The Dental Hub

All of Your Questions About River Run Dental Answered

For our 2nd annual #ChristmasinJuly series happening on our Facebook page, we asked what questions you had about River Run Dental. If you missed the post, we’ve put together all of the answers to what was asked. Check them out below and comment any other questions you still have about our dental practice in Richmond, VA! Can river run make new retainers if my old ones break? Yes! And word to the wise – don’t wait too long to have them …

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Welcoming Our Two Newest Dentists

We are excited to announce the addition of our two newest dentists, Dr. Wheeler and Dr. Wooten. Please join us in welcoming them to River Run Dental! DR. jennifer wheeler Dr. Jennifer Wheeler has practiced dentistry in Richmond for the past several years and is really looking forward to joining the team at River Run. She is originally from Northern Virginia, but has lived in Richmond for the past 11 years. Dr. Wheeler was a recognized University Scholar during her …

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Even More Answers to All Your Questions About Invisalign

If you have been following along with our 2nd Annual #ChristmasInJuly series on our Facebook page, then you probably saw the recent post we did requesting that our followers ask us all of their Invisalign Questions. If you missed the post, we have compiled a list of all the questions/answers that were asked. Check them out below and let us know what surprises you the most about Invisalign! PS: We did the same thing last year, and if you want to …

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Enhanced Safety Protocols for Our Patients

Without a doubt this has been a time of uncertainty for all of us. We have done our best to re-adjust on a daily basis and to continue serving your dental needs to the best of our abilities in the midst of a pandemic. However, it has been hard as dental professionals to postpone so many of your dental appointments knowing what we know about the importance of your oral health. This is why we are excited to now be …

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What To Do If You Have a Dental Emergency

If you have ever had a dental emergency then you understand how frightening and painful it can be. Often people are unsure what constitutes a dental emergency, who they should call, and what they can do at home when they experience a dental emergency. Simply follow these guidelines for determining how to best handle your dental emergency. IS IT URGENT? Certain dental emergencies are urgent while others can be treated later on. It’s especially important to understand the difference between …

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Tips For a Healthier Smile

Let’s face it: most of us are always on the hunt for the next best product, or the top secret, magic pill that will wipe away our every last problem. Maybe it’s the newest whitening fad, or maybe it’s the latest and greatest toothbrush model that promises to eliminate plaque. Whatever the case, we’re here to give you some tips for a healthier smile, because preventative care is much easier and cost effective than having to undergo involved dental treatment …

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How Long Should I Wear My Retainer?

Often people ask us how long they need to wear their retainer after having orthodontic treatment. There are many factors that may influence how long someone needs to wear their retainer, but the best recommendation we can give you is to wear your retainers for as long as you want for your teeth to stay straight! Simply, the longer you wear the retainer, the longer your teeth will remain in their desired position since teeth can shift without regular wear …

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A Dental Hygienist’s Review of The Quip

When strolling the aisles of your local store, you have more than likely stumbled upon a sleek, electric toothbrush called the Quip. Quip provides an affordable, sleek, easy-to-use electric toothbrush for consumers– starting at $25. Unlike other electric toothbrushes sold in stores, the Quip exhibits a clean, simple look, and is available in an assortment of different colors. It’s no secret that we have always been proponents of electric brushes, but we wanted to learn more about this new brush …

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Caring For Your Electric Toothbrush

It’s been found that electric toothbrushes do a better job of cleaning when compared to a manual toothbrush. A study conducted found that plaque and gingivitis were significantly reduced after switching to electric toothbrush use. After just three months, there was a 21 percent reduction in plaque, and an 11 percent reduction in gingivitis. Our Dentists and Dental Hygienists recommend electric brushes to many of our patients. This is because we regularly see what a great job they do when …

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River Run Dental Goes Pink

    You may have noticed our staff in pink shirts this past week…wondering why? During the month of October, River Run Dental is going PINK to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You have the opportunity to do good by engaging with our practice online all month! Giving back and showing generosity is one of our core values, and partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation is just one more way we love to do so! For …

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