Bad Breath in Kids
11/18/2021

Bad breath can be inevitable. Depending on what you eat, or if your mouth’s dry, bad breath can occur. It can also be a sign of poor oral hygiene. Sometimes known as halitosis, bad breath in children can be concerning for parents, and maybe even embarrassing for kids. At Short Pump Dental, not only is it our responsibility to treat your child’s teeth and gums, it’s also our job to treat their bad breath. Luckily, it can be managed easily! Being aware of the common causes of halitosis can help alleviate the stress of bad breath; just with some lifestyle changes, you can keep your breath smelling fresh.

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General Dentistry in Henrico, VA
10/05/2021

Crooked teeth are one of the primary concerns of dental and orthodontic patients because, not only can they tarnish the beauty of a smile, they can also lead to many minor and even major dental health issues. At Short Pump Dental, we provide general dentistry to patients in Henrico, VA, and we understand from expertise and experience what causes crooked teeth, how to prevent them, and what to do if you have them.

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Why You Should Consider Professional Teeth Whitening
10/05/2021

While you may be satisfied with how your teeth look, other people’s perceptions of you on the subconscious level can be deeply influenced by something as minor as the color of your teeth. Whether it’s an evolutionary trait, a personal preference, or because we see so many people with white teeth in movies and TV, it is a fact that people find white teeth more appealing than yellow or stained teeth. Here at Short Pump Dental, your experts in teeth whitening in Henrico, we believe that everyone deserves to make a good impression and your teeth can help you do that! Find out how professionally whitening your teeth can affect your daily life and your relationships below.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
10/05/2021

Dental implants are a great option for those who want to replace missing teeth. When placed into the socket left by a tooth, they are identical to natural teeth. However, you may be wondering how long they last, and if they should be replaced regularly. At Short Pump Dental, we provide implant dentistry that specifically caters to patients who want to improve their appearance from a missing tooth or teeth. Our Henrico office consists of practitioners who are highly-qualified to perform dental implant surgery to those who want to improve their appearance. So if you’re curious as to how long dental implants last, here is what you need to know.

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Planning for a Comprehensive Dental Plan
01/07/2021

We know that health insurance is confusing and complex, especially when it comes to dental care. At Short Pump Dental, we are here to help everyone who walks in our doors, and we try to make our dental plans easy to understand. For the past decades, annual coverage has not changed much, yet dental treatments are becoming more costly and less flexible. Unfortunately, most employers no longer even include dental plans in their employee benefit packages.

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Four Tips for Oral Health At Home
12/07/2020

The way you take care of your teeth on a daily basis, greatly affects their overall health in the long run, and having best practices at home makes it easier for your dentist to clean your teeth well, and means that your teeth stay strong and beautiful without as much preventative or interventional medical care.

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Important Coronavirus Update from Short Pump Dental
06/01/2020

This is a difficult time for all of us as we navigate our way through the coronavirus. From our family at Short Pump Dental, we certainly hope that you and your family stay healthy as we get through this crisis together.

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Getting Affordable Dental Health Services: Short Pump’s In-House Benefits Plan
03/01/2020

At Short Pump Dental, we understand that dental care and services do not come free. That being said, it is our goal to work with patients to offer the most affordable dentistry. For that reason, we have created our very own “In-house Benefits Plan”. Our personalized financial plan aims to work with families and individuals to optimize their dental care at the best price for them.

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Tips to Maintain Straight Teeth After Invisalign or Braces
12/19/2019

At Short Pump Dental, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care to help our patients achieve healthy, sparkling smiles for years to come. From root canals to cosmetic dentistry services, Dr. Roman Haueis and Dr. Emil Christofakis are proud of the healthy smiles they create each day for patients of all ages.

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The Truth About “Natural” Teeth-Whitening Fads
09/24/2019

What would you do to achieve a shining white smile? While the best option for teeth whitening is seeing your cosmetic dentist, many people try to use home remedies to lighten the color of their teeth. Some people swear by these natural whiteners, but are they really effective? Or are they simply fads without scientific evidence to back them up? Learn the scientific truth behind these claims from your Short Pump family dentists.

