Is Chewing Sugar Free Gum Good for your Teeth?

Studies show that chewing sugar-free gum 20 minutes after a meal is good for your teeth. The motion of chewing gum increases saliva flow. Saliva contains bacteria-fighting substances that wash teeth and strengthen tooth enamel. Although chewing gum containing sugar can increase the risk of cavity, sugar-free gum is beneficial for your teeth. While chewing…

Can You Regrow Enamel?

Enamel is the clear, protective coat around your teeth that protects them from cavities. Forgetting to routinely brush, flush, and visit your dentist can allow plaque to collect inside your mouth. Plaque contains bacteria that release acids when they come in contact with sugar. These acids can eat through enamel and cause tooth decay, cavities,…

What is Dental Anxiety?

If the idea of going to the dentist makes your palms sweat and your heart race, you may be experiencing a condition known as dental anxiety. Dental anxiety occurs when a person feels abnormally nervous or fearful about going to the dentist. Sometimes this alarm can progress into dental phobia, which is indicated by an…

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…