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Reopening May 18th

To our wonderful patients, We hope you and your families are healthy and well.  The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all of us over the last two months. We all wonder how we will resume our normal habits and routines safely, including dental care. Infection control has always been a top priority for […]

How Can I Make a Difference?

With social isolation, businesses closed, and threats of virus, one may wonder how can we make a difference. One of the largest areas of problems for health care workers in hospitals are PPE or Personal Protective Equipment. The shortage of PPE is one of the reason’s Governor Northam closed CDHP. With that in mind, Sarah […]

Update on COVID-19

Note from Drs Gary and Zach: Our Patients, out of an abundance of caution for our patients, staff, and families and per guidance from the Virginia Board of Dentistry, we have decided to suspend all NON-EMERGENT procedures for the next two weeks.  The Coronavirus needs to have the rate of infection slowed so that our […]

CDHP and the Coronavirus

We have been getting a myriad of questions regarding Coronavirus, specifically COVID.   As we know, Initial cases were reported in Wuhan, China and it is currently thought that the most likely mode of transmission is human to human.  Specifically in the US, cases include imported cases in travelers, cases among close contacts of a […]

Team Spotlight: Kelly

This week, we are highlighting Kelly, our amazing face at the front for so many years. What is the one thing you cannot resist?  Old dogs and chocolate covered pretzels – Coffee and Pizza get an honorable mention. What is your greatest fear? Failure. Failing myself and/ or the expectations of others. Where is your favorite […]

Team Spotlight: Erin

Every few weeks we are going to highlight one of our team through this blog. We hope by doing this, you will get to know each of us a bit better. Erin was willing to be our inaugural interview and answer some questions (which are totally not tooth related). What is the one thing you […]

Is that Drink Hurting Your Teeth

It is widely believed that one gets cavities because of sugar.  While that is a easy thing to point to, especially when talking with children, it is an oversimplification.  Sugar and fermentable carbohydrates are simply a catalyst for tooth decay.  While it is a great idea to minimize exposure to sugar in one’s diet, that […]

Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

This is a question I get asked a lot. And no wonder! Take a casual stroll down the dental aisle and its down right overwhelming. There are shelves and shelves of toothpastes all promising to be the next great thing that will save your teeth! Words like, tartar control, whitening, gum care, and other slogans […]

Whitening, Is it for You?

A common request from patients at Charlottesville Dental Health Partners is “I would like to lighten (whiten) my teeth”.  With all of the vices in our daily life (Coffee, Wine, Tea, Soda) plus the natural darkening of our teeth as we age (EEKK), our teeth can darken seemingly overnight. Lightening your teeth is one of […]

Essentially You

Essential oils are definitely trending right now. Your neighbors are selling them and your friends are touting their miracle abilities. There’s a lot of buzz about living an oily life but do these oils really do what they claim? And can they benefit your oral health? These oils have been used for health care treatments […]