Which type of toothbrush should I use?


The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It is unnecessary to "scrub" the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.

Midtown Richmond Dentist

Contemporary Dentist.......Traditional Care

Welcome to our practice. We are conveniently located in scenic midtown Richmond, Virginia, just blocks from St. Mary's Hospital. We are delighted that you have selected us to care for your dental needs. We offer complete family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in a friendly, comfortable setting.

Our dental practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive, courteous, and responsive patient care that is customized to the individual needs and desires of each patient, utilizing the most recent, proven techniques. Your well-being is our primary focus, and we understand that your oral health is closely linked to your overall health.

Our services include dental implant restorations, crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, TMJ therapy, non-surgical periodontal treatment, dentures, root canal therapy, and extractions. You can find us in the Libbie Medical Center at 5700 Old Richmond Avenue, Suite A4. Give our Richmond, VA dental office a call to schedule a check-up or consultation, or simply to ask any questions that you might have regarding our practice.

Located in Richmond, the dental office of Robert Bigelow, DDS is easy to access from Richmond's North Side, South Side, East End and West End. We are close to Tuckahoe and to Lakeside, and are very close to Interstate 64. Book Online or Call our Richmond, VA dental office today to schedule a checkup or consultation, and we'll give your family sensational smiles.


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State of the Art Dentistry

Dr. Bigelow offers the latest in digital technology innovations to ensure accurate, quick diagnosis and treatment. At his practice, Midtown Richmond Dentistry, he uses digital x-rays, cone beam scan technology, and 3D printing to deliver the best results for his Richmond, Virginia-based patients.

Digital x-rays are the newest technology available to take images of a patients teeth and jawbone. Instead of using film, this process works by sending the x-rays directly to a computer where they can be viewed on screen, stored, or printed out, instead of developing the film in a dark room. This technique uses less radiation than a traditional x-ray. There is no wait time as the images are available on screen in a few seconds. The image taken can be enhanced and enlarged to multiple times its actual size on the computer screen. This makes it easier for the dentist to illustrate where and what the issue is. Software installed on the computer can also help dentists to digitally evaluate current images in relation to previous ones. This is known as subtraction radiography. Here, everything which is the same is "subtracted out" from the image, leaving a clear picture what has changed. This assists the dentists with seeing even the tiniest changes which may not have been noticeable with the naked eye.

Dental cone beam computerized tomography, or CT, is a subset of the CT scan which is employed in situations where traditional facial or dental x-rays would not be adequate. It is not normally utilized routinely because the radiation exposure is higher with this scanner than other types of x-rays. This type of CT scan employs a special type of technology in order to create three-dimensional (3-D) images of soft tissues, nerve paths, dental structures, and bone in the craniofacial region in just a single scan. Images acquired with cone beam CTs assist to create more successful treatment programs.

For many dentists throughout the United States, 3D dentistry is promptly emerging and several are taking advantage of the efficient techniques. Digital or 3D dentistry is used to the describe the use of oral scanning, digital 3D printing, and the computer-aided design to make crowns, stone models, bridges, and many other orthodontic tools. This ground-breaking technology makes it possible for dentists to 3D print items in an automated, speedy manner. The devices made are nevertheless made from high-quality ingredients such as titanium and ceramic however instead of having at least a two-week wait time for an item the dentist can install the new orthodontic device in the same visit.

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Midtown Richmond Dentistry
5700 Old Richmond Avenue, Suite A4
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: 804-729-8518
Fax: 804-288-1034
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