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Charlottesville dentist treats families with much more than standard family dentistry practices.

Dr oliviya heart, Richmond Family Dentistry Proving Charlottesville area Family Dentistry

Modern dentistry has made many great advances in how we treat patients. Using the expansive knowledge we have today, we have come to learn that the care and treatment for our patients should not be one-size-fits-all. At Richmond Family Dentistry, we treat people of all ages in a unique way so that proper care is tailored to meet their exact needs.

Our office is what we would call a no-Mercury zone, which means we do not perform silver amalgam fillings. These fillings are one of the ways dentists use to “fill” in the hole left by cavities. We believe, however, that Mercury should be nowhere near the human body when it has the potential to be hazardous to health.

To reach the bacteria that cause the cavities in the first place, most dentists use a drill. This can make some of our more anxious patients uncomfortable. At our practice, we offer air abrasion services as an alternative to drilling. The way in which air abrasion works is that a stream of air is mixed with silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture that works to chip away at the infected area of the tooth. A tube is then used to suction up the bacteria. This method does not produce any heat, does not affect the surrounding healthy parts of the tooth, and decreases the chance of a fractured tooth. However, if the cavity is large in size or is not in an area the dentist can reach through the enamel, then the traditional drilling method will have to be used.

The services we provide go well beyond the treatment of cavities. Our policy is treat the entire patient as a whole, not just a sum of parts. Proper oral care can keep other health concerns such as heart disease and diabetes at bay while also promoting better emotional health. These services cover the entire dentistry spectrum of preventative, general and cosmetic care and include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Crown/bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Partial or full dentures
  • Invisalign

Our goal is to provide a safe and harmonious environment for each member of the family so that you feel prepared and confident every time you come in. To schedule an appointment for you or a loved one, call today.


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Shari M.
Dr. Hart represents true integrity. Her staff also exudes a level of professionalism and kindness.
I am thankful to have found a dentist who practices in a holistic manner.
Dr. Hart is a beautiful and smart soul
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