Category: Dentistry


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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5 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Dentist

Patients are lucky nowadays to have so many great options for their all-important dental care. Our patients in Richmond, VA have a variety of great practices to choose from, but even with so many good options it’s still important to know what questions you should ask when choosing a dentist. All practices are not the same, and it’s worth it to do a little research when searching for your forever dental home. To assist you, we have put together a …

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5 Reasons Dental Hygiene Matters

Every October the American Dental Hygiene Association celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month in an effort to raise awareness about the important work that dental hygienists do. The month is dedicated to educating people about the importance of good oral health, and the effect that good oral health has on the overall health of the body. Our team of licensed dental hygienists at River Run Dental frequently treat patients who do not fully understand the value of preventive dental care. Many people …

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Date Announced for Second Day of Free Dentistry

River Run Dental is excited to partner with Dentistry From The Heart  for the second year in a row to host a day of free dentistry for the Richmond community on Saturday, September 30th 2017. The event will be held at River Run Dental’s office, located at 7820 Shrader Road, Richmond, VA 23294. Doctors and hygienists will be available to provide complimentary dental care from 8AM-3PM. About Dentistry From The Heart: Dentistry From The Heart was started by Dr. Vincent Monticciolo in 2001. …

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Important Facts about Oral Cancer

Updated in April 2017 Mouth Sores May Be a Sign of Oral Cancer Mouth sores that do not heal themselves within 2 weeks may be a sign of something abnormal happening in your mouth. If you have a sore on your cheeks, lips, gums, tongue, or throat that doesn’t heal itself within 14 days, you are advised to contact your dentist in Richmond, VA and have an exam performed. Oral Cancer Has a High Death Rate Historically, oral cancer is …

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All Your Questions About Your Children’s Dental Health Answered

The American Dental Association annually recognizes February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. To celebrate, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions our dentists often hear regarding children’s dental care. When Should I Take My Child For Their First Dental Check-Up? A good rule of thumb is to bring your child to the dentist when their first tooth appears, or by their first birthday.  Early appointments teach you how to properly care for your child’s teeth while also creating a certain …

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River Run Dental to Host Free Day of Dentistry

River Run Dental is excited to partner with Dentistry From The Heart to host a day of free dentistry for the Richmond community on Saturday, October 22nd 2016. The event will be held at River Run Dental’s office, located at 7820 Shrader Road, Richmond, VA 23294. Doctors and hygienists will be available to provide complimentary dental care from 8AM-4PM. Event Details: Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-serve basis and do not have to be established patients of River …

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Dental Wellness Program: An Affordable Alternative to Dental Insurance

Did you know your dental visits can be covered without having a dental plan through your employer? While some are lucky enough to have the benefit of dental insurance through their employer or their spouse’s employer, not everyone is as fortunate. Affordable alternatives to dental insurance that still enable you to get the dental care and services you need do exist – a lot of people, unfortunately, aren’t aware of it though. Dental practices have started to provide patients with …

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Study Reveals How Likely Richmonders Are to Visit the Dentist

On average, 64.4% of American adults visit the dentist at least once a year. Connecticut had the highest percentage, 74.9%, and West Virginia had the lowest, 54.2%. As proud Virginians and Richmonders, how do we stack up? More importantly, how does Richmond compare to surrounding cities and counties? Let’s find out. Every few years, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) conducts surveys to gauge the current state of health for Virginians. One of the survey questions asks participants whether they …

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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which means it’s time to be reminded of the importance of caring for your pet’s teeth. Did you know that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some sign of gum disease by their third birthday? The fact that gum disease can be prevented makes this an especially unfortunate statistic. The oral health of your dog or cat directly relates to their overall health, just as it does for humans. If they develop …

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