent dentists—at least to the extent that […]

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Sinus Pain Related to Oral Health?

Sniffling, stuffiness, frequent headaches—sound familiar? Sinus infections plague about 12% of adults. You may find it surprising to discover that about 20% of those sinus infections can be directly related to your oral health—especially your molars and premolars. How Is […]

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The Evolution of the Dental Chair

From humble beginnings to modern ergonomic chairs, changes to dental chairs benefit both the patient and the doctor. Here is a brief look at the significant changes the dental chair has undergone over the last 300 years. The First Dental […]

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True Stories of Teeth and Consequence

Every dentist has his or her share of funny and weird stories about teeth.  A number of tooth stories involve prisoners and not-so-successful crooks. • A Swedish newspaper reported that in 2013 an inmate broke out of prison because of […]

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Are Oral Health Issues Genetic?

Yes, your genes can play a large role in your overall oral health. How strong your teeth are, whether they are crooked or straight, the potential to develop gum disease, and even the ease with which you get cavities can […]

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