Proper Flossing Techniques

Of all the dental hygiene techniques you can use at home to promote clean teeth and good oral health, flossing is likely to be the on...

Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in...

Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile!

Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patien...

Fewer Adults are Visiting the Dentist

Our team at Hanley Family Dentistry recently learned that in the decade between 2000 and 2010, the amount of adults who regularly vis...

Make Every Day Earth Day

Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized arou...

Care for Your Dentures

Just like natural teeth, Dr. Michael Hanley DDS will tell you that dentures have a tendency to get coated with plaque, which is a sti...

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Chester, VA office, now is an...

How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety

Putting off your dental visit to Hanley Family Dentistry because of fear or anxiety only increases the potential for tooth decay or g...

Breaking Bad Oral Habits

The effects of bad oral habits are something our team sees all too often. You might have bad oral habits that stem from childhood, po...

St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday orig...

Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths

At Hanley Family Dentistry, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), an...

Teeth Grinding

If you are waking up with jaw pain, tension headaches, or facial pain, you may be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. This m...

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