October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing… Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have… Read more »

Do You Know What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, even if you take safety precautions, like wearing an athletic mouth guard during high-impact sports and recreational activities. Trauma to the teeth or gums can turn out to be serious if you don’t have it treated as soon as possible. It is also important to note that taking… Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams at our location in Richmond, Virginia, and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases… Read more »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and along the gum line at… Read more »

Looking at Your Dental Health While Pregnant

Are you familiar with common oral health problems in association with a pregnancy? If you are pregnant, you can increase your risk for gum disease or several other oral health problems. You should never neglect your oral health, specifically when you are pregnant as it can increase your risk for gestational diabetes, premature delivery or… Read more »

Your Smile and Oral Cancer Screenings

Are you ready to target some of the biggest risks to your oral health through effective treatments? If so, one of the biggest risks to your smile routinely consists of oral and throat cancer. Over 40,000 Americans every year are diagnosed with oral cancer with a five-year survival rate of roughly 64%. Due to the… Read more »

Dental Implants for Smile Restorations

Are you looking to restore your tooth? Do you need a positive solution to repair a missing tooth? If so, consider dental implants. Dental implants are a long-term solution to restoring a tooth in your smile. The process of dental implants does take time, but the long-lasting result and the wave of success they have… Read more »

What Are Dental Bridges?

Any sort of tooth decay or tooth damage isn’t a pleasant experience. For a long time, if you had issues with your teeth, you were very limited in how you could treat them, and how effective those treatments were. Thankfully, that’s not the case in today’s dental world. Now we have a ton of different… Read more »