WELCOME, Dr. Kristy Chandler

I want to share with you some exciting news happening here at Cheek Dental!  Some of our patients have been in our practice since I acquired it 14 years ago.  They have seen me get married and have my first child (and then adopt from Russia while being pregnant with our second child!)  They have referred their friends and family and trusted that we would offer them the same kind of genuine concern and care that we have given them.   Because of that trust, I have been reluctant to allow any other dentist to work in my practice, Continue reading

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How to Find a “GOOD” Dentist

Finding a good dentist can be a daunting task when you’re moving to a new place or just looking for a change. Do you seek the opinions of neighbors and co-workers? Do you look online or in the phone book? How do you really know if a dentist is “good?” When one of my patients is moving to a new city, I have several recommendations for deciding on a new dentist. Continue reading

The Importance of Baby Teeth

With the experience of parenting three small children, I have become adept at manipulating a Sesame Street spin brush with banana-berry toothpaste around the mouth of a wiggly child while, for the purpose of distraction, I sing “Great, green gobs of greasy, grimy, gopher guts.” Continue reading

Common Dental Emergencies

Seeing a dentist regularly is important not only for check-ups to maintain your good oral health, but also to ensure that there is someone available for you when that unfortunate situation arises where you or your family member needs emergency care. Four common emergencies that may require an immediate call to your dentist are: a tooth that has been knocked out, a broken tooth, a crown that has come off, or a toothache. Continue reading