Category: Dental Health


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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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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Can Oil Pulling Cure Cavities? Separating The Facts and Fiction of Oil Pulling

While the practice of oil pulling may be thousands of years old, oil pulling for improving oral health has only become a widespread trend in the past few years. Advocates of oil pulling claim that by swishing coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil around in the mouth for 10-20 minutes each day, you can remove plaque and prevent, or even cure, caries (commonly called cavities). How much of this claim is true? A lack of thorough clinical studies stops experts from …

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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. Follow these guidelines for determining how to best handle your dental emergency. Is It Urgent? Certain dental emergencies are urgent while others can wait to be treated. It’s especially important to understand the difference between the …

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4 Benefits of Brushing with an Electric Toothbrush

If you aren’t currently brushing with an electric toothbrush, we highly recommend that you give it a try. Electric toothbrushes (sometimes referred to as power brushes) have a number of benefits and many patients report that once they start using an  electric brush they never want to switch back to a manual brush! Even though power brushes are typically more expensive and must be recharged, we believe that the benefits of power toothbrushes far outweigh the negatives. 1. Electric Toothbrushes …

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