Q: What is Gingivitis for the radio yet?

A: Gingivitis is the most common and least the severe form of periodontal disease. It is usually caused by poor oral hygiene and treated with improved hygiene. In most cases when your gums bleed it is a symptom of gingivitis.  

2019 Alumni Star

Dr. Adams is being honored as the 2019 Alumni Star for the VCU School of Dentistry.

Back to School Drive

Richmond Dentistry for Children is proud to partner with Richmond Public Schools, VCU, and Communities in School (CIS) for the Back to School drive, part of the Ultimate Backpack Program. The goal is to provide 15,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in the…

Dental Emergencies

Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child's dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum…

Why is Fluoride Important

From the point we first began using fluoride, it has been a major factor in the decline in prevalence and severity of dental (cavities). Dental cavities is the most common disease in children and adults (5x more common than asthma). When used properly systemically (in…

Eruption of Your Child’s Teeth

Children’s teeth begin forming before birth. As early as 4 months, the first primary (or baby) teeth to erupt through the gums are the lower central incisors, followed closely by the upper central incisors. Although all 20 primary teeth usually appear by age 3, the…

Q: When should our kids lose all of their baby teeth?

A: That’s a question without a definite answer. Every kid’s development is different but similar, so that leaves us with a range of normal. In most cases you can expect children to start losing their first baby teeth between 5 ½ and 6 ½ years…

Why Are The Primary Teeth Important?

It is very important to maintain the health of the primary teeth. Neglected cavities can and frequently do lead to problems which affect developing permanent teeth. Primary teeth, or baby teeth are important for (1) proper chewing and eating, (2) providing space for the permanent…

What Is A Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teen, and teenager all require different approaches in dealing with behavior,…