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What Causes Bad Breath?
07/18/2019

Bad breath: it's something we've all experienced at one point or another. For some, it's nothing more than an occasional annoyance, but for others it can develop into a serious, long-term problem. But what's the cause behind this accursed phenomenon? As your Short Pump dentists, our mission is to help you achieve comprehensive dental health. So for this blog, we wanted to dive into the causes of bad breath.

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How Do I Prepare My Child For Their First Dental Appointment?
03/04/2019

Going to the dentist for the first time is a landmark in your child’s life. Short Pump Dental is dedicated to creating an environment where your child feels comfortable - and even excited - for teeth cleanings and all their pediatric dental treatments.

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Good Oral Health With Holiday Sweets & Treats
11/05/2018

At Short Pump Dental in Richmond, VA, our family dentists and oral hygienists know how tough it can be for you and your kids to have a tooth-friendly holiday season - especially with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas right around the corner! Nothing says the holiday season more than visiting the pumpkin patch, being thankful for family and friends, and waiting for Santa Claus to come Christmas eve...but unfortunately, many of this festivities involve arrays of sweet treats that can cause harm to your family’s teeth and gums.

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What To Do if a Tooth Falls Out
08/20/2018

When a tooth falls out unexpectedly, it can be quite a shock. Dentists in Tuckahoe, Glen Allen and Short Pump commonly treat adults for missing teeth. Tooth loss can occur as the result of an injury, decay in the root or periodontal disease. If unexpected tooth loss happens to you, it’s important to take the following steps:

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7 Foods That Are Great for Your Teeth
09/20/2017

The dentists at Short Pump Dental aren’t only about providing high-quality dental treatments and teeth cleanings for our patients in order to help them achieve healthier smiles. As your trusted family dentists in and around Richmond, Powhatan, and Short Pump, VA, we’re always here to provide our patients with helpful advice on taking care of their teeth throughout their daily life. Even simply choosing what foods you eat will have a major impact on the health of your teeth. Here are seven highly-recommended foods that are great for your teeth.

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Protecting Teeth When You Have Too Much Fun
05/19/2017

Summertime is just around the corner, which can mean a variety of things: barbecues, swimming, outdoor sports, fireworks, teeth problems…wait…what? It may not be noticed, but summer is actually a hotbed of dental injuries and trauma, a depressing note for an otherwise exciting time of the year. As your trusted family dentists around Tuckahoe, Richmond, and Henrico, we at Short Pump Dental would like to take this time to give you a few tips on how to keep your teeth safe this summer when you may be having too much fun to pay close attention. Read on...

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Dental Myths
03/16/2017

At Henrico Family Dentistry, we believe it’s not only important to provide our patients with high quality dental care, but to educate them as well about their dental health. Below are a few myths people tend to believe about dental health. By knowing the truth about these common misconceptions, you’re better able to take good care of your teeth and gums so you can enjoy all the benefits that come with having a healthy smile. Read on...

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Dental Implants in the Dominican Republic
01/20/2017

Everyone, and we mean everyone deserves and nice smile. The ability to greet a loved one, show brimming joy, or even just take a nice picture, without having to worry about your smile, is something that every dentist wishes for all people, regardless of race, gender, or income level. And with today's advances in technology and treatment plans, dental implants, along with other smile makeover treatments, we are closer to that ideal than ever before. Read on...

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Difference Between TMJ & TMD
08/02/2016

In the world of dentistry, there are so many acronyms thrown around it is often difficult to keep track of what they all mean. If you’ve been confused by the terms TMD and TMJ, you’re not alone. These two acronyms are commonly used to mean the same thing - a disorder of the jaw. But, in reality, they are related, but two different things. They involve your jaw, and a chronic pain in areas of your head that can become crippling. Read on...

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Short Pump Dental – Welcome To Our Blog
05/25/2016

Drs. Roman T. Haueis and William T. Lucas along with their friendly staff at Short Pump Dental would like to welcome you to our blog!

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