Category: Dental Health


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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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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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 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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