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Richmond dentist offers holistic general dental care

Dr. Hart is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

Finding a dentist you can trust and whose values align with your own is important. Holistic dentistry focuses on the overall health and wellness of the patient. Materials, procedures, and techniques are specially chosen to ensure patient health and safety. Located in Richmond, VA, Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Richmond Family Dentistry offer high quality holistic dental care to keep your smile healthy and beautiful while maintaining your general wellness.  Holistic general dental care Holistic dental care focuses on a patient’s whole health, not just the that of the mouth. The mouth-body connection shows us the impact one … Continue reading

Laser dentistry treatment: A gentle approach to oral care in Richmond, VA

Laser Dentistry, Richmond Family Dentistry

Many people have become inured to a mistaken idea that discomfort must accompany dental procedures. Be assured, that does not have to be the case. Modern dentistry is continually evolving, with innovative technologies that make treatment more predictable and comfortable. Dr. Oliva Hart is passionate about helping all patients in the Richmond, VA area get the dental care they need and cosmetic enhancements they want, without apprehension. Laser dentistry is one of the ways she ensures efficient, non-traumatic treatment. What is laser dentistry? A laser instrument emits a narrow, intense beam of energy created by a wavelength of light. This … Continue reading

Holistic dentist in Richmond, VA explains benefits of ALF appliance therapy

ALF appliance therapy , Richmond Family Dentistry

Do you have crooked, crowded teeth? Are you a mouth breather or troubled by sleep disordered breathing (obstructive sleep apnea)? Do you experience chronic discomfort in your back, neck, and shoulders? These problems could be related, and they may all be resolved with a simple dental therapy known as an ALF appliance. Dr. Olivia Hart is a holistic dentist serving patients of all ages in the Richmond, VA area. She offers ALF appliance therapy as part of her commitment to providing the highest level of dental care that supports whole-body wellness and quality of life. Cranial development The human skull … Continue reading

Discreet ALF appliance therapy in Richmond, VA treats the source of crooked teeth

A big, broad smile with straight teeth radiates confidence and friendliness. It also has a surprising impact on oral health and overall wellness. Dr. Olivia Hart offers ALF appliance therapy at her holistic dental practice in Richmond, VA as an alternative to conventional orthodontics. Rather than pulling and pushing teeth into straighter alignment, the ALF technique addresses underlying developmental problems that cause crowded teeth and contribute to a number of health issues. What is ALF appliance therapy? As a growing infant begins to chew semi-solid and solid foods, transverse bone growth is stimulated. With ideal cranial and facial development, the … Continue reading

Is it time to switch to a holistic dentist in Virginia?

- Holistic dentist, Dr. Olivia Hart, cares for the oral health of families in Virginia with methods that support wellness. Richmond

An increasing number of people in Virginia and across the country are gradually moving toward holistic healthcare providers. The term may automatically bring to mind chiropractic or acupuncture, but this type of practitioner can now be found in virtually every field from gynecology to dentistry. They take an integrated approach, working together to maintain the patient’s overall wellness. Finding a holistic dentist is a great place to start. Why you might seek the services of a holistic dentist in Virginia It is important to understand that you are not in an “either/or” position choosing between a conventional dentist and a … Continue reading

Oral health at the speed of light with laser dental care in Richmond, VA

Dr. Hart uses a hard tissue laser to gently remove areas of decay, without drilling

Once, lasers were the stuff of science fiction movies and advanced engineering labs. Today lasers are common in everyday life, from desktop printers to barcode scanners at retail stores and light shows at entertainment venues. Laser technology has revolutionized dental care, too. Dr. Olivia Hart is pleased to bring the advantages of this leading-edge level of care to patients in the Richmond, VA area. Many types of lasers for dental treatments A laser produces light in a single color (monochromatic) with each wave in identical size and shape (coherent). The color and coherent generated depends on materials at the core … Continue reading

Far beyond cleaning and fillings: Richmond, VA dentist discusses airway dental treatments

Richmond, VA holistic dentist, Dr. Olivia Hart, provides effective airway dental treatments for improved sleep and wellness.

When you think of dentistry, images of teeth cleaning and cavity filling probably come to mind. Those are fundamentals of dentistry that most people have experienced. Yet tremendous advances have been made in the field. As a holistic dentist with a deep understanding of the mouth-body connection, Dr. Olivia Hart is well-qualified to treat a variety of conditions, including airway disorders, with dental treatments. Here she answers some of the questions patients in the Richmond, VA area have about this topic. Why do we breathe? Humans breathe in to send oxygen to cells. They need oxygen to generate energy to … Continue reading

How does CEREC work for obtaining crowns in Richmond, VA?

Cerec Crown Richmond VA

The dental field has come a long way over the years, allowing dental professionals to provide patients with amazing restorative solutions when problems arise. Dr. Olivia Hart and her team at Richmond Family Dentistry in Richmond, VA are here to help. One of the ways in which patients can benefit from technology when repairing their smiles is with the use of CEREC. What is CEREC? CEREC is CAD/CAM technology that is used right in the dental office to create dental crowns, bridges, and veneers. Instead of requiring dentists to take impressions of the prepared teeth, place temporary restorations, and then … Continue reading

Are same day crowns as good as lab created restorations near me in Richmond?

Same Day Crowns Near Me Richmond

At Richmond Family Dentistry, patients who are looking for a dentist “near me” to provide restorations often don’t think about considering the benefits of working with a professional who provides same-day dental crowns, bridges, and veneers. Dr. Olivia Hart is proud to offer patients solutions that can be achieved in one day! Same-day dental crowns explained When patients need dental crowns, the process used to be rather extensive. First, the dentist would prepare the tooth by removing a portion of the enamel. This ensures that when the final restoration is placed, there is no added bulk. Once the tooth is … Continue reading

Recommended care for patients in Richmond with porcelain veneers

Chew Ice, Richmond Family Dentistry

Veneers are a wonderful way to conceal enamel flaws and bring beautiful symmetry to your smile. They can last many years if you care for them properly. Dr. Olivia Hart provides these recommended care tips for patients in the Richmond area with porcelain veneers. Hygiene Veneers cannot develop cavities. However, they are simply thin shells of porcelain adhered to natural tooth structure, which can decay. It is vitally important to: Brush after meals. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive paste to avoid scratching veneers. Floss nightly. Limit between meal snacking to reduce risk of tooth decay. Cut back on … Continue reading


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