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Dentistry & COVID-19: Measures Your Dentist Is Taking to Prepare for Your Visit

June 23, 2020

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Emergency dentist wearing PPE at appointment Before 2020, face coverings, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders were not a part of our daily lives. Now that COVID-19 has been present for the better part of a year, infection control guidelines are being implemented everywhere you turn to prevent the transmission of this potentially fatal virus. Since new information is emerging each day, it may be overwhelming trying to decide which activities are considered dangerous during the pandemic. For example, is visiting the dentist for a routine visit safe? If you have found yourself wondering the same question, then your emergency dentist is here to share three measures they are taking to ensure your safety.


How Your Dental Team Prepares for Your Visit During the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020

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Emergency dentist putting on a mask

Only a few months ago, you wouldn’t have thought twice about your next visit to the dentist. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, patients across the board are feeling fear and uncertainty about potentially being put at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Fortunately, dental practices are revamping their safety protocols to lower the exposure to germs and incorporate new guidelines mandated by each state and county. Here is an insight into those specific measures being taken from an emergency dentist.


How Your Dentist Keeps Their Office Clean During COVID-19

April 29, 2020

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dentist washing their hands to prevent COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most dental practices are only taking emergency patients. However, even when you’re faced with a dental emergency like a severe toothache or a broken tooth, you might be a bit apprehensive about seeing your dentist. After all, how can you be sure that their office is kept clean? Not to worry; your dentist makes sure to implement the following protocols from the CDC in order to keep their practice as sterile as possible.


5 Key Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment!

February 24, 2020

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attractive young woman smiling inserting Invisalign in richmondThere’s an alternative to wearing cumbersome metal braces to fix your bite: Invisalign in Richmond. The BPA-free clear-plastic braces are expertly designed to adjust your teeth in a discreet and comfortable manner, but there are some steps you’ll need to take to ensure a successful treatment process and protect your oral health. As you continue reading, you’ll get 5 key tips that are well worth implementing immediately!


4 Tips for Protecting Your Porcelain Veneers

November 27, 2019

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man smiling with straight white teeth

Every time you looked in the mirror, your eyes were drawn to your smile for all the wrong reasons. Your chipped and discolored teeth made you ashamed to show your smile to the world. Then you got porcelain veneers in Richmond and it changed your life. Now you have a perfect smile like the movie stars! However, in order to make sure your veneers last, you have to take good care of them. Here are four tips to help you do just that.


4 Root Canal Aftercare Tips for a Speedy Recovery

October 3, 2019

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person looking in their refrigerator

Many people feel a spark of fear whenever they hear their dentist say the words “root canal,” because the procedure is widely misunderstood. Once you treat your damaged tooth and get a dental crown in Richmond to restore its shape, size, and function, you’ll be able to enjoy your natural smile for decades to come. By following your dentist’s aftercare instruction, paired with taking these four post-op tips for a speedy recovery listed below, you can optimize your oral health and feel proud to smile again. (more…)

A Cosmetic Dentist Breaks Down the Causes of Teeth Discoloration

September 11, 2019

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older man showing stained teethWhen you’re speaking in front of a group of people or meeting a new acquaintance, the last thing you want to do is make a poor first impression. A smile flaw that can contribute to this happening, unfortunately, is teeth stains. The discoloration can cast a negative shadow by possibly limiting career advancement and placing a damper on your confidence. As you read ahead, you’ll discover what causes discolored teeth, and you’ll also learn how your cosmetic dentist can help to revitalize the way you look!


Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?

August 30, 2019

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person smilingAs you get older, your teeth endure more weathering. Over years of  dental emergencies and sipping on coffee, your teeth will begin showing signs of wear and tear like cracks, chips, and discoloration. Instead of having multiple different cosmetic procedures to fix each individual flaw, porcelain veneers can do it all in just a couple of appointments. Read on to learn more about this wonder-solution and whether it’s the right choice for you. (more…)

Is Getting a CEREC Crown Painful?

July 31, 2019

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dental crowns

You go in for your regular dental checkup. Or maybe you go in because of a toothache. Maybe you chipped a tooth during a sports game. Whatever the case may be, you still cringe when you hear the news: you need a dental crown. Your heart races when you imagine the potential pain of this unknown procedure. However, the crown process should not hurt at all, especially with new CEREC technology. Read on to learn more.


What to Expect After Getting a CEREC Dental Crown

June 12, 2019

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No one wants to spend more time at the dentist’s office than they must. That is why CEREC dental crowns are growing increasingly popular with patients as a way to protect and preserve the shape, size and function of a damaged or decaying teeth. With CEREC, your dentist can craft a durable and attractive crown on the same day as your initial appointment – usually in about just one hour! No temporary crowns or follow up appointments necessary. However, with treatment so fast, you may be left wondering what comes next. Below are some common questions and answers regarding post-CEREC dental crown placement.


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