Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)

Radiographs (X-Rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed.Radiographs detect much more than cavities. For example, radiographs may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results…

Q: What should I do if my child gets a tooth knocked out?

Answer:  First it’s important to remember that being hit in the mouth or hitting your mouth somehow is head trauma so you want to look for symptoms of a potential problem.  Be Leary of nausea, headaches, dizziness and light sensitivity. If any of these are…

Q: Does My Child Need Braces?

It is important to remember that you have growth and development. Your child's mouth is not the same at 14 as it is at 4. There is suppose to be space available in between the baby teeth. We need that space for the eruption of…

Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)

Radiographs (X-Rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed.Radiographs detect much more than cavities. For example, radiographs may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results…

Why are my teeth yellow?

Teeth naturally have a somewhat yellow hue. The layer just beneath the outermost layer of your teeth is yellow and it shows through enough to be noticeable.  However, it’s important to have good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) to maintain the cleanest brightest smile possible.

Q: What is Gingivitis?

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.

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…