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24 08, 2016

Noah Galloway’s Dentally Dangerous Dancing

2016-10-12T12:52:03+00:00 August 24th, 2016|

For anyone else, having a tooth accidentally knocked out while practicing a dance routine would be a very big deal. But not for Dancing With The Stars contestant Noah Galloway. Galloway, an Iraq War veteran and a double amputee, took a kick to the face from his partner during a recent practice session, which knocked out a front tooth. [...]

9 08, 2016

Lasers are Making an Impact in Treating Gum Disease

2016-10-12T12:52:03+00:00 August 9th, 2016|

Periodontal (gum) disease is potentially devastating to your teeth, gums and bone. To fight it we have to remove the substance that causes and sustains the disease from all oral surfaces — a thin layer of bacteria and food particles known as plaque. To accomplish this task, we use a variety of hand instruments called [...]

25 07, 2016

A Toothless Tiger?

2016-10-12T12:52:03+00:00 July 25th, 2016|

Let’s say you’re traveling to Italy to surprise your girlfriend, who is competing in an alpine ski race… and when you lower the scarf that’s covering your face, you reveal to the assembled paparazzi that one of your front teeth is missing. What will you do about this dental dilemma? Sound far-fetched? It recently happened [...]

20 07, 2016

What To Do During A Dental Emergency

2016-10-12T12:52:03+00:00 July 20th, 2016|

Do you know what to do in a dental emergency? David M. Schleider, D.M.D. and Jeff Levin, D.D.S., who offer dental emergency services in Richmond, VA, at Commonwealth Prosthodontics, are here to share a few tips that will help you protect your teeth in your time of need. What types of problems are considered emergencies? You [...]

17 07, 2016

How Long Will Root Canal Treatment Last?

2016-10-12T12:52:03+00:00 July 17th, 2016|

Root canal treatment can be an effective life preserver for a heavily decayed tooth. The question a lot of people ask, though, is how long might the tooth survive after treatment. That’s an important concern since the treated tooth was in dire straits beforehand as decay had infected its inner most layer, the pulp. The [...]

2 07, 2016

How Kathy Bates Retains Her Movie-Star Smile

2016-10-12T12:52:03+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|

In her decades-long career, renowned actress Kathy Bates has won Golden Globes, Emmys, and many other honors. Bates began acting in her twenties, but didn't achieve national recognition until she won the best actress Oscar for Misery — when she was 42 years old! “I was told early on that because of my physique and my look, [...]

17 06, 2016

Be Sure Your Child has Access to Dental-Friendly Snacks at School

2016-10-12T12:52:03+00:00 June 17th, 2016|

While you do all you can to provide your child healthy meals and snacks at home, they still face tempting choices for unhealthy fare when they’re away. Unfortunately, their school campus could be one of those places with food choices that raise their risk for dental disease. Thankfully, that situation is beginning to change. The [...]

2 06, 2016

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic

2016-10-12T12:52:04+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|

You might think David Copperfield leads a charmed life:  He can escape from ropes, chains, and prison cells, make a Learjet or a railroad car disappear, and even appear to fly above the stage. But the illustrious illusionist will be the first to admit that making all that magic takes a lot of hard work. [...]

18 05, 2016

Local Anesthesia Provides a More Pleasant and Thorough Dental Experience

2016-10-12T12:52:04+00:00 May 18th, 2016|

Controlling discomfort during dental work is one of our top priorities. Advances in anesthesia over the last century have made that objective easier to attain, especially for routine procedures. The term anesthesia means “without feeling or pain.” It refers to the use of substances to prevent a patient’s nervous system from sensing pain. There are two basic [...]

1 05, 2016

Dr. Travis Stork: Don’t Ignore Bleeding Gums

2016-10-12T12:52:04+00:00 May 1st, 2016|

Are bleeding gums something you should be concerned about? Dear Doctor magazine recently posed that question to Dr. Travis Stork, an emergency room physician and host of the syndicated TV show The Doctors. He answered with two questions of his own: “If you started bleeding from your eyeball, would you seek medical attention?” Needless to say, most everyone [...]