Reasons for Sedation Dentistry

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Some patients hear about sedation dentistry and think “I don’t need that—I’m tough!” Toughness aside, there are many reasons why people might seek out sedation for dental procedures. You don’t have to suffer from an irrational fear of the dentist (or needles) to take advantage of its many benefits! Dental anxiety may be the number…

Painless Dentistry is Possible!

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“You might feel a little pinch.” “This won’t hurt a bit!” “Oh, that hurts you? I’m surprised.” If you’ve ever heard any of these phrases uttered by a dentist, you probably have bad memories of painful dental appointments. You may even be avoiding routine preventive care, and we don’t blame you one bit! We’re not…

Help! I’m Afraid of the Dentist

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Do you have a phobia of dental visits? Maybe it’s the jarring sound and vibrations of the dental drill. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being incapacitated with people moving their hands around in your mouth. For some, it’s the memories of painful dental treatments in the past. Whatever the source of your dental phobia, your…

Oral Cancer and the Velscope

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In an effort to give you the best care and stay abreast of the latest technology, we have purchased a new instrument, THE VELSCOPE, for our office. This is a non-invasive, hand held light that emits a cone of blue light into the mouth. Because changes in the natural fluorescence of healthy tissues occur when…

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT X-RAYS?

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We are too! That’s why we want you to know the facts about the x-rays taken in our office. At Advanced Dental Care, we use digital X-ray to minimize your exposure. The following exposures of bone marrow to radiation during typical medical and dental x-ray examinations are listed below in millirems, a measurement of radiation.…

Sedation Dentistry Offers New Solution to Age-Old Problem

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Sedation Dentistry Offers New Solution to Age-Old Problem (Richmond, Virginia) – How are more and more dentists helping people get over their dental anxieties? Cutting-edge dentists across the country are offering patients the opportunity to comfortably nap through even the most complex dental procedures. Sound like a dream come true? For many—especially the estimated 35…

Smiles for Life Campaign to Benefit Children’s Charities

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LOCAL DENTIST WHITENING TEETH TO BENEFIT CHILDREN CHARITIES (Richmond, VA) Smile — It’s time again for the Crown Council’s Smiles for Life campaign. This March through June, local Crown Council dentist, Dr. Frank Straus, is offering teeth whitening services at a reduced price, and will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to help children facing…