The Dental Hub

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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Why Giving Back Is One Of Our Core Values

At River Run Dental, we have seven core values: being positive, self-motivated, generous, committed, ethical, results-driven, and outgoing. Being generous is true to the core of our practice as we feel it’s both our responsibility and our privilege to serve the community around us. As a practice, we regularly look for opportunities to grow, connect, show generosity, and learn from one another outside of dentistry. One of the best ways we have found to do so is through volunteering and …

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What Is Clear Aligner Therapy?

Similar to traditional braces, clear aligner therapy works to gradually move teeth. Other popular terms for clear aligner therapy are “clear aligners” or “invisible braces.” Clear aligners have allowed traditional orthodontic treatment to be virtually invisible and removable. Clear aligners are easily taken out for eating, brushing, flossing, or for short periods for social situations. How does it work? Like traditional braces, a professional does a full exam of the patient’s mouth to assess the most appropriate approach to treatment. This …

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Sensitive Teeth: What Can Be Done?

  Have sensitive teeth ruined your favorite summer treats? Many of us are well too familiar with the painful, sensitive feeling felt in your teeth when taking a bite into something cold. On the other end, some of us may experience sensitivity when biting into something hot. Whatever the case may be, sensitivity in your teeth is never fun and can make everyday life a hassle. Luckily, if you are someone who experiences pain from sensitive teeth, it is treatable …

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How to Floss: A Step-By-Step Guide

There are many different ways to floss your teeth, but what exactly is the right way to do it? We’re here to cover all the bases and share what we know with you. After all, plaque is a major contributor to tooth decay and gum disease, and flossing is a great way to combat and prevent both!  Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to floss, let’s do a quick refresher on the basics of oral health. Oral Health …

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All The Answers To Your Invisalign Questions

  You asked, we answered! During our #ChristmasInJuly giveaway series on Facebook, we asked what questions you had about Invisalign treatment. We were blown away by how many great questions you asked about straightening your teeth with clear aligners. Now, we’re here to answer those questions. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners worn to gradually straighten teeth. Contrary to popular belief, Invisalign treatment is a great option for both adults and teens looking to improve …

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Introducing Our Two Newest Dentists

River Run Dental is constantly growing and working to provide the best dental experience in Richmond, Virginia. As part of our continued growth we are excited to introduce our two newest dentists, Dr. Brittany Field and Dr. Allie Loflin. Dr. Brittany Field Dr. Field attended dental school at the VCU School of Dentistry. She graduated in 2017 and was then selected for a post-doctoral residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Although she was born …

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River Run Dental Is Raffling Off a Car

One of the core values of River Run Dental is Giving Back. To the doctors and staff of our practice, this means many different things. We regularly participate in community giveback efforts all across Richmond, and we love partnering with local non-profits and organizations who are doing good when we are able to do so. One organization that River Run Dental has a long standing relationship with is Celebrate! RVA. The mission of celebrate rva Celebrate RVA exists to give disadvantaged …

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3 Surprising Benefits of Invisalign

When you think of Invisalign, what comes to mind? For most people, they think about an alternative to traditional metal braces used to straighten teeth for cosmetic purposes. While this is true, there are several surprising benefits of Invisalign that many people are unaware of. What Is Invisalign? Before we get into the benefits of Invisalign, it’s important to understand what Invisalign is and how it works. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to slowly move your teeth …

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