Category: Dentistry


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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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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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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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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