7. July 2011 19:36
We hear all the time, "My wife/husband says my breath stinks!" Bad breath can be embarrasing and can cause problems in your personal life and in your career, especially if you work with people! Before we can find a solution to your problem, we need to isolate the cause.
Some potential causes of halitosis are:
Periodontitis (Gum Disease)
Plaque on the Tongue or Hairy Tongue
Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
Yeast/Fungal Infections of the Mouth (usually associated with dentures)
Your hygienist and Dr. Bach will seek to find the cause of your bad breath, and depending on what we find, the treatments will vary. If no dental condition can be pinpointed, we will be happy to give you a referral to your physician so that he or she may explore potential medical-related issues. You will be surprised how your life can change by addressing this simple issue!
1. April 2011 19:01
Are you looking for a Chester dentist, a Chesterfield dentist, or even a dentist in the Richmond VA /surrounding areas? Our office is located at the intersection of Ironbridge and Centralia Roads, about a mile from the Chesterfield Courthouse. We are a mile off of 288, reasonably close to Chippenham Parkway, and about 10 minutes from 95. If you are near or far, we would love to treat you right. We even have patients that live in Prince George, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, West End, Williamsburg, DC, JAPAN, and MALAYSIA! If you can believe that these people are willing to drive (or fly!) the distance to come see us, we think you will enjoy coming here as well.
We are now offering referral credits. If you are a patient here, and you refer other people to our business (family, friends, coworkers, baby mamas...), then we will post a $25 credit to your account per family, with NO LIMIT on how many people you refer. You receive the credit after the person you are referring has been seen for their new patient exam. You can use your credit toward anything you please - copays for fillings, fluoride treatments, whitening / bleaching, or any other service we offer. We would say "you're welcome," but we really mean, "Thank YOU!"
9. November 2010 00:47
At your first visit, rest assured that we will take our time to discuss your needs and concerns with you. As a new patient coming to our office, we will take x-rays so that you are ensured a comprehensive exam. We will check your gum tissue health and check for cavities. We also take the time to complete an oral cancer screening, not only at your first visit, but every hygiene visit thereafter. We do this by looking and feeling for anything abnormal in your cheeks, on or under your tongue, in your throat, and on the outside of your face. At this time, we also check for signs and symptoms of things you may not be aware of, such as grinding your teeth or acid reflux problems.
If possible, we will also do your cleaning at this appointment. If you have a large amount of calculus/tartar build-up or gum disease, we may not be able to complete your cleaning at this time, or even in one visit. We do this to make sure you get the best cleaning possible, as leaving build-up behind can cause infection or other problems. We offer fluoride treatments to every patient, including adults, because studies have shown that topical fluoride as applied in a dental setting can reduce cavities up to 75%!! It also helps with sensitivity, which is a nice benefit!
And that's it! Now that you know what to expect, we hope to see you soon. Of course, if you have any questions that we did not answer, you can always call our office at 804-717-5400 and we will try our best to answer any questions you may have.