Second Opinion For Sedation

Many patients prefer not being awake during complex dental procedures. Patients who are prone to nervousness and anxiety can choose to be sedated, which will help them avoid panic attacks during their dental treatment.  At Advanced Dental Care of Richmond, we like to make sure our patients are always comfortable during their visits. While sedation…

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…

What Is the Role of Dentin in a Tooth?

Dentin is the layer of calcified tissue under the enamel and one of the four major components of the tooth. It is yellow and much less brittle than enamel. If the enamel becomes too thin or chipped, a tooth may appear yellow because the dentin is showing through. Unlike enamel, it is porous, and those…

What Is Dental Erosion?

Dental erosion is when acid wears away tooth enamel. Enamel is the hard, protective coating of the tooth that protects the part of the tooth that’s outside the gums. Enamel is translucent, but the dentine underneath can either be white or various shades of yellow. Although enamel protects your teeth from food and drink, consuming…

Ways to Strengthen Tooth Enamel

Candy and soda have a special kind of allure. During holidays and special events, sugary treats are abundant and tempting. When deciding whether or not to indulge in a dessert or two, consider these helpful, teeth-saving tips. Taking care of your teeth doesn’t have to be expensive. Brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting a Richmond near…

Tooth Decay and Diet

The best thing about tooth decay is that it’s entirely preventable. Tooth decay happens when plaque in your teeth comes in contact with sugar and produces acid. This acid attacks your tooth enamel and can lead to tooth decay. If not treated quickly, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. Those with tooth…

Strengthening Gums and Teeth

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums are essential to overall health. Poor oral health can affect other parts of your body and lead to illness such as heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. Cutting down on sugary foods, brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and regularly visiting your dentist will effectively reduce and prevent tooth…

How To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Not only does good oral hygiene improve your smile, it can keep you in good health. Maintaining oral hygiene can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. Oral health begins with good teeth and can affect the rest of your overall health. In order to maintain a healthy body and mouth, consider the following…